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!"
This was my challenge to this amazing team of designers. I am always captivated and awed by this bunch of ladies, the talent is jaw dropping and I still sometimes wonder what I am doing here on Inspiration Elevator among them.
I find inspiration in lots of places and quite honestly I can't even begin to create until I see something that inspires me...and then almost instantaneously I know exactly what I want to create. It is just the finding that inspiration that takes the longest and Pinterest has made it a bit easier that's for sure. This time my inspiration came from a email I received from Zulily with a ad for a sale that they were having..and just like I said..I was instantly inspired and knew exactly what I wanted to create!
I love how this turned out..and a huge thank you to Leah for sharing her photography and her beautiful baby girl with me. She is a beauty and I adore getting to create with Leah's photos. I hope you will stop by and see what the rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created: