Friday, August 15, 2014

You Are Loved: IE August Challenge

It's time for another Inspiration Elevator challenge!

Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves, each other and YOU to take the creative process to the next level;  to inspire growth and change in our scrapbooking beyond the mundane.
You can see all of Inspiration Elevator's previous challenges at our blog and catch us on Facebook .
We are thrilled to welcome back as a guest designer with our team, the uber creative and wonderfully artsy Misty Russell!
This month's challenge is issued by the amazing Jayne Morgan. Jayne mixes classic styling with fun and funky embellishments and artistic mixed media touches. Here is her challenge for us, in her own words:
Time(d) to Change
It's no secret amongst my crafty friends that my biggest hang up when scrapbooking is procrastination. Being a perfectionist can certainly benefit the end result, but quite often, we worry so much about the outcome that we forget to enjoy the process! On a couple of occasions when I've had to complete a tight deadline for DT calls or assignments, I've been forced to throw caution aside and complete a page within an hour. This for me in itself is a miracle, but the most surprising part was that I not only thoroughly enjoyed the carefree process, but the end results have been some of my most favourite pages. Here's lies the inspiration for this months challenge - I'd like you to gather your photo's, papers and a collection of supplies you think you may need, hibernate to your creative space and take 30 minutes to create whatever you like.........not a minute more! Contrary to what you may think, the pressure is off here. Chances are the final result will not be your best ever project as the time constraint is a little extreme (!), but it's a well known saying that creativity flourishes when we are willing to take risks! Enjoy the process.

This was a tough challenge for me because I usually have to let my layout sit once I get it some what laid out and then come back later to see if I still like it. It was also hard not to add some sort of mixed media to it. I did take time to add some of my normal stitching :)
I used My Mind's Eye Collectables for this layout of Sierra:

                                                          Here are a few close ups:


Here's a complete list of this month's participating designers!  We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month, then come on back and give the challenge a try yourself!
Lisa Moen (I'm so glad you are here!)
Meantime, if you've wanted to participate as a guest designer with Inspiration Elevator, just contact team lead, Ann at ann jobes at bell dot net
Now it's your turn to get creating and you have 30 minutes to do it, and share your blog link at the IE blog. We would love to see what you were inspired to make!


  1. It's super...and you managed stitching too. I often let my pages sit overnight and then think whether I need anything else - but yours is gorgeous as it is :D

  2. It's gorgeous Lisa, love that you added glimpses of messy stitching. I usually let my pages 'stew' for a while too, but you certainly made this work.

  3. Such a clean and beautiful page, the stitching added the perfect touch!!

  4. I love the stitching and the way it all came together. It is lovely!

  5. such a pretty page and love all the stitching!!!! gorgeous pic of Sierra too!!! love the added thread in the corner!!

  6. I am so loving this page Lisa!

  7. This is beautiful! l love the colors and patterns and the stitching looks awesome!


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