Friday, March 28, 2014

The Art of Scraplifting

It's not stealing - it's scraplifting! And it comes in many different flavors - from using all the same elements, to just picking out a few, or even to reinterpreting the design. I tend to take elements I like from many different places and put them together using traditional designs (classically eclectic, I like to call it), though sometimes I'll just reinterpret one project. My inspiration for this particular scraplift came from Close To My Heart's Spring/Summer Idea Book (page 94):


I love the Hello card at the top - the embossed white space, the bold colors, and the cute strips sticking out from the frame. I knew I wanted to make something similar, and this is what I came up with:


Vertical instead of horizontal, summery colors and a cute round frame. Inspiration comes in many forms, as does the way we choose to use it. Go forth and scraplift! (Just make sure to give credit where it's due - we all love a good shout out).

Supplies Used (All CTMH unless noted):
B&T Paper - Footloose (retired) and Chantilly (retired)
Cardstock - Pear, Lagoon and White Daisy
Ink - Lagoon and Pear
Stamp Sets - Frame Flair and Thank You (retired)
Embellishments - Blue and Green Sparkles (retired) and Paradise Baker's Twine (retired)
Tools - Chevron Embossing Folder and Flower punch (Stampin! Up)
Other - White Embossing Powder (retired)

10 comments :

Jean Wortham said...

Morgan, you never cease to amaze! This card is absolutely adorable and I can easily see how you can be inspired by the beautiful designs in the CTMH catalogs and seeing your interpretations of those ideas is wonderful!

Morgan Vogt said...

Jean - thank you! I love being inspired and inspiring. I'd love to see artwork of yours that has been inspired by CTMH artwork - make sure to share if you have any!

Jean Wortham said...

Well, you know me... If I like your idea I'll steal it (scraplift, sorry). I'm always willing to share, especially when I can toot my own horn. I'll post some of that little project we've got going...

Katy said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!

Amy said...

I love getting inspriation this way too. I love the way your card turned out.

Morgan Vogt said...

Amy - thank you! I have been inspired by your artwork, so you're a part of my eclectic inspiration. :)

Lynn said...

Beautiful card!

Kristine Porter said...

Morgan, I love this!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim Richardson said...

Hi Morgan! Fellow RB Kim here- this card is beautiful! I'm having fun looking through your blog! Very inspiring and beautiful creations!

Morgan Vogt said...

Kim - thanks for stopping by; I love getting to know fellow RB team members!