As I design and make new projects every day I’m always looking for new inspiration. Sometimes it’s an event, it could be something I’ve seen on TV, or when I’m out and about. At times I may join a design challenge where a layout sketch or theme starts the process. I’ve even made things where I have absolutely no idea where the inspiration came from, not that I’m complaining. Today I want to start an occasional series where I offer you inspiration in the form of colours.
Funny enough I didn’t start this project didn’t with the colours in mind. I simply found the sentiment in the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack. It’s big, it’s bold and it’s beautiful, and I didn’t have to do anything.
All I did was mount it onto a piece of Whisper White Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) and set it aside.
PRETTY PLAIN BACKGROUND
Then I started looking for a background. The cards in the Memories & More pack were rather masculine, earthy colours and I wanted something more feminine. I could have chosen plain card but instead pulled out the Perennial Essence 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. There’s a pretty pink sheet that I’ve used a couple of times before that I knew would be perfect for this project. It has a subtle variation in the design that is interesting without being distracting.
It was at this point I realised that my sentiment would make the perfect title for a pocket photo album. I removed the boring cover insert from the album and used liquid glue to cover it with the DSP, leaving a small white border.
Next I punched a strip of Whisper White Card with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. I attached the card ‘ribbon’ to the background using more liquid glue, then added a 1/8″ strip of Silver Foil Sheet above it.
Finally I glued the layered sentiment over the top and my album cover was done.
This finished project no longer has the masculine ‘nautical’ theme apparent in the rest of the Memories & More Card Pack . The colours chosen change the whole feel of the project, and while simple to make is anything but boring. What do you think?
I mentioned I’ve used that pink design from the Perennial Essence DSP pack before and you’ll find my other projects in these earlier blog posts:
To help inspire you, I’ve created a graphic for the colours used in my project. You could add this to a Pinterest board for later if you wish, or I have a “colour inspiration” tag on this website that over time will build into a searchable resource for you.
You’ll find the searchable categories and tags towards the bottom of the page below the ‘Related’ links. If you hover your pointer over a category or tag you’ll see it’s a clickable link. Go ahead, give it a try.