Inspiration: Fashion Color Trends
March 10, 2007
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Credits Circle and flower paper: Anne Langpap (free download from Two Peas in a Bucket); Cardstock: DCWV; ZIG pen by EK Success; Misc: button, ribbon & acrylic jewel.
I got my April 2007 Memory Maker’s magazine this week – Yippee! I am slowly reading through cover to cover and soaking in all kinds of fabulous inspiration. The magazine has undergone some changes lately, and I think they’re really doing a great job.
I haven’t even made it halfway through the magazine yet, but I’ve already been inspired to create! Starting on page 46, a great article called Color Couture, talks about drawing from the world of fashion to help with color choices for your layouts. I loved the layout “Blowing Berries” by Sharon Laakkonen (see below) so much that I just had to “scraplift” it! Thanks for the great ideas, Sharon! You can check out more of Sharon’s work by visiting her Two Peas in a Bucket gallery.
For my layout (above), I followed the advice given in this article, by Kari Hansen, to use the clothing of the subject in my photo to build my color scheme. I also tried to keep a playful feel about the page to continue the youthful theme.
Tips & Tricks:
- I created my own flower embellishment by cutting out a flower from patterned paper, and gave it dimension by adding a button.
- I used a ZIG pen to achieve the look of inked edges without the mess and hassle.
- I closely cropped the photo at an angle, which helps draw your eye into the layout. The dark background in my original photo didn’t work with the layout, so I made a cutout of the subject and adhered it to white cardstock.
- I used the ZIG pen to create the look of zigzag stitching along the edge of the patterned paper.
- I used a decorative corner punch on my cardstock, arranged the shapes it created into a paper-pieced flower, then embellished the flower with a jewel to hide the seams.
There are lots of ways to incorporate current fashion trends in your scrapbook pages. Be on the look out for fresh inspiration on your next shopping trip or just on the next trip to your closet :).
Sharon Laakkonen’s Layout as seen in Memory Makers (April 2007):