Friday, August 15, 2014

Inspiration Elevator #26 - Time(d) To Change

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 uber creative and wonderfully artsy Misty Russell!

This month's challenge is issued by the amazing Jayne Morgan. Jayne mixes classic styling with fun and funky embellishments and artistic mixed media touches. Here is her challenge for us, in her own words:

Time(d) to Change
It's no secret amongst my crafty friends that my biggest hang up when scrapbooking is procrastination. Being a perfectionist can certainly benefit the end result, but quite often, we worry so much about the outcome that we forget to enjoy the process! On a couple of occasions when I've had to complete a tight deadline for DT calls or assignments, I've been forced to throw caution aside and complete a page within an hour. This for me in itself is a miracle, but the most surprising part was that I not only thoroughly enjoyed the carefree process, but the end results have been some of my most favourite pages. Here's lies the inspiration for this months challenge - I'd like you to gather your photo's, papers and a collection of supplies you think you may need, hibernate to your creative space and take 30 minutes to create whatever you like.........not a minute more! Contrary to what you may think, the pressure is off here. Chances are the final result will not be your best ever project as the time constraint is a little extreme (!), but it's a well known saying that creativity flourishes when we are willing to take risks! Enjoy the process. I did say all of that at some point in my madness!
I then took the next couple of weeks to panic - too scared to start my own challenge!  I think this was my way of allowing my quota of procrastination before I even started! Lol

Anyhow, when I did eventually jump in, it was with two feet, paint, Molding paste, stencils, Glimmer Mist, ink and stamps!

No point doing anything by halves right?

Here's the result......

The Eye's Have It.

This page was inspired by the slightly odd (scary!) photo. I'm constantly finding stuff like this on my phone and camera, courtesy of my youngest DD.

As mentioned previously, I threw as much stuff as I could on here in a short space of time......watercolours, Molding Paste and stencils......

My heat gun and iron were kept in constant use trying to dry things quicker, and keep the page workable.

The basic design is fairly simple - mostly just rough cut strips of patterned paper. There's also a variety of random stamping, messy thread and definitely no time for any Silhouette cuts, so alpha stickers all the way for the title.

I clustered one final group of embellies in the lower corner, then drizzled with a little mist.

So.....the verdict?

32 minutes!

Tut tut, but in all fairness the last two minutes were mostly a bout of self indulgent procrastination - moving things around, then putting them back to where they were!

As hoped, the whole process was pretty liberating.  There's definitely something to be said for throwing caution to the wind and going with the flow.

Most importantly, I really did enjoy the process (although a little manic at times!), and my page will definitely take it's place in 'the book'.

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!

Jayne Morgan  -  that's me!

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 start the clock and get creating.  Don't forget to share your blog link at the IE blog. We would love to see what you were inspired to make!

Have a wonderful day,


Katherine (sutty)

Gorgeous - I love it - love the pink and paint and cotton - super make in 1/2 hour :)

Lisa Spiegel

Awesome! You blew this challenge away!!


WOW! I think this is one of my favourites! You truly outdid yourself....way to go!


absolutely amazing!!! I loved the challenge and your pinks and perfectly balanced cluster. Love!!


wow!!! that turned out sooo amazing, LOVE your colors, layers and texture!!


wow! This page is pure perfection. I love the color and design and the fact that you did it in 32 minutes???? Amazing!


Wow!! I LOVE this!!!


This is fabulous, Jayne! Can't believe you could make something so wonderful in half an hour! Wtg!


Absolutely gorgeous!! 32 mins is AMAZING!! I genuinely love everything about this layout.


Ok this is totally stunning Jayne! I love the layout and the fact that it only took 32 mins (including drying time) is amazing! Will try and find time to play along as I am a procrastinator too!


Wow! You rocked your challenge! Love your colors and all the texture!

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