I happened upon this challenge on the My Mind's Eye blog, and I'm so glad I did! I just love MME papers...embellishments, journal cards...everything! So, the challenge was to pick a magazine ad and use it for inspiration on a layout. I picked the one shown here. I liked how it spoke of family, I liked the vine and the grapes on it, the journal tag and the stamp of "grapes from California". I used My Mind's Eye Breaking Free Flip n Flirt Paper, die cuts and journal tag. So the grapes inspired me to use a string and thread them through my die cuts. I also used ribbon in place of the other line of grapes. Instead of a photo on the left I used a die cut and popped it up for some depth. And I stamped "Family" where the other stamp was. I was also inspired to stamp some flourishes where the vine was! I liked the way this turned out and I think I'll definitely use this ad-inspired technique again!
And here are some close-ups: