When I was looking through Pinterest earlier this week, I flipped past this photo two or three times. I don’t typically use candles much once the warmer weather hits and it just wasn’t what I was looking for. But I did like the arrangement of the photo and finally decided that, although it might not be something I would typically use for scrapbooking inspiration, maybe I should try it. So come take a look and see what you think.
The candle is an Orange Blossom candle and you can find it at Prize Candle - a company that specializes in soy candles that contain a prize inside the candle. What I liked about this photo was the way the orange, the greenery, and the blossoms all surrounded the candle on a circular holder. The small details just seemed to envelope the focal point and, even though the oranges are much brighter in color than the candle, the placement of them still allows the candle to hold center stage.
And it just so happens that I had a couple of photos that really called for something circular! So I decided to put that inspiration to play in a layout with those photos.
All supplies from Designer Digitals | White Cardstock: Life Lines Solids Paper Pack by Katie Pertiet. Patterned Paper: Life Lines Scrapbooking Kit (striped paper) and Like This Scrapbooking Kit (wavy background paper and dotted paper) by Katie Pertiet. Frames: Maybe Not Kit by Katie Pertiet. Staples and Journaling Tag: Like This Scrapbooking Kit by Katie Pertiet. Arrow: Life Lines Scrapbooking Kit by Katie Pertiet. Stitches: Clean Stitched Circles: White No. 01 by Katie Pertiet.
I started this layout with just the framed photos in the middle of a piece of white cardstock to mimic the candle placement in the inspiration photo. At first I had both photos side-by-side, and then realized that I could use one more as an embellishment if I resized it and put it beside the photo – very similar to the placement of the orange blossoms by the candle. This is the beauty of digital! All I had to do is click on the photo to resize it.
After figuring out the photo placement, I started playing with strips of patterned paper, the arrow and the journaling tag along the bottom and sides of the photo – just like the oranges and the blossoms. And then I added the circular stitching to create the circular feel that I liked in the inspiration photo but also because photos of windmills just seemed to call for circles! At the very end, I added a piece of patterned paper behind the white cardstock just to ground the entire design.
I love spending time on Pinterest and I always find something to inspire me. I hope that you are inspired by this design as I was. Let me know where you find inspiration and maybe I’ll use it in a future column. You can also follow my Pinterest boards here.