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!