Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A new source for inspiration

I just love browsing junkmail and magazine adds, but not for the reasons most people do ,, I am looking for inspiration.
As you may know , ads are designed by people who are specially trained to use color and layout to catch the eye and get your attention, so what better place to get inspiration?!
Like this fashion bug ad,,Now yes, ladies I KNOW the dress is cute, and those shoes are just B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!! But really,, TRY to look past that and see the bigger picture....

The first thing I noticed was the color scheme. tan/blue/green and just a touch of white.I saw this ad and I said to my self,"Self...I adore these colors together!!"
The second thing I noticed was the wall she is leaning on. and I said to my self,, "self that is so cool! you can do that!!" And guess what,it was easier than I thought! And YOU my scrappy readers can do it too!All I did was grab a piece of craft colored cardstock and a rag, and dab on cream/tan/brown paint! yep thats it... thats all.. and just look how cool it looks!
The next thing I liked was the title, the dark blue swatch of paint with the white letters on top, so cool and eye catching!!
So here is my version with the yummy-est parts ""lifted"" from the fashion bug ad.

So what do ya think?
I challenge you to go out there in advertisement land and find something you like, and get inspiration from it,,, then go make something awesome!!
thanks for reading!


Valerie Bishop said... your take on that ad!!! Awesome layout!!

Eve said...

what a great idea i will be picking up every magazine i can find for inspiration ...great layout too

Lisa K said...

Yep that layout looks fabulous - the colors look fab together

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

This is so neat and what a great thought because you are certainly right..inspiration can come from anywhere! And the page you put together is just wonderful..I see how well the color scheme works! Just brilliant!


lizzyc said...

this is amazing! yes there is inspiration all around us!! thanks for sharing!

annette said...

fabulous colour combo ... your LO is super :)

Tina said...

This is gorgeous !! Love what you'e done here with the colours from the ad etc !! xx♥

heirloomscrapping said...

I love the inspiration and your LO its awesome

ann said...

What a terrific colour combo
your LO is fab

Ness said...

wow Kristie this is fantastic, love what you did for the inspiration. Not something I am very good at LOL!! thanks for sharing. Love Ness xx