You may recall that the purpose of the Inspiration Elevator challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to mature as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can view all of the challenges at the Inspiration Elevator Blog.
We are thrilled to welcome guest artist Misty Russell and her eclectic, artistic style to Inspiration Elevator this month.
November's challenge comes from the very talented Joanne Burton. Here's the challenge she posed:
"November's Challenge: Back in Time. I love looking through old photos (or not so old photos!) and remembering the great memories that go along with them. Some pictures evoke a strong emotional response while others just bring a sweet smile to our face as we recall the details of when it was taken. With that in mind, I would like each of you to pick a favourite photo and go back in time! I want you to take your photo and actually revisit the place where the photo was taken. Then take a 'picture of the picture' in it's original setting and scrapbook your new photo. **If you are absolutely not able to revisit the place where the photo was first taken, then pick a favorite picture with lots of memories attached to it and scrapbook that.
In either case, I want you to journal the story behind your photo. Make your journaling and photo come together in such a way that we feel like we are back in time with you!"
With my oldest daughter graduating from High School this past year, I have had many moments of retrospection about her life. One of the more significant moments was in creating the invitation to her and her cousin's graduation party. We realized that the girls had shared the moment of the very first day of preschool together and even had the photo to prove it (and THIS, my friends, is why we scrapbook!). We decided on a shared family graduation party for them and used this old photo on the invitation. Selecting the photos for this challenge was the easy part. I have used the old photo again on my layout, coupled with a photo of the girls at their party, holding up the emblems of their future schools. Because they went to different high schools and graduted on different days, I couldn't exactly recreate the photo, but I really like how using these two photos told the story so well so I "bent" the rules a little.
This My Mind's Eye paper and journaling card really was too perfect not to use. All of the embellishments just worked with the theme of this layout so perfectly, I didn't even have to create a real "title" because the sticker worked so well in it's place. If you click on the photo you can read the journaling more easily.
I hope you will stop by and see what the rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created:
If you feel inspired to play along with our 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!