The best thing about creative inspiration is that I never know when it’s about to bowl me over. I hear a great line from a song and instantly envision a layout where the type takes center stage. I marvel at the colors in a vibrant sunset and run home to pull out papers from that palette. I accidentally stumble upon a website with a killer design and I immediately pin it to my Design board for future scrapping reference. Each time I am struck by a creative spark, it opens my eyes to newer + greater possibilities than the last!
Today marks the start of a new feature here on the blog called Blueprint. Each week I will show you how to interpret non-scrapbook related designs into a layout or card. My hope is that with a little practice, you will be able to channel those quick bursts of inspiration – wherever they come from! – into all kinds of craft projects with ease. Let’s get started!
This week’s inspiration came from the layout of Lab Partners’ website. Aside from being an amazingly well-designed site, it’s heavy use of squares + rectangles formatted into a tight grid makes it an excellent sketch for any layout or card.
For my translation of the Blueprint, I loosely followed the grid and made a few minor changes to better serve my personal style. For example, instead of placing four squares under my photos, I chose to go with one rectangular journaling spot, a ticket, and a chipboard circle. Additionally, I decided to spread the title across the entire grid instead of just the lefthand corner. You’ll also notice that I shrunk the scale of the elements down considerably to allow for more white space. The key is to use the Blueprint merely as a jumping off point; I want you to feel free to experiment as much as possible!
Link up your projects in the comment section, on our Facebook page, or via Instagram using the hashtag #bgblueprint! I can’t wait to see how you make it your own!