Hi Studio Calico friends! I wanted to share a little about how I use outside inspiration when designing a scrapbook page. I was flipping through the May/June issue of Marie Claire Idees (Yes, it's a French magazine, and no, I can't really read it. It has gorgeous photos and projects and I always walk away from it inspired!) and I came across this page:
The first thing about it that caught my eye was the strings with beads and accents in the upper right corner. I immediately knew I wanted to use the idea on a scrapbook page. I also chose to pull some less literal inspiration from the magazine - when I looked at the shapes and text on the page, it helped me see where a photo, title and journaling should go.
From here, my layout went together quickly. You can see that I followed the basic design from my notes, though I added a few more accents. Since my circle accents were larger than those in the inspiration piece, I used fewer rows of them, and I layered the Hambly rubon banners from Lawn Party under my accents. I also added a Girl's Paperie "party" pin above the photo and a Crate button from Clear Skies alongside the title.
Supplies: kits - Lawn Party, Pink Lemonade, Paper Lanterns and Clear Skies ; pins - Girl's Paperie ; staples - Tiny Attacher