Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Inspiration Elevator Reveal

You may recall from last month's challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was 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. 

This month our challenger was the very talented Lisa Moen.  Lisa, like most of us, doesn't always take the "perfect" photos. In fact, sometimes, the imperfect is all you have to tell your story. This month Lisa challenged us to use those imperfect photos to tell an story. Here's what she had to say about her challenge:

"I was digging through some old 1980's photos the other day and realized how bad some of the pictures were. Cameras have come a LONG way since then!

I have lots of pictures I haven't scrapped because they were/are poor quality pictures and I am sure you have pictures like that too. So let's dig out those blurry, bad pictures and tell the story behind them!  So my challenge to you this month is to use a bad photo and journal about it."

I delete almost every blurry picture I take, that's the beauty of digital.  I really had nothing to work with, but thanks to my bestie, Angie, I have the perfect photo for this challenge.  Blurry but shows the perfect action and emotion of the day.  Love this little guy.

I used Echo Park's Hello Summer to create the layout, twine from The Twinery and a bit of Smash Tape, Studio Calico Mister Huey's and the Silhouette.  Love it.  The Beach Ball flips open to read the journaling.
Check out the cool 3-D Sun...inspired by team member Christa Uttley and her tutorial, check out the link here:

 I hope you will stop by and see what the designers on this adventure have created:

Cathy Harper (you are here)
I invite you to play along with any of our challenges and add your comment below with a link, we would love to see what you have created..


LisaM said...

Oh Cathy! I can see why you would want to keep this layout, it's phenomenal! Love your beach ball journaling spot, sun, oh heck, love everything about this!

Christa said...

Hokey Doodle! This blew me away Cathy! Thanks for the honorable mention too. Your layout is PERFECT in every way..that water flourish, your beach ball journalling, your bits along the side, your splatter. HOKEY DOODLE. I love it. love!!!

Ann Jobes said...

What a great layout, Cathy! I love the diecut waves and all the dimenion you created around your title and the beachball opening for your journalling. And how thoughtful of you to point to Christa's tutorial.
So many terrific things happening on here - love it!

Tracey said...

This is such a fun photo and an amazing layout!!!!

Audrey Yeager said...

Cathy, this is so amazing! I have seen such a change n your style over the past few month and your work is just incredible! Love the beach ball journalng!

Unknown said...

wonderful layout for a perfect photo, love the way you created your title and what you did with the sun. great misting too!

Lisa Spiegel said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING page!! I adore the hidden journaling in the title and the sun is too, too cute!!!!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Cathy, this is amazing. I love how colourful your page is, and that sun is definitely the extra WOW! Great layout.

Sue Sykes said...

Oh my heck - I love everything about this! The photo, the sun, the twine... Yep, LOVE IT!

Joanne said...

This layout is truly brilliant! I love the bright colors, the fun feel, the great elements! Plus, your photo is so awesome! A+!!
Joanne xo

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