11 July 2011

From Pinterest to Paper

I am obsessed with Pinterest. I admit it. Every time I see something online that I LOVE, must have, find inspirational, want to try out… I pin it. I have been pinning things from various websites that I bookmarked in my web browser, so that I know exactly why I bookmarked it in the first place. The visual bookmarking is perfect for me. I see the photo of whatever it was that I found and I instantly remember why I pinned it. Plus getting to categorize my bookmarks is also very helpful.

So I have a few boards that I know I will use strictly for inspiration, one is For the Home, another is Pretty Paper, and lastly Words to Live By. Each of these boards inspire me in different ways. I get ideas for my decorating, paper crafting, cards, etc. from each one of these. At first I was wondering, if I would actually use the many visual inspirations I have been pinning in any craft. Well I challenged myself to create something that was inspired by my pinterest boards. From the moment I saw one of my pins, I knew I wanted to use this pattern in my home decorating and scrapbooking. It’s a perfect pattern in my opinion.

So here is the pin I’m going on about:

House of Smiths Inspiration

I absolutely love the quatrefoil pattern. It’s symmetrical, interesting, and looks GREAT repeated.

So I decided to use this pattern as inspiration for a layout. Here it is:


I not only took inspiration from the pattern but the pairing of the white and grey, as well. To get the quatrefoil pattern, I used Photoshop Elements to create a single quatrefoil image, then in my Silhouette Studio Software I repeated the pattern in even rows and columns, then welded the image together. I didn’t want my photo to take over the bulk of the design, so instead of using a standard size print, I had some 2.5” square photos printed at my local Wolf Camera, using the tutorial before this post. Then I added the photo to my Lawn Fawn Say Cheese polaroid stamp.

I’m hoping that Pinterest continues to inspire me and others. It’s such a great idea, I can’t wait to see others using their pins to inspire crafting of all sorts.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Katie! I ran across this post while looking for a tutorial on how to make quatrefoil on elements. I was wondering if you would be able to tell me how to created the design using the program. I can't find a tutorial anywhere!