TEAM INSPIRATION 2016

In December we introduce Neighbourhood by Lisa Frances Judd.  Our criteria this month is HOME - whatever that means to you.

LIZZY
I've created an A4 page. Also using the curves and the colours. I wanted this page to convey how much we love where we live.

MARIA
I like to do a theme of winter in December. Houses, winter, snow drifts and the kid - it's my inspiration today! Winter turned out well with the help of stamps, embossing and topping.

TRACEY
He is my home.....corney but true.

SUE
Inspired by the houses. My granddaughter playing with their playhouse.

ELAINE
The painting led me to do my layout across the page. I also liked the earthly colours of the painting even with different colours involved and it suited my photo perfectly. We love our camping trips and our camper is definitely a home away from home. And this time of the year, means holidays and camping trips.

KAREN
My inspiration has come from the curves in the painting and home is the UK where this photo was taken of this cute little boy.

ANNA
My inspiration comes from the houses and the home theme. This house on the page is our home, the white one :) And the title in Swedish says - Our home is my castle.

MARY
I was inspired by the image of the houses, as I knew I had some Amy Tangerine patterned paper with little houses that I have fussy cut and used washi tape from Craftqueen with little houses. I scrapped my haven, my nest, my home.

TONE
 I have made a layout with pictures of Daniel from the cabin on our boat trip to Denmark, Summer 2007. I have interpreted the task as this was our "home" for the night.
And of course waves on the theme on my layout reflects the waves in the picture.

KAT
I was inspired by the rows of houses, the colours, wavy lines and 'home' theme. I've scrapped an advertisement flyer of our first home that I kept from our first inspection.

ANGELIKA
I was inspired by the cute houses on wavy lines.


JANE
Inspired by the colours of brown, red, blue, green and yellow and the little houses.

In November we showcase The Summer House by Hilda Rix Nicholas.
CRITERIA - VINTAGE style

SUE
I have gone with a modern look with a vintage feel; a doily, book print paper with old roses, lattice type and wood grain papers. 

HELENE

MARIA
My inspiration in the colors and techniques. Photo of my son when he was 3 months.

AN'JENIC
I was Inspired to use the colors and flowers. The two women inspired me to create a layout of myself and my daughter. I wanted to incorporate words into my background because I was inspired by the women reading.

LIZZY
I've used flowers and the lattice background from the painting as inspiration, as well as the blue colours.

TRACEY
Using vintage Photo's of Mum and the colours from the painting. Vintage buttons too from Nan's Jar.

e sky really is the limit.

MARY
I love vintage, but found it hard to photograph this . I think it looks better IRL. I was inspired by the two ladies and the hat. This is a photo of my two aunts (sisters) . They were at my eldest brothers wedding , hats must have been the go back then, as all the guests had hats on !

TONE
 I was inspired by the blue and wood.

ANNA
I have used the colors and the orange flowers from the painting as inspiration. I am not a vintage person so this is really a challenge for me but I think I have got it a bit vintage yet with the doiley, buttons and flowers.

KAREN
My inspiration has come from the vintage feel of the painting and the colours.

ANGELIKA
My inspiration was the pastel colour- particularly the pink, and the vintage style. The vintage ladies inspired the choice of paper. I tried to bring out the light, airy feel of the painting in my layout.

KAT
Vintage is also hard for me so I have gone for a card as well........I was inspired by the colours (lots of teal with pops of blue, pink and orange), the flowers and the lattice pattern.

JANE

I was drawn to the colours in this artwork and added in touches of vintage with buttons, pearls, twine, butterflies and a prominent daisy.

ELAINE
I couldn't go past using the aqua. I have used vintage papers and doilies to create the vintage feel.

In October we feature Chris Hobel with Rose Pink

CRITERIA - The use of PINK

HELENE
Inspired by the pink and flowers.

SUE
My inspiration is the colour pink and a rose.

AN'JENIC
Focusing on the pink.

