Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Inspired by.... Sainsburys Magazine

I'm not one to see inspiration in everything I see, and I often have trouble even interpreting sketches beyond the most literal copy, but I saw this on the side of a page in the Christmas Sainsburys Magazine, I was immediately inspired to have a go at a layout.

In typical me-style, it has taken a while for ideas to percolate - I do this with many of my layouts, but this is my first attempt at using the inspiration.  I think there will be another one in the 'series' using smaller items but as I was sorting through stash I 'found' the chipboard - long forgotten - which forms the base of the design.  Add that to some snow photos from January and I had the beginning of a layout.

This is how it turned out:

The extra embellishments are - remaining bits after I had cut some Christmas lanterns on the Cameo - most of the scraps were miniscule, but these were retrievable and reminded me of snowflakes, so I hoarded them with something like this in mind.  Ancient snowflake brads - I am down to my last couple now, and they will probably be used up on PL given that we are having more snow right now.  I stamped little snowflakes directly onto the paper and the little red dots came with the Cosmo chipboard - they add just the right touch of another colour.  The silver snowflake is another negative from a Cameo cut which I couldn't bear to throw - that glitter paper is soooo precious :)  The chevron heart is a precious new embellishment I had in my Advent Swap - thank you Santa!! and the little turquoise heart and camera (on main photo) are digital embellishments from American Crafts.  And thank you MA for the gems :)

I don't seem to move far away from White Bazzill at the moment - this is a Swiss Dot version, but I'm running out so I'm going to have to challenge myself to use something else - or buy more!!  My Bazzill stash is dwindling and is probably less than 1 inch high now for all colours!


Sandra said...

Another stunner Ali, I love how you saw the inspiration and ran with it. Don't panic over Bazzill, I have loads lol

Sandra said...

I love what inspired you to make this layout Ali and you have done such a good job of it.

Jo said...

This is such a beautiful layout and I love where you got the inspiration from x