Summer Inspiration: From Idea to Page – The Layout

by Lain Ehmann on June 28, 2013

Hello again! It’s Monica here, back to share my layout. Yesterday I shared a prompt and a challenge with you. Create a layout inspired by this photo. (You can still join in the challenge by linking up your layout in the comments here).

Let Summer Inspire Your Scrapbooking |

Today I’m back to share the layout that I was inspired to create.

When looking at my towel I was inspired by the bright colors and bold stripes. While I could have created a literal translation and used pattern paper to create stripes, I chose to let the feel of the towel inspire my paper choice.

This pattern paper was perfect because it had similar colors and bold lines, but a lot of fun whimsy as well.

I also loved the way the black sunglasses stood out against the towel, so I chose to use a black and white photo on my layout. This way the photo really stands out against that bold pattern paper.

The towel has a solid border at the top and the bottom. I had considered using washi tape to create that border, but it just looked too busy with the pattern paper. So instead I used solid cardstock to create a border around my page.

Once I added a title, some journaling and a bit of embellishment I was done.

Let Summer Items inspire your scrapbooking by Monica Bradford

The best part? I completed this page in about 30 minutes! All because I let the towel inspire my design choices. Who knew a beach towel could do so much to inspire your scrapbooking?

I created a fun new class called Your Summer Inspired to share inspiration ideas just like this one. In this class you will get two weeks of inspirational prompts like this along with layout ideas, a video interview with Stacy Julian, sample layouts, and more! If you love seeing your world with new eyes, you’ll love Your Summer Inspired! In this interactive online class you will receive:

  • Two weeks of daily inspirational emails.
  • 5 actionable prompts to get you inspired to scrap.
  • Original scrapbook layout ideas from me and two guest designers
  • Live class chat
  • Scrapbook process videos
  • Access to a Flickr group where fellow class members can share projects, ask questions, and get personal feedback from Monica.
  • An EXCLUSIVE bonus interview with Stacy Julian on the topic of inspiration.

Click to sign up for Your Summer Inspired today. And just because I love Lain and her Layout a Day readers so much I want you to have $10 off the price of the class! Just use the code LAIN at checkout. But you have to hurry! Class begins on July 1st.


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