Sunday, September 15, 2013

Inspiration Elevator #17 September Challenge

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Inspiration Elevator

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 our new Inspiration Elevator Blog, here.

Our challenge this month comes from the very talented Cathy Harper. Here's what she had to say in her very own words:
"I want to know what inspires you to create. As I was driving home the other day from my trip back to Black Hills, I saw a really cool billboard...clouds, the sun, and a few hearts. I immediately thought how great the design was and how I could transform it into a card or layout.(No, I didn't get a picture of it as it was the week of the annual Sturgis Bike Rally and no way was I pulling off the side of the interstate with all of that crazy traffic.) Even the other day, as I was walking through Target, I saw a couple of cute Baby gift bags that had great design principle that I could use as inspiration to create with too! Then it hit me that this would be a great challenge for my IE teammates. We recently had Sue's challenge where we were inspired by another teammate and lifted their style..but I want to know what else inspires you besides other designers cards and layouts. Are you a Pinterest addict like me? And find great design ideas there or in a magazine with a brilliant ad!? Find something inspires you, pin it or take a photo and create your work from must include a photo of your inspiration and a link (if there is one) with your project for the challenge!"

I have a Pinterest account but it has been awhile since I have been on it and pinned. I used to spend way too much time on there pinning and never making, LOL. This was the perfect opportunity for me to do a little pinning, and I did!

The colors in this photo really caught my eye, I have always been a fan of orange and blue, maybe that's why.

I took the colors from this photo and the patterns from the pumpkins and came up with this for my layout of Greg, Sierra, Austin and I posing for a family photo in May at my nephews house.

I used a mask and modeling paste along with stamps, mist and washi tape to create my background. I fussy cut the black circle and added some thread in a few spots. The papers are from the Pink Paislee Portfolio collection,
Here is a close up:

I hope you will stop by and see what the  rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created:
Sue Sykes
 Christa Uttley
If you feel inspired to play along with Cathy's challenge this month, please share it using the linky tool on our Inspiration Elevator blog and/or our Inspiration Elevator Facebook page. We'd LOVE to see what you made!

Now it's time to hop to Christa's blog to see what she did with this fun challenge!



  1. This is such a gorgeous colour palette - and my favourite shape of the moment... the chevron! Love it, Lisa - truly beautiful!

  2. You created such a gorgeous background for your page, Lisa! And you pulled the colours and designs from your inspiration photo perfectly into your layout! I especially like the little 'nest's of thread and the delicious washi tape you used!!
    Joanne xo

  3. Love your inspiration piece and your layout is so pretty!

  4. Lisa, your design has so many great elements. I adore the washi and the distressed edges.. Your textures just jump off the page. Thanks for being so great!

  5. Ohhh so much texture and it and how you interpreted the inspiration!

  6. gorgeous inspiration and amazing page. Love every little amazing detail in this!

  7. LOVE how you used the pin for the inspo!!!! killer page, LOVE it all!!!!

  8. Fabulous job! Love inspiration you used!

  9. What lovely texture you created on this well-composed page, Lisa! Your colours are lovely, too!


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