This year I've challenged myself to put Pinterest to good use in my scrapping by creating this little feature on my blog. For instance, I have a board called Techniques to Try and turned to it for inspiration on this layout. I decided I wanted to use the diagonal patterned paper strips technique found here:
Here is my version. These are about thirty Mushroom Houses located in Charlevoix, Michigan, built by a local architect between 1918 through the 1950's. The day we visited was rainy and dreary, so these aren't the best photos. I thought the diagonal patterned paper would cheer things up a bit.
See the two photos mounted on Heidi Swapp file folders? Keep that in mind. I'll come back to those in a minute and tell you what else I did with the file folders.The mushroom is cut from my Silhouette. I cut a second shape in black to use as backing. It adds great definition and dimension. Then I pop dotted the whole thing. Who knew I would ever be searching for mushrooms in the Silhouette store, but they had two pages of them!
Back to the Heidi Swapp file folders. I typed my journaling on another one and cut it into strips. The red tourist sticker and small black butterfly repeat colors from the top of the layout to help draw the eye down to the journaling.
Anyone want to take on my challenge? Just use something on your next layout that comes from a Pinterest board!