Monday, July 12, 2010

Layout Inspiration

When I look back through my scrapbooks I recognize my "style" even in those pages from way back when. I've changed some and so have my finished projects, but my go-to clean and graphic look is still there.

The layout featured in Moxie Fab World's Finding Inspiration in a Layout Challenge was too pretty to pass up. I refined and simplified my card a bit from the layout to suite my style. I drew inspiration from the colors, the treatment of patterned paper, the pins, cropped circles and black journaling. This was fun, I think I'll go back to my own layouts to draw inspiration for future cards.



Speaking of the pins, these little gems were so fun to make. I found an easy tutorial over at the Scrap Doctor's blog.



Supplies Used: Cardstock: (White) Georgia Pacific, (Bashful Blue) Stampin' Up Patterned Paper: (Just Chillin Girls) Stamps: (Sentiment from Mehndi Medallions, Bird from Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions) Wplus9, Making Memories Ink: (Creamy Brown, French Blue, Citrus Yellow Chalk) Colorbox, (Onyx Black) Versafine Other: (Rustic Twine)  PTI, (Colored Pencils) Prisma, (Black Marker) Pilot Thread, Handmade Decorative Pins Tools: (Circle Cutting System) Creative Memories, (Scallop Border Punch) Fiskars

31 comments:

  1. Great job! I can definitely see where the inspiration came from. Love that bird pokes out from the side of the card.

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  2. Another interesting post and beautiful card Karen!
    thank You!!

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  3. Excellent take on that challenge! Love your card Karen!

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  4. Gorgeous work Karen! I love your style! :)

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  5. love your mix of pattern and color here - and those little birds are so sweet. Great take in the style of Karen!

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  6. Karen,
    Your card is just darling - I'm feeling the need to have that darling birdie! I love the colors together!!!

    The layout is very good!! I love how it focuses you on the image - and how darling that image is with your darling in a tiny life-jacket!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs!

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  7. I do love your style! I love that this card is so clean and bold. I love the little pins too.

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  8. Truly fabulous! Love your take on the challenge! What a DELIGHTFUL card, Karen!

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  9. Great take on the layout, Karen! Loving these adorable birds!

    I'm entering this one too ... can only hope my project is half as cool as yours!!

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  10. I love your take on the challenge! Love the bow embellishment especially cute! Great papers too!

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  11. Love this, Karen! What fun patterns and colors! :)

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  12. I love, love, LOVE these colors! Great attention to detail! You have a fabulous style!

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  13. Lovin' all of this goodness....teamie!! Congrats on the SD DT!!! Can't wait to work with ya Miss Karen!!!

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  14. I am falling in love with the birdie you've used the last two cards! So cute! Great cards and scrapbooking page!

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  15. beautiful take on the layout! love your simplified version!

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  16. just beautiful, karen! thanks so much for the pin link:)

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  17. Ohh..this is so beautiful! Love your interpretation based on the layout!

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  18. I love all your cards.. This one is so sweet and lovely. You have wonderful style:)

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  19. Your compostion is always "top-notch".....wonderful pieces here.
    I really like this bird.....I think I "need" this little guy :)He is singing to me.
    www.galerie46.blogspot.com

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  20. absolutely DARLING...love how you were inspired by the layout...

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  21. Sorry - I am way behind on my comments and emails and well.... everything!
    Thanks for the link-up and the blog mention. But I'm just happy someone else had a go at something I suggested!
    I think your card is really cute too :-)

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  22. Oh this is beautiful, Karen! Love the colors, patterns & the stick pins are the perfect touch.

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  23. Hey Karen! Thanks for entering the Finding Inspiration in a Layout challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)

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  24. This card and LO are gorgeous!!

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  25. You're getting a lot of mileage from that little bird stamp, Karen -- and I can see why! He is extra cute -- and looks as good in blue as he did in yellow! :) Love how you re-interpretted the layout for your card.

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  26. This is so pretty! I love all of your polka dots combined with that damask paper. Just beautiful, and those pins are the perfect finishing touch! I really should use them more often :). Thanks for the inspiration!

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