Monday, June 16, 2014

Inspiration Station - Geometry Class, v. 2.0 (It's circle time!)

Hello, everyone! And welcome to another instalment of Inspiration Station, where I find inspiration, get inspired, and hopefully, inspire you in the process! But before I get to that, I want to send a special shout out to Let's Capture Our Memories' owner, Isabelle - it's her birthday today!! WOO!HOO! Just a quick message to let you know how much we love you and are proud to be part of your scrappy family. Thank you for all you do to help us express our creativity and preserve our cherished memories! Here's to you! ;)

Now, back to our regular programming... Hee!Hee! Today, I'm bringing it back to my first LCOM geometry class of a few weeks ago (right here). However, today, it's all about the circle, but not any kind of circle. No, no, no. I'm talking about the photo cut into a circle. EGAD! Be still my beating heart! I've been meaning to do this for some time now, but always chickened out for some reason. But I've recently been eyeing some scrappy examples of this very thing and thought to myself, "You can totally do this!" And off I went... Totally out of my comfort zone, no sketch to be found - YIKES! But here it is:

I've SO fallen in love with gold on my layouts as of late. That's why I was so excited to scrap with some of my brand new My Mind's Eye Market Street - Nob Hill collection that I just purchased over at LCOM (12X12 patterned paper, 6X6 paper pad, die-cut mixed bag, and chipboard buttons). Also used some Simple Stories DIY Boutique burlap icons, October Afternoon Daily Flash alphas (in the meringue and dandelions colours), stencils by Tim Holtz and Memory Box with a bit of Ranger Ink/Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Stampin' Up patterned and gold foil papers, a Darice doily, and of course, a Bazzill Basics stitching template with some DMC floss. And those circles? Made them with a few of my favourite tools ever - Recollections and Stampin' Up circle punches and the EK Success Circle Scissor Pro. If you don't have this last tool, you really should consider getting it. It's so perfect to bring at crops! And you can cut circles anywhere from 1" to 6". Awesome!!

Here are a few close-ups:

And without further adieu, here are my sources of inspiration for this week's design (please click on each designer's name to hop on over to their respective blogs/galleries):

Thanks, ladies, for inspiring me to scrap in a brand new way! Oh! And if you are looking for some sketch inspiration with some circles, I totally suggest Emma Stafrace's sketch blog, Page Drafts. The Page Drafts Pinterest page is an awesome source of inspiration - click here to see for yourselves!! She uses lots and lots and lots of photo circles on her sketches and the possibilities are endless!

And what about you? Were you inspired today? If so... get scrapping! ;)

Happy scrapping!