I have bought some re-issued magazines last week (Lucky, Elle, Red to name a few). I went crazy flipping through pages upon pages full of colors!. Next thing, they were all ended up in my notebook! LOL.
Take a peek inside my inspiration notebook. Here are some pages of the 'color galore' I was talking about;
I find inspiration (colors & designs) mostly from what the models were wearing. Secretly hoping I could design my own fabric. LOVE the composition, so much fun!. Doodle around your focal point/image. I think it works for layout too. And that little inset showing my humble sketchbook :).
It's an A5 re-cycled scout book, made of 250 gsm palm paper. I have painted mine with some gesso & yellow ink, doodled, added some washi tapes and a skeleton key ... you name it. "Bells of New York City" is a Josh Groban song and I just thought it is perfect for the cover :).
I hope you'll keep one yourself. If you like to keep magazine clippings in shoe boxes, that's fun too. Just splash some paint on it.