Let Summer begin! How did you decide to kick off your summer? My kids spent the first few days soaking in the hot tub and sloshing around on the Slip-N-Slide! :) I pulled out the NEW Noel Mignon Sunkissed kit (sold out) to capture this very "official" beginning of Summer 2010.
I love print ads from magazines. It's one of my favorite places to go to for new inspiration. I have a special folder on my desktop where I save the ads I find online. This week, I challenged myself to use this shoe advertisement by Adidas.
The vertical strips of bright color were the first thing that caught my eye. I replicated the stripes using papers by Echo Park and Cosmo Cricket. I used the shoes to inspire my photo placement.
I wanted the bright colors from the photos and paper to pop off the page, so I chose to use black cardstock as my background, rather than the white like in the advertisement.
I needed a way to ground my title across the top of the page and decided make a banner across the top of the page using the Imaginisce stamp from the Sunkissed Kit. I stamped the image several times on white cardstock, colored in the edges using markers and then cut them out. I added an additional layer underneath them by punching scalloped circles from yellow cardstock.
The yellow letters felt pale on the white cardstock, so I took a cue from Brittny's page last week and matted them on black paper. (Thanks, Britt!)I love the casual, cartoon feeling they have with that black edge! :)
As a final touch I added a few flowers to my journal block to mimick the flower-looking Adidas logo at the bottom of the advertisement. The Maya Road sheer Black birds help to ground the journaling block and label sticker.
I hope you are enjoying your summer so far!