Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fashion Forward Scrapping!

On March 20th Spring will have sprung.. The snow will be melting in the warm sun and the flowers will begin to bloom. Spring fashions will hit your favorite clothing stores and the new CHA products will be hitting the shelves at your favorite local and online scrapbook stores!

Fashion dictates trends (or do the trends dictate fashion?) From handbags and apparel to home decor and scrapbooking, many of the products you rush out to buy and love to hoard are inspired by the fashions that walked down the catwalk at New York Fashion week (or some other fashion show in London or Paris!).Based on this year's spring fashion forecast we can expect to see lots of fun "new" trends and the resurrection of some old ones. Butterfly motifs, sheer designs, one shouldered dresses and shirts and the jewel encrusted fabrics are all are "in"! So, watch your favorite scrapbook store for some of these influences in the next few months!

This month I challenged myself to use these new trends to inspire my scrapping. I found a blog post on discussing the Spring fashion trends for 2009 and I used it to inspire my work. Here is where the trends took me:

1. Butterfly Motifs: A symbol of renewal, the butterfly is a favorite motif this Spring:

2. One-Shouldered Tops, Dresses and Bikinis: Subtle and sexy, asymmetric shoulder-lines return for Spring 2009
3. See Through and Sheer Fabrics: From soft and feminine to straight up sexy, sheer fabrics will keep you cool and fashionable this Spring:

You can visit the FashionISing site for more Spring fashions to inspire your creativity! Have fun and scrap fashionably!




  1. Wow, I never thought of using the fashion trends to make cards/LOs! YOu did a great job intrupetring the trends and making them into cards!

  2. Great cards Trish! nice job on the article!

  3. Wow! This is so cool, Trish! Love your
    fabulous examples too!

  4. Great job with the trends! I don't follow the fashion trends very closely, but I can see how knowing what they are can make for great creativity! Nicely done!

  5. I like the asymmetral thing on your card!

  6. Trish,
    These cards rock! Love how you took your inspiration from fashion.


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