MARIA
Pink - the color  for the girls, it inspires me! Title - childhood.

LIZZY
The main inspiration being the flowers & the quote I felt fitted well with it being Breast Cancer Awareness month, too 

ELAINE
I love roses, they are so pretty and I wanted to capture that in my page. I based my page around the rose paper I used.

TRACEY
I love when the painting takes me to arty side as well. I finger painted onto the background some flowers and then added dimension to them with medical gauze rolled up. I was happy with the vintage style of the layout to suit the old photo.

ANNA
My inspiration is the color pink and the roses.

MARY
I have used pink and the pattern paper has roses on it and I also added a rose stencil in the corner. After the initial shock of being diagnosed with Breast Cancer , our Daughter in law focused on getting through surgery, chemo and getting well. She did so with strength, courage and grace. Last day of Chemo was a happy day for her and she is doing really well now

KAREN
Such a beautiful painting. My inspiration is the beautiful roses and the colour pink.

KAT
The painting reminded me of the flowers in my sister's wedding bouquet so I made a BTP album about her wedding day.

TONE
I was inspired by the feminine theme.

ANGELIKA
I was inspired by the roses to do a layout about visiting the rose garden at Hyde park in London. I love roses!


JANE
I was inspired by the colours in the painting and those in the photo I used.

In September our inspiration is a delightful piece by Donald James Waters called Spot on.

CRITERIA - A tribute to Dad

And now some amazing inspiration from the first of our team ...

LIZZY
I took the orange, red, yellow and green colours as well as the idea of stripes, taken from the t-shirt, as inspiration. The idea of relaxation came into it with the photo I chose to scrap, too 

TRACEY
My Man does not do passive sports, but he did do surf boat racing for a while and the photo opportunities where great. My inspiration was the beach theme of the painting.

SUE
Inspired by "The tribute to Dad" and the colours. My eldest son has just become a Dad and he got to give the first bath at the hospital 'bathing class'.

MARIA
In my country, father's day falls in another month but my husband inspires me always! I have written some facts about him.

HELENE
This is a tribune to a father's love to his daughter.

AN'JENIC
My inspiration is from the colors and splatters on the artwork.

ELAINE

My page is inspired by the colours of the ocean and boat and some black and white from the dog.  I'm starting to include my husband in photos as I think it's important for the kids to see later on. 


Mary
My layout for the Fathers Day theme. A layout of my Dad of course. I have used the playing card symbols , as My Father, Mum, Aunts and Uncles loved a good game of cards. Lots of stamping, washi tape , old clocks , as my Dad had a old pocket watch. I also used dried tea leaves mixed with gesso for texture. I saw this technique on Marta's you tube channel, I have used dried tea bag paper before , but had never thought of using dried tea leaves, I like the technique.

Anna
I was inspired of the colors and the fishing theme. This is my tribute to my husband and the best father ever for our kids. Fishing is the best way for him to just relax.

Angelika
I was inspired by the pastel colours, and the presence of a pet, so I decided to scrap my cat and his human dad.

Tone
The photo is of my son and dear husband when they are playing Nintendo DS. I love the expression in Daniels face. The photo is taken in September 2007. The tag is from  clothes I bought a long time ago 

Karen
My inspiration is lazing around and having fun on Fathers Day.

Kat
 I was inspired by the colours (especially the blue and purple) and the masculine theme. My little brother's favourite colour is purple so I made a layout about him and his son on their first Father's Day.


Jane
This is my favourite photo of my Dad and I out on the farm when I was tiny.  I was inspired by the blue and brown from the artwork and incorporated some spotted paper (hard to see) in my layers.  Miss you Dad !

In August we introduce Thea Proctor with this artwork called The Swing.  It is printed in black ink, and hand-coloured on cream rice paper and is hanging in the Art Gallery of NSW.

CRITERIA - The use of black pen on your work

HELENE
I used a black pen to draw an "explosion symbol" to highlight the photo.

