After some thought and consideration, the time has come to retire Inspiration Elevator. But before we go, we need to hold a big retirement party, so we've invited everyone who's been involved with Inspiration Elevator back for one last reveal, and to our delight most were able to accept! We are so delighted to have so many IE alumni along this month! Thank you to each of you for helping us end our elevator ride with so much fun and creative energy!
This month's challenge is posed by one of IE's co-creators and team admin, Ann.
This month's challenge is simple, but I hope, challenging as well.
Here's the challenge: Inspiration Elevator launched on May 15, 2012 and at that time, we explained our purpose as, "Welcome to Inspiration Elevator! What a thrilling day! Today is the launch of Inspiration Elevator (IE), a challenge blog created by my dear friend Christa Uttley and me. We chose the name Inspiration Elevator because it is our intent to raise our creativity to heights through challenges issued every month. We want to raise our designs from the ordinary to the extraordinary. We hope you'll join us on our journey!
IE is a group of like minded scrappy friends who want to raise the bar in their own creative process through unique challenges that we issue to each other once a month. These won't be run of the mill challenges and we hope you'll join us each month and be inspired by the creative designs we've created."
That vision has remained unchanged over the last (almost) 3 years. The challenge this month is to just create - no holds barred. Take some time, or challenge yourself to do it in 1/2 hour if time is tight, but think about what you'd like to create if there were no agenda, no design team requirement. In other words, create for you, and enjoy the process!
This Inspiration Elevator journey has been so enjoyable for me. Each month we were pushed outside of our comfort zone to create something. Most of the time it was a scrapbook page, but it was ALWAYS a challenge which is why it was coined "elevator". This month, for the first time on this journey, I thought about my inspiration. My girls. They are my heart and soul and I love them to the moon and back and more than all the stars. And now, here is the page to immortalize that quote.
I haven't created a background like this before. I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and Teresa Collins Modeling Paste to add the 3 dimensional stars to the page. Before it dried I poured holographic glitter over the modeling paste and it has such a nice glimmer, just like sparkling stars!! I fussy cut some of the flowers from Heidi's September Skies papers...because a girl has to be true to herself, right? And then I added the title. I haven't done a title like this before, either...I really like how it turned out!!
One more close up..I wish you could see the glitter on the stars!
Thank you so much for following along with the Inspiration Elevator challenges the last three years. It's been quite the ride and I'm so proud and honored to have been on this journey with all these talented ladies.
We hope you'll take the time to hop through and visit each of our participant's blogs, beginning with our guests, then our current team, and finishing off with our co-founders. Feel free to leave comments and lavish each one with appreciation for all that they each brought to the Inspiration Elevator challenge over the last 3 years!
Lisa Spiegel (you are here!)