You "heart" Watermelon

Saturday, February 22, 2014

This is going to be an interesting post.  Once again, as I continue further into the month of LOAD, I find that creativity & inspiration (or as we scrappy gals call it, Mojo) is easier to come by. It's everywhere.  This layout is a perfect example.

It's reveal day for me over at ScrapStuffz' Insired By.  We have a super fun photo to jumpstart your creativity.

I first looked a while ago at this photo and said ooh fun. I decided to wait before starting on it to see where my mind wandered.  I wound up using this photo in a multitude of ways. I loved the circles of the cupcakes, and wanted to find ways to get circles onto my page. The stacks going up became layers of paper, the different colors and patterns are the same with the patterns I chose as well as the color red. Lastly, the photos. They happen to be about food. Red food.

This also was a gray place to start for LOAD day 11.  Today's prompt was a fun one for me. Change your process. If you start with photos, start with product, or story...Get the idea? So, I began with our inspiration photo for concept. I also seem use a lot of challenges during LOAD.  As I browsed some of my favorite places to play, I realized that Scrap Our Stash current challenge went hand in hand with this photo. Putting the two together made the whole page come together in less than an hour.

Bear with me as this is going to get very mixed up.  I changed my process by starting with the inspiration photo, then gathering the supplies I needed. The requirements of Scrap Our Stash challenge,  is a bit of a recipe challenge, but using designated items beginning with the letters of the word SWAK, Stitching, washi tape, arrow,  pre-made kraft embellishment AND the color red and/or pink. All of these led me to ideas on how to put this page together based on the photo.  I started with the embellishment, the garland. The circles like the cupcakes and dots on the teapot, which led me to the printed kraft papers and chipboard that I layered like the stacks and patterns in the photo. That led me to the color red to  use for the background, which finally led me to the photos, of them eating watermelon. Food, like the photo.

I used the arrow to point to the title and photo of my son.  The arrow sits on a  pice of washi that is also placed in two other areas  on the page. Once I came up with the title, I drew a heart, then stitched over it.

This is completely backwards of my usual process that begins with photos. But incredibly liberating.  I would encourage you to try something like this as well. This was definitely a spark to my creativity today. Please join us at ScrapStuffz' Insired By. I want to see how you are inspired by this photo!
Come back again tomorrow. The plan is to keep posting daily...

PP, chipboard and garland-MME
alphas-Jillibean Soup
Washi-Bella Blvd
Arrow-Studio Calico


  1. This is great Devra! I really love the clean look of this page. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

  2. This is wonderful! What a fun way to start a layout!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. that is super sweet! Love the colors combination! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  4. What a great layout with some awesome stitching on the circles! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash. xx

  5. Love the red background. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

  6. Awesome page! love the stitching on the circles! Thank you so much for playing with us at Scrap our Stash!

  7. Great use of your stash! Perfect color combo for a LO about the stitched heart and all your little details. Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  8. Wonderful page and great take on the SWAK challenge! Thank you so much for linking up at Scrap Out Stash!

  9. beautiful page
    tks for playing with us at SOS

  10. Man, I can go for some of that watermelon about now!

    ~Robin Redd
    Scrap Our Stash DT

  11. Great job with the challenge! Thanks for participating! Good luck!!