LIZZY

Inspiration was from the composition of the picture - created a sketch based on it, & I used the colours.

ELAINE
My page for this month was inspired by choosing a photo of my girls enjoying the outside like in the painting. I went with the bold colours and big patterns that I think of when I see this painting, along with showing a bit of olden style.

MARIA
My inspiration - the girl and the summer! Flowers and frame painted black pen.

AN'JENIC
For my inspiration, I went with the bold black lines and how it makes each detail stand out. This single 4x6 photo of my daughter was perfect. Its was done with an app on her phone. She captures many views of herself. And this app allowed the black lines to stand out.

TRACEY
My inspiration was the story book feel. I used my mad hatter tea party photo. 

SUE
Inspired by the playground/swing, the sunny day and clouds.


 MARY
When I look at the photo Alice In Wonderland , The Wizard of Oz comes to mind . I think it has a whimsical feeling to it. I have had these photo's of my Granddaughter dancing for ages (I think they were doing the Wizard of Oz from mind) and I have had the paper for ages, which I brought to go with the photo's, so I was glad to be inspired to scrap them. My Granddaughter is in the middle in the joker costume

ANNA
I was inspired by the swinging girl, the colors and of course my journaling is done with the use of black pen.

TONE
The photo is of my son Daniel in 2007 when he got a new bike. I was inspired by the outdoors fun.

KAREN
My inspiration is taken from the swirls in the sky.

KAT
I was inspired by the scene in the artwork and made a pocket page about a visit to the park with my family. I used pocket cards featuring some of the colours from the artwork (coral and green) and used a black pen to outline some of the subtle background patterns.

ANGELIKA

 I was inspired by the bright colours, as well as the sections of colour outlined in black. I mimicked that by filling in sections of a geometric shape with pattern paper and watercolours, then outlining it with black pen.

JANE

I loved the vintage feel of the artwork and the bright happy colours and used a photograph of my Mother is her younger years. I used black pen to go around all the paper elements on my page.

In JULY we are celebrating the country with this delightful painting by Grace Cossington-Smith called The curve of the bridge (1928-29).

The CRITERIA is a COUNTRY / RURAL theme

LIZZY

  I went out of the box on this one & 'upcycled' an old canvas as a sort of clipboard for my scenery & flower photos from our recent UK trip.

ELAINE
For this challenge I used the rural criteria and picked up colours from my daughter's clothing. I centred the photo as the cows are in the centre of the inspiration piece, added a watercolour background, and used a journaling card as part of my embellishments.

MARIA
I was inspired by farm animals from the painting. I found a photo of my son seeing a goat the first time in his life! I named it "The First Encounter". The photo is accompanied by a paper with a botanic theme and a journaling on a tag.

TRACEY
 Photo supplied by a scrapping sister of her husband and son on their cotton farm. Love this photo.

SUE
Our early morning rural view taken from our deck on the last day of Autumn.

KAT
 I was inspired by the farm setting, animals, fences and colours.

ANNA
Our sweet pretty newborn calves. Happy times and the real life at the country. My paper choices also are inspired of the country side.


HELENE
My rural theme is about camping in a forest.

MARY
This is a photo I took driving into work a couple of weeks ago. The cows in the fog.

ANGELIKA
I was inspired by the muted colours, the horizontal lines, and the farm animal theme. I also took inspiration from the splotchy cows to make a lot of splotches on my layout

KAREN
 My inspiration is just everything from outside.

AN'JENIC
My inspiration came from the cows and the outdoor background.

TONE
This photo is from a forest in Norway. Some friends of  ours rented this little cabin for several years and we went to visit them

JANE

I was inspired by both the colours in the artwork and the theme of cows and knew immediately which photos I would use for this challenge :)

In June we introduce an artwork by Anna Collins called Top Hat Tiger. 


