Inspiration is everywhere. And I love bringing new designs and trends into my scrapbooking layouts. It’s a fun way to do something familiar in a new manner. This month’ inspiration image has so many colors, and yet it looks very harmonious and well balanced, I had to give it a try too!
If you are scared to bring bright colors into a layout, try what Nirupama did. She colored just the edges of the paper strips, and this added so much drama to her layout! Kelly brought a beautiful chevron design to life on a gift bag, and instantly made it special. I love how she placed the chevron on an angle as well! In the last card, I used a square punch to punch out thin triangles to create a chevron patter and decorate my card.
You Love Little Babies by Nirupama Hecker
Supplies: Paper, Specialty Ink: Studio Calico, My Mind's Eye, Tags: Cosmo Cricket, Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Buttons, Pins: My Mind's Eye, Stickers: American Crafts, Pink Paislee, Jewels: Prima Marketing, Washi Tape: Freckled Fawn, Pen: Sharpie, Adhesive: Scotch, Martha Stewart.
Design Notes: It is great to build up a nice collection of mist, but even better to display all your colors on a project.I created litmus strips of colors by dipping scraps of cardstock into bottles of mist.
Journaling: Avinash, you have so many little babies in your life-Roshan, Christian, Abeir and of course, Nandini. You take such an eager interest in them - bestowing hugs and kisses, usually while being given lots of reminders to be careful. At Nandini's birthday party you wanted to play Holi on Abeir too and sweetly asked Sameer if it was alright before smearing color on his cheek gently.
Chevron Gift Bag by Kelly Starsky
Supplies: Paper: Kaisercraft, Pearl Embellishments: Close to My Heart, Ink: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries), Other: bag (recycled), lace, button, strips of material, hot glue. Tools: Paper Trimmer, Punch: Fiskars.
Design Notes: Why buy colored lace anymore? It is so easy to color your own white or off-white lace into the exact color you need. I just rubbed a little Distress Stain on my mat and added some water; I rolled my lace into the puddle and created this great aqua color. Once the lace had dried, I put some hot glue on a circle scrap of paper and starting from the center I worked the lace into a spiral. I continued with the plain lace and added the silver button into the center to finish.
Together Forever by Smitha Katti
Supplies: Paper: The Paper Company, Graphic 45, Ribbon: Graphic 45, Sticker Word: Authentique. Tools: Punches: Fiskars.
Design Notes: I used the chevrons here to act as arrows to point to my cards sentiment.