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Pinspired with Gossamer Blue Challenge


Hi Everyone! Emily here! Happy Friday, and welcome to the second 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!

This month I created two Pinspired inspired layouts with my March kit. The first is a quick and easy layout with a title that I blatantly stole from a piece of art I had pinned on my “Words” pinboard!

Source: RusticWoodOriginals

I have a confession – I steal titles from Pinterest all the time. I feel like my own titles are always pretty boring and a little too obvious! 😉 Sometimes when I can’t think of something fitting for a set of photos, I turn to Pinterest for help! This particular title was just perfect for this series of my silly daughter dancing!

Emily Spahn

Emily Spahn

Because there are so many photos on this layout, I didn’t want it to be too busy. I backed it on white, used minimal patterned paper, and tried to place all my “stuff” in a semi-organized manner around the photos! The black alphabet stickers worked well to draw attention to my title.

A beautiful quilt on my “Fabric” pinboard was the inspiration for my second Pinspired layout. The chevron trend has been around for a while now, and as soon as I saw this gorgeous quilt I knew the design could be transferred to a layout.

chevron quilt
Source: Jibberish Designs

This layout was a little more time consuming than the first. I used different strips of paper to create the chevron effect on top of my newsprint base page. Once I created my first set of chevron strips, I used them as a guide for cutting all the rest so that they would have the correct angles. I used Scotch tape to tape my strip sets together before trimming to save time. I would not have had the patience to trim every single one! I wasn’t super picky about the strips being perfect. If you look closely you’ll notice the typing on one strip is even upside down. Oh well! 😉 It definitely makes for an “authentic” look!

Emily Spahn

Emily Spahn

Now it’s your turn! Are you ready to be challenged? This month I again have two Pinspired challenge options for you!

1) Create a layout or other project with the word AWESOME somewhere in it!

2) Create a layout or other project inspired by a quilt on Pinterest. It can, but does not have to be the chevron quilt pictured here.

Post a link to your creation in the comments of this post by Friday, March 15th for the change to win a $10 gift card to the store. One winner will be chosen at random. If you choose Challenge #2, be sure to include a link to your original inspiration piece. I can’t wait to see what you all create!


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