Using your photos for design ideas…

By Audrey Yeager

September 18, 2013

Many times when I am working on a page, I try and use something from the photos to inspire my design and the products I use.  So for example, this page about my little guy who loves to vacuum:

he loves the vacuum SBC



I thought of what a messy floor looks like when right before you vacuum it up (specifically, the area around my scrap space!  HA!).  Strings, and scraps and maybe a few drops of paint or mist splattered here or there.  So those are exactly the things I used on my page!



I used a grungy stamp and some charcoal ink around the edges of my page in some spots, then just took some clusters of strings and layered them under my scraps of paper.  I machine stitched over some of the strings to help keep them in place.



Next time you are stuck with a starting point, start brainstorming some things that your photo make you think of and see if you can translate them into a design for your page!



PS: I used September’s sketch for this page!  Check out this month’s sketch challenge HERE!



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