What with it being school holidays, I have fallen badly behind on my blog posts! I really don’t like messing up like this! So now I want to share a piece I created for 2 Crafty Chipboard a few weeks back…
If you head on over to the 2 Crafty blog, you will get to see more details on my piece – as well as direct links to the chippies I used AND additional inspiration from my fellow DT members!!!
Debbi has managed to find one of the most colourful holiday inspired images I have EVER seen for Case File 286, over at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration!
Awesome, right?! There is just so much to see in this image that you are totally spoiled for choice where being inspired is concerned! Here’s what I created:
So… I was drawn immediately to the centre of the image – the polka dot costume; so I decided that I wanted that element to be the centre of my layout too – hence the spotty base page. I also grabbed some tropical elements from my ephemera stash (palm tree, tropical bird) and my 2Crafty Chipboard pieces (Delicious Monster Leaves and Sun burst styled flowers), and tucked those in and around my layered cluster. I used stripey and floral print paper, as well as some wave-print paper too. My title is also from 2Crafty Chipboard.
My journalling / story stems from the word ‘rock’. During our January holidays this year, we spent a week in the Cederberg. On one of the days, we took a gentle hike and headed out to some rock pools very near where we stayed. There were the most gorgeous pools, waterfalls and animal life. It was incredibly quiet and just the perfect way to completely relax.
I’m utterly besotted with Cold Case File 287 at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration this month. Have a look:
Honestly… I wish I knew where Debbi finds them! 🙂 Anyway, here is the layout I created for this one:
The whimsy of the inspiration image is just too divine! I decided to work with light denim blue, teal, bronze, white, neutral beige. I wanted to re-create the portal effect of the image, so I popped a 2Crafty frame on top of my photograph. The curly bits of the frame also copy the curly hair of the lady in the image. Further, I added some lace ephemera to echo the lace on the dress and then I used paper with map print, word print and wave print – all to fit in with the overall theme of the image. I popped on a 2Crafty title that I thought matched this photograph to a T!
Here are some close up images:
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The colours are awesome… I used deep navy, bright yellow, light grey, black and white. Here’s my piece:
I decided to use a dark background – as is the case of the dark wall in the inspiration image as well. I also wanted my yellow elements to be super bright (as in the image), but just a pop here and a pop there. I loved the geometric style design on that one pillow, so I added some geometric elements to my layers. I also couldn’t take my eyes off the little basket under the table with the chevron design – and was pleased to find some 2Crafty chipboard that matches that design, absolutely spot on. I also added lots of stripey paper to echo the rug and I used the beautiful 2Crafty title chippie to document a weekend that truly was a Cherished Family Memory!
My journaling / story comes from a ‘June Prompt’ – namely, “What Fills You”. Well, I live for family time – whether we are out and about for the day, for an hour or for a weekend – OR whether we are simply lounging around at home watching movies or cooking a delicious meal together as a family. I love the chats and the laughter and the joking and even the more serious conversations. It all allows me to touch base again with everyone after a usually crazy-busy week. It’s like a recharge for all of us and it fills me up knowing that we always know what’s happening in each others’ lives and not living like ships in the night.
Check out this colourful inspiration pic that we’re running for the month of June, over at Scrap The Girls:
I just loved this one. Here’s what I made:
I was inspired by the pops of colourful and ‘busy’design against the more subdued backdrop – so this is what I tried to recreate with my layout. I also loved the small burst of yellow at the bottom of the image – so chose to use my background paper the same way. I added in a chipboard frame and some completely delightful chipboard flowers – both from 2Crafty.
I love this colour and sketch that we have open for the month of June, over at White.. with 1.
I have had this photograph of my dear friends’ daughter for a while now (she also happens to be my little god-daughter – what an honour!); and I thought that this would be the perfect time to finally scrap it! Here is my layout, based on the colour and the sketch: