Saturday, May 30, 2009

Look Around challenge from Stacey

This was another Scrap-Off challenge and it was SO much fun! Amazing the inspiration you can get from things around you. Thanks for a great challenge, Stacey.

We are still at Ellie and Ross' house so I was looking around trying to find something to inspire my page. Every time we have visited them I wondered about this big sign they have in their living room. It's quite large and quite bold and not something you would normally see on someone's wall. I decided to ask them the story behind the sign and used this for the inspiration for my layout.


It turns out that Ross' great grandfather was one of the pioneers of the steam-cleaning industry which led to his owning the first drive-through car wash. Pretty cool, huh? The car wash was called "Follow Charlie" and I guess that once your car was on the conveyor belt it followed "Charlie" through.


Anyway, I used the general design of the sign for my layout, the colors (green, blue, yellow and black) and used the shape from the sign where Charlie is as the shape of my photo mat. I also liked how the business name went around the curves of the top and bottom of the green shape, so I mimicked that as well.

15 comments:

mustangkayla said...

Neat story! Fabulous layout! I really like the curve to the title and how it follows the shaped paper!

Sherri Funk said...

That's a pretty funky layout. I really like it.

Lisa Carroll said...

What great inspiration, and I think you did a wonderful job interpreting it into a layout. beautiful!

Danielle said...

I really like this layout too...I might have to be inspired to use it and a few of the other things around the house as inspiration for a few more pages...

Alex said...

That sign is a great source of inspiration! And your layout is just lovely! Beautiful work!

Linda said...

I love this Becky, as everything else you make! It turned out awesome and the whole layout is so special and cool :D

hippy_chick said...

Love the shape of this!!!!

Nita said...

I totally adore your style!
Dont know how you do it, but I want to be you when I grow up
hugs
Nita

bitte71 said...

Lovely page, love the way you´ve made the title!

Rach H said...

Beautiful layout! I love the titlework and the colors!

Perfection!

Suz said...

Super layout from that inspiration

Willea said...

This is so cool! I love your style!

Phoebe said...

How cool is that?!? You chose some great inspiration and your page is awesome!! Fabulous job, girl!!

Scoobie said...

Seriously, Becky - this is a real knock out! The shape works so good, the colors are way cool and those girls are so cute.

Into my favs!

Paper Niche said...

I seriously love this page, Becky! Just looking at it makes me want to scrap!!