Monday, September 15, 2014

Go Big or Go Home!

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 very talented Christine Meyer!

This month's challenge is issued by the creative Christa Uttley. Here is her challenge for us, in her own words:
GO BIG OR GO HOME: Scrapbookers as a rule use what photos they have on hand or if you are designing, whatever pictures allow you to best showcase your lines or express your paper lines. This month's challenge is to be very deliberate about your photo choice because we are going BIG! Bigger than 8x10 if you can do it. Recently, I saw a friend using a 12x12 she had printed at the local Costco and was stunned at the power this GIANT image had on her story telling. (If you'd rather not spend any extra on your photo then scrap those large baby pictures or a wedding shot you have lying around.) Think scenic vistas or think about all the details that go missing in your world and blow them up. Be brave!
Here are the MUST DO's: Must be at least 8x10 in size. We want this GIANT photo to take centre stage and tell the story in a big way.

I decided to use a selfie Sierra took and blew it up to an 8X10 photo. Of coarse, my printer had to act funny and printed the photo with lines. UGH!
I used the American Crafts Shimelle line and painted my background with watercolors.
I am so used to working with 4x6, 3.5x5 or wallet sized photos, so this was a real challenge for me and I kept putting it off. Finally did it and I love the result! Thanks for the challenge Christa!

A close up:

Check out how the other Inspiration Elevator Girls did with this challenge:

                                                                 Christa Uttley
                                                                Wendi Robinson
                                                                Katherine Sutton
                                                                    Lisa Moen (You are here)
                                                                  Lisa Speigel
                                                                   Ann Jobes
                                                                Jayne Morgan
                                                  Guest Designer: Christine Meyer

                                                             Have a great day!


  1. How fun! Her selfie turned out great to be blown up! Love your background, too...and the filmstrip is the perfect touch!

  2. What a great line of papers for a teen-based layout - fabulous choice and fun selfie of Sierra!!

  3. Definitely a challenge but you made a great job of it Lisa, lovely page.

  4. what a fun page of Sierra!!! fun stitching, embellies and love the background watercolor- a perfect soft touch!!!!

  5. fabulous large photo.. and great accent elements.. amazing page


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