Monday, July 7, 2014

Inspiration Station - Even using the scraps of "nothing"!

Hello! Hello! Well, here in the Maritimes, some of us are still picking up the remnants of Arthur's visit over the weekend - Tropical Storm Arthur, that is. Luckily for me, the power didn't go out, so it was the absolute BEST time to get some scrappy assignments done! And that's exactly what I did for this week's instalment of Let's Capture Our Memories Inspiration Station - I sat down and got 'er done!

If you're like me, you save every last piece of scrap paper, right? I've gotten better though through the years, but some patterns are so pretty that I just can't bear to get rid of even the tiniest sliver of pieces. I never know when I might need it to make... a card... or a nametag... or a... Hee!Hee! Now, how 'bout when you punch a shape or an image from a piece of paper? Do you keep the piece where there's a hollow image of what you just punched out? I usually don't (egad!), but I've been seeing some amazing designs out there as of late with some great usage of these exact pieces of scrap. I've even seen some designer creating fabulous elements punching out shapes from a larger piece of patterned paper and using the hollowed out piece. For instance, look at these absolutely beautiful layouts:

Inspiring, eh? Who would have ever said that holes could be so beautiful? Hee!Hee! A big thanks to these four outrageously inspiring scrappers who graciously gave me their thumbs up to showcase their layouts right here for you to admire and for me to be inspired to create. To say the least, these layouts got my scrappy senses a-tinglin'! ;) Here's what I created, along with a few close-ups for you to get a closer view of this "hollow" effect:

And yes, I admit it. I am one of those scrappers who has totally fallen heads over heels in love with using metallics on layouts. And My Mind's Eye's Market Street - Nob Hill collection is the perfect fit for that little, wee obsession of mine. The foiled gold used throughout the collection is absolutely GORGEOUS!! And I used tons of it here (6X6 paper pad, chipboard elements, label stickers, flair pins, mixed bag), along with some Stampin' Up cardstock, gold foil paper and vellum, Jillibean Soup wise words and mini placemat, American Crafts Dear Lizzy mini alphas, Fancy Pants cork heart, a Tim Holtz rubon, Studio Calico wood veneer hearts, Liquitex paint, a small Staples binding clip, and DMC floss using a Bazzill Basics stitching template. And, oh yes, the ever-so-popular "I have no idea where it came from" button... Hee!Hee! And for those of you who know me, yes, that's a piece of plain, black cardstock as my background!! Be still my beating heart!! Hee!Hee!

Stay tuned on Thursday when Jocelyne will be here to show you how she's yet again revamped the way to use a scrappy product. 

Happy scrapping!


Gisèle said...

Great inspiration Aurélie :)

Laura said...

Gorgeous page and great inspiration, I am in love with the Melinda Spinks page!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love it!! I find black backgrounds so fabulous, the image always pops and adding metallics to a LO is always a nice glam touch.