Thursday, August 30, 2012
Hello everyone! It’s Kim here today to share a little scrapping inspiration with you. Ever want to stretch your scrapping style a bit and try something new? I am in that place a lot and don’t always know where to begin. But it is good to remember that inspiration is all around! And with the Olympics just over, and the Paralympics just starting, there was a bit of discussion on the team about how that might inspire us in our scrapping. So I took on the task of looking for inspiration as the games were going on. And what did I see?? I thought I’d take a closer look at the prizes themselves… bronze, silver, and gold! Let’s take a little color inspiration from the Olympics today, shall we?
Now I wasn’t quite sure how to start with metal colors. I mean, I didn’t really think I wanted the entire layout to be metallic. So here’s what I decided to do… First of all, I looked through SP kits and found all sorts of metal and sparkly goodies. I decided I would try my best to get creative with these elements. Second, I kept the rest of my color palette simple. In each of the layouts, I used a neutral color and a few pops of another color to mix in with my metals. I honestly wasn’t sure where all this would go, but sometimes that’s the fun of it!
OK, here we go! Up first is my bronze layout. I may have stretched a bit (depending on exactly what you define as bronze), but I think all of these metal elements could be labeled bronze! With brown cardstock as my background and some pops of red, this worked great for these photos of my son (who LOVES anything with buttons)!
Next up of course is silver. When I saw these photo frames in the Studio Chic kit, I decided to go with some darker silver elements, but then add in a little silver sparkle by applying a glitter style to a few other SP elements. Gray seemed like the perfect backdrop for this one (along with the white sparkly paper from Winter Wonderland). And a few touches of aqua brightened up the gray. I’ve been meaning to do a layout about my scrapbooking, as almost every layout is about the kids! This was a good time to finally put that idea to action!
And last, but certainly not least, is gold. This one was the toughest for me, as I worried that too much gold could look a little gaudy. But you know what? I ended up with a special layout about a special guy… Daddy! The title I chose seemed to make the gold in the layout make sense, know what I mean? The black, white, and daffodil papers set up a nice background for the sparkles of gold. And once again, I have applied a glitter style to a couple of SP elements to give them a different feel.
That’s all for my “inspired by the Olympics” post! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my thought process as I created these layouts. It’s good to remember that inspiration can come from anywhere! All you have to do is look around and give it a try!
Be sure and stop back by the blog tomorrow, as Rosy will share some yummy treats with us. Bye!