It's always been fun to browse thru Pinterest, looking at the endless ideas and inspirational images that are out there. Our designers always enjoy taking whatever image we provide them, and using it in whatever way inspires them the most as they work on their projects. It's amazing to see how many different ideas and designs can be inspired by just one image.
"Family Love", by Leanne Allinson.
I am a huge fan of string art and hand stitching. Both techniques I have used on layouts in the past, but for this Pinterest Inspired image, I wanted go a little crazier and combine the two ideas on the full length of my page! The Admirable patterned paper was my starting point. It had the right combination of colors (to match the Pinterest photo) and it also provided me with a guideline as to where my lines of rainbow stitching should follow. After pre-piercing the holes onto my cardstock, I then randomly created long stitches to mimic the string art.
Whatever Is Lovely: Admirable, Praiseworthy, Treasures & Text; Scattered Sprinkles: Treasures & Text; Family Forever: Paper Pieces; Ciao Chip Elements: WhatNots, Hearts & Stars; Enamel Dots: Oreo
“Always Remember Today”, by Stephanie Buice.
When I first saw the Pinterest inspiration image, I was immediately drawn to the “sunburst” design. I knew that was going to be the jumping off point for my layout. Another thing that caught my eye was the string art, it is so trendy right now! Although I love the look I’m just not sure my patience were prepared to tackle it so I decided to take an approach that was much more manageable for me. I added in some baker’s twin outlining each color of patterned paper, keeping it subtle but still a fun little detail.
Valentina: Love; Whatever Is Lovely: Lovely; Color Chaos: Orange Strandz, Ice Strandz; Lucky Starz: McIntosh Starz, Surf n’ Turf Starz; Enamel Dots: Guacamole, McIntosh, Punch, Cotton Candy, Ice, Bell Pepper; Designer Tapes: Ice Stripe, Orange Stripe, Gulf Dot, Yellow Chevron; Ciao Chip Elements: Symbols; Little Bits: Pickle Juice, McIntosh, Fresh Market, Bell Pepper, Gulf, Ice, Punch, Orange; High Five Alpha Stickers: Black-White
“You Are Loved” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
One of the first things that grabbed my attention when I saw the inspiration photo was the lovely rainbow colors! I love, love, love rainbow colors! If my husband would let me get away with it, I would decorate our whole house with them! Ha! So, I knew I had to work the colors in. I also love the hearts in the photo, so I knew I wanted to work those in as well! I ended up creating a watercolored rainbow background and then adhering matching Bella patterned papers (punched out with circle punches) on top of them. For the sentiments, I found coordinating little stickers that I could add to each colored circle (mostly from the Family Frenzy collection).
Family Frenzy: Here We Grow, A Lot Going On, Around The Block, Donut Day, Treasures & Text; Color Chaos: Orange Strandz; Fresh Market: Little Bits