Thursday, June 26, 2008

Some Thursday Morning Inspiration

Before I talk about the I Inspire Me layout this week I wanted to let you know some Cocoa Daisy info. Tricia found about 4 more of theJune Project kits so if you missed out the first time, here is your chance ;-)

I have been playing with my July Cocoa Daisy Kit (scroll down on Tricia's blog for some pics of the main kit and add-ons) and lucky me, this was my month to get some of the add-ons! I have five layouts done and hope to get another layout, some cards and the mini album (which is soooo cute) finished, with the amount of stuff that I have left I know I could do more - will have to see how fast I can create - LOL. I highly recommend the add-ons for this kit, they compliment the main kit so well and the Ali stamp set is very versatile, I have used it on two layouts that have nothing to do with travel. I will post some sneak peeks later today!

Now on to the I Inspire Me post for this week! All I can say is WOW! Did all these ladies do some awesome creations or what! I know I keep saying this but I am really having a blast finding inspiration and translating it to my layouts, in fact I challenged myself to use an inspiration piece for each layout I do for Cocoa Daisy this month! Promise to post the inspiration pieces for each one of those next week after the reveal.

This weeks layout was inspired by a T-shirt.
As soon as I saw this shirt I had to buy it- just for the inspiration LOL! I have been saving this photo for a couple years now - just waiting for the right idea to come along, and when I saw this shirt it was the first photo that popped into my head! The idea for the photo came from a HOF idea book a couple years ago. I had Greg dress in a long sleeve black shirt and draped his legs and the background with black fabric, then I placed Zach in his hands - I just adore this photo! I used three different sets of foam stamps to mimic the type on the t-shirt and used a maroon color instead of a bright pink - more fitting for a boy layout. I also used black letter stickers instead of more stamping, because I wanted the title to really stand out. I am thrilled with how it turned out, I seem to be going back to more linear/graphic layouts and using less "stuff" on my pages and I am feeling very comfortable while I create - I think I have found my groove! Don't get me wrong I love lots of stuff - but I get a thrill out of placing just one or two perfect little bits that finish off a page! Have a wonderful Thursday!


Ady said...

Christine, OMG... This layout is perfect. I'm a huge fan of your work and this inspiration page is beautifully done. Thank you for sharing with us.

mbs&j said...

Wow! I love that layout! And the shirt is too cute, too. Can't wait to see what you've created with the July CD kit.

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

Love your layout :-) It's perfect! And I can't wait to see what creations you have made with the July kit... I'm always waiting to see your work in the CD gallery!