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 on Facebook .
This month's challenge is issued by the creative Katherine Sutton. Katharine has a fabulous, eclectic style where she showcases all kinds of mediums and keeps the focus on her great photos. This month she has a warm seasonal challenge for us. Here it is in her own words:
" 'cos Autumn is all about layers of leaves and layers of jumpers (in the northern hemisphere) I would like to challenge you to add lots of layers to your page....this could be layers of paints, inks, stamps, papers, glassine paper, acetate....lots of lovely layers."
As mixed media-ish as my recent layouts have been, with visually layered backgrounds, they have nevertheless been rather clean and simple. Would you agree? So, this month, I knew I wanted to kick it up with more upper layers. After visiting a few blogs I haven't been around to for awhile, I found some inspiration, and got busy - digging into a stash of embellishments that have been ignored for a long time. Here's what I created:
Truthfully, I love this layout!
I have wanted to scrap this photo since it was taken in the summer and this challenge was the perfect opportunity!
The page started with some modeling paste and mists for texture, then torn bits of patterned paper and more stencil work, and more paint.
Lots of lovelies here with flowers that were gilded with paint and splatters, funky ribbon, and a standby of sequins.
Even some stamping there in the background.
I loved the process of building up even more than usual on the background layer, and then building a lovely frame around that great photo of my daughter in her Silks class. She's exploring so many neat things and I hope she takes every experience in.
Thanks, Katherine! This seemingly easy challenge did push me as a creator, and I LOVE the outcome! This is my favourite page of the entire year, I think!
We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month: here's a complete list of this month's participating designers!
I made and gave a birthday card this past weekend, and that reminded me that I made this card a little while ago, but haven't shared it here yet. The digital stamp is from Saturated Canary. Still practicing and learning about light and shadow, especially when it comes to folds and pleats in clothing! Looking at her now, I think she could be done up for Christmas, with a change in colour choices. I may have to do that...