Magazine inspired

I love magazines: I love to read them, look at them and… I especially like to flip through them, looking for ideas! One of the most inspiring magazines I know is the French Marie Claire Idées:

I buy this magazine, even-though my French is not very good and I never actually make any of the projects that are featured… But there are truly wonderful ideas in there and one of my very favorite things to do is to take a few hints from the magazine before I create a lay out!

Let me show you:

These are just a few random things that caught my eye on the first few pages. I used them to inspire me for this lay out:

I used the myStampBOX Colour Me alphabet to mimic the fabric alphabet, some Funky Flowers, Abundant Blossoms and the buttons from the Border Lines set to recreate the flowers from the fabric pouches and a checkered Graphic Border just because I liked the green and white checkered fabric button.

And this green display:

Inspired me to create a card:

Here I used the leaves from the Abundant Blossoms and Funky Flowers sets to recreate the background in the picture. The branch is also from the Abundant Blossoms set and the little vase is actually an Itty Bitty.

Now are you up for the challenge? Today’s challenge is to grab your favorite magazine and look at it in a different way. Use it to find ideas for your next stamp project. Look for color combinations, patterns, even lay outs and see what you can come up with!

Link up your creations in the comments below. I can’t wait to see them!

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  1. Agata says:

    Very creative ideas Marsha! This card’s background is really great!

  2. Janet Zeppa says:

    I love how the magazine inspired you! Great challenge!

  3. Your interpretations of these pages are amazing! Nice work.

  4. Allison Cope says:

    Beautiful Marsha!

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