Sunday, 15 February 2015

Last post for Inspiration Elevator - with Websters Hall Pass

After some thought and consideration, the time has come to retire Inspiration Elevator. But before we go, we need to hold a big retirement party, so we've invited everyone who's been involved with Inspiration Elevator back for one last reveal, and to our delight most were able to accept! We are so delighted to have so many IE alumni along this month! Thank you to each of you for helping us end our elevator ride with so much fun and creative energy!

This month's challenge is posed by one of IE's co-creators and team admin, Ann.
This month's challenge is simple, but I hope, challenging as well. 
Here's the challenge: Inspiration Elevator launched on May 15, 2012 and at that time, we explained our purpose as, "Welcome to Inspiration Elevator! What a thrilling day! Today is the launch of Inspiration Elevator (IE), a challenge blog created by my dear friend Christa Uttley and me. We chose the name Inspiration Elevator because it is our intent to raise our creativity to heights through challenges issued every month. We want to raise our designs from the ordinary to the extraordinary. We hope you'll join us on our journey!

IE is a group of like minded scrappy friends who want to raise the bar in their own creative process through unique challenges that we issue to each other once a month. These won't be run of the mill challenges and we hope you'll join us each month and be inspired by the creative designs we've created." 
That vision has remained unchanged over the last (almost) 3 years. The challenge this month is to just create - no holds barred. Take some time, or challenge yourself to do it in 1/2 hour if time is tight, but think about what you'd like to create if there were no agenda, no design team requirement. In other words, create for you, and enjoy the process!

So here is my creation with some papers I got for Christmas and have been wanting to have a play with....

I started with some white gesso on the base, then added some stamping and splatters of distress stain. I layered up some of the squares from the Hall Pass papers, and then added some cut outs, like the owl, books, pencils...then some buttons too.  I made little polaroid frames for my photo and used some thickers for the title.  The photos are from the book hunt we did around London on one of our days out last year.  It was great fun and took us to new places as we hunted out the books.

We hope you'll take the time to hop through and visit each of our participant's blogs, beginning with our guests, then our current team, and finishing off with our co-founders. Feel free to leave comments and lavish each one with appreciation for all that they each brought to the Inspiration Elevator challenge over the last 3 years!


  1. Fabulous page Katherine, love the distressed look of it all.

  2. Love how you made your layout a grid! Very cute.... and I love how you distressed the edges!

  3. fun layout!
    I love all the layers and bits.

  4. Fabulous grid style layout, with great techniques and sweet accents!

  5. super cute LO and love the cool grid going on here!!!! wonderful

  6. Adorable!! I love me a great grid page and this sure is one!! Thanks for taking the IE ride with's been so fun!

  7. Love the distressing and grid design Katherine. Fabulous page!

  8. Fantastic layout love all the beautiful creativity!

  9. Loving the grid design! Awesome page!

  10. Loving the grid design and all the distress work, beautiful page!

  11. I love it! Such a great collection of papers and techniques!
    Joanne xo

  12. What a fun grid-style page, Katherine. A book hunt sounds like an amazing activity. Those owls are perfect for a page about getting bookish. Thank you for your time with us at IE - you have inspired, and I am grateful for you!


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