But anyway, last week Pam sent me the most gorgeous picture from Anthropologie for us to take inspiration from. I've heard and seen so much about this wonderful shop while online that I was thrilled to bits to find out that they now have a couple of stores in London and offer a Europe online shop. So, when I win the lottery, I'll be able to order myself some scrumptious goodies. I really recommend checking out the shop - such beautiful clothes and so well photographed. *sigh* ;-)
This is the inspiration photo.
|Whimsical Musings Weekly Challenge #5 Inspiration from Anthropologie|
I thought about all sorts of different ideas for this one. Using the same photo several times with different photo effects on them, different coloured vellums, just multiple black and white copies of the same photo with one in colour, using strips of paper instead of photos but in the end, decided to just use up some of the photos I have but mute them down with standard vellum, leaving one on the top.
I like the result although I'm not sure about the bottom cluster. Pam has suggested I move it up to the bottom join between the main photo and the one of the left of it and I think that might work better. In the meantime, here is the layout as it is right now.
|Whimsical Musings weekly challenge #5|
|Sketch courtesy of Page Maps September 2011 - Whimsical Musings Weekly Challenge #6|
In the end it turned out unpretty and hopefully, a bit boyish instead of the pretty girlie layout I'd had in mind when I first saw the sketch!
|Whimsical Musings Weekly challenge #6 and layout #1 for my September Counterfeit Kit "Departing Summer"|
I love the sketch so much that I think I am going to try it again using some of the more feminine bits from the kit.
Don't you just love using sketches?
Watch this space for a celebration coming up soon, and more from my Departing Summer kit using stamping techniques. What me? And stamping? Why, yes! I'm giving it a go!