Thursday, July 20, 2017

Adventure Awaits | Elsie Robinson

Hey everyone, it's Elsie here! I hope you're all having fun playing with your July kits. Despite how awesome this month's kits are, I've been in a (really annoying) creative rut recently. So today, I want to give you a couple of tips on how to create when your mojo isn't there!

Be inspired by your kits! This might seem like a fairly obvious point, but by taking just one image, a colour or a phrase and basing your entire layout on that can really help simplify and streamline your process.

So thats exactly what I did! I was inspired by the travel themed Carta Bella ephemera pack in the Sprinkles kit. The pack has some really cute images like the cars in the photo above and some road signs.

And so I thought I would take those road sign images quite literally and create a signpost. And everything fell into place after I made that decision. I suddenly noticed that there were quite a few arrow-shaped embellishments which were obviously perfect to pop onto my signpost.

Some of the stickers I used on the signpost brought in some mustard yellow and pinks, which inspired the paper I would used to back my cut file title. Which brings me on to my next point... 

... Use your favourite things! Again, this might be another fairly obvious point, but the temptation to hoard that beautiful "Artisan" paper from Cocoa Vanilla was really quite strong! But I'm so glad I used it as I just love the way it looks behind my title. 

The warm colours in the ombre pattern look similar to a sunset which kind of helps set my "scene", and the light grey colour strikes the perfect balance between able to stand out against the white without competing with the other embellishments on my page.

Another favourite thing of mine is this stringed star cut file. I hadn't yet used it on a page but thought it would work perfectly here as it just adds a whimsical finishing touch along with the Fancy Pants puffy stars.

Do you guys have any more tips and tricks on how to combat lack of mojo? I'd love to hear! 

Have a great rest of your week, friends!
- Elsie 

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