Welcome back Jillibean Soup fans! Today, I thought I would share with you how I go about creating a layout using an inspiration piece.
Inspiration comes from many sources. Like many people, I have an inspiration board on Pinterest that I use when I need a little boost for a project! I love using an inspiration piece when I am just stuck and feel like I need a little creative boost - you really never know just how far your creativity will be taken!
I recently came across this on Pinterest and couldn't resist using it as my starting point for my page:
I loved it so much, I created a cut file for it on my Cameo and then the ideas on what to do with that piece started flowing.
Here's how you can make a cut, or one like it on your page.
Let's start with that cut piece - it's quite pretty on it's own and even if you layer a non-busy background paper behind it. Yep, that looks pretty ncie, but I wanted to go one step further.
I wanted to do something with all those pretty scraps of paper that I hoard. So, I took some out and got to work to create a rainbow/ombre effect.
Gather your favorite scraps of paper - or cut down some pieces in varying widths and begin layering them onto the back of your cut piece:
If you come across any areas that are half covering only a half of a mini circle like this:
use some scissors to trim it off around the circle. If it doesn't bug you, then keep on alternating strips of paper all the way back of your cut shape. Don't be afraid to use small scraps of paper beside each other, as with the shape difference in patterns won't show up too much!
Keep going until the back of your page looks a little like this hot mess:)
Now, what to do with that? Use it just like you would any other piece of patterned paper!
Here is the page I created:
Patterned Paper: Soup Staples II/Yellow Salt, Turquoise Salt, Gray Salt; Neopolitan Bean Bisque/Balsamic Vinegar, Dried Rosemary Leaves; Irish Farm House Soup/Barley; Fresh Vegetable Soup/Crushed Ginger, Bite Size Bits; Chilled Cucumber Soup/Bite Size Bits
Paper Pad: Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup
Coordinating Shape Stickers: Chilled Cucumber Soup
Wise Words: Yellow Happy
Alphabeans: Mushroom Gray
I finished off my page by adding lots of foam 3D adhesive behind my piece and layered it over some Soup Staples II paper that was neutral and bring it all together. I added a title and some embellishments and then the page was complete!
So, don't be afraid to use an inspiration as a starting point and let it take you somewhere different than you may normally go on a project.