Monday, August 16, 2010
Hi all, SP here :o) Monday’s are generally reserved for some kind of beauty/fashion inspiration…so I thought I’d go along those lines, with a new ad inspiration challenge!! We’ve had one of these before…and I enjoyed it so much! I love taking inspiration from the beauty and fashion world…and well, i guess the pickle world, too, lol! I’m sure many of you have seen (or participated in) AD INSPIRATION scraps before! They used to be a favorite of mine…I loved having that little bit of a jump start to a layout…and I really enjoyed interpreting an ad in my own way. Not to mention, it sure was fun to see how everyone else ’saw’ it, too :o) I find it difficult anymore to look through a magazine without seeing all of the similarities with scrapbooking, lol! Fonts, page design, colors – they all catch my eye and bring my brain right back to scrapping and how well they would translate to a scrapbook page lol!
The first thing that caught my eye with this ad…was the rounded corners and super cool (and huge) shape of the graphic! I am a sucker for rounded corners, lol! I thought it might be a challenge to scrap with this shape (and it was, at first, lol)…but also love a challenge and decided to go with it. I always appreciate having dedicated spaces for journaling…and the little pickle jar and plate of pickles lend themselves so well to a small clustering of elements. So anyway – this is the one I went with and I hope you enjoy it!
Of course, I had to create a template to share with you guys (see below for download link), lol! When working with the template (or any inspiration, for that matter) – keep in mind that you do not have to be ‘literal’ with your interpretation! Perhaps you are inspired by the colors – or maybe the ad makes you want to journal on top of your photo – or, you could just like the idea of the rounded corner squares :o) Be creative and have fun!
First – let’s get to the template…CLICK HERE to download it (or you can click the graphic below)…
And, here’s a better look at the ad…
And, while I have had this ad saved for a while…I haven’t had time to work on the template…until the last minute! As a result, the team didn’t get this in advance (they are seeing it at the same time you are, lol)…so you are stuck with two layouts of mine, lol! I went in totally different directions! Here’s the first (I worked with the Darling Paper Collection, Giggle Box, Hopscotch, An Affair to Remember and Sprout…I think that’s it, lol)…
Whew, I think that’s it :o) I hope that you guys have fun working with the template…and that you post your layouts in the Shoppe’s gallery for all of us to see!
I also wanted to mention that the BLOG will be taking a TWO WEEK VACATION for back-to-school from August 30th through September 12th :o) That’s a couple of weeks away…but I wanted to go ahead and let ya know! I know that school starts at different times all over the country and world…and I’m sorry if we didn’t get yours in the two week window…we really tried :o)
THANKS AGAIN – have a great week!