Ever reread an old journal or memoir for inspiration and guidance about something that’s going on right now? Well, the same idea can apply to your pre-existing crafts and scrapbook pages! Let those oldies but goodies inspire your crafts today! Suzanna Lee is here to show us just how to rediscover old layouts and use ideas from them as modern inspiration.
When it comes to design inspiration, where do you turn? Pinterest, sketches, online or print magazines? How about looking to your own completed albums? Occasionally, I really like to “lift” my own layouts. You can be a great source of inspiration for yourself! Fancy that! In going back to find my blog post to refer you to, I also realized that the original layout was based on a PageMaps sketch! You can find my original inspiration HERE.
And this is what I came up with based on my own layout which was based on a PageMaps sketch!
There is a little bit of variety but you see the original inspiration; the strips. There is a vertical cluster of embellishments that move down the right hand side of the page as well, just a little less defined. Pictures, title and journaling are a tad difficult but there is a resemblance.
This layout was created with a lot of the washi paper that I cut into obvious strips and layered with selvages and scraps from other projects.
I hope I have inspired you to turn to your own albums for some inspiration! It’s sitting right under your nose, you don’t have to go far!
Birthday Wishes Washi Paper
Birthday Wishes Patterned Paper
Birthday Wishes Button
Birthday Wishes Die Cut Shapes
Birthday Wishes Cardstock Stickers
Birthday Wishes Masking Tape
Birthday Wishes Thickers
Studio Calico Chipboard Star