Welcome to another month of Inspiration Elevator!
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.
We are thrilled to welcome back as a guest designer with our team, the uber creative and fun Christy Riopel
This month's challenge is issued by the innovative Michelle Hernandez. Michelle's style is about telling the story with a clean and simple, yet artsy approach, an awareness of current trends, and garnished with her use of chipboard and often neutral colours. Here is her challenge for us, in her own words:
The challenge for June 15th is- make a public scrapbook page. You are making a page to go up at work or to give away to a family member to put up in their space. In your blog post you will tell us how knowing this page isn't going in a book or in your home changed your style. Did you go all out and make something that is 3D? Did you suppress your love of a particular color or product? How do you feel about the page being public- outside your regular audience of scrapbook lovers who read your blog or open your books at home?
When I create something that is going to be on public view, I do not always include photos. I often change the media I work on, so I reached for a canvas for this challenge. I do try to put on a quote, sentiment, verse or motto. It's important to convey values that are important to me, or to our family - as reminders to us.
My colour choices are ones that appealed to me on the day I was creating this, since it's going in the front entranceway, I was not concerned about my art matching any decor or theme. There are many layers on this piece, starting with gesso and building up with acrylics, modeling paste, acrylic glaze, pouring medium, stamping, sequins, ink, debossing, and who knows what else! :-)
Here's a complete list of this month's participating designers! We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month, then come on back and give the challenge a try yourself!
We have a couple of regular artists taking a summer hiatus and look forward to the return of Joanne Burton and Christa Uttley in the fall.
Meantime, if you've wanted to participate as a guest designer with Inspiration Elevator, just contact team lead, Ann at ann jobes at bell dot net
Now it's your turn to get creating about art you share publicly, and share your blog link at the IE blog. We would love to see what you were inspired to make!