Hi there! It's Riikka here to share something I did with Marsha Valk this month. Or actually do every month... We have this thing we call "Inspired By". It dates way back, when we got to know each other and were talking in Whats App about movies. But what is Inspired by? Every month we choose a subject to be inspired by. It can be almost anything - we've used movies, items, paintings or music as past inspiration. Then we make something inspired by that theme or a piece of art and share it in our blogs on the 10th of the month.
This time we thought not to look further than to the fabulous magazine we both create for, Scrap365. We took the latest issue, Jun/Jul 2014 and went from there! Well, latest then we decided the theme as the new issue is just published.
The June/July issue is full of great projects, like always, but what struck me the most was articles by Emma Trout and Ifa Zainon. I loved Emma's doodlings and the way she had arranged them on the page as well as the big frame she had in her layout. Ifa's piece on the other hand had fantastic ideas for embellishments - like Hama beads! So I combined the two sources of inspiration and put together this layout you can see below.
Can I just say that I love those photos I used? We, Marsha and me, traveled to Version Scrap this spring and while in Paris, Marsha spotted a photo booth in a metro station and in we went! Result were these lovely photos! It felt so right to be doing a page about Marsha for the challenge! She's my darling, very good friend and I really loved spending time with her this spring! So thank you Marsha for taking the trip with me! The journaling is about that moment we decided to take the photos and how I just love them.
I recorded a little video while working with the page. There's some gaps there - like the whole doodling part - as I thought that a) my head would have been constantly in the shot and b) that would have been so boring to watch for 10 minutes how I slowly color and doodle the design. Hopefully you'll enjoy it anyway!
If you have the magazine you can see how Ifa's layout also inspired me in my composition. And that little rainbow thingie. I did do many different Hama embellishments, but somehow the rainbow fitted to this page the best. It's like finding a treasure at the end of one - a good friend! Like in Ifa's page I also used a lot non-scrapbooking supplies in my page and went rummaging through my kids crafty stuff. That little toad stool for example came from there, but if my memory serves me correctly, it originally came from Marsha.
The doodlings were also heavily inspired by Emma. Well, for the big flowery one I traced the design in the paper and then colored the segments differently, but the little falling ones are very much like those in Emma's page. She had used a doodled frame in her piece, but I decided to let myself easier and used two fuzzy cut ones from a paper by Sodalicious. The big one is from a dolly house packaging from Ikea. I've been hoarding it since Christmas as I really loved the design.
So there you have my piece inspired by the Scrap365 Jun/Jul 2014 issue! Thank you for your visit! Wishing you a lovely day!
Materials: Glitz Design, Design Memory Craft, Badges Folie, Prima Marketing, Sodalicious, Teippitarha, My Mind's Eye, Sharpie
How fabulous to find out that our magazine not only inspires you, our reader, but also our designers!!
Amazing work from Riikka, as always ;) Be sure to join us on Friday for Marsha's Inspired By post...I wonder what articles inspired her?!!
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Have a happy Wednesday,
Ali (Ed) x