In my last post, I introduced you to my talented friend, Elizabeth. After offering up some inspiration, she kindly presented us with this amazing hat! Were you the winner? If you are j.leija, then you are! Congrats, j.leija. Please email soaphouse at purplemailbox dot com with your mailing address and I will get it to you asap!
I enjoyed hearing everyone's favorite color combos too! I might have try out a few of them...Especially the grey, mint green and pale yellow that Danielle mentioned! Sounds gorgeous!
I also gave you a little sneak peak into the layout that was inspired by this gorgeous hat. Are you ready to see more? Let's get started! In addition to the gorgeous color, I was also inspired by the beautiful cable work. I am thinking it might be fun to do a little doodle....ooooh, cable doodles...
Or, DNA - LOL! Hubster seems to think I have drawn our genetic coding:
Now, for some purple... I LOVE purple. Obviously, since you are reading this at the "Purple Mailbox!" However, as much as I am head-over-heels for all things purple, I find it very difficult to scrap with. I really don't know why. Perhaps it is somewhat dark, or if used on the light side things, it ends up looking a bit Eastery. But, at any rate...I WILL scrap with purple on this LO. I have found a die cut paper that was a freebie and the purple tone is just right. But, the green is not:
Oh, these could be fun:
Now, to find the right shades of green. Wilna over at Two Peas started tearing out SMASH pages and using them on her layouts. Shimelle followed suit. So, time to give that a try! This page with the greens and purples will do nicely:
The soft watercolor effect of the SMASH page reminds me of the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan. Let's put that to work. Loving this jar:
Ah yes, this is shaping up nicely. I chose this photo for the grey and green tones that will compliment a splash of purple. Well, and because it's so cute, of course!
OK, I have gone into my stash and found a great polka dot print from MME Miss Caroline collection. It has all the green shades as well as a bit of purple. Hoorah! I have also found a Crate heart banner and some more bits of Dear Lizzy.
I haven't committed to any of this yet and I am glad. Why? Well, we need to pull in the purple in a more dynamic way, don't you think? Time for some splatters. I don't have purple mist, so let's see what this ink can do for us...
A paint brush and a bit of water...not too shabby:
I am almost ready to start adhering things, but first we need a bit of texture. A scrap of an old Ikea curtain with the fringe scissor treatment and a bit of that purple ink just might do the trick:
Now, I glue and sew. We are getting there!
Remember the purple strips? Time to tuck them around:
And some more layering with some border strips:
I would like a bit of the green to move across the page with the purple. Small bits get glued down:
Hmmmm, the cables need more texture. Let's put the Signo Pen to work. Oooooh, pretty!
This little jar is perfect for journaling:
I just got this new washi tape and I think it will be just right:
Oh, yes indeedy!
A couple of banner stickers and some twine:
More twine. I WAS inspired by knitting, after all!
I had so much fun pulling inspiration from this unexpected place! I love how it pushed me to try new things and work out of my comfort zone a bit. What is the most interesting thing that you have been inspired by? How did it push you?