Monday, August 2, 2010
What are you doing this summer? I know it isn’t summer everywhere in the world but in my neck of the woods it is HOT!
Hi this is Anna and this is my first post on The Shabby Shoppe Blog.
I love the lazy days of summer and one of my favorite things to do is to sit by the pool reading a magazine (it just doesn’t happen often enough.) In fact, my heart flutters a bit when I open my mailbox and see a crisp new magazine ready to be read at the pool. I am a magazine junkie!
I love flipping through the pages and being inspired. Since Mondays are generally reserved for some sort of beauty/fashion inspiration, I thought I would share a magazine I was browsing over recently and what it inspired me to create.
When I looked at this cover, I loved it! I asked myself, “Why do I love it so much?” I started listing the reasons.
1 – I loved the pattern of the model’s blouse. It reminded me of a paper in The Shabby Shoppe’s Blossom Collection
2 -I loved the color palette. The fuchsia and the blues and yellows were so striking.
3 – The pops of yellow were a favorite. I’ve always loved flowers so the brushed yellow flower in the corner immediately caught my eye. I noticed that the yellow followed a triangular pattern which really leads the eye around the page.
Guess what? All of these observations inspired me to scrap!!! Yeah – I love it when that happens!
I started with a flower in one corner, added that fun “Blossom” paper and followed inspiration from a layout on Ali Edwards blog. All of the supplies on this layout came from The Shabby Shoppe’s Blossom Collection
That’s how I came up with my “Party Til You Prune” layout!
Here’s a little extra from our day at the pool.
Thanks a bunch for stopping by – check back in tomorrow for a new product spotlight from Kylie :o)