More Projects Inspired By Big Picture Classes
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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!
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:
Then used a craft knife and a steel ruler to cut along the pencil lines:
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:
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):
Then I just had to stick the blue cardstock back on top:
And fill it up with lots of pretty details!
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:
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:
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:
And I very quickly put together this cute card:
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:
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,