Each month we get a glimpse behind the scenes of our Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club designers, and this month’s designer is Doris Castle!
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When you started working on your club, what was the first thing you did?
I thought about what types of designs I was being surrounded in, in my everyday life. As I see summer coming, I was looking forward to being active outside and enjoying the sunshine. I also was thinking of the dreaded swimsuit shopping trip and thinking about getting more active and healthier. I was also enjoying the role of being soccer mom and cheering on my daughter as she played. There is nothing better than seeing your child having fun and accomplishing her dream goals. I used these ideas to formulate a theme for the new collection, about sports, fitness and fun. About achieving goals.
What inspired the colors in your club?
I wanted to use bold colors that showed energy. I also wanted colors that would coordinate well with typical outdoor pictures. I used oranges, reds, blues and yellow. These colors seem to indicate strength, balance and endurance to me. I also wanted to use colors that are typical of school colors for the team photos such as maroon and gold, which are the theme colors of the school my kids go to.
Where did you find the inspiration for this club?
I admit it, I enjoy shopping for sports clothes more than dressy clothes. I feel more at home at a sporting goods store than Macy’s. I own more sneakers than dress shoes. So, when I saw the smooth sleek lines of the newest lines of sports wear, I was excited and couldn’t wait to wear it and incorporate the look into a sporty collection.
Kohls.com – FILA SPORT® Antigua Colorblock Performance Tee – Women’s;
FILA Sport Body Wave Performance Running Tee top athletic shirt;
FILA SPORT Photoreal Hooded lightweight athletic Jacket
Speedo.com – Speedo Women’s Race Quantum Splice Superpro Swimsuit
Adidas: Women’s Adizero Tank
http://www.asicsamerica.com – Asics – Fit-Sana Capri; Asics Kayano Singlet;
Roadrunnersports.com– Asics Lightweight Top Road Runner
TennisWarehouse.com – Athletic DNA Women’s Winter Action Print
The club includes several products. Did you start and complete each one before moving on to the next?
The products just seemed to flow into each other. I started by creating the ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Swoosh and then used the same type of curvy lines in the ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sports Covers as a backdrop. Then I concentrated more on creating a magazine and trading card-like design. This then led me to create the ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Varsity Letters. Then I thought about how people have shield pins attached to their letters to denote their favorite activities and accomplishments, so I created Brush Set: Sports Shields.
What was your favorite thing to design?
I had a great time designing the word art templates, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Sporty Words. I wanted people to be able to show their accomplishments and the training and hard work behind them. I thought these ideas could be used in fitness related endeavors but also for so many other things in life that we strive for improvement in.
I also enjoyed creating the tutorial Creating Action Effects. Since I love shopping for sporty clothing, I get lots of targeted emails showing the latest designs and products. A few of the emails really showed the clothes in action by using amazing effects of using multiple photos in a shot. I thought it was an exciting effect but looked difficult to achieve. I couldn’t wait to play with this effect in my layouts! So I worked on it, created a layout and wrote the tutorial.
Photo Credits: http://www.underarmour.com/
If you could pick only one word to describe your club, what would that word be?
One word: fun. I’ve learned that exercise and life isn’t about doing something just to achieve a goal, but that you have to enjoy the journey to reach the goal. Sports and fitness are a way to have active fun and improve yourself at the same time! Finding something you like and is healthy, like walking with friends or joining a gym is a great way to have fun!