Friday, July 6, 2012
Happy Friday everyone! This is Kim and I’m here with another ad inspiration post! It’s been a while since we’ve shared one of these – I hope you enjoy it! While I was looking around at ads for potential scrapping inspiration (you can google “print advertising” and find all kinds of things!), I found several fun ideas. But what ended up really sticking with me was this ad.
Wow, I am not even old enough to remember the days when you could get a Coca-Cola for 5 cents! But I love this ad because of all the Coca-Cola bottles in line. They give the ad depth and movement. And I wondered if I could somehow recreate this idea and make it work for a scrapbook layout. I even had a certain picture in mind with lots of movement of its own that I thought might work. So after working and reworking for a while, here is my layout inspired by the ad.
The elements inspired by the ad may be obvious, but here is what I was focusing on the most:
- The row of frames getting larger as they moved across the page. To me this draws my eye to the main picture.
- The circle for journaling. I don’t think I would have thought to put a circle at all in this layout with all the other rectangular frames, but it was an idea incorporated from the ad.
- The sketch in the background. I absolutely love seeing the sketches Rosy often includes in her layouts. I just don’t think to work them into mine much. But looking at the background of this ad made me think “sketch”, and I had to give this a try. It’s one of my favorite parts of this layout! (And if you would like to try your own sketch from a photo, check out Rosy’s post explaining how to do it.)
- One thing that wasn’t intentionally inspired by the post is the word “trust” in the title. I wanted to find a saying to use in this layout, and trust is what I was thinking of because I love that my husband can throw my youngest in the air really high and he never has any fear or doubt that Daddy will catch him. Funny that trust is also what the ad was talking about!
We’re also sharing a treat with you today – a layered template inspired by the ad that you can download for free! You can CLICK HERE or click the image below to download the template. Happy scrapping! And we would love to see your layouts in our gallery!
That’s all for this week, but Rosy will be here with you on Monday to announce our next Layout of the Week. Bye bye!