I was flipping through a Pottery Barn magazine and came across this image. I asked Leah Fung and Wendy Anderson to use this image as their source of inspiration. I thought it would be fun to see how each designer interprets the same image.
This is what Leah Fung came up with.
The first thing that caught my eye when I saw this photo was the beautiful
cotton texture of the couch and pillows. I have always loved the subtle look of
layering like on like, such as the cream-colored pillows on top of the
same colored couch in this photo. I wanted to incorporate that idea into my
page using textured cream cardstock. To add texture and give definition between
the layers of the cream cardstock, I added a scallop border and some machine
stitching then lifted the scalloped edge a bit to add some depth.
I also loved the white script font layered onto the photo in the upper left corner of the inspiration piece, so I did the same using Adobe Photoshop before printing out my photo strip. Another thing that caught my eye was the pretty branch images on the pillows, so I add a Spring-themed branch sticker to my page.
Photos by: Johanna Peterson
This is what Wendy Anderson came up with.
I was inspired by several elements of the inspiration photo. To begin with, the theme of "home" inspired me to create a page about our home...more specifically the remodeling of our kitchen last year. I was inspired by the branches and birds. I was also inspired by the color scheme - lots of white, with browns, blues, and greens. I cut the branch from patterned paper (from Making Memories' Flutter collection). It was kind of tedious, but I actually enjoy detail cutting, so it wasn't bad. I loved the branch, but didn't want the pink background. Also, by cutting it out, I was able to add lots of dimension - most of the leaves are attached with foam squares. I cut the bird as well as the title and subtitle from brown cardstock with the Slice (Vintage Findings design card for the bird, Words & Expressions design card for the subtitle, and Home Sweet Home design card for the title font). Of course, I had to add a bit of stitching, not only because I LOVE machine stitching on my projects, but because the photo inspired it...all of those gorgeous pillows have lots of detail stitching on them!