Sunday, July 21, 2013

From Pin to Page: King of Fantasyland.

Hey Guys! I am hoping to make this a new biweekly feature on my blog.  I love looking at all the pretty pretty eye candy on Pinterest for inspiration, but that doesn't always mean it is easy to translate into an actual project. 

I am going to share projects that were inspired from popular pins. It pushes me to try new design trends. And it helps to motivate me to get off of Pinterest for a minute so I can sit down and make something, ha! 

This week I started off with this pin.  (You can click over to see it.  Don't forget to come back after. Of course the original pin I found was to a spam site, but don't worry I found the original designer's site for ya!) The pin shows a 'Summer Fiesta' invitation with three layers of fringe along the bottom.  I love the color blocking and the simplicity.  The skewer of donut holes next to the paper invitation doesn't look half bad either ;)

 I decided to translate this idea for a spread in my Disney mini book which I made as part of the Marcy Penner's Happy Little Moments class at Studio Calico

Here is how it turned out:

I folded tissue paper a few layers thick and just cut fringe by hand.  I stitched each color into place directly in my book. 

The pin is of course an invitation and doesn't really have a place for photos or much journaling. I decided to follow the lines of the inspiration and keep the fringe side photo free.  I added some labels and more stitching over my long title. 

 I kept the photo and all of my journaling on the opposite side.  I didn't repeat the fringe anywhere but I kept my embellishments in the same color family.  The green tag is from the luggage service at Walt Disney World.  I saved every single one of those I got.
I think this spread works because it maintains the original graphic feel with the color blocking and simple design.  Working within a smaller size definitely made putting this idea into practice a lot easier. 
You could do the same thing on a full page too of course.  I think I would stitch the fringe onto a separate paper that was less wide and keep everything else on the page within that width, above and oriented to the center.

I posted this spread on 2peas and was amazed to find they had chosen to be the gallery Featured Project.  Thank you for letting my gush about it. Seriously, I have been waiting for this since I first started scrapping. I actually had a page in their 'top ten' once (when they used to have a top ten), but it was like the worst page.  Really, it was awful.  Look through my gallery on their and you'll find it (sink bath).   Please, have a laugh on me - I don't mind.

I hope to make this a regular feature.  If you have any great pinterest-inspired layouts or pinterest boards to check out, please feel free to leave a link in the comments.  If you are interested in doing a guest post for this series, please let me know - I'd be happy to have you!


  1. Congratulations on the feature. It is a big deal. Your artwork is amazing.

  2. hooray for the feature, your pages are adorable!

  3. Congrats on being featured at 2peas!

  4. Congrats on the feature, and loves these pages!

  5. What a fun new feature, LOVE this idea! And, love that gorgeous project - so deserved to be a feature!!!

  6. Oh wow! I hope you make this a regular feature. I love how your inspiration piece turned out. Congrats on being featured!


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