More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes at Jennifer Grace Creates

More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes

Hi! If you missed yesterday’s announcement about my upcoming blog event make sure you check out the details HERE and enter a giveaway to win Webster’s Pages Dream In Color papers and embellishments!

Today I’m here to show you a couple more projects inspired by the Big Picture Classes website. I did a review of their new website a few weeks ago (read it HERE), and I’ve still been enjoying the classes.

First up I’ve got a layout inspired by the ‘Rainbow’ class by Jen Chapin. I was so drawn to this class just from seeing the sneak peeks because of all the bright colours! Essentially it’s just different ways to use a rainbow colour scheme on your layouts. In lesson 4 Jen used a diecut pie-chart and filled the negative spaces with rainbow colours and co-ordinating embellishments, which looked fabulous and I couldn’t wait to try it out!

Picking Daisies:

More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes at Jennifer Grace Creates

I love how bright and fun the page is, and it was a great way to use up a mix of embellishments and paper scraps from my stash!

I decided to use an old Studio Calico sunburst stencil to create my negative spaces. I drew through the stencil, using a pencil, onto my blue cardstock:

More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then used a craft knife and a steel ruler to cut along the pencil lines:

More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes at Jennifer Grace Creates

I took a sheet of white cardstock, and drew through the holes in the blue cardstock so the pattern was transferred to the white piece. Then I labelled up which colours I wanted in which space:

More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes at Jennifer Grace Creates

I cut some paper scraps down and stuck them onto the white cardstock. It turned out I didn’t have any violet paper so I used both dark grey and light grey pieces (where before I had just planned on one grey spot):

More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I just had to stick the blue cardstock back on top:

More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes at Jennifer Grace Creates

And fill it up with lots of pretty details!

More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes at Jennifer Grace Creates

I had to tilt my title because I tried it straight in a few places, but the optical illusion of the sunburst made it look wonky even when it wasn’t! So I went with the flow and followed the edge of one burst:

More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes at Jennifer Grace Creates

I didn’t have many purple embellishments to use (remember how I spray painted lots of them HERE?!) but I think it turned out okay, as it would have been overwhelming with too many embellishments near the title and journaling:

More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes at Jennifer Grace Creates

Would you have enough embellishments in all the different colours?

The next project is a card. I got the idea for this from the ‘Inspiration Ignited’ class by Carissa Wiley. In lesson 2 she talks about being inspired by home decor, so I found a home decor image on my Pinterest ‘For The Home’ board, printed it out, and jotted down ideas like she suggested:

More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes at Jennifer Grace Creates

And I very quickly put together this cute card:

More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes at Jennifer Grace Creates

I wanted a couple of elements to look like the were on a pegboard or notice board, like in the inspiration picture, but I didn’t want the bulk of actually using pegs or clips. So I just used a little bit of washi tape at the top of the stickers so they look like they are tacked up:

More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes at Jennifer Grace Creates

I’m still finding tons of inspiration in all the classes. Some of the lessons contain a lot of things I already know, or wouldn’t want to use, but I know they have to cater for all tastes and levels of ability so it doesn’t bother me. It’s always fun to see someone else’s process, because even if a technique is familiar to me they might do it in a unique or easier way!

Have you made any rainbow projects lately? Would you find it easy to make a project inspired by home decor? Why not give one of these ideas a try?!

Have a great weekend,

Jennifer x

3 Comments
  • Lovely layout Jennifer, I love rainbow pages! 🙂

    April 18, 2015 at 5:57 pm
  • I’ve been enjoying some of the BPC classes this month, too. I need to go check out the Rainbow class. Looks like you’re finding some great INSPIRATION there!

    April 19, 2015 at 5:30 am
  • kae
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    I really enjoy your design aesthetic and am inspired to try something new. Thanks for sharing these ideas.

    April 20, 2015 at 10:43 pm

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