Sunday, September 15, 2013

Midway PNE layout



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.



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 coolbillboard...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!"



If you feel inspired to play along with the 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!


Here is the inspiration piece that I used...although I swayed from it quite a bit ;)

What inspired me was the grid design and how each little square was embellished on its own.  The photo is also just so fun and happy that it inspired me to create a fun, happy layout of our trip to the PNE.  The Midway collection by October Afternoon was perfect and once I decided how I wanted the photos, I layered and added embellishments to each little section.  I have also used my Unity SMAK kit, a Freckled Fawn arrow clip and some American Crafts Twine.




I also used this sketch from October Afternoon

Now don't forget to hop along to see what the others have created!

Cathy Harper
Lisa Spiegel
                            Laurel Seabrook <--- You are here

18 comments:

~amy~ said...

I love it! The colors are super wonderful Laurel!

Christa said...

Laurel I am always amazed at how you lay out your pages and layer each little item. The whole effect is amazing. I too find your page and its inspiration so inviting. Thanks so much for inspiring ME!

Sue Sykes said...

You did a great job with that paper line!

Joanne said...

What a great layout! You really captured the fun of your photos with all the elements on your page! Plus I can see your inspiration photo reflected in your design :)
Joanne xo

Lisa Spiegel said...

Accck! I love me a good grid...and I totally love how you made each of the grids overlap...I never do that but I love the look and am now going to try it!

Cathy said...

so many fun elements and layers here..everything just draws me in...I love this!

Laura said...

Laurel this layout is just so fun a and full of motion, love the inspiration.

Annette Allen said...

fun layout.. loving all the bright colors..

Tracey said...

What a super fun page Laurel!! Love it!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING that grid design and the colors!!!!

Ashley Horton said...

So, so fun Laurel, and awesome use of the inspiration photo!!

Bananastamper said...

Such a fun page! Love the polaroid look and those fabulous papers!

yyam said...

Such a fun and happy page Laurel!

Jeanne said...

You definitely succeeded in your goals on this page, Laurel. It's very fun and happy. I like how you used your inspiration. Great job getting pages done. You really are an inspiration to me!

Ann said...

Perfect collection for these photos. I like that you were inspired by a sketch and the photo and that you didn't take the grid literally, but added a bit of looseness to it all by overlapping and layering. Great page!

Audrey Pettit said...

This totally makes me smile! I LOVE your grid design and all the fabulous details. The strips of tickets are really eye catching and are just sooo perfect here!

LisaM said...

Love your inspiration and your super fun layout!

Jodi said...

LOVE the clusters on this! Awesome job!!!

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