TEAM INSPIRATION 2018

October

Our October inspiration comes to you from Lyn Butchart with a piece called Green Peacock.

CRITERIA -  Monochromatic (can be any colour)
Feel free to use black, white, kraft or navy as your accent colours.

Monochromatic colours are all the colours (tones, tints and shades ) of a single hue.

And now some inspiration from our team ...

Judy Willey - Australia
I have chosen green as my colour theme for this layout, using green mist and patterned papers.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia

Tanya Heritage - Australia
This was actually tricky doing a monochromatic layout. Just makes you realise how many colours you actually do put on a layout. I liked the textured look of all the peacock feathers so I textured my whole layout using old chipboard letters.

Tone Jensen - Norway
Cute as can be - I really like this photo of Daniel.....he looks a little mischievous here. I was inspired by the feathers.

Kat Gray - Australia
(Having a break this month but will be back with us in November)

Karen Brierley - Australia
After wavering between green and brown for this layout, I finally settled on monochromatic brown tones. The peacock in the inspiration piece prompted me to add a bird to the design.

Sharon Bishop - Australia
 I went with pale blues and I also added a peacock.

Jane Howden - Australia
I decided to do something a little different and got out my container of washi and put them to good use! 

September

Our September inspiration comes to you from Robert Haganand is called The mentor.

CRITERIA - Let's celebrate the males in our lives

Tanya Heritage - Australia
Here is my layout of my two favourite boys who are not only father and son but the very best of mates. I love seeing them together.
Tone Jensen - Norway
The title is "Pizza is good" and the photos speak for themselves I guess.

Kat Gray - Australia
I was inspired by the family scene to make a Father's Day card for our children to give their Dad. He's not a fishing fan but loves DIY and going to the hardware store and I have even used a hardware catalogue in place of patterned paper. I plan to recycle it as a filler card for a pocket page about the upcoming Father's Day weekend.

Judy Willey - Australia
My nautical layout was inspired by the beach theme of the painting.

Karen Brierley - Australia
I took my inspiration from the beach scene, and I chose a photograph featuring the man in our family.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia


Jane Howden - Australia
Beach scenes and seagulls always remind me of fish and chips at the beach.  I've used the same colours of variations of blue with sand and added a splash of red for the bucket.

AUGUST

Our August inspiration comes to your from Marie Jonsson-Harrison with "Balloon-Wedding"

CRITERIA - Feature things that fly either in the photos or as embellishments

Judy Willey - Australia
I loved this fun challenge and have used a photo of my grandchildren launching their paper planes. I have also used a Resin Rainbow plane in my embellishments.

Karen Brierley - Australia
I focused on the vibrant colour and a mode of flying transport - and this prompted me to create a page for my 2017 travel journal.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia
Tanya Heritage - Australia
Things related to flying always reminds me of holidays. Here is my daughter while on her holidays in Europe.

Tone Jensen - Norway
We are making Halloween fingers for Halloween. Made of almond cake dough and almonds.....very good !

Kat Gray - Australia
I've made a card featuring lots of flying insects (a moth die cut, a butterfly paperclip and some firefly patterned paper. I've also chosen a sentiment that ties in with the 'things that fly' criteria and the wedding theme from the artwork.

Jane Howden - Australia
I broke out my Maggie Holmes sticker book and added some butterflies and a cute little bird to my layout.

JULY

Our July inspiration comes to your from Roger Kemp with a piece called Untitled.

CRITERIA - Use pen on your work in some way

Tanya Heritage - Australia
I liked the straight likes on the painting so decided to draw straight lines in between the brick stencilling on my layout.

Tone Jensen - Norway
I have just enjoyed making my own background with water and Distress Ink and then I drew a line around. Here Daniel is waiting for the Christmas lights to light up. We are outside the county museum at Strømmen 1. advent 2007.

Kat Gray - Australia
Here's my pocket page inspired by the pink colour and the sketchy black lines. I've used pen to outline some elements and to add journaling.

Judy Willey - Australia
The geometric lines in the painting inspired me to use me of randomly angled papers to back my photo. I have used a fine point pen to outline all the layers.

Karen Brierley - Australia
I used a stencil and art pen to create my background, then I used pink and peach sprays to create a colour scheme similar to the inspiration piece.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia

I have used pen around the edges of the page and also around the edges of the cardstock behind the photo.

Jane Howden - Australia
I have created circles in pen and also took inspiration from the limited colour scheme of the artwork. 

JUNE

Our June inspiration is by Elioth Gruner and is called Milking Time.

CRITERIA -  A COUNTRY theme

Kat Gray - Australia
I was inspired by the colours and vegetation to make a simple pocket page about a trip to some beautiful gardens.

Judy Willey - Australia
I was inspired by the earthy tones and touch of blue.

Karen Brierley - Australia
The theme ~ IN THE COUNTRY ~ is one of my favourite scrapping subjects. I spend a lot of time on country drives and I always take too many photographs. My challenge was making a choice! I took my inspiration from the country scene and the livestock.

Tanya Heritage - Australia
 I loved the long grass in the painting, we didn't see many cows but we did pedal up and over many hills on our biking holiday in New Zealand.

