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.We are also pleased to welcome Denise Morrison and her stunning artistic style back to Inspiration Elevator.
Our challenge this month comes me! Here's what I challenged everyone to do...
"October is my favorite month of the year. Hands down. The temperatures here in Southern California finally start to drop, we wear a light sweater, maybe even a little boot. We pull out the scarves and the jeggings and put away the capris and tank tops. Leaves begin to change and we prepare for Halloween! My whole house is decorated, from top to bottom, and it is no small feat. I even swap out my dishes and serving ware in preparation for Fall and Halloween and I love to just keep the festivities going all the way through the Thanksgiving and then holiday season. My house will not return to "normal" until January. So, Lisa, tell us, how does this relate to a scrapbooking challenge? Well, what I've found over the years is my scrapping even changes over the holidays. I layer more. Reach for the bling and really dig deep to embellish with meaningful objects. Journal my thoughts and stories and feelings. Fall just make me nostalgic. So here is the challenge. Create a layout that is nostalgic...the feeling should be evident from the title, the journaling and the embellishments you choose. Choose deliberately and with purpose to tell your nostalgic story. I can't wait to see how you interpret this challenge!"
So I chose to document one of my favorite fall traditions, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte! Or PSL in my world. :) I used just about every imaginable layer I could on this layout. There is paper (from 4 different lines), an edited photo with a overlay, stickers, rub ons, chipboard, paint, mist, flair, thread, metal turn and brad, stitching, sequins, blings, vellum, distressing...phew! I absolutely love how there is that much detail but still white space on my layout.
I hid my journaling in the vellum envelope..it reads..."oh Starbucks. Each season you delight me with a flavor of coffee that just is the epitomy of the season. Fall is my favorite...the Pumpkin Spice Latte just makes me feel fallish, even if the weather here in So California isn't cooperating. It's warm and spicy, and the whipped cream on top..so sweet! I look forward to this every year!"
and here are some close ups of the layers upon layers..
I hope you will stop by and see what the rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created:
Guest Designer Denise Morrison
If you feel inspired to play along with my 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!