Hello everyone, I hope your Wednesday is finding you all well. Today I would like to talk about where I draw a lot of my inspiration from for my layouts, cards and projects. There are so many things that inspire the things I create and in the world of scrapping, I draw inspiration from magazines, sketch sites, challenge sites and from online galleries. However, there are so many other places I draw my inspiration from.
One thing I love to get inspiration from is from magazine ads and from graphic design projects. You can choose to try to recreate the design with you pages, pick out colors that inspired you from the ad or graphic design, choose design elements that caught your eye, or perhaps it was the shapes that you found inspiration from. Whatever it is, ads and graphic design projects like the following examples are great ways to get the creative juices just flowing.
With this ad, I love the circles that the page has one it, and I love the big circle photo on the left side of the ad. I would be able to draw the circles and the design from this, as where the type is, would be a perfect spot to put your journaling at.
This is such a fun piece, the colors, the circles, I can really see trying to recreate this in a scrapbook page, and making it my own by using more circles with photos, and putting embellishments where some of the circles are currently. The possibilities are endless from this and such a great piece to inspire you.
With this ad, I love the design that the ad carries, and I can see trying to reproduce this just as it is as a layout. I love the colors, love the mixed title, and LOVE the flourishes in this. I love that the color combination is pink/orange/brown/black and white. Everything about this ad just screams "COPY ME!". With this piece, I love the different sizes the title offers. From this piece I would draw from it the typography, as it would be a great way to do a title on the page of a layout.
In this piece, I love the color combinations of the blues with the browns. I can see myself trying to recreate the colors in a layout of my own from this piece.
With this, I love the angles that the page offers. I envision this as being a layout where the photos are angles and the title being in the center just as it is on this page.
With this ad, I love the simplicity that the page offers, and again, the circle elements on this page. I can see myself recreating a page with this with similar style.
Finally, with this graphic page, I really love the color combination, and from this piece I would draw as my inspiration the colors. I love that it has the title in squares and I love the distressed feel of this piece. Well, now that I have shared some examples with you, the next time you are looking at an ad or any type of graphic design project (think packaging, movies covers, CD covers, flyer's, the possibilities are endless) think about what you'd pull as inspiration from these pieces into your own work. You'll be surprised with how much inspiration you can actually pull from ads and graphic projects! Happy creating!