The Inspiration Station | Challenge No. 7

September 06, 2012

Hello everyone and thanks for joining me for another round of the Inspiration Station Challenge!  

Thanks to all of you who have been sharing your pages with me via Twitter and in the comments below.  I've so enjoyed seeing what you are doing with the challenges and I'd encourage you to keep sharing as you have the time to participate!

Here is this week's inspiration piece:


Lately I've been finding a lot of inspiration in infographics--they're EVERYWHERE and they offer an easily processed and visually pleasing way to present information to a viewer.   There are many ways that taking cues from infographics can be helpful to scrapbookers--the most important being to help us communicate our stories more effectively and strikingly on a page.

I've chosen the following infographic for us to study today:



There really is quite alot to take in with this image!  That's why I'd like you to take some time to study it and then try answering some of the questions below in an effort to better understand how you might use it as inspiration in your scrapbooking.  Keep in mind that this appraoch can be used with ANY inspiration image but is particularly helpful in breaking down more complex inspiration pieces like the one above.

Ask Yourself...


    • First of all this particular infographic is broken into four sections --which section are you most pulled into? 

    • What feel do you get from that section as a whole?  (i.e does it give off a graphic, artsy, vintage or other sort of vibe?)

    • In what ways could you create a similar vibe in a scrapbook page?

    • What is the first detail in the image that you were drawn to?

    • Why do you think you were drawn to that particular detail?

    • In what ways could this particular detail be used in a scrapbook page?


My answers to the questions above led me in the following direction with my own page:

I was drawn to the first section of the graphic--the first detail that grabbed my attention being the overall shape of the home and the divided sections within it.  I liked the graphic/artsy feel of that particular section but as I began playing with the idea of the home I realized I wanted to capture more of a vintage charm.

After determining the feel I wanted to create in my page and the details that I wanted to capture, I began to brainstorm about ways that I could bring some of these same details and emotions into my design and settled on the following two approaches:

      1. I created a house shaped photo collage template based off of the graphic above that I could easily clip my photos to. 

      2. I chose "vintage-style/found" papers and elements that helped me to establish a cozy feeling in my page that reminded me of being at home.

A Home by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Jenni Bowlin Studios Digital Shoppe: Play Date Collection, Red and Black Extension, Trendy Collection and Rhinestone Buttons and Bows; Paislee Press: Photobooth; Gennifer Bursett: When Skies Are Grey; Sahlin Studio: Art and Soul; Anna Aspnes: Hummingbird Art Play Palette and Vellum Alpha; Mye De Leon: Ephemera Clusters; Ju Kniepp: Far From Here. 

Tip: If you're looking to explore more approaches to using "infographic inspiration" in your scrapbook pages--check out this post over at Get It Scrapped, which features tons of great layouts by the GIS Creative Team--all inspired by infographics.


Now its YOUR turn...


Take this week's inspiration piece and make an inspired page of your own! I've included the same Photo Collage Template  that I used in my page above as a freebie for you to download and use in your own personal pages and projects.


Layered Template + Printable Template included in zip file. 



I can't wait to see what you come up with and I'd be delighted if you'd link me up to your creations once you've finished!


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