Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I Blinked

Today I have another Inspiration Elevator post for you.



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."


For my layout, I love this photo I have of my girls but was so disappointed that it was kind of blurry.  I changed it to Black and White and fiddled a bit in Photoshop and now it is hard to tell that it is a blurry one.  I used the Hoopla digi kit by Glitz, available at Jessica Sprague.  I journaled right on the photo and then printed it up large as I wanted it to take center stage.  I then kept the layout fuss free for a CAS layout focusing on my photo.



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





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..

18 comments:

Christa said...

Laurel, this is a great photo and no, you can't tell it's blurry. Your CAS design does keep it the central focus and the B/W colour scheme dos the same. Beautiful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeee that photo, the colors and loving the hearts!!

Ann said...

I love the printing right on the photo and what a beautiful, muted colour palette to use with your lovely b&w photo of your girls. It's cool that you went digi with this, too!
- Ann Jobes
www.lovestnpaper.com

Tracey said...

I love the large b&w photo and the journaling and hearts right onto it! Gorgeous page!!

Annette said...

wow this is so pretty...such an awesome photo and i love it in black and white...looks awesome..

Audrey Yeager said...

You were right! You can't even tell this was blurry! Beautiful design and colors!

Cathy said...

I adore this, it is simply stunning! Gorgeous work my friend!

Laura said...

Fabulous layout, love the clean lines with the focus on your photo! The journaling right onto your photo is a great touch!

Lisa Spiegel said...

I love the technique that you used to "fix" the photo...and the fact that you kept the design CAS really just brought us into your memory. LOVE it.

Rose said...

sweet!!! the photo looks great, not blurry at all. fantastic editing girl :)

LisaM said...

Love how you changed it to black and white, you can't tell its blurry, BRILLANT! I also love your journaling on the photo!
Fantastic layout!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Beautiful photo! I love how you enlarged it and made it the focal point. The colours you chose are perfect too.

yyam said...

Wow! Love how the enlarged photo is the focal point with the journaling and the stitched hearts!

Sue Sykes said...

Love the stitching and beautiful paper! And what a sweet photo!

~amy~ said...

awesome layout!

bonnie said...

Stunning layout and such a beautiful picture x

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

Very beautiful! i love it, simple and just..gorgeous!

Joanne said...

Well done! I love the clean and simple look and the soft, serene colors you chose to work with!
Joanne xo

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