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.
Our challenge this month comes from the very talented Cathy Harper. Here's what she had to say in her very own words:
"I want to know what inspires you to create. As I was driving home the other day from my trip back to Black Hills, I saw a really cool billboard...clouds, the sun, and a few hearts. I immediately thought how great the design was and how I could transform it into a card or layout.(No, I didn't get a picture of it as it was the week of the annual Sturgis Bike Rally and no way was I pulling off the side of the interstate with all of that crazy traffic.) Even the other day, as I was walking through Target, I saw a couple of cute Baby gift bags that had great design principle that I could use as inspiration to create with too! Then it hit me that this would be a great challenge for my IE teammates. We recently had Sue's challenge where we were inspired by another teammate and lifted their style..but I want to know what else inspires you besides other designers cards and layouts. Are you a Pinterest addict like me? And find great design ideas there or in a magazine with a brilliant ad!? Find something inspires you, pin it or take a photo and create your work from there...you must include a photo of your inspiration and a link (if there is one) with your project for the challenge!"
so what inspires me??? Alot of the time LOTs of different things, but most of the time little sayings, picutres that stick out in my mind....so I came up with this awesome quote that reminded me of my daughter " WHY FIT IT WHEN YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT" and I also came across this on pinterest and LOVED the colours that went with it...
So I stuck with what I knew best, my love for BELLA BLVD! The Daily Chevies line was one I haven't had a chance to play with yet and the colours were perfect for it! Here is the layout:
I also am love with the feathers right now from Bella Blvd. When I first got them, I was a little afraid to use them, but now I love the different texture it gives the layout:
Finally I added some twine in a chevron pattern, because lately a layout doesn't seem to be a a layout without some twine added in there!
I hope you will stop by and see what the rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created: