Thursday, December 11, 2014

Design Team Inspiration

Although we are all surrounded by inspiration, sometimes we just can't find it.  That can be especially true during this busy time of the year when we have so much on on our minds.  We hope you will take some time this month to sit down with cup of something warm, and create.   Something, anything.

Today we would like to offer some inspiration to get you started.  Below are layouts that our design team created.  Select one that catches your interest, and determine what it is that you like.  Is it the photo?  Maybe the colors?  Or is it a technique that was used?  Whatever it is, that is your starting point. Blue Fern chipboard has been used on each of these layouts.  We hope you will notice ideas for different ways to alter our chipboard.

Will you be inspired by the blue and purple color combination Maja used for this winter layout?

If you are sick of winter, perhaps you will use Evgenia's card as inspiration for a spring or summer project.

Is it time to add some black to your project?  Jelissa did and the result is striking!

Has it been a while since you created a layout using a photo of yourself?  Follow Marie Josée's lead and dig out a favorite photo or take a new photo of yourself.

Maybe you will be inspired by Kelly's layout and use black and white photos - or if you typically create layouts with just one photo, why not add two?

Like Keren, why not start a layout with a piece of white cardstock and create a beautiful backgound using stencils, mist, paint, etc. that you have in your stash?  Be sure to color some chipboard pieces, too!

How long has it been since you used a dark background for a layout.  Rae did here with this navy paper from our Conservatory collection.

Or you could go in the other direction and create a shimmery white background as Yuko did in this layout.

Tired of the colors of the season?  Then add some color of your own!  
Take a look at how Lisa used color on this bold layout.

Let us know what caught your eye!  Thanks for stopping by.

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