Many of us in the scrapbooking community pride ourselves in being an inspiration to other scrapbookers. There are so many ways in which we can inspire each other...by sharing techniques, demonstrating new ideas, or simply creating an uplifting scrapbook layout that elevates the spirit.
I love the dictionary definition of inspiration:
On the wonderful on-line scrapbooking site, Let's Scrap, inspiration is not only valued, but honored by a weekly Design Team selection called "Inspiration of the Week."
Last month, one of my scrapbook layouts was selected for this wonderful honor:
As you know, inspiration births inspiration. The truth is, that it was my son Attila's fabulous photograph of my darling Rigel catching raindrops in his mouth, that inspired me to create this piece. I fell in love with this photo the moment I saw it and knew that it was worthy of a special scrapbook layout. It just so happened that a Design Team Challenge by Andrea Greene required the use of ombre in the layout, so I started with this gorgeous paper from S.E.I.
The title was a no-brainer. Creed's "With Arms Wide Open" is one of my favorite songs ever, and Rigel's pose was perfect!
I lettered the title with rub-ons onto a border sticker and gave it a little emphasis with a strip of Washi tape.
It was my good fortune that I happened to have a sheet of patterned paper with raindrop graphics in my stash! Oh the joy!
I wanted the photo to take center stage, so I clustered all of my embellishments & journaling in the upper left-hand corner:
So there you are...Rigel's sweet playfulness inspired Attila to take this artful photo, which inspired me to create this scrapbook page, which in turn inspired my friends at Let's Scrap...and hopefully inspired you in some way as well.
So what inspires you these days? -Enikö