Today the one and only Lisa Truesdell is here to put her own spin on the latest Blueprint installment. I am always so impressed with the way Lisa can layer and her layout today is the perfect example of that! Enjoy!
Inspiration Source: Hammerpress
Lisa: This was such a fun inspiration piece!! I’m a big fan of grid designs on layouts, and actually thought I’d interpret the design more literally. But once I started working on my page, I zero-ed in on a couple of small details from the crests- the large triangles on the one on the bottom right, and the rows of triangles on the one in the middle. I brought similar elements into my page, but kept them tone on tone. They add some interest and texture to the background, but don’t steal the show.
I love that you can use an inspiration piece in so many ways. This one has an awesome color scheme, the cool crest shape, and a zillion other fun details. With a piece like this, it helps to focus on one or two details instead of worrying about creating something that *looks* like the inspiration.
S U P P L I E S
Home: I live in Omaha, NE – in a 90 year old house with lots of character and not enough space.
Workspace: My workspace is just off our dining room – and unfortunately has no doors. Which is a problem, given how messy I am. ;) Most of my storage is repurposed vintage pieces, and I love my little room!
Favorite Color Palette: Aqua, yellow and any other color.
Favorite Form of Social Media: Instagram.
Playlist: Now that school has started again, I’m enjoying creating in SILENCE. Ahhhh.. quiet.
Inspiration Source: I love browsing Pinterest. I keep an “inspired” board for any piece that strikes me as a jumping off point, and turn to them when I find myself stuck. I find the best way for me to get over a block is to walk away for a bit. When I come back to my desk, I can usually work through the problem in no time.
Early Bird or Night Owl: Neither. I’m more of a 10am, just dropped the boys off and finished going through email person.
Three random facts about you:
1. I HATE to talk on the phone.
2. I am almost always barefoot at home.
3. I can never say no when my boys ask for books or art supplies.
Advice for Newbie Crafters: Do it for yourself. Do it because you love it. Do it because the supplies make you happy. But most of all, DO IT, and just see where it takes you.