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 there...you must include a photo of your inspiration and a link (if there is one) with your project for the challenge!"
This challenge asked us to find inspiration in these colors...
"The color pallete this month is: Sand - Khaki - and Denim Blue "
and in this photo of the inspiration "Color Cord".
I had a couple of photos of my youngest daughter that had similar colors and so off I went to find some products that worked with the challenge.
And I quickly got to work playing and arranging and creating a page with the goodies I had selected. Not everything makes the cut to the final page...but my inspiration has me going...
and here is the final layout...
(photo credits to my very talented friend Araxi of Araxi Photography!)
I kept true to the color story, all the way down to the teeny pops of red. You will find butterflies, numbers, canvas and so many teeny details that were in the inspiration piece. I hope you like it!
Please stop by and see what the rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created: