“fashionable” stamped layouts

‘morning Fashion-Lovers,

I’m not one to read high-fashion mags or watch all the FashionTelevision shows on TV.  I do, however, catch the odd episode of America’s Next Top Model or Project Runway.  I think if I wasn’t a farm-wife, mother-of-three & teacher……I would have been a home decorator or fashion designer.  Oh, you laugh, but I know I could have made it {so easy to say while I sit here in my butterfly pajama pants sipping a diet pepsi — lol).

So…it is only fitting that I created some layouts for this month’s post that were totally inspired by the colours & textures of the fashion industry.

Layout #1 was inspired by this 1960’s number — I can just imagine my mother & aunts in this outfit.

And here is the layout:  “LIVE”  –  this layout has a clean & crisp look with a retro feel.  I used the colours RED, WHITE & a touch of BLACK; all inspired by the photo.   I used the myStampBOX stamp sets: Your Story & Border Lines.

Layout #2 was inspired by the colour & textures of this photo.  Notice how the outfit is somewhat monochromatic, with lots of layers and dimension.

And here’s the layout:  “DISTANCE”  –  by using vintage lace, a handmade fabric flower & jewel accents, I created a monochromatic layout, much like the inspiring outfit.  I stamped the title “DISTANCE” multiple times down the centre of the layout in both white and brown ink.  I used the stamp sets: Tall Solids I and Tall Solids II.  I outlined the title in black marker to give it definition.

My 3rd layout was definitely inspired by the colours & incredible patterns of this next runway outfit:

If anyone knows me, I love pattern paper — really… anything goes … any colour, any pattern, any paper.  I love mixing bold colours together and all kinds of patterns in my layouts & projects.  So… you can only imagine how this outfit inspired the bold colours of this next layout:  “I love 35″.

I chose four {quite} different pattern papers — in colour & design — and used them on this layout.  The three circles are hand-cut from bold floral prints and the square border, from a more whimsical print.  I used the Wishing you Sunshine stamp set to create flowers, adding Ranger’s glossy accents for dimension.  I created part of the title using the What’s you number? stamp set.

And, lastly, who couldn’t be inspired by this incredibly beautiful dress?

I was instantly drawn to the gorgeous, pink, flowing fabric on the bottom of this dress and the tailored, silver lines of the top.  I wanted to create a “pretty”, soft layout that was airy & fresh.

The Sigh Gush Gasp stamp set was the perfect choice for creating this layout.  I added hand-journalled writing inbetween for some interest.  The shiny,  silver pearls and vintage, grey paper & ribbon really pick up the colours of the fashionable top; while the pink, tulle flowers are a great addition for a soft look.

I hope you have enjoyed MY TAKE on creating layouts inspired by yesterday & today’s fashion-on-the-runway.  You can visit the myStampBOX gallery to see more close-up photos of these layouts.

I challenge YOU to dive into your own closet to find inspiration for your next layout.



About Jill


  1. Monique says:

    Fabulous layouts Jill!!! Love your fashion inspiration idea!!! TFS!

  2. Jolene says:

    These are awesome! You really nailed the “look” of each outfit for your layouts. Great job!

  3. Diane says:

    I love your layouts! They’re always so fresh and inspiring. When I click to view your gallery though, it won’t open it just takes me back to the top of the page. This happens with some of the other DT Galleries as well – maybe an error on the site? I’d love to see all the close ups – great job!

  4. Lisa says:

    You truly are talented. Sometimes I wonder if one of us must be adopted??
    Kidding. Love that last one of Erica!

  5. Leica says:

    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!! jill you rocked it!!!!!

  6. Allison says:

    Holy scrapness Jill! FOUR stunning creations! Love you use of inspirational photos!

  7. Hey Jill…I love your style. You have such a way of including so many different elements to your layout and getting them all to work so well together. AWESOME JOB!!!

  8. Lynda says:

    Awesome layouts!!!

  9. Ellen says:

    really so cool!
    love each one and the inspo pieces, too!

Speak Your Mind