Hi Everyone! Emily here! Happy Friday, and welcome to the another edition of “Pinspired with Gossamer Blue Challenge.” The second Friday of every month, I will share a layout or two made with the current kit that was inspired by something I discovered on Pinterest. Are you ready for the best part? At the end of each post, I will challenge YOU to create a Pinspired project for the chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Gossamer Blue store!
Every month while I wade through my pins to find an inspiration piece for this blog post, I am astounded at the sheer number of things I pin. It’s a bit of a problem. When I wrote this post, I had exactly 7,162 pins and 840 likes. Yikes! Like a lot of people out there, most of my pins just serve as visual eye-candy and I don’t actually use/do/make the majority of the things I pin. This month, I decided to challenge myself to use one of the last 20 things I had pinned as inspiration for Pinspired layout. I pin a lot of recipes and home décor, so that really narrowed down my options. I decided to use an unlikely photo as layout inspiration:
Source: Martha Stewart Weddings
I am in awe of the cake designs that I have found on Pinterest in the past, and I thought that the layers and stripes in this cake could translate really well into layout.
I used the awesome patterned papers in this month’s Main Kit and Main Add-On Kit to create a block of layers, which I centered in the middle of my page. I used a scissors to cut my strips of paper to give it an uneven look, mirroring the cake.
I also made sure to make my layers various widths instead of making them all perfectly spaced from one another.
Finally I used the cute Basic Gray chipboard from the Main Add-on Kit and the Pink Paislee chipboard alphabet from the Life Pages kit to title and embellish my layout! While it doesn’t look at all like a cake, I can definitely see how the design of the cake influenced the design of the layout!
Now, it’s your turn! Are you ready to be challenged? This month I again have two Pinspired challenge options for you!
1.Chose one of YOUR last 20 pins as inspiration for a layout! Be sure to include a link to the original inspiration when you post your layout!
2.Find a picture of a cake on Pinterst and use it as your layout inspiration. You are free to use my cake photo, but any cake photo will do! Again, let us know where you found your original inspiration piece!
READ CAREFULLY…time frame has been changed!!
Please add your photo to the Pinspired gallery and post a link to your creation in the comments of this post by Friday, January 3 for the chance to win a $10 gift card to the store. One winner will be chosen at random. Happy creating!