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.
This month, the very creatively-minded Christa issued the challenge and here's what she wrote:
"Part of growth is learning new techniques. And I do mean NEW. Sometimes we are afraid to try something or get in a rut..but for the August reveal I am asking that you find a technique WITH a video and include the link in your post. Learn something new. Share where you learned it and then share what you learned and your creation. I hope this is challenging for you...it might take some time to think about!
You do not need to make your OWN video just share the one you used to create your technique. If possible be sure to get permission from the maker of that video so we can be respectful!
Pinterest has some great videos."
Well, doesn't that sound like fun! I had an idea of what I wanted to create, so I went searching on You-Tube and came across this video. It has a really good walk through to create your own masks, using Tim Holtz blank masks. I was super excited because I wanted specific mask designs for my layout, that I do not own. Just one problem .... during the 2 weeks prior to this post, I was up at my trailer / little vacation spot with very limited craft supplies. Well, I had to ad-lib a bit, I created two disposable masks (not ideal, but they worked in a pinch). I will definitely be shopping for the right stuff soon!
Anyway, here is my layout.....
I must say, I had a lot of fun with my mists and texture paste, and given my current tight quarters and limited supplies, I really didn't mind not having to deal with cleaning masks in tiny sinks! Oh, and I finished one more layout for my cruise album! Sweet!
I hope you will stop by and see what the rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created: