Friday, October 30, 2015

live inspired - video & challenge #1

 

Thanks so much to those of you who were kind enough to leave a comment here and on my social media about my new adventure, Live Inspired. I've had so many kind and wonderful messages from my friends in the creative industry. Every word means so much to me!

This week, my guest on the Live Inspired podcast is Shanna Noel.



Today, as promised, I have a video to go along with the show. It was just a joy to peruse Shanna Noel's work and so easy to feel inspired. I can't wait to share it with you in the video. Shanna oozes with talent. This is my favorite layout she's ever done....


I feel like this video series is what I want to convey each time I do any podcast. As I talk about things, I always have images in my head that I'm describing. Some of you who listen see them too and some of you can't because it's something you're unfamiliar with. The beauty of video is that I can share all of these images as I talk about them. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed making it for you!



Here's the layout by Shanna that I used for inspiration...


Here's my layout which in the end only mildly resembles Shanna's but that's okay! That's kind of the point of this entire series. Whether our layout is an exact replica or we are simply inspired by one element, when we translate the inspiration into our own creation, we learn how to live inspired. 


So are you up for a challenge? Make a page inspired by Shanna Noel's work and post it to your social media using the hashtag #liveinspirechallenge. It might take a while for this movement to get rolling...will you help move it along?

We can do this! If you'll join me in this challenge, we'll make at least one page a week and won't that be wonderful? I think so!

If you'd like to check out Shanna's blog for more scrapbooking inspiration, please do so. She now blogs regularly at Illustrated Faith but her scrappy blog is still a great source of inspiration for me! Let her know how much you loved seeing her work and hearing her on the show!

Now go and be crafty!

10 comments:

clements_diane@hotmail.com said...

Traci, i love your layout and the process video. The process video helps so much.

scrapstreams said...

VERY fun & inspiring! Keep up the great work Tracie! And "blah, blah, blah" to your Tiff-Tiff.

Joyce Hansen said...

I love how your layout came out! I am often inspired by other's layouts and mine rarely end up looking like the original much at all!
I'll be following along as you continue your series!

Jana Eubank said...

I love your new series, Tracie! So much fun, and so inspiring!

Heather Greenwood said...

LOVE your layout... so awesome to see the stamps being used on a layout!

Ingunn said...

Very cool concept, it's going to be fun to play along! Love "you had me at aloha", maybe it's time for me to finally scrapbook our first trip to Hawaii!

kae said...

Thank you Tracie for this video lesson. I finally understand how to use someone else's work as inspiration and how to make it my own. I'm excited to try a layout this weekend. I'm not a "social media" kinda gal but I do appreciate the work you've put into this new series and I wish you all kinds of good luck with it.

PS I clean my stamp blocks with rubbing alcohol and it works for all the inks I've used so give it a try.

Sarah said...

I really enjoyed watching you work. So few people understand the concept of visual weight--I love that you do. One note--I've always gotten better results when stamping w photopolymer stamps by stamping on a slightly soft surface...a magazine, a mousepad, a stack of paper, a sheet of fun foam...anything with a tiny bit of give. Wood-mounted stamps have a layer of foam cushion built into them but photopolymer stamps need the extra give in the surface because they don't.

TracieClaiborne said...

Sarah, I almost ordered a mat the other day. You've pushed me into it! Thanks!!

Jen Schow said...

Love it!