Taking Inspiration from a Photo with Amanda-jayne Baldwin

Sometimes all we need is a favorite photo to spark our inspiration, and Amanda-jayne Baldwin was certainly inspired by the photo that she chose to create a stunning layout, full of bold color and texture! Let’s take a look at what she made:

Hi Elle’s Studio Friends! It’s Amanda here, & I am so excited to be sharing more January Kit and add-on inspiration with you all! I say it every month, but honestly, this month’s products are just incredible! The proof is that this is my fifth scrapbook layout that I’ve created with these supplies! Yes, fifth! It’s that good! And before you ask, you bet I used the Happy Heart Stamp! I’ve stamped all.the.things this month! I la la LOVE this stamp! I created a lot of loved-up Valentine’s inspired projects, but today I want to demonstrate the versatility of these awesome products! So enough of the chatter, here’s my latest layout to inspire you:

Supplies | January 2019 Kit, January Labels, January Blank Label Stickers, Happiness Found Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers – Black, Heart and Star Acetate Die Cuts, Sweetheart Puffy Stickers, XO Wood Confetti, Wood Veneer Hearts, Black and White Polka Dot Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Happy Heart Stamp, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy 12 x 12 Paper Collection

Wow! Isn’t this fun! Besties forever, indeed! 

For this layout, I was totally inspired by this sweet photograph of my daughter & niece. The great mix of  colors and designs in the January Kit allowed me to draw on the near black of my niece’s hair, the gray of my daughter’s tee, & that golden butterflies filter! The movement of the butterflies in the photo also influenced the flow and movement of my design. 

Let’s take a closer look…

I started this layout with the fabulous yellow striped pattern paper from the Noteworthy 12 x 12 Paper Collection. I layered a sheet of torn white cardstock over it, inserted a couple of 3″ x 4″ tags into the layer, and stitched & stapled it all into place.  

I featured the dominant yellow stripes on the left, to encourage your eye to move across my layout, left to right. The Happy Heart stamped yellow dots add to the directional flow, and guides you across my page. I selected all of the yellow acetate hearts & stars from the Heart and Star Acetate Die Cuts and aligned them with the stamped base.  

To complete the base, I embellished with lots of stickers, die cuts and veneers! I love the layered Wood Veneer Hearts over the acetate hearts—so cool! I also loved the confetti style look of the stamp, so I tried to arrange my embellishments in a similar fashion. For a more interesting & striking effect, I added a few black icon stamps as well. The pops of black balance the bright yellow perfectly!

For my photo cluster, I layered more of the 3″ x 4″ journaling tags from the January Kit, and then tucked in a few labels, stickers and even one of the acetate hearts. I embellished my photo with a Sweetheart Puffy Sticker and that divine Wood Veneer Heart

For finishing touches, I included a few sentiment die cuts and the Happiness Found Stickers. Last but by no means least, I added my mixed alphas title! I used the extremely versatile and everyday essential, black Jane Alphabet Stickers for the #Besties part. I love these stickers! For the remaining title, I used the super cute Black and White Polka Dot Puffy Alphabet Stickers. Perfect! 

The January Kit and extras are jam packed with all kinds of awesomeness!

I hope my layout has shown you its versatility for creating, and inspired you to take some inspiration from your photographs too! 

Thanks so much for joining me today!

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