Just a quick little post to illustrate that inspiration for scrapbooking layouts can be found just about anywhere...even in a sketch meant for a greeting card. I've touched upon this topic before in a previous post: "Turning a Card Design into a Scrapbook Layout".
I love making cards, (as you know I made quite a few this Christmas), but when this week's card sketch was posted on Lets Scrap, my brain said "scrapbook layout" -even though the sketch would clearly make a great card, as well.
I've been in a very "Christmas-y" mood, and I used this opportunity to create a layout with one of my favorite photos of my son, Attila and his wife, Jessica dressed in Santa's finest.
The photo was taken at the annual December fun fest in Portland, Maine known as Santacon. On the first Saturday of December, literally hundreds of Santas hit the streets and the local bars for a truly memorable evening of merry-making.
So with this photo as my main subject and the card sketch (by Debby de Wilde) as my inspiration, I headed to my art room to rifle through my paper stash. I came across a gloriously colorful, subtly Christmas-themed paper by Webster's Pages (from their 2009's Home For the Holidays collection) that was perfect! So here's my layout:
Isn't it just so much fun? It captures the colorful fun of the event so well. There's a little Santa on his sleigh in the upper right hand corner...the graphic image of the street light is perfect with the street light in the street scene photo, and the fact that Jessica LOVES red roses...well, that just makes it even more perfect!
Spreading Good Cheer and Seasonal Merriment, Enikö