Welcome to my first post in a short little scraplifting series!
Being very short on time this month, I thought it might be fun to change up my layout design process by selecting some favorite layouts from 2013 and using them for inspiration. I also had a pile of photos waiting to be scrapbooked so it was an easy thing to select a layout and quickly pick some photos and get started.
For this first design, I used this birthday layout as inspiration.
The overall design layout inspired me and I stayed true to the original for the photo placement, the title and the borders of pattern paper. I also added a contrasting color to the background — orange — which sets off the photos nicely. To mix things up, I added a background layer of grey and blue chevron paper and shifted the layout to leave a border to the top and left. Just that one little change makes it feel like a totally different design.
I also changed up the journaling to add strips. The three icon blocks in the bottom right corner added a lot of weight to the right side of the layout. Journaling strips in a light color helps keep the rest of that area light and airy. I kept the embellishments simple — layered stars with an enamel dot in the center — and moved them to different points on the layout. The three icons in the corner helps reinforce the layout theme; three guys.
This is my first layout of 2013 and it took me all of 30 minutes to put together. Having the original layout there to serve as inspiration also gave me direction. Once I had the base figured out, the rest of the layout came together quickly because I knew exactly where I was going.
I can already see that this scraplifting thing is going to work out perfectly for me this month. I’ll be sharing another layout on Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by today.