featuring: Sequins and Gemstones in Inspiration: India
Are you a fan of Bollywood movies? Love the colors in the wonderful Sari fabrics? Are Paisley Patterns something you love? Maybe you just enjoy a great curry meal and want to make a recipe page with pictures of the meal as you prepare and serve it. India is our Inspirational beginning this time and we’ve got tons of colorful pins to get you started on your journey. Let’s go! Time to add some Inspiration from India into a layout!
Color is definitely a bold component in the pins I’ve chosen this week. I know it seems to be one unifying factor as we have done these Inspiration pages. It’s interesting to see how each culture uses those colors in their décor and designs. This time we see a variety of patterns and paisleys to draw ideas for color and embellishing our layouts.
On our Pinterest Inspiration: India pinboard you will find many ideas for colors and designs. Here are a few samples to whet your appetite.
For this layout I’m pulling most of my inspiration from Emmi’s outfit in the pictures. It was a gift from a neighbor from her trip “home” that she brought from Mumbai, India for my granddaughter. The yellow is such a strong color I wanted to use everything but that yellow in the color choices for the layouts.
I’ve also considered the colors found in the blanket I had her sitting on. The caramel to brown shades with a touch of reds and blues lend a calming neutral contrast.
Mosaic Moments Bahama Blue Grid Paper is the base because it matches the blue of the outfit so nicely. The pattern is #173 a puzzle pattern for both pages one in mirror image.
A pad of patterned paper from Imaginisce’s Middle East supplies the pattern papers, the colors and patterns work nicely with the India theme. The mats and blocks are all from this pack except for the burnished copper tiles and embellishments.
Copper sequins and blue gemstones add additional bling. I had seed beads and a few other elements to add but it seemed it was too busy and distracted from the photos, so I took them away and have allowed the decoration of the outfit to provide the interest on the page, after all, it’s an authentic Indian design!
I had a die from Paper Smooches, Cityscape, that provided the middle eastern skyline cut in patterned paper. It is placed on a double matted foundation block. I used Matura MT Script for the short journaling blurb on the block.
I also arranged the layout the opposite way around as an alternative view.
Now it’s time for you to give a try to a layout using some of these colors and patterns for your own adventure.
See more Inspiring photos for your consideration on our Pinterest board and have fun bringing a touch of India to your layouts.