Saturday Scraplift: Brackets and Paper Strips

Don’t you just love inspiration? It’s always amazing to me that one piece of inspiration can spark so many different looks. When I saw the page Maureen (maureenreynolds) created for the recent iTunes challenge, I liked the way she combined a fairly graphic, modern design with her heritage photo and told the story of her two aunts. Two of my fellow Creative Team members joined me in lifting Maureen’s page – here’s how she inspired us. 

Maureen’s page:

 Elisabeth (lego) is putting together a cookbook that is as much a delight to the eyes as I am sure the food is a delight to the taste buds. She’s baking apples for this particular entry, and I love the warm colors of her layout, drawn from those yummy looking apples – I can almost smell the wonderful aroma! The paper strips behind her photo ground the design, and I love the jaunty angle of those brackets.

Credits: Apple Cider Mini Kit;  Antiquarian Artistry No. 01 Scrapbooking Bundle; Readymade Layers: Butterflies No. 04; Garden Trails Scrapbook Kit; Jelly Alphabet No. 37; Artsy Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 05; Clipped Stacks No. 12; Bead Scatterings No. 01; Stitching Holes Brushes and Stamps

Merr’s (digigrandma) page highlights a wonderfully serene photo of Monet’s garden at Giverny. She sprinkled bead scatterings (one of my all-time favorite products) and layers of butterflies on her page and enclosed her title area with brackets. The wood-tone background paper is the perfect choice for this lovely page. It makes me want to revisit France! 

Credits: Antiquarian Artistry Solids Paper Pack; Wildwoods Element Pack; Bead Scatterings No. 01; Made with Paper Flowers No. 02; Wildwoods Painted Blends and Layers; Patterning Palettes No. 02 Plastics

Instead of the gradient Maureen used to house her design, I went with a band of papers in what just might be my new favorite color combination – aqua and green – I can’t seem to get enough of it. I stayed pretty true to her design to scrap this photo of my nephew’s adorable little guy. Because I had used primarily straight lines, I decided to go with some circles and diamonds in the background overlays.

Credits: Krafty Tonals Paper Pack No. 07; Artsy Grid Overlays No. 01; ARTpack Overlays No. 01; Hinge Pack; Beached Element Pack; Antiquarian Artistry No. 01 Element Pack; Stitching Holes Brushes and Stamps; Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01; Bead Scatterings No. 01; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02 

Even though we all start with the same inspiration piece, creativity takes over, and the resulting pages are always diverse. I’m eager to see how Maureen’s page inspires you. Remember to post your lift in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery as well as in the June Challenge Participation thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!


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One Response to Saturday Scraplift: Brackets and Paper Strips

  1. Maureen says:

    Thanks so much for the pick Linda! I’ve been away for a while and not on line so much so it was a nice surprise!

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