“Upside down…boy you turn me..Inside out and round and round”. So, who has got that song stuck inside their head now?
You might be wondering what this blog post introduction is all about. Well, I’ll tell you. But for that I have to give you a little background story: When I was working on my DT projects for the GB September kits, I made this layout (amongst some others):
I didn’t have a topic for a blog post in mind yet, so I just went ahead and made some projects to see what I could then turn into a post. So I put this one aside on my desk and continued working on some other projects. When I got up to get something to drink, the layout fell onto the ground and was now upside down (the upper corner facing towards me). When I looked at it, I thought that the layout (as in the design of the page) looked really nice that way too and that it would be cool to make a second one with the same structure as the first one but upside down. ..a happy little accident, you could say!
I knew I wanted to use the papers from the We R Memory Keepers “Urban Chic” collection, especially the one with the donuts and since I have a ton of donut photos,ha! It wasn’t very difficult to find one that I could use. I picked this one because the colours of the donuts in the photo fit the papers so well.
The making of the layout itself was really easy. I put my first layout right next to me (turned upside down), so I could take a look every now and then to see what goes where. I also could have drawn a quick sketch of the layout but didn’t really see a need for that.
I stuck to the original structure almost 100% because I really liked it and because there were enough elements in the GB September kits that I could choose from (ephemera packs, sticker sheets, rubber shapes, tags…).
And here’s a side by side view of the two layouts:
What I was trying to show you, is that you could actually do that with any layout you have. If you ever feel stuck or uninspired, just take a look at one of your favourite layouts (either one you made yourself or one made by someone else that you really like) and turn it upside down.
To make it even easier for when you then make your layout, you could either draw a quick sketch of the layout’s structure as a reference, or save the photo of that layout to your computer or mobile/tablet and rotate it a 180° so you can then take a look at it while you create!
I really hope this blogpost inspires you to try this little trick yourself and get creating!