Inspiration: London ideas to incorporate into your scrapbook pages for that feel of London
featuring the Circle Tiles and Tab Die Set
and hybrid embellishments
It is Inspiration week once again and this time we are going to London on our journey for Inspiration! For all you Anglophiles out there I’m sure you will love taking all things English…or British and using them on a scrapbook page inspired by this historic city.
From our Pinterest boards we will once again look for design elements to include in our layouts. We will find photos that will fit the theme or plan ones to take, and we’ll even take a look at a way to incorporate custom elements with a digital kit for hybrid embellishments.
Red, White and Blue play prominently in my layout with a 12×12 Mosaic Moments Gird in Navy with red, white and blue (Core’dinations Azure) cardstock mats.
Red and Black elements are included as representative of The Guards uniforms.
2. THE GUARDS
The punched (EK Success) title in red cardstock and velvety Black Suede by Hot Off the Press topped with gold paint pen (Sharpie) details.
These graphic posters and designs have done a great job of summing up many of the icons we associate with London. They are a springboard for ideas that you really should consider when you are brainstorming.
4. HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE
London Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, and The Royal Albert Hall, Tudor buildings and The Globe Theatre all bring styles that can be imitated.
Along the way I was reminded of literary icons like Sherlock Holmes and Paddington Bear, of the Underground and its bold logo. Even Big Ben, the London Eye, double-decker buses, telephone boxes and umbrellas are all London icons.
6. BIG BEN
7. PLACES OF INTEREST
The rustic Globe Theatre and stained glass cathedrals are inspiring places to visit if you were traveling to London. Their style can also be incorporated into your scrapbook pages.
Pattern # 224 is a row pattern I chose to accommodate the title I had planned and the photos I wanted to use.
For me as soon as I came across Paddington Bear pins I had a good idea of what I wanted to do. The grandkids are all fans of Paddington. First it was the Treasury book I got them for Christmas before the movie came out, then the Fun Uncle got them all the movie with the stuffed bear for this Christmas and then they were hooked!
Several weeks back when everyone was at Granny’s I put the movie on for them and proceeded to make marmalade sandwiches for them to enjoy at a tea party as they watched. Now I had to do some creative marketing for the picky eater, but selling the marmalade orange rinds as orange “Cutie” candies made them disappear in a flash instead of being picked out and discarded. Admittedly I did not take pictures that day…the sandwiches were gone by the time I got my camera out…I re-created the scene that just might become a tradition at Granny’s to have a tea party and serve Paddington Bear’s favorite!
The other photo is of Libby and her daughter reading the book. I’m so glad that the little ones love to “read” the stories alone and listen to us read and pour over the drawings catching all the details.
I have drawn colors from Paddington’s coat and hat for the layout. I have used tags (Papertrey Ink Mini Tags die) to label the photos that are similar to the tag he wore on his trip. I included a map of southern England (Connie Prince) with a geo tag (Technique Tuesday “Going Places” die set).
The map of London is in a circle shape so using the Circle Tie die in the 2.125” square size cut a nice red frame for the map and fit perfectly!
For the telephone box and the hybrid square I found Connie Prince’s Travelogue England to be very helpful. It is a digital kit (link is on the pin board) that I began to use as individual elements until a light went on (I woke up!) and decided to use them in a very mini-page…in a 2.125” square…and mesh them together as a unit. The underground logo had to be adjusted to read Paddington (train station) but everything else just needed sized to fit. I printed on photo paper for a nice glossy look and then used MM Die Set A to center and cut the square to size.
So if you are someone who enjoys being a two style scrapper and you’ve got digital kits think about incorporating them into your next layout! Hybrid elements will bring color and interest to your page and lets you get more for your money!! Get creative!
Maybe you’ve been inspired today to do your own Paddington page…or maybe Sherlock or even The Bard, William Shakespeare, we’d love to see how London Inspiration plays out in your layouts, be sure to share with us on our Facebook page!
The Inspiration: London pin board can be found here: https://www.pinterest.com/fivepines/inspiration-london/