There are so many inspirational things out there in the world, and here are just a few inspiring me at the moment.
I keep a copy of this postcard on my desk at work (red and white though). Its a great reminder and has a nice simple design. Duck egg blue and grey are also a favourite colour combination of mine, and most of my house is decorated this way.
This pillow just speaks to me…I can see myself creating ruffles out of white Pebbles Inc ribbon and adding it to a layout real soon! Just loosely stitch through the centre of the ribbon and pull the threads to create a ruffle.
Sarah Richardson is one of my favourite interior designers and I look forward to watching her shows every Tuesday night. The way she combines colour and pattern is just amazing! This nursery shows how you can successfully combine different weights of pattern (the large leaf, small polka dot, and even the medium stripe in the cot, together with neutrals). I can see this as a great jumping off point for a layout – perhaps using a bit from both Lil’ Buddy and Lil’ Miss ranges.
I first came across Australian Birdhouse at my local creative trader’s market. Sal creates unique baby clothing – she hand screenprints each design and completes each piece with vintage buttons and fabrics. I love that one-of-a-kind, whimsical look…something I can definitely see me incorporating into my scrapbooking.
Although my favourite colours are duck egg blue and chocolate, I’m very inspired by bright colours and love to combine lots of fun colour and pattern on my layouts.
1. org polka reversible a line dress, 2. Angel Suzie, 3. child’s room, 4. polka dots, 5. Pink mobile, 6. button art, 7. Pretty Monarch Butterfly 003, 8. My Fav. Swirl, 9. Bookcase for childrens books
Drawing from my inspiration pieces above, I have created this card. The orange polka dot dress reminded me of the Downtown range, and I have used Pebbles Inc flower chalk stencils to replicate the screenprinting used by Birdhouse. The end result is a fun Fall card, just perfect for one of my Northern hemisphere friends.
I have layered the buttons and finished them with twine, like the centre of the pear t-shirt above.
Finally, like most mammas, my main inspiration comes from my children. They are the reason I scrapbook, the reason I have so many wonderful memories and the reason for almost everything else in my life. Photograph by Janine Kaye.
Thanks for indulging me (lol). Check back on Friday for some fun tips for creating a double layout! Cheers, Lis.