Welcome to another month of Inspiration Elevator!
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 grow. You can view all of the challenges on my blog by clicking here, or check out our new Inspiration Elevator blog.
This month's challenge is issued by me! Here's the challenge that I gave to the girls:
"I have all of my parents' photos stored at my place. Shortly after I began scrapbooking, my mom and I spent hours removing her photos from those dreadful magnetic albums and documenting dates on the back of them all. So I will often sift through them and marvel at how much things change - and yet, they also seem to stay the same.
This month, I'd like to challenge you all to create a comparison layout or project - THEN and NOW. It can be any topic; just document the parallels and differences between an event/person/place from the past and a modern likeness. REMEMBER TO JOURNAL!! :)
Can't wait to see what you all create!"
Here's my layout:
Supplies: Bazzill cardstock; KaiserCraft patterned paper; Silhouette Cameo, Arial font, Ampersand, &, and collection by Kolette Hall Studio; Stampin' Up! and miscellaneous buttons; unknown chipboard hearts; Stampin' Up!, American Crafts and Bazzill brads; Karen Foster twine; KI Memories icicle tag; Recollections washi tape.
Sifting through older photos, I came across this photo of Connor, taken when he was about seven months old. I was struck by the uncanny resemblance to one of Gary's baby photos! I had always maintained that Connor was "all Puglia", meaning that he looked like my side of the family - full lips, dark brown eyes, olive complexion. However, these photos prove that there is a little bit of Dad in him too! The journaling, yet uncomplete, will go on the little washi-taped tags that I made, under the photos, and talk about how they are similar in so many ways, not just physically.
I have noticed a trend in what I like to call "sprinkles" on layouts nowadays and have never tried it - so I dug through my dusty collection of brads and just randomly poked holes in my layout wherever the mood struck! Eek - nerve wracking! Not sure if I pulled it off, but I will definitely keep trying this look, as I love the random sprinkles! :)
P/S: Don't forget about the other challenges on my blog for a chance to win: