Happy Saturday! As many of us have heard many times before, inspiration is all around us. That sounds like a wonderful concept...until you sit down to create a project and realize you are experiencing "scrapper's block." How do you find inspiration when you are stuck? One simple solution is to open up a magazine. When you think about it, magazines are FULL of layouts. If you think about it in scrapbooking terms, a magazine can be a book of sketches! Here's how I took a magazine layout and converted it into a digi-layout.
First, I found a magazine layout that I thought would work well as a scrapbook layout. Tip: Search for layouts that have distinctly shaped photos as opposed to layouts where the image floods the entire background (although that might be a cool idea also).
Next, I created a sketch in Photoshop. If you choose not to work in a digital program, you can also draft a magazine-inspired sketch with good old-fashioned pencil and paper. (Download this sketch for free. Just right click and save.)
Here is my completed layout! I really like how it came out and I will definitely use this technique again. Give it a try!
Inspiration Magazine Layout Source: www.dbadesign.com.au