Monday, June 14, 2010

Ad Inspiration with the Noel Mignon Sunkissed Kit

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!


  1. What a fun LO Jana! LOVE that stamped title! Precious! hey--been missing you around the boards too! ;) Hope you're having a good summer!

  2. Amazing! You always find the best ads for inspiration. LOVE it!

  3. Love the black background with the bright colors!!! Such a cute LO!

  4. Really cute, Jana! Love the banner idea with the stamp. I'll have to try that. :)

  5. Hi Jana,
    You are very creative. I could not see how you did such a cute page from that shoe ad. I am glad there is you to inspire us. You are so creative. I also see you are up EARLY posting.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Wow.. It´s so fun and bright! Great take on that ad! and I can´t wait to get my hands om some echo park of my own..


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