Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Going Up With Inspiration Elevator!

Welcome to another Inspiration Elevator reveal! We are thrilled to celebrate the end of our first year of Inspiration Elevator challenges and are anticipating that the second year will see that creative growth continue to go UP! To celebrate our first anniversary and our fabulous designers, Christa and Ann decided to challenge our designers to take an in-depth look at a fellow designer's artistic portfolio via her blog, choose elements from that designers creations, and incorporate them into her own work. In other words, we are encouraging a scrapLIFT! Rather than a mere copy of someone else’s work, this is a stylistic scraplift that should inspire each designer to grow creatively as she is inspired, yet remain true to her own style.
As the second year of this creative journey begins, and as the popularity of Inspiration Elevator increases, we have created a new blog for our Inspiration Elevator Challenges. So, if you want to play along you can find the challenges and links to the inspiration all in one place! To celebrate our first year, our hopping will incorporate RAKs along the way – how exciting! Now, before you go hopping along, we want to let you know of a few personnel changes.

While, we are so excited to welcome back most of our original design team members for year two, we are saddened to be saying goodbye to Audrey Yeager. Audrey has creatively embraced every challenge over the past year, and has been a super part of our design team over the past 12 months. We hope you will continue to stop by her blog and see her gorgeous creations. Thank you Audrey for sharing our journey – we are grateful for you!

We are very pleased to announce a new member to our design team. Join us as we welcome Jodi Wilton. Jodi's design style is happy and whimsical and we are looking forward to sharing this new year of growth with her and seeing how her creative muse is tickled by our challenges.

We mentioned RAKs or giveaways at each designer’s blog this month, since we’re celebrating our first year. Please read each designer’s instructions regarding the giveaway as they will vary. We will post a final list of winners on April 24th on the Inspiration Elevator blog, so be sure to pop back, and if you create something based on this month’s challenge, please link it up on the blog!

Stop by and see what the designers on this adventure have created:

Lisa Moen- YOU ARE HERE
 
I have always admired Audrey's work and was thrilled that I would be LIFTING her this month! When going to Audrey's blog and looking through her work, I noticed her layouts always have lots of layers, stitching (usually it's not in a straight line like mine), distressing and ink or paint spatters or some kind of texture on her background. I took all of these things into consideration and decided to go one step further- Audrey created some sketches for My Scraps & More Sketch-a-thon last month and I loved this sketch, but didn't get a chance to play with it. So I decided to use her sketch as inspiration too this month!
 
Here's her sketch:
 
 
and a few of her layouts I took inspiration from:
 
Texture:
 
Stitching:
 
Layers:
 
She's so talented, isn't she?!!!
 
Here is my lift:
 
 
 
and a few close ups:
 



 
Thanks for the inspiration Audrey and you will be missed here at Inspiration Elevator!
 
I will be giving away this RAK to one random commenter.  All you have to do is be a follower of my blog, leave me a comment here and also go on over to the new brand spankin' new Inspiration Elevator Blog and leave a comment there. You have until Monday, April 22nd to comment. I will draw a winner on Tuesday, April 23 and all winners will be announced on the Inspiration Elevator Blog on Wednesday, April 24.
 
 
My RAK includes a My Minds Eye Sweetest Thing 6x6 paper pad and stickers, Authentique mini alphas, twine, doilies, flowers, ribbon and stickpins, a perfect card kit!
 
Now I will send you on your way to the fabulous Laurel Seabrook's Blog to see who she lifted!

 

33 comments :

  1. Just gorgeous! I am loving the layers and the stitching and all the little details!
    Joanne xo

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  2. Love how you've used Audrey's sketch and bits and pieces of her layouts - your layout turned out terrific!

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  3. Lisa, your LO is fantabulous! Loving all of the layers. Off to the IE blog!

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  4. Awesome job with the sketch, you did an amazing lift and LOVE all the layers too!!

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  5. fabulous lift Lisa.. love the soft colouring and great photo and accents... congrats on a year

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  6. What a wonderful take on Audrey's sketch.....I so love the stitching!

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  7. Wow! Love your take on the sketch and her work...so many details!

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  8. What a fun scrapper to be inspired by! And love how you incorporated Audrey's signature elements. Love it Lisa!

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  9. Lisa, You really did Audrey's style justice. I really really love the colour palette here, the paint smudges and the stitching. It's stunning!

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  10. Lisa, you did a fabulous job in doing Audrey's inspiration and your style. You harown so much from when I first got to know you -- keep growing girlie.

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  11. Love love your amazing lift of Audrey!

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  12. amazing page Lisa!!!! LOVE LOVE how it turned out and looks amazing!!!

    you know I'm a follower already:)

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  13. Love your take on the sketch! Great job.

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  14. Beautiful! I just love your take!

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  15. Lisa, Great take on the sketch and I love all the layering!

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  16. I have long been a fan of Audrey's pages and of yours too Lisa! You did a FABULOUS job with her sketch and lifting her page! I'm a follower! Congrats on another successful year at Inspiration Elevator!

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  17. wow, Lisa what an amazing and detailed page! You really rocked this lift!

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  18. I love how you took her sketch and elements from several of her layouts. Beautiful job!

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  19. Oh, you certainly got all the texture down! This is a wonderful layout that showcases the photos perfectly! Love the neutrals with the soft pink!

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  20. You really picked up on her style and made it your own! Beautiful layout and I am a new follower!

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  21. Love it, Lisa! The stitching and layers are gorgeous. And the butterflies... ;)

    (And I'm a follower since long... :) )

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  22. love the sketch and all the texture....gorgeous lift of her style!

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  23. Oh boy, what a beautiful inspiration and what a beautiful take you took on this, love it!

    xox
    Majo

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  24. Fantastic work, Lisa! Love all of your wonderful details! Beautiful job, my friend!

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  25. fabulous layout Lisa, love the layering

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  26. Beautiful, beautiful job Lisa!! (as usual) I love your work :)

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  27. What a gorgeous layout!!! I love your "lift"!!!

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  28. cute page Lisa. Like the lifted butterfly

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  29. cute page Lisa. Like the lifted butterfly

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  30. What a spectacular page Lisa!!! You really captured Audrey's style. Love how you incorporated different elements of it yet it still looks like a Lisa page too. The pictures are great and I really love the butterflies popping up off the page!

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  31. You did a fantastic job at identifying Audrey's style and be inspired by it, yet still working the Lisa thing too! Great job - love it!
    - Ann Jobes
    www.lovestnpaper.com

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  32. New follower of yours now. A beautiful layout! Great take of the sketch! Looking forward to see more of your layouts in the future!

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