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:
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 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!