Hi Everyone! Emily here! Happy Friday, and welcome to the another edition of “Pinspired with Gossamer Blue!” The second Friday of every month I will share a layout inspired by something I discovered on Pinterest!
I don’t know about you, but to me, Pinterest is kind of a big black hole! You click on one thing, and then it shows you other similar pins, which then leads you to even more similar boards and pins. It goes on forever! This is exactly how I happened upon this month’s inspiration piece! Earlier this year I was perusing Pinterest looking at spring dresses. I am not a fashionable person…but I wish I were! I often find adorable outfits and dresses on Pinterest and file them away on my for “maybe someday when I have style!” I love yellow, and was looking for cute yellow dresses, only to be sucked into the vortex!! After clicking through a number of different pins I found a ton of adorable springy dresses, including this one:
When my April kits arrived in the mail, I was immediately drawn to the yellow and the florals, and it made me think of the dress! I love that there are papers and embellishments from multiple manufacturers that include both yellow and black and white florals. I decided to create layout inspired by the dress, using these products.
I was set on using a black and white photo from the layout so it would mimic the black and white florals. After looking through my recent photos, I ended up with one of my son in a cute hat I bought for him. I love how the black and white totally tones down the original photo, in which he’s sitting in a bright read Target cart! When it’s black and white you notice his hat and his smile, rather than being distracted by the unusual situation!
The first embellishment that caught my eye when I opened my kits was the yellow acrylic “HELLO” that was included in the Pink Paislee ephemera pack. I was surprised at how large the letters were, and rather than using them as a title under my photo as I had originally envisioned, I ended up placing them vertically up the side of the photo. Now, it serves as much as part of the of the overall design of the layout as it does as a title.
I used a number of fun yellow papers and embellishments, as well as some black and white ones! I went back and forth about whether or not to include another title, and I decided to put a title under the photo explaining what exactly was going in the photo. While I am a fan of the trendy “hello” title – it’s so ambiguous and doesn’t always convey The two words included on the sticker sheet were “Happy” and “Moments.” I was able to turn one of the Ms upside down to create a W and spell out “New Hat.” I often use the letters that come on word sticker sheets to create other words!
I am not a person who is usually drawn to floral patterns, but I just love this layout. Maybe it’s the fact that there is still snow outside as I write this post, but the whole layout just feels bright, and fun, and springy to me! It might seem a little odd to have a floral layout using a photo of a boy, but I actually love the end result. Flowers aren’t just for girls!
Supplies: April Scrapbook Main Kit, Life Pages Main Kit Life Pages Main Add-on, Bits and Pieces
Do you have a spring dress that you love? How would you use it to inspire a layout? To play along with this month’s challenge, post your projects in the Pinspired gallery or on Instagram with the #gossamerblue hashtag! I can’t wait to see what you create! Have a great weekend, and happy scrapping!