I am forever and a day tearing ads and pages out of magazines and catalogs to use as inspiration on my layouts. No junk mail can be recycled until it has passed through my final inspection! Usually, I try to hold off on tearing pages out of my husband’s magazines until AFTER he’s read them, but sometimes he’s not so lucky!
I tear out pages for a variety of reasons, the main ones being:
the arrangement of the type
a specific font
I’ve included 3 pages here that I’ve recently torn out and put into my inspiration “pile” that will hopefully make its way into a notebook soon.
The first is a section opener from Real Simple magazine, and I loved the vibrant color scheme as well as the little photo on the front side of the boat.
The second is the cover from a recent Land of Nod catalog. I’m not quite sure how this page will make its way onto my layout but I liked the mix of the alphabet and drawings.
The third is an advertisement from Entertainment Weekly. I tore this page out to remind myself to try and take a similar photo of my husband and son while we’re at the beach in a few weeks (most likely without the large sunglasses...)
So tell me, how does your junk mail influence you??