Hello my Friends! Last month, I started a contribution with Esprit Scrapbooking Magazine Each month or so, I find inspiration in the Street, narrowing it down to one specific aspect. In August, I devoted the first chapter to MALLS/GALLERIES and this month, well let's see if you can guess...
Bonjour les Scropines! Le mois dernier, j'ai commencé à contribuer au blog Esprit Scrapbooking Magazine en proposant de s'inspirer de la RUE. En aout, le premier chapitre concernait les PASSAGES/GALLERIES MARCHANDES et cette fois, il s'agit de...voyons si vous pouvez deviner...
J'espère que ça vous inspirera à participer, vos commentaires et suggestions m'intéressent énormèment alors n'hésitez pas à tout me dire soit ici soit sur le blog Esprit Scrapbooking soit aux deux ;-) Merci!
If you go to the blog Esprit Scrapbooking, you'll see a lot more of the mini and the actual inspiration but the whole post is in French so here is the translation in English:
In the street, there's a recurrent and yet unique element we often forgo.
It can be made of steel, wood, carved, painted or heavily ornate.
It can be see-through and let the eye perceive a courtyard or quite heavy and guard a fortress.
Just like photography or scrapbooking, this element engage two senses: the vision and the touch.
As you might have guessed, I'm talking about DOORS.
I chose to make a mini inspired by the familiar "revolving doors" and other modern doors found in downtown Chicago.
The structure of the mini reproduces the axel mechanism of the revolving door in the sense that the pages can be flipped one after another giving the impression of no beginning no end.
When looking at a revolving door, one sees a piece of glass ( = transparency ) followed by a detail ( page with a picture ). If someone goes through a revolving door, his or her image doesn't appear all at once but rather in fragments. The whole silhouette is seen entirely at the end. In the mini, I translated that into a series of pages showing bits and pieces of my Dad before releasing his complete image ( appears on the last page and the front cover )
The colors and textures of doors are also quite interesting.
If you pay close attention to the doors in your neighborhood, you'll often see a mix of wood and steel for instance. This association alone would make a great starting point for a page. The wear and tear on a door might also prompt you to pull out the Distress ink pads, play with some stamps ( like I did on most of my pages ) or even fray the edges of your cardstock.
I mainly used stamps from the Papertrey Ink ( base ) Tim Holtz, and papers from 7 Gypsies for the mini. I hope this inspires you and perhaps you might even feel like playing with us by linking your pictures of the doors and your projects after this post or directly after the one at Esprit Scrapbooking.
I would love to have your feedback, here or there or both ;-)