I came across the work of Breanna Rose and Cassie what seems like ages ago, over on The Veda House blog. What I first fell in love with (and am still in love with) is their Recreate It series…where they break down the elements of a beautiful page layout, and then show us how it is possible to create something with a similar mood on your own. Genius!
I next became enamored with their Backwards Branding posts. The concept is to take an established brand identity and create a moodboard for it (usually it would go from moodboard to brand identity creation). It really is brilliant and such a great exercise to get you out of a creative rut. You could even try it yourself by using magazine clippings, scrapbook papers, etc. if you aren’t handy with Photoshop.
All images from The Veda House and Breanna Rose. Attributing links for all collage images can be found on their sites.