You may recall that the purpose of this challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and extend ourselves. You can view all of the challenges our Inspiration Elevator Blog, here. We are thrilled to welcome back Audrey Yeager this month as a guest designer. Audrey recently came into ownership of My Scraps & More online store, and has graciously offered a prize this month! Read on to find out how you could win!
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Our challenge this month comes from the very talented Michelle Hernandez. Here's how she expressed this month's challenge:
"Inspiration Elevator Challenge February- Phoenix Rising.
I'm going through one of the toughest times of my life right now. Huge changes, dashed expectations, embarrassing set backs- it's all overwhelming, all the time. I have the love and support of my family and my health- so it could be worst but still - it sucks.
Michelle's challenge for February:
Tell a story visually or through your journaling that speaks to your greatest challenge and most importantly how you dug yourself out. This should be a celebration of your faith, personal resilience and/or creativity. A story you'd like to tell your kids, grandkids or yourself when things get rough. "
This was a tough one for me, but I was thinking about what challenging things I have been through the past couple of years, and the thing that stood out was our move from Texas back to NY. We thought is was a perfect oppurtunity, but it didn't turn out as easy as we hoped! It's a LONG story, as you will see on my page!
I used a sketch from Sketchabilities and papers from Crate Paper Flea Market. I knew I was going to have a lot of journaling, so I added an envelope to my page to tuck in my thoughts.
I began by spraying some mist on my background and letting it drip. Then I splattered some white paint and stamped with a polka dot stamp and navy ink. Then I stitched a circle with white thread.
Based on the sketch, I made a banner of sorts with a doily shape I due cut with my cameo, a pennant piece, and the envelope. Then I layered some other bits and pieces along the banner, too. I have a few packs of tiny clothespins but rarely use them, so I am glad I go the chance to on this page!
Now hop along to the other wonderful blogs to see some great stuff!
Guest designer: Audrey Yeager
We would LOVE to see you take up Michelle's challenge this month, so if you do, please share it at our linkup on the Inspiration Elevator blog.
So, how do you win the My Scraps & More prize? It's simple - leave a comment! I will choose one random comment from one random blog to win the $15 gift certificate to My Scraps & More!
Stay scrappy my friends!