Monday, 15 September 2014

The Alps

Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves, each other and YOU to take the creative process to the next level;  to inspire growth and change in our scrapbooking beyond the mundane.

You can see all of Inspiration Elevator's previous challenges at our blog and catch us on Facebook .

We are thrilled to welcome back as a guest designer with our team, the very talented Christine Meyer!

This month's challenge is issued by the creative Christa Uttley. Here is her challenge for us, in her own words:

 GO BIG OR GO HOME: Scrapbookers as a rule use what photos they have on hand or if you are designing, whatever pictures allow you to best showcase your lines or express your paper lines. This month's challenge is to be very deliberate about your photo choice because we are going BIG! Bigger than 8x10 if you can do it. Recently, I saw a friend using a 12x12 she had printed at the local
Costco and was stunned at the power this GIANT image had on her story telling. (If you'd rather not spend any extra on your photo then scrap those large baby pictures or a wedding shot you have lying around.)  Think scenic vistas or think about all the details that go missing in your world and blow them up. Be brave!
Here are the MUST DO's: Must be at least 8x10 in size. We want this GIANT photo to take centre stage and tell the story in a big way.

So here is my take on the challenge:

On our holidays my husband took some gorgeous pictures of the Alps - we went up Aguille du Midi and you just get the most amazing they were perfect for a giant photo.  I had them printed 12" by 8" so I only had 2" on either side of the photo to fill...I went with some woodgrain paper by Simple Stories from their Good day Sunshine papers - I used some of their embellishments and also a globe die by sizzix, some Baker Ross air dry clay that I used in a Martha Stewart frame mould, then sequins and buttons - just little piles of embellishments in the corner.  The alphas are by Glitz and American Crafts.

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  1. I so wanted to use a 12 x 8 photo, too, but couldn't find anyone to print it in an hour, lol. Your page turned out great, the perfect show stopper photo, simple title and embellishments...LOVE it!

  2. I love what you do with the clay and how you fit those frames into your clusters! Spectacular photo!

  3. Wow awesome photograph! Love your clustered embellies too, especially that frame.....gorgeous!

  4. WOW!!! that photo is amazing!!! just stunning and totally takes center stage!! great embellies!!

  5. Wow what a fabulous photo and beautiful layout I love how big the photo is!

  6. Amazing photo! Love your cluster of embellies on this gorgeous page!


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