Inspiration can be found everywhere, especially in our EVERYDAY LIFE.
What inspires me every day? I realized that there is much that inspires me every day: my family, nature, my beliefs. These were just a few inspirations in my everyday life. I decided to use words that inspire me and reflect the inspiration from my family and nature. I decided to choose a quote that embraces words in my everyday life:
Swagger Paper Debonair / Swagger Paper Gentleman / Swagger Paper Gallant / Swagger Paper Powerful / Swagger Tape Stickers / Swagger Label Stickers / Swagger Sticker Fundamentals / Swagger Button Set / Swagger Rub-Ons / Swagger Ephemera Set / Swagger 6x6 Paper Pad / Etcetera Flair / Etcetera Patterned Photo Frames / Etcetera Label Stickers / Etcetera Brag Pad / Etcetera Decorative Paper Clips / Down by the Shore Paper Beachside / Black Corrugate Paper
The photos of my husband, Gary were chosen to reflect the words in the quote as well as the colours and tone of the Swagger paper. The reflections in the photos reiterate how our lives reflect the everyday life inspiration.
As words and quotes inspire me, I included various forms of this in the layout. For me, the words on a layout must be pertinent and embrace the theme and tone of the layout. I used the quote from the Swagger Sticker Fundamentals which was matted onto the wood grain side of the Swagger Paper Debonair. The third banner created from Swagger Paper Gentleman was adhered with a foam strip to create dimension. An Etcetera Label Sticker was added to right side of banner and a Etcetera Decorative Paper Clip flag and natural string was added to finish off embellishment cluster. The exclamation mark Etcetera Decorative Paper Clip was added to the right banner and to join the next paper strip.
Colours in nature always complement each other. As the photos reflect a calm and tranquil mood, the Swagger Paper needed to match this as well as embrace the natural and earthy colours of my husband fly fishing.
The embellishments reflect masculinity and the outdoor theme. The use of natural string, metal and Etcetera Flair accents were used to do this. The Swagger Rub Ons were used to compliment the earthy theme, to subtly introduce other colours and tie the elements together. Softer embellishments like the lace, pearl head pin and string were used to signify the magnificence and beauty of nature that surrounds and inspires us each day.
The Etcetera Brag Pad was used to complement the Swagger Paper collection. The smaller designs on the paper in the Swagger 6 X 6 Paper Pad were great to work with the layout design. The Black Corrugate Paper added texture, depth and definition to the layout. The use of black pulls the layout together and ‘underlines’ important elements and draws the eye to the layout.
The quote was downloaded from the Silhouette Online Library and cut from Swagger Dependable and Swagger Gallant paper. Glossy Accents was applied to enhance the quote and imitate the water in the photos.
I hope you have a week where you are inspired to LIVE SIMPLY, DREAM BIG, BE GRATEFUL, GIVE LOVE and LAUGH LOTS.