Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Inspiration Elevator #25 - What's in Your Bag?

Hi there, it's Tuesday and just happens to be the 15th of the month soooooooooo...............

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; to stretch, sometimes uncomfortably, to create something fresh.

You can see all of Inspiration Elevator's previous challenges at our blog and catch us on Facebook  too.
We are thrilled to welcome back as guest designer, the delightful Denise Morrison. Denise's artsy style conveys layers of artistic and emotional significance, and we love her artful scribbles!

We are also honoured to welcome a guest challenger this month, team alumni, creative and busy Sue Sykes, a regular contributor to Canadian Scrapbooker magazine and manager of their sketch site. Here is her challenge for us, in her own words:

We all know that the contents of our bags, whether it's a handbag, a satchel, a clutch or a backpack, reveals a lot about ourselves. This month, create a layout about the contents of your bag on any given day. Be sure to include the stories behind any unconventional items.
As a further challenge, use one of the items on your page somehow!

Hmmmm, they weren't joking when they said 'Challenge'!

Maybe I should have waited on clearing out my ever disgracefully messy purse until after I had attempted this one!  A couple of weeks ago I condensed it to down to four sad items, none of which were particularly scrapworthy.

So, on to Plan B (as always), I reverted back to my 'comfort' purse - translation: the messy one......knew I was bound to find something interesting in there.


Here's a close up of the journalling to explain all.

I used a variety of distress inks (spritzed with water on my craft mat) and stamps for the background.

Used my all time favourite Thicker's sentiments again for the title, added a little messy doodling then dotted a few wooden sequins and eyelets around.

And finally, in order to satisfy the bonus challenge ie. to use some of the contents on your page, I applied some gloss, puckered up and kissed the page.

It's a little tricky to catch in the photograph.

I had lot's of fun with this one, so here's to the next.

Here's a complete list of this month's participating designers!  We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month, then come on back and give the challenge a try yourself!

Guest Challenger: Sue Sykes 
Meantime, if you've wanted to participate as a guest designer with Inspiration Elevator, just contact team lead, Ann at ann jobes at bell dot net
Now it's your turn to get creating about what is in your bag, and share your blog link at the IE blog. We would love to see what you were inspired to make!



Wowzers.....Jayne you rocked this challenge!! I think I would have given up. Not only did you create an awesome page, that kiss you gave it is the perfect touch. Fabulous!


great page!!! I found about 4 in my purse too and I only put it on in the morning or when I show up somewhere reallly important!!! LOL!!! cool details!!!


I LOVE that you kissed your page! So fun! GREAT background work, and I love how you worked the Thickers too - so much movement in your titling! You rocked the challenge! Well done,friend!

Sue Sykes

Fantastic take on the challenge, Jayne! I too am usually guilty of having about 5 lip balms in my purse… :)


I love this Jayne!!! Such a wonderful everyday memory to scrap!


This is fantastic! love your background and the pop of black.


What an interesting challenge! Jayne, you have outdone yourself with this layout! It is amazing what you can do with ordinary things like lip gloss...well done!

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