A huge source of scrapbooking inspiration can be found in the world of advertisements and I found one this week while browsing through Pinterest. It’s a very simple ad – minimalism at its best – but it really struck me.
This Lego print ad consists of a lone green lego brick and text. That’s it. The image is clean and simple and draws you in right away but the genius is in the text – it’s an ad campaign aimed at parents, not children – and the copy focuses on the capacity of a child’s imagination to create something spectacular out of a simple block. I simply had to create a layout based on this ad.
All supplies from Designer Digitals | Patterned Paper: Signature Chevron Paper Pack: Skinny by Andrea Victoria. Epoxy: Crowning Affair: Vibrant Element Kit by Katie Pertiet. Word Art: I Heart Stories Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards.
The photo is of my daughter holding up her academic awards after an 8th-grade awards banquet. I wanted to keep the story focused on her starting high school and on my hopes and dreams for her as she takes that big next step in her life. After centering the text, I layered it on a piece of patterned paper and added a title and one tiny epoxy as the only embellishment. I did try to keep my layout as simple as the inspiration photo but in the end, I just had to add a bit more to it. It’s still extremely simple but the busy chevron paper makes it feel more like a scrapbook layout than an ad and I like that touch of warmth the background paper adds.
I hope that you’ll be as inspired by this ad as I was! I love the idea of keeping a layout super-simple and just focusing on the story and my words. Have you ever been inspired by an ad and created a layout from that inspiration? Let me know and let me know what else is inspiring to you and maybe I’ll use it in a future column. You can also follow my Pinterest boards here.
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