Last year I did a grand total of 17 scrapbook pages. Yeah. I couldn't even console myself with "At least I am doing Project Life, so stories are still being told" because I fell off that wagon pretty quickly too! So in 2013, I am determined to scrap a lot more. I've realised that no matter what other crafts or activities I might take up, I will always want to scrapbook, and once I make the time for it, it will happen. So in July after seeing that my total so far this year was a still paltry 12 or so pages, I thought of a way to get my creative juices flowing some more: using inspiration pieces!
I've been collecting images that speak to me on a Pinterest board for over a year now, and thought maybe I should use them at last. Now every Friday I chose one, and use it to spark a page. I am having a wonderful time, trying new things, and more importantly getting some more stories told.
Recently I chose this as my inspiration.
When I use a piece like this to inspire a page, I try to focus on just one element of it: in this case the hexagons (I also like the stitching so will probably use that later too!) I find that focusing on the one thing that really jumps out to me helps me not feel paralysed about how to use the piece, and actually have a starting point. So I went hunting for hexagons, and found a patterned paper that worked perfectly.
Here's how my page turned out:
Doing this series, I am realising that it's really about that starting point. What happens after that could be anything!
(You can read more about my page over on my blog)
So if you're looking for a way to get more scrapping done, or just some new ideas for getting a page started, try using some pieces that spark an inspiration! Apart from my own board, you can also get ideas from the two write. click. scrapbook. inspiration boards: design inspiration and color inspiration