For some reason, I just haven't been in the mood to scrapbook - digitally or traditionally. I partially blame Project Life, because as I continue to capture life there, I don't feel the need to make as many 12x12 spreads. But, I'm really ok with that, because even though I'm creating fewer layouts, I'm capturing life in more detail than I ever have.
When it came time to create my assignments for JessicaSprague.com, I still wasn't feeling the scrapbooking vibe (even though I have 1000+ photos from a recent vacation to Laguna Beach and Joshua Tree National Forest). So I turned where every other creative soul turns for inspiration (and to kill time), Pinterest. Through a series of clicks, I ended up at a blog called Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate. It's a blog after my own heart, focusing on creative projects following the three "Rs" (reduce, reuse, recycle).
While browsing through the content, I was drawn to this circular paint chip wall art. The original was created using paint swatches, but I instantly saw a fun way to use a digital kit. I opened up Photoshop and started creating circles until it ended up with this:
I wanted my image to be as bright and colorful as the inspiration piece, so I turned to KI Memories Pop Culture kit (an oldie but goodie from it's original paper days). With a lot of placing, clipping, fills and the addition of a texture layer, I came up with this:
Surprisingly, this project took me less than an hour to create. I'm an extremely slow scrapper (both digitally and with paper), so I was quite pleased to be done with a project so quickly. I am also quite pleased with the bright, fun final product!
I'm going to have my image printed as an 8x10 and frame it up to hang in my guest bedroom. I can't wait to add that extra pop of color to the walls!