Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Pinspiration: As Neat as 10 Pins

Welcome to my Ten on the Tenth, courtesy of the fabulous Shimelle.  My ten things are all inspired by, and indeed sourced through, Pinterest.  I love Pinterest; I find it addictive and could happily spend collecting and collating the most beautiful photography.

But enough.  Enough keeping these wonderful pictures locked away on my little corner of the internet.  I solemnly pledge to you, dear reader (sorry, it seemed like a dear-reader moment) that I shall now take inspiration and plough it cheerfully into my own endeavours.  

In less high-flown language, I've decided that at the beginning of each month, I am going to chose an image from Pinterest and use it to inspire a creation of my own for that month.  Just as I have used Marcy Penner's scrapbook page below, to inspire my page above.  Then at the end of the month I will share what I've done. I'll share my image for this month later on, but for now, here's what I've been using for this page...

I used a similar grouping of elements and built up layers of paper in line with a block of text.  I did a spot of inking and framed my picture with paper arrows, cut from a sheet of patterned paper and popped up on foam.

The journalling reads:

We had decent food on camp, and bread with every meal.  Mash was popular as was the coleslaw-with-no-mayo-but-with-coriander-and-oil.  Sometimes we had plain pasta with our bread, or rice, or buckwheat.  Sometimes we had condensed milk (a winner). And sometimes it was bread with bread, and we couldn't manage it all at once so we'd have it later and designate it pudding bread.  Yum!  But whatever works :D

I loved taking inspiration from another scrapbooker I admire and Pinterest is a wonderful way to do that, and provides a great springboard for the imagination.

With this in mine, my ten on the tenth are ten ways I like to take inspiration from Pinterest, with the first being scrapbooking, as above.  However, there are (at least) nine others to follow:

Stunning colour combinations.

Source: via Kirsty on Pinterest

Dreams for home

Things to make from paper

Source: via Kirsty on Pinterest

Inspiration for photography

Sewing themed picures....

And yarn-based delights,

Source: via Kirsty on Pinterest

Not to mention lovely fabric.

There are always things I wish to bake.

And future adventures to have and places to explore.

Source: via Kirsty on Pinterest

I hope you can find as much inspiration there as I have and if you want to join in the challenge one month, let me know - I'd love to see your take on Pinspiration.

Kisses xxx

P.S. Each month on the tenth, lots of us flock to Shimelle's to share ten things on the tenth - why not hop over there to share yours and see what others have been up to?

P.P.S. And I can't leave it there without mentioning the necessity of crediting images.  Remember to credit anyone whose images you use - especially if you love what their doing and it inspires you!


  1. I recognise a couple of those pins!! First time I've seen the cactus though, how cute is he?!

  2. I too have an addiction to Pinterest. Next March will be terrible, too many addicts in one room!!
    I love the hearts and the cake looks fab. Looking forward to seeing more Pinterest inspiration,
    Jo xxx

  3. pinterest is definitely the bestest source of inspiration!

  4. I am definitely a big fan of Pinterest and I am going to go over and check your boards! Your page is lovely and I really liked the close ups!

  5. I love pinterest too. Especially for crafty inspiration! Love the colour combo pin you chose to show us! x

  6. My name is Flora, and I'm a Pinterest addict.

  7. Just passed by..

    I think your scrapwork is inspiring.


  8. Just catching up on blog posts - love this ode to Pinterest, I absolutely adore it too, could spend FOREVER finding crafty and foodie and all kinds of other inspiration! x