Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Wednesday Inspiration

Welcome to my first ever instalment of my Wednesday Inspiration! What is it about I hear you say... Well it is a weekly meeting where I will choose a theme and translate it into a creation, it being a card, a scrapbook page or a BTP item. With everybody saying "oh I get inspired by Pinterest, the fashion, etc..." I am sure that just like me you are collecting images right, left and centre but don't really know how to go about it next. This is where I step in by showing you a way of interpreting those many ideas into something concrete so that the day your mojo hits a low patch you can then confidently go to your image library and get creative again. Okay, enough talking! Let's start!

I love those vintage typewriter letters! I want to use those!

Gorgeous colours! Love the aqua/pink/orange and rusty edges! Oh and those flowers!

I love that text! I want to use this for some sort of journalling! And the grungy feel is right up my street!

Well you will have guessed that this week we are all about vintage typewriters. One of the thing I use to translate those images into a layout is by actually putting down in writing what I like, what I see or what inspires me in those images. The annotations you see below each of them are an example of that. They are the things I have decided to use in my page. And here is the page:

It is one of my "stamp only" kind of layout although I used one or two bits of patterned papers that I altered with inks behind my photos. I used the typewriter alphas from Kaisercraft to replicate my first image. I am in love with those! I used the colours from the second image as well as the flowers but I think that the focus of the layout is the text (lyrics from the song Feeling Good) that I stamped on the left hand side of the page. I tried to replicate the change of size of the typo by changing my stamps and alternating them throughout the text. I love that effect and the three hours I spent stamping it all down was well worth it!

So there it is! I hope this inspired you to look through your inspiration books again! Don't hesitate to leave me your feedback or tell me if you wish to challenge me to another theme!

PS: I finally took the plunge and got myself a Twitter account so come and join me in the twitter world as I regularly share sneaks of ongoing projects! See you there!


Pam said...

Wow Emilie-I LOVE this-and so impressed by your patient stamping!!

Suzy said...

Absoutely love this. What patience you have.

My pinterest boards are chock full of ideas that I havent used yet so I will be checking in here regularly and using your ideas to get my inspiration going

fatmonica said...

I love the way you've used the images to inspire your layout and come up with a great layout!Off to find you on Twitter.

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is beyond fantastic!!!!!!! LOVE it!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous Emilie, the colours are just gorgeous and the stamping is so inspirational. xXx


kjjc said...

gosh you are so innovative. Fantastic layout.

Naomi Edwards said...

I am now following you on Twitter! I absolutely love love love your layout.. I am going to have to invest in word stamps..what an amazing effect.. you managed to create depth even though you use mostly stamping! Beautiful