Thursday, August 15, 2013

Inspiration Elevator Reveal


Inspiration Elevator

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.

This was a tough challenge for me...but I ended up having a lot of fun with it and lots of experimenting (also lots went in the trash)! 
Here is what I came up with:
It is a very simple layout..but I wanted the focus to be on the darling photo and the technique.  I bought a set of gelatos and tried lots of techniques...some were just too messy for me and I just couldn't quite give in to the whole unkempt look I was getting.  After lots of playing, I ended up loving this!  Here's the link to the video:
and another to a video that I loved but couldn't find the glaze anywhere in our small town to try this..but I will be trying it!

I hope you will stop by and see what the  rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created:
If you feel inspired to play along with Christa's challenge this month, please share it using the linky tool on our Inspiration Elevator blog and/or our Inspiration Elevator Facebook page. We'd LOVE to see what you made!

8 comments:

Lisa Spiegel said...

Okay, you and Christa are making me want to try gelatos...the finished product is very cool!! I love how you used it as embellishments!

Joanne said...

Absolutely lovely! I adore the colors, the negative of the butterflies and of course, the awesome use of gelatos!
Joanne xo

Laura said...

Wow this is so soft and so pretty, I love what you did wit the gelatos and the butterflies!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors and love love love the butterflies!!!

Sue Sykes said...

What a sweet photo! Love your experimenting with the gelatos - I love mine!

Tracey said...

I am loving your page! So fabulous!!

Ann Jobes said...

What a sweet, airy feel you created with this page, Cathy. I love my gelatos, and I'm so glad you took the plunge. Your page is fabulous.

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