Friday, July 25, 2008

Where Do You Get Your Inspiration To Create?

Hey everyone, it's Robyn!
It's always interesting for me to learn where people get their inspiration to create. I've heard of some being inspired by viewing others art, some are inspired by nature, while others are inspired by advertisements, shapes, and colors. The way I see it is one can be inspired by anything!





I found this past issue of Real Simple magazine and thought it was quite inspiring because it immediately inspired me to create. I shared it with a few of my fabulous friends and here's how they were inspired!



4U Card by Teri Anderson- Teri was inspired by the colors in the photo when creating this beautiful card!
Play by Dee Gallimore-Perry- Here's how Dee says she was inspired,"I was obviously inspired by the orange and green! Those colors just screamed out at me! I loved using this photo as inspiration, even if it was just to pull out the colors. That gave me exactly what I needed to get my mojo flowing to create this layout!"
Time Card by Jen Nichols- Jen says, "I was inspired by the shapes on the pillows. The black center design is one of my Cricut cut files."








Love You by Me, Robyn Weatherspoon- I was immediately inspired by all the rich colors in this photo and by the design shapes on the pillows!





Wave Board-Rip Stick by Natalie Goward- Natalie said, " I was inspired by the lines of the hammock, then the colors. Wavy lines and relaxation go hand and hand, so I wanted to incorporate some waviness. The white of the hammock against the green with a splash of orange, brown, and blue helped dictate how I used the colors."



Smile- by Shellie Hubbartt- Shellie just got back from Vacation, and loved this picture of her and her dh. She pulled the colors from the inspiration photo, but used a more muted version. These are papers and embellishments from Little Yellow Bicycle, cute stuff!




So tell me, where do you get your inspiration? I'll randomly draw a name from the comments to this post to win a cool RAK 7 days from now!

14 comments:

Karen said...

I read a few mags; but, I mostly get inspiration from photos and stories, beautiful DP, and the friends I scrap with :)

Amy Coose said...

I would say I get my inspiration from magazines, too, as well as online. I could search blogs all day--there is some amazing stuff out there on the web!

Christina said...

I get mine from blogs, from tees and clothes and from mags.

Amanda said...

i love listening to my ipod when i want to start creating. i also will go to joannes, or other fabric stores and look at all the patterns and colors. after doing that, i look at the pictures i am going to scrapbook and pick colors and shapes from the picturs.

Stacy said...

Looking at that picture, I'd like to find inspiration while sitting in that hammock, lol!!
Beautiful work girls! I love all the details.

Janet Z said...

I get my inspiration online,from my scrap magazines and from the new product I purchase.

Gina said...

Hhmmm...other scrappers a lot, mags, colors, art...home decor...you name it it might inspire me! lol

3 Brats said...

My inspiration?? Hmmm..I guess it would have to be mostly from other blogs, magazines, colors that occur naturally together in nature, and oddly enough, coffee mugs.

CKMommy said...

What a great idea Robyn!

I think most of my inspiration comes from my photos. I also have a magazine addiction too, so some of it comes from there too! :)

Tiffany Johnson said...

Honestly, the challenges over at splitcoaststampers get the creative juices flowing for me!

Roxanne said...

I'm inspired many times as I cruise through the various blogs...more so than magazines these days. Love the new ideas for projects and albums out there!! But I also find the photos of my kids inspiring these days...their expressions and actions...then finding paper/embellies to echo the emotions I see in the photos.(or sometimes the paper comes first!)

Sasha said...

Not doing it for the RAK .. I just stumbled onto your blog hee hee..but I get my inspo sometimes from my crazy big head..or just an old photo..I am odd LOLOL

Have a great weekend

Anonymous said...

Awesome Designs ladies! I love seeing everyone's different takes on the inspiration idea! Anna :))

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