Scraplifted : Martine Labelle

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Once again I’ve asked our designers to be inspired by YOU, those that upload projects to ourBasicGrey flickr pool. I selected this layout from Martine Labelle and then asked two of our designers to use it as inspiration for their next layout.

 Envole Toi | Marinette Lesne

BasicGrey design team member Marinette Lesne is the first to use Martine’s layout as inspiration to create her own project.  She says, “First of all, just wanted to say that I really like the great design of this layout: the dark brown background paper mixed with those colors is gorgeous and add so much contrast to the layout.  I decided to use several old BG collections that I really love and that I kept in my secret stash.  I was inspired by this mix of colors and so I also used a dark brown background to contrast with colorful papers.  Flowers are replaced by butterflies and I also added a handwritten journaling under the picture.”

So Lucky | Kelly Goree

BasicGrey designer Kelly Goree also used Martine’s layout as the starting point for her layout.  Kelly explains, “I followed the flickr image pretty closely as I liked the overall layout and the the big blocks of color. I played around the some punches just like the original artist but rather than doing a variety of border punches, I used my heart punch to make a shamrock that reflected my theme. I kept a photo block just like the original artist but did three vertical photos rather than combining horizontal and vertical.”

I love how a single layout uploaded to our flickr poor inspired two completely different layouts!

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Scraplifted : marieetmichael

Famille | marieetmichael

Once again I’ve asked our designers to be inspired by YOU, those that upload projects to our BasicGrey Flickr pool. I selected this layout from marieetmichael and then asked a few of our design team members to use it as inspiration for their next layout.


Lady Grace notes, “First of all I just want to say how gorgeous this layout is. The collection used, the photo, the design, and the layering blended very well together. I decided to dig in my BasicGrey stash and used the Wisteria collection. I was inspired by her layering, the horizontal design, and the photo of a happy family. I strived to remain true to the overall design and just altered it to use 3 photos instead of one”

Our Family | Mary Rogers

SUPPLIES : [SCARLET’S LETTER] SCR-D066 Starter KitSCR-D067 Patterns,  SCR-D068 TexturesSCR-D069 Elements, SCR-D071 Notes, SCR-D074 TrimsSCR-D075 Baubles, [VAGABOND]  VAG-D219 Quick Page Word Art, [BLITZEN] BLI-D622 Starter Kit.

Mary explains, “I love the flickr project layout and knew I too wanted the focus to be on the photo. I resized my photo 6×6, placed it and began layering papers and elements. Scarlet’s Letter has always been one of my favorite Basic Grey collections and thought it would work perfectly with our recent family photo. I wanted to mimic the background paper brushes, so I added the Fate paper on top of the Fresh Snow background and blended it. I then added several trims throughout, and a few flowers. I loved the simple journaling and wanted to use journaling strips similar on my layout. The title work was created using word art (Vagabond) merged with the 808 confession paper so it would match.”

I love how a single layout uploaded to our flickr poor inspired two completely different layouts!

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Scraplifted : pialopez

Decorate My Donut | pialopez

Have we mentioned lately how much we enjoy the projects you upload to our Flickr gallery?  No?!  What an amazing source of inspiration for BasicGrey fans everywhere – and also for our design team!

Today we’re presenting to you another new blog feature – Scraplifted.  I selected this layout from our Flickr gallery and then asked a few of our design team members to use it as inspiration for their next layout.  The design team inspires you and you inspire them – inspiration comes full circle!

You Get This Look From Mommy | Megan Klauer

SUPPLIES :  [Hello Luscious] 6×6 Paper Pad, HLO-3230 Inviting, HLO-3259 Felt Stickers, HLO-3266 Die-cut Shapes, [Jovial] JOV-2816 Micro Mini Stickers, [Studio Calico Exclusive] XSC-001 Mini Mono Stickers.
BG design team member Megan Klauer chose to use the six rectangles of the original layout to create the foundation of her design.  Instead of using larger sheets of patterned paper, the 6×6 Hello Luscious Paper Pad was the perfect size without creating any excess waste.
Sweet Lil Girl | Jessy Christopher
SUPPLIES : [OLIVIA] VIA-2641 Kembrie, VIA-2648 Ashlyn, VIA-2642 Amelia, VIA-2649 Chloe, [HELLO LUSCIOUS] HLO-3242 Simply Grand,HLO-3266 Pieces, [OFFBEAT] OFB-1399 Die-cut alphabet stickers, [BASIC WHITE] BAS-2542 Sphere.

Design team member Jessy Christopher chose to think outside of the box concept on Pia’s original layout.  She says, “I drew lines to create boxes but I wanted to connect each box with fussy cut shapes.”

Glasses Girl | Tiffany Tillman

SUPPLIES : [OXFORD] OXF-D960 Digital Starter Kit.

Using our Oxford collection, design team member Tiffany Tillman paired the studious papers and illustrated designs with these photos of her daughter and her new glasses.  Tiffany comments, “The original layout featured the cutest element groupings arranged concentrically. I wanted to continue that design characteristic in my page. I also cued-off the original stacked title because it really brought the entire page together visually and conceptually.”

Lucy & Lili | Georgia Keays

SUPPLIES : [OUT OF PRINT] OUT-3320 Storyteller, OUT-3344 Lace Stickers, [INDIE BLOOM] INB-3427 Rub On Book, [CHIPBOARD] CHP-1502 Delilah, [Studio Calico Exclusive] XSC-001 Mini Mono Stickers.

Design team member Georgia Keays‘ style makes her take on the original layout seem all her own.  She says, “The original layout has such a striking a design I really didn’t want
to change it much at all. I decided to use just the two photos and so replaced the other photos with embellishment clusters. I love the stitching detail and incorporated it into my layout by stitching around my black title square. When it came to choosing products, I thought the Storyteller paper suited my photos perfectly but as it is a very detailed pattern I decided to keep the other embellishments simple. I put the rub-ons onto acetate and layered them using foam tape and then added some lace stickers to give the page a bit more texture.”

Pia – we hope you enjoyed our take on your project!  Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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