Here’s the scoop: I planned to not plan what I’d do today. I just walked into my (slightly messy…) studio and said ok. what’s on my desk? What grabs me?
Then this happened:
I spotted that FABULOUS teapot paper by Fancy Pants waiting patiently for me, and grabbed my tea photos to see if I had any that would be great with it. From there? A little inking, some punching, stitching, and this layout almost put itself together!
So often, flipping through patterned paper on my desk inspires me to try something. Here’s a few ways how:
- Reminding me of a photo or event that I want to scrapbook
- next to an unlikely match that ends up being perfect with it
- I can pick a favorite paper and figure out right then and there what to do with it.
- Take a paper I don’t have any ideas for, and make it work.
I wasn’t sure how to make use of this hexagon paper, I’ve had trouble incorporating that very graphic look into my style. But it is just SO CUTE – I knew for this paper I had to figure it out. My solution was to leave it whole, and use it as my background. I really love those snippets of pattern and tea pots!
My page definitely needed those layers of doily. I had these ones out from last week’s doily post and I love how they added layers to this page. I think my page could have done without the gems and pearls and such- but I was in the zone playing and I sure had a fun time.
I encourage you to dig into your stash and just play! see where your inspiration takes you and enjoy.
Speaking of inspiring – today is a great day to check in with today’s sponsor – Studio Calico!
A new kit goes for sale tonight, as well as add-ons and new shop items including the new Woodland Park from October Afternoon too. Their kits go fast so if you’re interested be sure to check in soon. You can also get on the wait list for their new card kit club that is coming soon – info here.