There have been some great ideas during this class at Studio Calico - not necessarily new, but it's always good to see a fresh take on something that you haven't done for a while.
This time it was an ad inspiration which you can see in on this Pinterest link (as the class is sign up only) here. I liked the combination of shapes and the way some of them overlapped the edge, but I didn't want to scrap with a small photo as I didn't have any, so I tried to work out how I could use the placement ideas with a large photo. This is what I came up with:
Now yellow is not my first go-to colour when I'm scrapping, but I had a sheet in a kit with Lily Bee papers from Sarah's Cards last year which I was trying to use up and the yellow door in the photo led me to make the decision. The 2 card matched the door perfectly and I was off! I needed to keep the palette under control as I'm not a big fan of multicolour madness so stuck to the two shades of yellow, pale grey and black, with some small wooded touches (I couldn't resist the tree button).
I wanted to replicate the title in the bottom corner as seen on the ad, to mix shapes and to add some dimension as the ad shows little 3d boxes. I decided sewing would do the trick, along with some layered embellishments on the shapes.
The top right shape is cut from Prima wooden button packaging with a Studio Calico stamp backing acetate added to it. As ever there is ancient stash included - the flower centre has been hanging around so long I can't actually remember who made it!
Thanks for looking.