Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Inspired by...

Little side note: I gave my blog header a little overhaul yesterday. Just changing it up around here a little. And yes, I recognize that I am no longer a 'twenty-something' as I turned thirty nearly two weeks ago but I'm embracing the lie. Just kidding actually. But really I just didn't want to change the name of my blog. Frankly, it's just too much trouble.

I haven't done an 'inspired by' post in ages and recently came across this layout by Kelly Noel. Naturally, like all inspiration these days-it came from Pinterest.

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I loved the effect at the top. Buttons, a love of mine, were incorporated heavily and that really, really appealed to me. So, I stuck pretty closely to the layout itself.

This is what I came up with.


Don't you love the buttons? I added some wood veneer and enamel dots as well. I love the dimension.


I did a little misting of the letters and used a few wood veneer similar to the inspiration piece.


I left out the bottom piece of pattern paper for an extra line of journaling.

So, Wendy & Janna, the owners of The Paperie, made a few dreams come true in March when they invited Kelly Purkey to come teach classes and meet our crazy bunch of ladies at the store. It was E.P.I.C and really a dream come true.

Now, they're doing it all again!

Yep. Dina Wakely is coming and while I'm not nearly as into her business as much as Miss. KP's I am very, very excited to meet her and learn some new things. Art journaling is very new to me so I have a feeling that she is going to widen my horizons. I'm excited to spend the weekend learning new things in August and if you're local you should check it out too!


1 comment:

  1. Dina was just at my LSS. I was working the shop during 3 of her classes, and while I also don't art journal, I'm now tempted to make messy things and buy a gelli plate, haha.
    Though I still don't have the space in my apt and my Project Life takes enough of my free time.
    Have fun with her there and get lots of Diet Coke - she drinks it all day :)