CRITERIA - Black and White plus one other colour (can be any)

LIZZY
 Inspiration: stripes led to the white ink lines; the green eyes I've used as a pop of colour on my LO. The bowler hat idea I've also used for my title/ journaling spots! This was my VERY favest one to do!!!

AN'JENIC
Inspired by the lines of the tiger fur, the hat. My daughter loves to wear hats and I knew I could find one of her wearing one.

ANNA
Pop past on the 8th to see how Anna put this amazing page together.

MARIA
 I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! It is Saint-Petersburg, Russia. I love my city even with its 9 months of cloudy, windy, rainy and snowy weather. It inspires me a lot! I like to walk its embankments, admire Neva river, beautiful bridges, buildings and palaces comprising 300 years of history of the City, which once was the Capital of the Empire.
In my work I've used stamps, embossing, water-colors, chipboard.
On the photo: me and my husband during our stroll.
Welcome to Saint-Petersburg!

ELAINE
 I wanted to try to do a minimalist page after seeing beautiful pages for May. And this page was also inspired by Pinterest. My photo is edited on the Becky Higgins project life app. I chose pink as my other colour. I wanted to keep it simple and let the photo shine.smile emoticon

TRACEY
Inspired by the use of lime.

SUE
Black, white and teal with lots of accents with lines.


KAREN
My inspiration for this month is colour. The black, the white and the lime.

MARY
It's a photo of my hubby in his school uniform. I also used the negative pieces from the circle die cut and the negative from the word smile die cut.

HELENE

KAT
I was inspired by the clean and simple design and the portrait with bright eyes. I've also used animal print papers (torn in strips like the stripes of a tiger) and pops of lime green.

ANGELIKA
 I was inspired to do a layout of my Tiger; I chose the colour peach as my accent colour to match his fur. I was also inspired by the tiger stripes and cat theme for the background design.

TONE



JANE
I loved the idea of black and white stripes and the fun element of the inspiration artwork.

In MAY we are working from this artwork by John Maitland  called Seven Girls Running and our criteria this month is "Girls only". 

CRITERIA - GIRLS ONLY

LIZZY
I converted the row of girls into a banner! And took the black colour to highlight my page like the picture.

AN'JENIC
I was inspired by the colors and my wanting to create a painted background.

ANNA
I was inspired by the row of girls so made a collage of photos of our own little girl.

MARIA
This picture is very delicate and airy! Its layout I've done in a minimal style that was more air and light!

ELAINE
I chose a photo of my three girls and by coincidence, they were all in a line like the inspirational piece. I like the feel of the childhood fun in the painting, which made me choose this photo. I used the colours in the painting as the base for my colour choice.

TRACEY
Heritage layout, inspired by the theme of the painting Dance. Photo is Circa 1949,this is my Mum.

SUE
Inspired by the colours and soft watercolour look.

KAREN
My inspiration for this page came from the group of girls in the painting having fun and of course the lovely colours. 

MARY
I have used the inspirations of the Ballerina's and the purple and black colours.

HELENE

A selfie of the girls in our family (me and my daughter).

KAT
 I was inspired by the colours and the line of girls. I also created a background of woven paper strips inspired by the brush strokes in the artwork.

ANGELIKA
 I was inspired by the pastel blue/purple/reds, the horizontal line, and obviously dancing ladies.

TONE
I was inspired by the colors.

JANE
 I loved both the colours and the row of girls and knew I had the perfect photos for this!

In APRIL we feature an ANZAC tribute artwork by the ever amazing Josh Miels called We will remember them.
CRITERIA -  The use of Typography on your page - let those letters shine!

HELENE
I used patterned papers, stamps and templates to meet the typography criteria.

TRACEY
I was influenced by the washed out alpha's in the background.

SUE
I was inspired by the grungy feel and dark brown colours and the white background text.

LIZZY
Inspiration: created a bg similar to this picture with black, then white gesso over cut out letters. Also for typography used a Motex writer & the large title alphas.

AN'JENIC
Inspired to recreate the falling background using the stencil and a layout featuring a guy. So I used this one of my nephew.

