Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Inspiration Elevator May 2012

Welcome to Inspiration Elevator!

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 will join us each month and be inspired by the innovative designs we create.

This is not a blog hop, and there are no prizes, but we would love it if you would take a few minutes to see what the rest of the Inspiration Elevator team created. We are sure you will feel inspired to get creative:

The first challenge, issued by Christa, is two-fold: to create a new design that reflects your style, and to use a new product or technique that you find inspiring right now.

There are so many awesome products and techniques in the scrapbooking world, but my current love is Washi Tape. All the different colors and patterns just make my heart happy and I look for any excuse to use them! So, of course, I had to use Washi Tape on my layout for this challenge.

I also included some of my favorite techniques: paint splatters, accordion flowers, spool butterflies, and stitching.

In addition, I created an altered border behind my background paper. I simply added bits and pieces of patterned paper in a few places around the edge of the paper. I am happy with how it adds just an extra bit of interest to the whole design :)

My overall design is uncluttered with a bit of white space. I also like working with a single photo that can be the focus of my page.

Thanks for looking and do visit the blogs of the rest of the team. You are sure to be inspired!


  1. Beautiful layout Joanne, I love the spool butterflies, the paint and of course the accordion flower. The altered background is a great idea, adds interest and uses up scraps, too! Happy to be on this journey with you.

  2. Omgosh! love, love, love this! Everything is just perfect with details!

  3. Gorgeous layout, love the little spools!

  4. Joanne, I love this! It IS very you! I love the coloured splatter on the patterned back ground and the photo in BW is stunning. I also love your messy stitching! Thanks for taking this journey with us!

  5. This is very you - clean and simple yet classy and elegant! The photo is stunning and your varied border around the page is really neato! Lovely work and I am thrilled that you are part of the IE journey!

  6. Your spool flowers are adorable and I totally love love love how you added to the edges with different papers!

  7. WOW Love this page! love the varied border too as well as the spatters, hexagons, washi tape and lovely photo.

  8. Wonderful page! I love your design and use of hexagons.


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  9. Love this! Love all your little details! Hexagons, washi tape, spatters, so fun!

  10. Beautiful layout Joanne! I love this MME paper!

  11. Gorgeous page Joanne. I love this line of papers and you have worked them so well!

  12. I love love love the subtle details that you added to the background paper and your spool butterflies are adorable!!!


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