Monday, 21 April 2014

Challenge #132 week of 21st April 2014

I've been trying to keep up with the WM prompts by keeping a secret Pinterest board to corral ideas and also a dated list where I can try to make sure I mix it up - sometimes techniques, sometimes product, sometimes date driven or maybe subject matter etc.

And sometimes it just doesn't come together and an idea I had, doesn't seem to be such a good fit anymore and then it's back to the drawing board and it might turn a different direction.

This week is exactly one of those weeks. I had originally come up with something Easter based, but then changed my mind last week to have that as a pre-Easter idea thus leaving me with a blank in my schedule! I'm no doubt making it harder than it needs to be :-)

Anyway, to get to the point, I've decided that this week we should be inspired by logos. They are everywhere even if we don't even notice them anymore. They slip into our consciousness and are often instantly recognisable by old and young alike. They might give us happy, positive feelings, or negative, irritated feelings but they are there all the same.

Anyone who knows me will not be surprised to find that one of my favourites is this one here (if only I could afford it!):

Although you might be more drawn to this one where the words are the logo:

Maybe this one which so fully represents the movement its products wish to inspire:

Or maybe you drive one of these or recognise the aspiration qualities it can have:

Again, so many ways you could take this. Favourite products, advertising, the design features, how they make you feel,, how your children recognise them on the TV or draw them to represent something in particular on a drawing (this gives me an idea for a page if only I could find that picture!) or maybe your feelings about the globalisation they represent! You could use the logo itself as part of your design or come up with your own logo for something.

If you are inspired to create this week, we'd love it if you shared over at our Whimsical Musings Flickr gallery (here) with the tag WM#132.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Challenge #131 week of 14th April 2014

Here in Germany, we are looking forward to a long 4-day weekend at the end of the week with two bank holidays for Easter. With lovely spring weather it looks like it will a good one and most likely, will kick off the BBQ season in our house.

I know that some of you are not as lucky as us but at the same time, that many of you will be celebrating Easter in some way so this is where I'd like to take my inspiration this week.

Rather than narrowing it down to some aspect of the celebration, I found this lovely mood-board which I think has something for everyone.

Pinterest find - original source here

Coloured eggs, pastel colours, wreaths, ribbons, bunnies, presents, table decorations, even the design of the photo collage.

We'd love it if you shared your Easter inspired layouts over at our Whimsical Musings Flickr gallery (here) with the tag WM#131.

In the meantime, have a lovely Easter weekend and don't eat too much chocolate!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Challenge #130 week of 7th April 2014

If you cast your minds back to the beginning of March, when I was like a child on Christmas Eve with my NYC trip just in front of me, I told you that 3rd March was "I Want You To Be Happy Day". I had wanted to use it as a prompt but first came the priority of being inspired by meeting someone for the first time and then the Big Apple itself :-)

So it may be a few weeks late but this week, I'd like you to be inspired by I Want You To Be Happy Day!

A message to a loved one, a child, a friend, maybe even to yourself.

Now the funny thing is that I know I have made at least one layout for this day over the years - no doubt a message to one of my beautiful nieces - but for the life of me, I cannot track it down. Or even find one that resembles a connection to this day!

But because I don't like to leave you without a picture of some sort in any of my posts, let me share a couple of layouts I made for other happy calendar days (which may or may not appear in future prompts... just saying'!)

International Moment of Laughter Day

Smile Power Day

We'd love it if you shared your happy layouts over at our Whimsical Musings Flickr gallery (here) with the tag WM#130


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