MARIA
My inspiration - my family. In the photo, my great-grandfather. And he is a soldier of the Red Army. This is our story. I also used the stamps, stencils, book pages.

ELAINE
I used a pattern paper background and did some stencilling around my photo. For the inspiration, I used a portrait photo and used the monochromatic colouring like the painting.

MARY
 I found this photo amongst my Mums photos . On investigation , with help from a cousin & Aunt I found out who he was . His father & my Dads Grandmother were Brother & Sister . So I thought I would like to Document it & honour him , so My children & their children are not left wondering who this man is.

TONE
I was inspired by all the letters ...

KAREN
My inspiration are the colours and Anzac Day. I used a stencil for my background and patterned paper. I am using a very old postcard which I stumbled across in my photos of my grandparents.

ANNA
 I was inspired of the BIG letters but I made them white. It also inspired me to go for a b/w photo of my father as a young boy with is mates at work. This page is a tribute to him and a great memory after him for me. (He passed away more than four years ago♡) I also have those pops of blue and orange-red. 

KAT
For this challenge I was inspired by the portrait of a man and the Anzac theme to create a layout about my Grandad, whose birthday was on Anzac Day and who served in the Army Reserves for many years. I used a photo and papers that matched the colours in the artwork and added typography using text paper, an alphabet stencil and texture paste and some letter tile stickers for the title.

ANGELIKA
I was inspired by the horizontal lines of text and I brought grey elements into my embellishments.

JANE

I used the military theme, the colours and a slightly different way of using words (typography) on my page.

Our MARCH inspiration is this super cute and quirky painting by Mia Taninaka called Oh The Wise One.
CRITERIA - Wood Veneer

MARIA
Tree and owl in the artwork looks very mysterious but fun! My page shows my happy girl. Multilayer layout of printed paper, wood branches and apples.ile emoticon

ELAINE
 I went with the natural look, using bark looking background, natural twine, flowers and of course an owl smile emoticon I used the colours in the inspiration piece for my page. For my wood veneer, I used a wooden bunting which I also stamped on and a wooden flower in my flower cluster.

SUE
I was inspired by the owl and tree. My wood veneer is the owl and the word 'family'.

AN'JENIC

HELENE
I used a wood veneer that I broke into four pieces behind the photo. It is colored with a glitter acrylic paint in silver. I also used some wood veneer Arrows to highlight the photo.



LIZZY
Inspiration: 'neutral' background, like the art picture, used the colours - with a touch of pink/yellow & popped on a few birds, too!



TRACEY
This has got to be the quickest page I have put together in a long time - a super fast 15 mins. I got my wood veneer accents out and kept it simple.


ANGELIKA
 I was inspired by the painted wood, so I painted and embossed wood hearts. I was also inspired by the black outlines of the painted part, so I've included a lot of black elements.

TONE
 I was inspired by the brown wood color and the owl.

MARY
This is my grandson playing in Cook Park, next to the massive old tree he looks so little. 

and I also created a card (no guesses required as to what inspired me!)


ANNA

Inspiration : wood background, the owl, the colors and the title of the artwork. I have used several wood veneers.smile emoticon

KAT
The dark outlines and solid colours remind me of colouring in so I made a BTP caddy and handmade colouring in book for my son. I used a wood veneer paper for the background and added lots of fussy cut owls.
KAREN

My inspiration is obviously the cute owl!

JANE

Inspired by the use of white space in the artwork and the overall design layout.  I have used a stamped image of flowers to replicate the tree branches in the art.

Our February our inspirational artwork is this wonderfully vibrant  painting by Cathy McClelland called Green Lorikeets.
CRITERIA is the use of PAINT on your work

ANNA
I was inspired of the colors and the splatters. Started with a stencil and some modeling paste. I have painted the circles with water colors .

