Scrapbooking with Scraps (Process #2)
Welcome back to the latest installment in my Scrapbooking with Scraps series! In today’s blogpost, we will focus on drawing inspiration from yourself.
- Crate Paper Notes & Things
- Crate Paper Wonder
- Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams
- Studio Calico “Kit“
- Studio Calico “Kit“
- Various scraps from old American Crafts collections
Since I drew inspiration from a layout within my presence, it came together pretty quick. I pulled a lot of pieces from my scrap bin for layering. I matched my layers to the photo. The photo was taken in late February, which on the Gulf Coast, can be confused with fall season (haha). Since, I do not get to use fall collections too often, I pulled out as many fall colors I had on-hand. I used a lot of yellows, and threw a few pieces of blue and green for flavor.
Next, I worked on mimicking the background. At the time of the original layout, I was still learning how to use watercolors. I place three swipes of mustard yellow in the center of the layout. I placed enough color, so it can be seen once the layers are placed down.
To mimic the globe, I fussy cut a ribbon from a piece of pattern paper in the Crate Paper “Notes & Things” collection. Unfortunately, there was nothing really special on it like the globe had (gold heart), so I stamped the word “MEMORANDUM” and placed it in the center of the ribbon.
To add a little variety to this layout [compared to the orignal], I added clusters at the top and bottom of the layout.
Lastly, I had to copy the left side of the original layout. Because the new layout has a fall vibe to it, I was quite skeptical on adding a flower to the layout. Thank goodness, Maggie Holmes has been making “boy-friendly” florals with her collections, lately. So, I fussy cut this yellow floral, added a flag (made from scraps of Crate “Notes & Things”), my signature splatters, and blessed this layout as done.
Do not always think that you have to go to others for inspiration. Shuffle through your old layouts, and draw inspiration through there. Sprucing up old layouts helps get the creativity flowing, so try it!