Tone Jensen - Norway
Every year deer visit the garden behind our house. In 2007 there were so many of them!


Karen McLaughlin - Australia
This photo was taken in Ireland last year.

Jane Howden - Australia
Inspired by the little cabin in the painting and the colour combination.

MAY

Our May inspiration is just delightful.  This beautiful painting is by Cathy McClelland and is called Tap Dancer.

CRITERIA -  Flowers

Karen Brierley - Australia
I took my inspiration from the bird and its pink sky background. I made my own flowers using cutting dies.

Tanya Heritage - Australia
I used the greenery in the garden as my inspiration.

Tone Jensen - Norway
I was inspired by the different colors.

Kat Gray - Australia
I was inspired by the colours, the flowers and the cute little bird.

Judy Willey - Australia

I was inspired by the soft, pretty colours in the painting and have used mainly pinks and yellows.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia
Jane Howden - Australia
I loved the bright colours in the artwork and wanted to prove that you can use flowers successfully on a boy page!

APRIL

I just love the simplicity of our April inspiration artwork by New Zealand artist Karen Neal called Poppyfields

CRITERIA - Black and White with one other colour of your choice

Judy Willey- Australia

Black & white with green is my favourite colour combo at the moment. I love the colour of Colourblast Paris glimmer mist.

Elaine Schoof - Australia
I went with red as my colour with black and white. My background is made from misting and stamping and I finished my page with flowers and hearts.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia

Tanya Heritage - Australia
I loved the black and white with the red poppies, I added one into my flower cluster. I stamped the background as I liked the background of the painting.

Tone Jensen - Norway
I have used the color blue. I was inspired by the colors on the top of the paint, so I have made colors on top of my page and I have also made the circles around the page to symbolize the flowers.

Kat Gray - Australia
I made a gift box inspired by the flowers and somber colours.

Jane Howden - Australia
I have used blue for my plus one colour and was drawn to the overall design of the artwork where the flowers are placed across the top third of the page.

MARCH

Our March inspiration comes to you from Luka Va with - Lamos nelaime.

CRITERIA - Animals in any way you like

Kat Gray - Australia
I thought this artwork was a lot of fun so I made a set of birthday cards incorporating lots of cute animals and bright colours.

Elaine Schoof - Australia
I've scrapped a photo of our beautiful Chocolate Labrador, Milo. The painting inspired me to use layers behind my photo.

Judy Willey - Australia
I have chosen the beige, browns and blue for my layout of the family pet.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia
This is my daughter's puppy. How cute is he?

Tanya Heritage - Australia
Tone Jensen - Norway
This is my little monkey.....the title is: apekatt = monkey. I was inspired by the funny and slightly crazy picture. I think the monkeys are fun and they climb everywhere, like my son


Jane Howden - Australia
Inspired by the kraft background and colours used in the artwork.

FEBRUARY

Our February inspiration is something a little different - this lovely ceramic piece by Jill Foster called Fringe Faces

CRITERIA -  GIRLS only 

Tanya Heritage - Australia
I took inspiration from the girls, they looked like they are having a great time hanging out with each other. This photo is from a girls weekend away where we have lots of fun and laughs.
Tone Jensen - Norway
 I scrap chronologically and I have no photos with girls at this time. So this time I choose to make an Art Journal page. I was inspired by the colors and the three flowers represent the three ladies.

Kat Gray - Australia
I was inspired by the girls and the celebratory theme to scrap some photos from my birthday a few years ago. I added a circle garland to match the beads that the girls are wearing. I also took inspiration from the name of the artwork and included lots of fringe tape, in blue to match the background.

Elaine Schoof - Australia
A photo of my youngest when she was smaller. I went with the bright colours and 'fun' side of the inspiration.


Judy Willey - Australia
I was inspired by the blue speckled background of the plate for my background and the many colours of the women's clothing for the embellishments. The title happy reflects the mood of the artwork and my granddaughters, together for the holidays.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia
My inspiration has come from the girls having fun. This is my daughter and niece exploring London together.

Jane Howden - Australia
I found my inspiration in the blue, mint and yellow colours used on the ceramic plate.


JANUARY

Our first inspiration for 2018 is this fantastic painting by Arthur Streeton called Beach Scene.

CRITERIA - Use vacation photos

Judy Willey - Australia
I was inspired by the beach theme of the painting. The beautiful textures of the water and waves inspired my mixed media background too

Tanya Heritage - Australia
I choose the yellow and red colours from the people’s clothes to use with my Fijian holiday snap shot.

Karen McLaughlin - Australia

Angelika Ushakova - Canada
coming soon

Kripa Koushik - Australia 
coming soon

Tone Jensen - Norway
 I was inspired by the blue and light yellow colors....and water of course

Kat Gray - Australia
I made a pocket page inspired by the beach themes and the title of the artwork.

Elaine Schoof - Australia
I went with the beach theme like the painting.

Jane Howden - Australia
I picked out the blue and yellow from the painting and used some photos from a driving holiday my family did around Tasmania a few years ago.

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