MARY
I have to say I don't find brights easy. I picked the photo of a ferris wheel at a carnival in Vienna as it had the colours in the painting on the flower . Carnivals are fun and bright and I thought it was about time I broke out the dylusions paints I brought at Camp Mojo last year.

TONE
 I was inspired by the red and blue colors.

KAREN
My inspiration came from all the colours of the rainblow.

KAT
For this challenge I was inspired by the parrots in the artwork and the painting technique to make a layout about my son 'parroting' me (i.e. copying me) when I play with paints. I've tried to capture the colours in the painting and have used painting-themed paper and embellishments.

ANGELIKA
I was inspired by the bright colors and the birds so I made painted feathers for my embellishments.

JANE
I was inspired by the bright and colourful randomness of the painting and a little of the bird theme :)

LIZZY
I was inspired by the colours, layering technique and images merging with the background. I made some cards after I created the background paper.

AN'JENIC
I wanted to capture the colors.

ELAINE
 I picked up mainly on the highlight green and used this with my page. I painted the background behind my photo using watercolours . For my title I first used gesso over the chipboard and then painted it green.

SUE
I was inspired by the bright colours, 'floaty effects' and the bird! The bubbles are silver paint mixed with gel medium and I have painted the wooden bird and title word.

TRACEY
 i have been dying to try the shaving cream technique for a background and I immediately thought of it when I viewed this painting.

HELENE
I loved this painting, and it inspired me to add acrylic paint to the background with a spatula.

MARIA
Inspired by the crazy bright colors in the artwork!  My own inspiration - children's smile, in which there are all the colors in the world!  I used embossed white powder and Ranger ink sprays for the background.  Very little paper is used.


Our JANUARY inspiration is this wonderful painting by Isabelle May Tweddle called Bondi Scene

CRITERIA is a Summer theme

ELAINE
 I am blessed to be living in a coastal town where there are bays a walk down the road, then surf beaches and places for rock exploring 20mins down the road, so we are always out come summer ☺︎. For my inspiration I have used the colours from the sand and the sky for my base colours and followed with the beach theme, although my 2 girls are busy rock climbing instead of swimming ☺︎. My background is made from water painting on an acrylic sheet, then rubbing it onto my page. I textured painted triangles triangles along with drawing some in with pen.

HELENE

When I saw this challenge I was eager to do a layout in blue, white and sand color. I loved to do a summer layout now when it is winter and coldhere in Sweden. It almost felt like summer.

SUE

Inspiration is from the beach theme and the colours. I have used a TH stencil and glitter swirls to mimic the waves.

LIZZY

I took inspiration from the sand/sea combo and also the texture that is used in the painting technique.

AN'JENIC

Inspired by the beach theme.

TRACEY
I took my inspiration from the brush strokes and the theme of the painting. A very simple design for this one.

MARIA
My inspiration - summer, sea, bright colors! Photo from summer vacation. Its complementary paper, texture, stamps, paint.

KAREN
I took my inspiration from the beach theme of the painting. I used lots of different textures that would be found on a beach. 

MARY
This is summer  where I live ..... hot, dry, hay and lucerne bales and cherry picking. I used the colours in the art work in my layout.

ANNA
Inspiration from the beach theme and the colors. Craft CS for a sand feeling and some gold paint to mimic the sunshine. And of course the photo is of my feet on the beach on our trip to California.

TONE
Inspiration from bathing, the blue of the water, the summer generally :)
 The title means "A real paradise".

KAT
 I've used a photo taken at Bondi Beach (the same beach as the painting) 10 years ago. I've used papers from a summer-themed collection (incorporating the colours in the painting) and added glitter embossing powder to my wood veneer title to give it a sandy texture. 


ANGELIKA

My inspiration was the colours- blue on top and sand/red on bottom, as well as the beach theme making me want to scrap a photo of my favourite place to be.

JANE

 Inspired by the red, blue, yellow and sand colours and the beach theme - I am so lucky to live so close to the ocean. I should never take that for granted.

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