Hey PP fans, it’s Elsie here! Breaking a creative rut is something I find really difficult. I always have ideas for new designs, but when I’m feeling a bit stumped, all of the ideas seem impossible to create! So to break the rut, I scraplift myself and recreate one of my tried and tested designs, as it’s a great way to get the creativity flowing again!
The inspiration for this page came from this hot air balloon layout, pictured below. As I mentioned in that blog post, hot air balloons are one of my favourite images to create for layouts because they’re so cute and whimsical!
One of the perks of scrap lifting yourself is that you already have a road map for your design and it speeds up the whole process of creating a new page. Like the original design, I wanted to use a blue background to represent the sky.
I chose paper no. 4 from Pick Me Up for my background as I love the deep and rich blue ombre design. Because the paper is so much darker, I thought it could look like a sky at dawn or dusk, so I splattered some white paint over the entire background to create the look of stars, and I’m obsessed with the way it turned out!
Like the other layout I used a cut file to create my hot air balloons. This time I created five instead of just one large balloon, from this hot air balloon cut file. I backed each balloon with patterns which contrasted nicely against the blue background, to create a bright and fun design.
To embellish the page, I used my favourite tone-on-tone technique! This creates such a varied and interesting design and makes the process of creating a page so simple, which is especially good when you’re in a creative rut!