This picture, of concrete painted candle holders grabbed my attention almost immediately. There are so many fun, trendy elements going on, I was inspired and ready to create!
First up, I wanted to recreate the stacked feel to the picture. To do this I took a journaling card from Notes & Things and found three colorful embellishments and adhered them to the card from largest to smallest, just like the pictured.
Since the background of my inspiration was mostly white, I chose a larger journaling card that matched this idea to be the background of my card. I love the playful colors popping out in the picture so I have a few colorful surprises above and below the smaller journaling card.
The sentiment was the finished the card and adds a natural element too!
I had to make one more card because the angled painting in the inspiration picture is SO amazing! I mimicked the angles as best I could, again using papers from Notes & Things.
The rest of the card is playful and layered but allows the angled paper to make a bold statement at the bottom of the card.
"What kind of inspiration in composition can you find? Happy creating!"
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With a majority of my photos being taken with my phone and posted to social sites like Instagram, I find I'm using them more frequently on my scrapbook pages as well. I love looking through my phone's photo feed for page inspiration, and with so many portable printers and printing apps, it's easy to print them off and get started on a page. One of my favorite ways to showcase square Instagram prints on a layout is with Crate Paper chipboard frames.
I've selected a variety of frames from Notes & Things and The Pier collections to use on this layout. Most of my photos were square, but I also threw in a few rectangles for good measure. A simple grid design is an easy way to mix photo orientations and sizes.
I added in both color and texture by tucking patterned papers behind my frames. The 6x6 papers pads, with their smaller patterns, are ideal for this type of layering!
My title is a die cut word combined with a gold word sticker from the Styleboard line. I also added some other gold stickers to several of the chipboard frames to carry the gold color through the design.
I typed my journaling on two different tags from Notes & Things and slipped them in behind two of the frames. If you plan to do this, just use adhesive on three edges of your frame, leaving one open to slide the tag in.
So print out some of the Instagram photos and grab some Crate chipboard frames - together they make a perfect pair!