Wednesday, April 17, 2013

You & Me and a RAK - Inspiration Elevator - My MInd's Eye

Hello there!

Welcome to another Inspiration Elevator reveal! We are thrilled to celebrate the end of our first year of Inspiration Elevator challenges and are anticipating that the second year will see that creative growth continue to go UP! To celebrate our first anniversary and our fabulous designers, Christa and Ann decided to challenge our designers to take an in-depth look at a fellow designer's artistic portfolio via her blog, choose elements from that designers creations, and incorporate them into her own work. In other words, we are encouraging a scrapLIFT! Rather than a mere copy of someone else’s work, this is a stylistic scraplift that should inspire each designer to grow creatively as she is inspired, yet remain true to her own style.
As the second year of this creative journey begins, and as the popularity of Inspiration Elevator increases, we have created a new blog for our Inspiration Elevator Challenges. So, if you want to play along you can find the challenges and links to the inspiration all in one place! To celebrate our first year, our hopping will incorporate RAKs along the way – how exciting! Now, before you go hopping along, we want to let you know of a few personnel changes.

While, we are so excited to welcome back most of our original design team members for year two, we are saddened to be saying goodbye to Audrey Yeager. Audrey has creatively embraced every challenge over the past year, and has been a super part of our design team over the past 12 months. We hope your will continue to stop by her blog and see her gorgeous creations. Thank you Audrey for sharing our journey – we are grateful for you!

We are very pleased to announce a new member to our design team. Join us as we welcome Jodi Wilton. Jodi's design style is happy and whimsical and we are looking forward to sharing this new year of growth with her and seeing how her creative muse is tickled by our challenges.

We mentioned RAKs or giveaways at each designer’s blog this month,since we’re celebrating our first year. Please read each designer’s instructions regarding the giveaway as they will vary. We will post a final list of winners on April 24th on the Inspiration Elevator blog, so be sure to pop back, and if you create something based on this month’s challenge, please link it up on the blog!

So without further adieu, here is my layout for this challenge....

 I was given the task of scraplifting from Christa Uttley, she has some gorgeous designs and inspires me with her willingmess to try a multitude of techniques.  On a recent layout, Christa used a photo strip on her layout, I loved the look and added the idea to my ever growing list of things to try.  Then when I was given Christa's name as my person to lift, I knew I just had to use this technique!

What is 'me' about this layout is the colour scheme the layers and the mist.

 I love burlap, I don't know why - probably because it is so rustic.  But turn it into a flower and I am a gonner - love, love, love it!
 Christa uses a lot of water colours in her work, in several ways.  i haven't ventured out into that medium yet, but attempted the look by using several different colours of mists.

This is Christa's layout, that inspired mine.

I am offering up this RAK, to be entered into the draw, leave a comment here and on the new Inspiration Elevator blog, before April 22nd.  I will announce a winner on April 24th.


Now, stop by and see what the designers on this adventure have created:


Thanks for visiting!
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35 comments:

  1. This is fabulous great layout Ginny x

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  2. Oh Laura! Your layout is just fabulous! The colours, the details, the filmstrip photos - love it all!
    Joanne xo

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  3. Laura, your take on Christa's gorgeous layout is equally stunning! Love your colour palette and that burlap flower...? I'm a goner too!

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  4. Gorgeous layout! Love that burlap flower!

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  5. LOVE how you used the photo strip! This is an amazing layout... awesome lift!

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  6. This is such a wonderful take on Christa's layout,love the small clear tags and the colors you used!

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  7. Lovely layout, so soft and pretty!

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  8. amazing inspiration from the original and the lift too. Congrats on a year and the new blog

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  9. I love your layout..you got all the elements perfectly but stayed true to YOU!!

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  10. So many fun elements you used: love the burlap flower with the aqua leaves, the fun use of vellum tags(gonna have to pull those out of my stash), and all the layers of paper. Love your layout!

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  11. What a gorgeous layout. I too was chall to do a photo strip by Christa. I think you imbrased it well.

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  12. Laura, this is a great lit of one of my favourites. Your own personal touches really do scream LAURA. I adore the country touch touch of burlap coupled with the BW strip. Wonderful. Thanks again for being part of our growth journey!

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  13. wonderful page and LOVE LOVE the colors and mini photos!!! amazing work!!!

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  14. I love the colors, burlap flower and mist spatters, you used some of Christa, but still kept your own. Love it!

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  15. I love your lift!! All your elements are just fabulous!!

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  16. I could have sworn you were lifting Joanne! I was fooled. I am such a fan of your work, Laura!

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  17. This is absolutely fantastic Laura! WHat a gorgeous page!

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  18. OMG I LOVE it!!!!! Especially your burlap flower!!!! Stunning page!

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  19. Great page, love the photo strip and the burlap flower.

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  20. What a great scraplift! Love the photo strip and especially LOVE that burlap flower!! Great natural texture!

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  21. What a great scraplift!! Love the texture of the flower!

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  22. Beautiful layout! Love the soft colours and the rose.

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  23. love this and the flower is awesome! perfect scraplift!

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  24. i really like your layout!!

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  25. I really love your layout, love the burlap flower!

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  26. Wow! Amazing LO! Love the details.

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  27. WOW! A gorgeous layout! So many beautiful details!

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  28. Wow! This is seriously gorgeous! Love the photo booth effect!

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  29. Your layout is so gorgeous, Laura! I love the fishtail banners and how you used the papers too!

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  30. OMG - love the burlap flower! and fabulous family layout.

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  31. I absolutely adore that line of MME paper you used and the layout that you did!!! The flower is gorgeous!

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  32. I absolutely adore the line of MME paper that you used and you did a stunning job with your layout!!! The flower is gorgeous!

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  33. Laura, you did a beautiful job playing with your spray inks and that photo strip is wonderful. Great job being inspired by Christa!
    - Ann Jobes
    www.lovestnpaper.com

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  34. CONGRATULATIONS on your first anniversary! Your layout is again FAB! Just love it all! Love the colours your used! Love that you used pictures of yourself on it!

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