Monday, June 18, 2012

Mandi's Fashion Inspiration + Giveaway

This week we are shaking things up a bit with special guest posts from none other than the SEI Art Studio! We are excited for you to meet the "new gals" and also get to know us "oldies" a little better too. Each of us has unique interests to share throughout the week.


fashion from here • layout from here

We are starting with Mandi. She is our fashion expert. We love seeing the outfits she puts together. They inspire us and sometimes our paper collections inspire our fashion choices too!

Mandi told us what she had in mind to share today. But since she went on maternity leave before she could put it together, we snuck on her Pinterest and whipped these outfit/layout inspirations up for her.


fashion from here • layout from here

Ready to get inspired by fashion? First, find some outfits you love. Think about the colors, mood, patterns, textures, materials...


fashion from here • layout from here

Outfits can inspire the patterns you choose to add and mix to your layout. Why not throw a little black and white stripe in with a colorful layout (or outfit)?


fashion from here • layout from here

If you don't have a paper that matches a cool multi-colored pattern (like that amazing skirt), why not layer several different papers and embellishments to create a similar effect or color palette?


fashion from here • layout from here

The textures and materials used in an outfit can inspire your layout too. Maybe a layout will inspire you to add lace, gold, ruffles, pleats or pearls to a layout. However you do it, we hope Mandi's great fashion sense will inspire you to create something pretty.

Leave a comment to enter the giveaway for a club SEI June kit. For up to 4 extra entries, leave a comment each day this week.

37 comments:

Bethany Becker said...

I love the idea of using fashion as inspiration. I enjoyed all of the layouts posted. Thanks for sharing!

littlen said...

inspiration is all around us if we just think out of the box a bit. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Nathalie said...

These are gorgeous layouts! I have never looked at fashion photos for inspiration but think I need to start!!!

Lori said...

Love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing:)
Llohmeyer@graniteschools.org

МД в картинках said...

The first color combo is lovely.

Scrapycandy said...

I really think Club SEI is the best. Thank you.

jengd said...

Wonderful inspirations and fabulous results!

Ange said...

Cute kit! Thanks for the chance to win it!!!

christi said...

i love the layouts. thanks for the fashion tips too. i really like the peach and yellow. tahnks for a chance to win.

Zoey and the furballs said...

Wow, I'm really fascinated about being inspired by fashion that way. I'm thinking I may have to try that for myself.

Tina M said...

Love seeing how old pictures are placed in a layout and papers to go with them...fashion imitates art in style too!

Patty C said...

Love the colors! Thanks so much!

Melinda said...

Great ideas for using fashion to inspire layouts! I love it! TFS!

Kathy Nichols said...

thanks for the giveaway.
Love the colors!

Emily Keaton said...

These layouts are so inspiring! I love how each one captures the inspiration photo to a T. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kimberly said...

love the inspiration - never thought of fashion like that... thanks - I know i am going to be using my iphone more now ;)

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

These layouts are fabulous!

brenlubrant said...

Wow, Mani, you are one trendy girl. I love your fashion sense combined with your crafting ability. I am always on the outlook for the newest fashion trends.

Diana Waite said...

these color combos are AMAZING!

heyitsamanda said...

Mayberry is amazing! What a refreshing new line.

Carol said...

Great idea, so trendy!


Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

BearFamily said...

That all looks so awesome, wonderful idea!

Shana said...

When it comes to creating a page, I get so inspired by color. I always love the color combinations sei puts out in their lines. Thanks!

Sherri Thompson said...

I have pinned so many outfits on Interest, but it never occurred to me to look at THAT board for layout inspiration. What a great idea! Thanks for inspiring!

Beth said...

Well congrats to Mandi!

Anonymous said...

your color and pattern combos are really nice. Very pretty and clean.

Katherine V B
Fairfield, CA

Lynne said...

Love the using fashion as inspiration! Thanks for sharing. Love SEI!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love fashion inspiration! FUN! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

marisa said...

These layouts are awesome!

Aimee Kidd said...

All of these layouts are just gorgeous! I love how each one was inspired by fasion! Gonna have to check in to that! Thanks for a chance to win that fabulous kit!!

Charisma3103 said...

I love the palettes and inspiration

Carol said...

Super idea, love it!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa Kaye said...

What a fun way to get inspiration!

Sherrill Campbell said...

What a great way to find inspiration for layouts! Fun!

KellyG said...

So cool, love these! Great work!

Laurie T said...

Fun idea! Nice Layouts!

Jodee said...

I love these inspirations! Great color combos!

 

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