I’ve gone and done it again – been entranced by a page that features strong lines! I loved so many elements of Julie’s (MaggieMae) apple page the moment I saw it: the corner she created for her photo with paper strips and cut ups, the slide frames, the corner banner, and the clever brushwork. I could go on and on! Two of our Guest CTs, Maureen and Deborrah, joined me in lifting Julie’s great page. Get ready to be inspired!
I love how Maureen (maureenreynolds) riffed on Julie’s apple theme, albeit a different type of apple! She created a corner inspired by Julie’s design, included a picture of herself in the slide frame, and still had plenty of room for a larger shot of her and her prize-winning “Apple.” She cleverly used a trio of apple elements to guide the viewer’s eye around her page.
Credits: Apple Orchards Element Pack; Artsy Mesh Clusters Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Autumnal Flore Scrapbook Kit; Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 05; Bradded Photo Frames No. 03; Cabana White Solid Single Paper; Cotton Easter Paper Pack; Krafty Elegance Kit; Loosely Labeled No. 04; Stitching Holes Circles Brushes and Stamps; Watery Apples No. 01; Readymade Layers: Apple Orchard Borders
Deborrah (DivaMom96) also took inspiration from Julie’s use of slide frames by creating an interesting corner element from two of them. I love how the detail shots in the slide frames perfectly complement the larger photo and help to tell the story of her adventurous sons and a friendly squirrel.
I loved Julie’s design so much that I made very few changes in it. I did indulge myself in one of my favorite techniques – a page within a page – by using several background layers and reducing the size of my canvas. I also had fun selecting a combination of brushes to ground my page.
Credits: Fallen Trails Solids Paper Pack; Fallen Trails Roughed Up Cardstock Paper Pack; Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03; Watery Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Vintage Blendables No. 25; Pencil Twist Arrows No. 01; Min Jul Element Pack; Loosely Labeled Hashtags No. 01; Clean Stitched Borders: Brown No. 01; Fallen Trails Element Pack; Bar Code Word Strips: Photos; Cut Ups: Great Outdoors; Taped Word Strips No. 02; Cut Ups: Gratitude; Fallen Trails Dots and Stripes Paper Pack; Slide Frames No. 09 Monthly; On the Go Element Pack; Cully Element Pack; Banner Twine Templates No. 04; Fallen Trails Paper Pack; Fallen Trails Add-on Paper Pack; Color Essentials Lime Ribbons and More; Cooked Element Pack; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02
There’s no end to the inspiration you’ll find in Julie’s page, and I’m eager to see how you translate it onto your own design. Remember to post your lift in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery as well as in the September Challenge Participation Sign-in thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!