Saturday, June 15, 2013

Inspiration Elevator June Challenge

You may recall that the purpose of this challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can view all of the challenges on my blog by clicking HERE or check our our new Inspiration Elevator Blog, here.

This month's challenge is issued by the super talented, Sue Sykes. Here's what she had to say in her very own words:

"I have all of my parents' photos stored at my place.  Shortly after I began scrapbooking,  my mom and I spent hours removing her photos from those dreadful magnetic albums and documenting dates on the back of them all.  So I will often sift through them and marvel at how much things change - and yet, they also seem to stay the same.

This month, I'd like to challenge you all to create a comparison layout or project - THEN and NOW.  It can be any topic; just document the parallels and differences between an event/person/place from the past and a modern likeness.  REMEMBER TO JOURNAL!! :)

Can't wait to see what you all create!"

For my comparison layout, I had several things come to mind, but I guess my biggest change or comparison was  the way I scrapbook now from when I started 16 years ago. So I chose to do a layout on that.

I recently bought and have been playing with modeling paste and decided to use that along with a mask on my layout:

My journaling reads: "The scrapbooking world has changed so much since I started scrapping in 1997! I went from the basics- diecuts, cardstock and deco edged scissors to beautiful patterned papers, inks, paints, mists and so much more in the last 16 years of this wonderful hobby!

 I hope you will stop by and see what our designers on this adventure have created:

Laura Whitaker

Remember, if you play along, please leave a link in the comment section of my blog or the Inspiration Elevator Blog. We would love to see what you do!


  1. Great comparison, Lisa! Love the masking too!

  2. LOVE how you used the molding paste! Awesome job!

  3. ohmygosh! SUCH a cute comparison! I started scrapping in 1995 and totally remember die cuts and deco the layout..the modeling paste looks amazing!

  4. ha ha! love it! I had the same idea, I just wasn't brave enough to do it! Yay you!

  5. oh wow that is such a cool thing to scrap!!! LOVE how you did your page!!!

  6. wow this is a fabulous topic to compare, i love that you included both and older and more recent layout. i also love that your chose to add a newer technique to your project!

  7. We're "old timers" aren't we? LOL

    LOVE your comparison and topic!!

  8. FABULOUS! I love how you used those circles!!

  9. What a great then and now comparison, Lisa and I too, noticed that this week's page is even more now-er than your now page, as your confidence with these new products grows! Great job!

  10. What an awesome idea to use your scrapbooking designs for comparison! Your page is awesome and I love all the details and techniques you incorporated. Great job!
    Joanne xo

  11. Great design! I love the smudges of colour and the bi-focal point arrays of photos. It really helps delineate between the two periods. Great structure and design.


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