Welcome to our second Tuesday Inspiration day for November. Inspiration is all around us, and it's so interesting to see how a group of designers can all start with the same image, and be inspired by it in so many different ways.
image credit: pottery barn teen
Our second inspiration piece is one that can be used in so many different ways. Whether you choose to pull from the colors in the image, or the vertical bookends, the large chunky letters, or even the stacked books. I put this image out to some of our layout and card designers, and I love what they came up with.
"Thinking Of You" card, by Gretchen McElveen.
This is such a fun inspiration piece! I was inspired by the soft colors. I also like how the "text" enclosed the other items and I tried to do something similiar on my card. I even dug dug deep into my stash of Bella products to find the cool text paper from the Estate Sale line. It is such a cool piece of paper (I almost hated to use it! ha!)!
Spring Flings and Easter Things: Sunny Sunday, Egg Hunt, Cute Cuts, Alpha + Bits; Sophisticates: Miniatures Card Sentiments; Estate Sale: Linens
"Love" card, by Alice Carman.
Love is in the air for card making! For today’s inspiration image I pulled the colors to create my card. I love the yellow, blue and pink! What an adorable color palate and perfect for using the Lovey Dovey collection. I also used the color placement from the image to create my design. What do you think?
Lovey Dovey: Alpha+Bits, Circle of Love, Cute Cuts, Love is in the Air, Border N’ Blocks; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Banana
"Sweet", by Jamie Harper.
I loved this inspiration!! Everything from the color combination to the words going vertical, so I decided to follow the inspiration pretty closley. I loved the mix of greens and pinks, they just make me happy and scream baby girl. I followed the inspiration by doing my title vertical up the side of the photo.
Lovey Dovey: Love is in the Air, Bear Hugs; Sophisticates: Petite Pieces, Ciao Chips; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Pickle Juice
"Live Today", by Megan Klauer.
When I first saw the inspiration piece this month I knew right away that I wanted to do a vertical title. I love to play with my title work and this was a great excuse! I continued with the vertical design by using strips of paper to mimic the books shown in the original piece. I finished it off with just a few horizontal pieces to balance it all out and to keep the eye flowing.
Finally Fall: Quadrants, Cute Cuts, Leaf Pile, Borders, Bliss, At the Patch, Alpha + Bits, Journaling Stickers, & Icons; Sophisticates: Chipboard Simona #s White, Chipboard Simona Salt Water
"Little Pumpkin At The Patch", by Nancy Damiano.
The first thing that really caught my eye in the inspiration photo were the bookends. I love the big huge words and how clean and simple they look. I used the Simply Simona chipboard alphabet to "bookend" my layout in the center. I like how they border the entire layout, add splashes of color, and draw the eye straight to the photos.
Finally Fall: At the Patch Paper, Border Paper, Ciao Chip Icons, Miniatures Stickers, Alpha+Bits; Winter Wonder: Toasty Paper; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Orange and Saltwater
We hope you can find some inspiration by these colors as well, or even by one of the projects that our designers have shared today. We would also love it, if you shared your inspired-by projects with us. It's always fun for us to see what you're creating! Feel free to leave a comment here, with a link to your project. Or share it with everyone over on our Facebook Page.