Everywhere we look there's inspiration! So many times we save a file, pin a project, or just take an extra minute to oooh and ahhh over a gorgeous sample, then we walk away and forget about it. Well, today we want to encourage you to take a favorite Prima project and scraplift it yourself!
We chose a gorgeous, stunning, oh-so-divine card by Ania Hababicka and asked three of our experts to use it as inspiration for something NEW. They could copy the exact products, the layout, or the color palette. The results? You'll have to scroll down to see!
Online there is an abundance of beautiful layouts available for inspiration. We all love to drool over them, right? Well, today we hope to inspire you to pick one of them and scraplift it while making it work for you!
How to Scraplift 101
Find a layout that you love.
Pick a favorite element from the page that grabs your attention: It could be the color palette, layout of the page, the type of photos, theme, the journaling, title, or embellishments used.
Choose your own photos and papers that work together while incorporating this favorite element. Your project does not have to be a direct copy if you do not want it to be.
Have fun! Scraplifting is meant to be an AID, not a burden. Your project may turn out completely different from what you started with but, as long as you are happy with it, then that is all that matters.
Want to see these general guidelines in practice?
Today we have a few gals scraplifting this gorgeous layout by Felicity Wilson!
We ALL look at the gorgeous projects out there: online galleries, online magazines, or in magazines, and wish we could scrapbook like that.
Well, we want to show you how you can take one of those favorite projects
and scraplift it for yourself!
Today we are showcasing a layout by Olga
Vasilieva from our DT. We asked a few gals to use something from her
layout as inspiration. Each gal picked one or two things they loved about the design and used it for their own photos and styles.
There are just times when we need a jumping off point. We want to scrapbook or work on a project, but the mojo is just missing.
Well, that is the perfect time to peek at a gallery or Pinterest board for a layout that you really LOVE. Pick an element, or two, that catches your eye from it. It could be the sketch of the design that is dynamic, or maybe the color palette is dreamy, or the page uses embellishments that you have on hand, or includes a technique you'd like to try.
Print out the sample page you want to scraplift (or take a photo of it with your smartphone) so you have a quick reference near you and pull out your Prima scrap supplies! You will be creating a page you love in no time at all!
Scraplifting is a wonderful way to be inspired and get the brain in gear again. We asked our design team to scraplift one of our own. We let them pick any element they wanted from this gorgeous design by Steph Devlin:
Do you ever look at a layout that you LOVE and want to make one like it, but keep it in YOUR style?
Well, we hope to have some inpiration for you! Once a month we post a fabulous layout and ask our design team to scraplift it. They can choose anything on the layout that inspires them...it could be the color scheme, art techniques, products used, scrap style, basic sketch, or the title.
We love what our team has done each month! It has pushed some a bit out of their comfort zone (with fabulous results), it has opened up NEW ways to use products, and it has taught us how to really be inspired by one another. Isn't that what it's all about anyway?
This month we have this gorgeous project by Magda Bolinska. Magda is the queen of stamping...and she layers a lot of techqniues without creating a lot of bulk. Her layouts are whimsically messy and fun! We knew this would be a GREAT layout to scraplift.
Leslie Ashe pulled out a gorgeous palette of colors for her scraplift! Adding masking like Magda's, as well as stamping touches, Leslie stayed in her own style, but added a sweet Magda influence!
"Magda’s page inspired me by her attention to detail in her design. I love
the way she free handedly makes her art so beautiful! And I love polka dots. When I saw Magda’s design
with the polka dots, I KNEW I wanted to include that in my design as my main
Larissa Albernaz loved Magda's page! Just read what inspired her:
"Inspired by Magda´s page, I decided to use the same paper collection, title
and materials to recreate mine. I also created a textured background by
overlapping some stamps, as she did, and by adding some art mediums and
masking techniques to it."
Solange Marques kept her signature look, but added a few of Magda's touches to make this stunning layout! Solange used basic sketch for placement of her photo, title, and artsy touches (like gesso, splashes of paint and misting), but kept the color palette, paper choices, and photo her own. What a great meshing of the two!
Janna Werner is our clean and simple gal who rocks the use of white space! We knew this scraplift would be a challenge, but were excited to see what she would come up with.
Here´s what inspired Janna:
I love Magda´s style - she is
amazing with all her details and craziness on the page. I am a rather
clean scrapper, I need things to be "organized" and clear on my page. It
was very challenging for me to adapt Magda´s style to mine - trying to
create a clean page with all the different elements on her layout.
Compared to her page, mine looks quite naked, lol, but I love using lots
of white space."
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