If you're like me, you're constantly being inspired by your surroundings. Often, that inspiration can come from where you least expect it. Many times, I'll be out shopping, and spot a unique color combination in a clothing boutique, an embroidered design on a throw pillow, or a memorable quote on a greeting card. So many of those little things that inspire me on a daily basis, end up eventually making it into the pages of my scrapbook albums. Many times, they become a part of my very favorite designs.
One of my very favorite sources of inspiration these days, is the internet. Not only do I turn to scrapbooking related sites, but fashion, home decor, and even party planning sites as well. I recently stumbled across an amazing web site called Angella Eisman Design . She sells the most gorgeous selection of handmade pillows and scarves. You really must take the time to stop by her site...I promise you won't be disappointed! :)
The following image instantly captured my heart, as well as imagination.
Not only are the pillows spectacular on their own, but the entire image consists of such wonderful color and texture. I literally could not wait to implement this sweet piece of inspiration into my next scrapbook layout...and that's exactly what I did.
Supplies: Cardstock, Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper, Crate Paper, Bo Bunny; Leaf Stickers/Tag, My Mind's Eye; Wood Veneer Butterflies Studio Calico; Pearls/Pin, Prima Marketing; Buttons,Basic Grey; Flower Punches, Marvy Uchida; Decorative Border Punch/Butterfly Punch, Martha Stewart Crafts; Corner Rounder, EK Success; Digital Frame, Katie Pertiet: Frame Me no. 2 (www.designerdigitals.com); Digital Paper, Jesse Edwards: Come Spring Solids (www.designerdigitals.com); Marker, Copic; Die Cutting Machine, Silhouette; Fonts, Brush Script (title), Century Gothic (journaling)
I used a variety of papers in the same wonderful rainbow of colors, I created several layered flower accents to resemble the beautiful ruffled pillows, and I also incorporated a digital white wooden frame, that resembles the shabby chic elegance of the cream colored sofa.
Next time you spot something that inspires you, in a big way, or small, be sure to think about how you can implement it into your next scrapbook layout or card design. There are so many wonderful ideas out there, just waiting for you to put your unique spin on them!
Be sure to join me again on Wednesday for some more wonderful web inspiration!