It's true that sometimes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I've put together a beautiful example of this via a layout inspired by Katie Ehmann, a CP Gal who's work is greatly admired by Crate Paper and it's fans. I often think her layouts and photos are super cute, as is her eccentric, playful style. I have to say that when I saw her "lily" layout, it became a major favorite of mine, so I decided to scraplift it and share the end result with you at Crate's blog...
Here is Katie's original layout - such preciousness. It's crafted from the new Maggie Holmes collection, Flea Market.
I'm highly attracted to circles - they make for an inviting layout! Katie's circles and photos are beautiful. They're well balanced and propped up by lots of color and other embellishment tidbits. Even the small rosebuds are a nice complimentary accent - they blend seamlessly with the tailored arrangment of circles that I so very much like.
Next, is my turn - I altered the circle arrangement slightly; I spread them apart and mixed them with journaling prompts. The circles are the exact same as Katie's and from the same Flea Market patterned paper. I used hand-trimmed roses instead of the rose bud cabochons. The background is created from Flea Market's Bokeh vellum layered on top of white cardstock.
Creating this layout was a quick, no-brainer process as Katie's layout was burned into my memory. Adding hints of originality like the journaling prompts and white water coloring helps to differentiate the two layouts - both are distinctive in their own right and awe-inspiring.
I fell in love with Katie's layout the moment I laid eyes on it. I hope my interpretation of her design encourages you to consider the benefits of scraplifting. You'll find an ample number of wonderful layouts on this blog to add to your favorite's list! Consider scraplifting one - and thank-you to Katie for the inspiration!