Inspiration Challenge

Jena posted an inspiration challenge last night on the CTMH forum and today I played. The challenge was to use this jordache tag as inspiration. Well I did two layouts. The first one actually bears no resemblance at all to the tag. In fact you can't even really tell how it inspired this layout. With the second layout, however, the inspiration is obvious and actually lends a theme to the entire layout.

The first layout :

Colors : Cocoa, Hollyhock, Cranberry, Heavenly Blue, Chocolate, Col White

Papers : Minds Eye Valentine Pack

Stamps : Adorable, Amore Alphas

Accents : Rhinestones, Just Blooms White Daisy, Heidi Swapp flowers, Buttons (various), Chocolate Bigger Brads, Chocolate Ribbon Rounds, Hollyhock Brads

I was inspired by the red in the tag and casual feeling it gave. These pictures of Caitie are of her in one of her favorite comfy dresses. A dress she often wore with a jean jacket. And since the tag was from jordache jeans these pics came to mind. Well I started putting the layout together. After I picked these papers the ideas just seemed pop. I used a page maps layout for basic inspiration though I changed it up quite a bit. In the end this layout is far more pink than red and to me has nothing to do with the tag. But I started out with it on my mind for this layout.

The second layout :

Colors : Outdoor Denim, Cranberry, White, Buttercup, Garden Green, Heavenly Blue

Papers : Back to School, Let's Get Together

Stamps : Blue Jeans, Create-a-file, Simple Stitches, Sketcky Caps, Rustic Alpha

Accents : Just Blooms White Daisy, Red Button, Heavenly Blue Bigger Brads, Garden Green Accents, Garden Green Ribbon Rounds, Circle Window Charms, White Brads, Cranberry Grosgrain

Using Monologue from Imagine. You can really see what inspiration I pulled from the tag in this layout. I took the red from the tag as well as the jeans for the theme. I don't have any cranberry, outdoor denim, buttercup, or heavenly blue accessories so this one was a tough layout to embellish since I had to make due with what I did have. I pulled the colors from the ribbon to help with embellishing. The pocket on the right page holds a bouquet of journaling strips with little facts about Audrey like her nickname is Audrey-poo, her favorite foods are pasta and ice cream, and she loves to play pat-a-cake and the popcorn song, etc.


~KRISTY~ said...


Jenn said...

I absolutely love this layout. My favorite part is the pocket with the blooms...that's is too cute!!!!
You always do great work!!!! :D


Mommy Poulsen said...

Both of these layouts are beautiful! I love the colors in the top layout. And in the bottom layout I love how you have flowers coming out of the pocket stamp (cute idea). Thanks for sharing your layouts!

Deb said...

beautiful layouts, I so love the tags in the pocket, such a great touch!

Erica said...

that is a cute, cute boy...and the pocket is perfect.

EmileeAnn said...

Love your first layout. It's so bright and fun!

Yanitza Ramos said...

You have been very productive. All of your LOs turned out beautifully. Great job!

Tiddly Inks said...

Just beautiful layouts and nice color combinations. Looks great!

sparkplug17 said...

Very cute layouts! Love the flowers and bling on the first one. I hope you're having a good week hun.

Kristine said...

:) Well both are just fantastic!! You did a great job on both of them. :)

Donelda said...

Great take on a great inspiration piece!! Thanks for sharing.

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

Wonderful! These are such great works of art. All of the different ideas and colors are fabulous.

~Jules~ said...

Both Layouts are GORGEOUS Marjorie!
They look amazing!

Inkey Pingers said...

Hey there Marjorie, are ya feelin okay? Haven't updated in a while. Just checkin in on ya!


Inkey Pingers said...

You've been tagged!

The rules of the game:
• Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
• Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
• Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
• Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Jenn said...

Oh Marjorie...I do hope you are feelin' better!!! I really do miss your posts and hope you get to feelin' better soon!!!! :D

Mommy Poulsen said...

I hope you and/or your family are feeling well. If not, I hope you and/or your family get better soon. I miss seing your layouts and haven't seen you take this long to post anything!