Sunday 1 May 2016

May Image Inspiration Challenge

Welcome to May!

The April Black and White challenge proved to be VERY popular!
A big THANK YOU to each and every one of you who played along.
We loved how there were so many creative interpretations..

winners will be revealed soon.

The challenge we have for you THIS  month is totally different again and one that
has proven to be quite a challenge for the K+ DT (myself included!)
After the Black and White challenge

we have a challenge that is full of chaos, colour and fun for you.
The Challenge is to be inspired by anything you see in the photo.

*Please note that this is NOT a colour challenge and  make sure to tell  us what inspired you in the image :)

*photo credit: Pinterest

Criteria: Kraft + Image inspiration + Your creativity and imagination!

We welcome all kinds of craft as entries for our challenges, from traditional layouts, cards, digital layouts, art journalling and tags etc. but please remember that it is all about the Kraft!!

Your work MUST be on a KRAFT BACKGROUND (not merely mounted on Kraft) to be eligible.

**Please take the time to read the RULES before submitting your entry**
and upload your entry via the inlinkz section in our side bar.

When uploading your entries please let us know which part of the world you come from, this makes it much easier for the DT when it comes to voting.

The Kraft Plus Design Team have blown this challenge right out of the water.
So many different interpretations.
And yes, a few of them found this challenge.. well.. challenging!
And others found it easy.
But I think the common thing was to pick out a few elements,
or go with the "feel" of the image and just have fun with it!

Are YOU up for the challenge?

"I took inspiration from the old car in the inspiration image
as I found a similar picture in my collection. 
 I then just found elements that I liked and re-created and had fun."

"I based my page around the general design and layout of the inspiration image, including the retro and whimsical elements.."

"I really wanted to incorporate the movement and the colours from the moodboard...
so went to town.
The photo reflects the same theme!"

"I have taken inspiration from the retro feel, composition and design elements. The car element also inspired the 'ride' element of my page."

"I found it quite hard to get started with this layout ..
I had so many ideas messing with my head, but once I focussed on the individual elements it all came together.
I was inspired by the circles and rainbow elements and the overall "fun" feel of the photo."

Elisa Ablett

"I was inspired by a few elements of the graphic including the old tv, the rainbow circles and the old 50's show vibe. I made my own chipboard embellishment using a chipboard sheet and a free clipart on google and fussy cut it out. My youngest son is a 'show man' with a great sense of humour so i wanted to make him to be the star of his own show."

"I have to admit the inspiration layout was a little too chaotic for me even though it was completely fabulous. Once I sat down and looked at the elements though, I first noticed the grey lines in the background and the cream paint. This gave me an idea to grab a sunburst stencil and draw lines on my background and add some texture past with sand added as well as some cream paint.. Then I was inspired by the sun rays to create a summer beach themed layout. I already had a summer paper range in my stash so it was easy to then co-ordinate all of the elements required."

"This challenge was definitely out of my comfort zone but every time I looked at the image, the round elements stood out to me so I knew I wanted to incorporate something similar on my page and once I found the perfect patterned paper in my stash (from an old Pink Paislee range) everything seemed to fall into place. I tried to use similar colours from the inspiration pic as well as some inked detail in the background and the car in the image inspired me to document the proud moment my eldest son bought his first car"

"I was inspired by the colours, the circle elements & the general design of this image
...oh & and; that car!" 

"Whoa! This challenge broke all my rules!
 It was impossible to keep any 'white space' and there was no room for little clusters.
I just dragged out everything that looked remotely as though it fitted my theme and added it.
Talk about a lot of fun. Its bright and chaotic just like the inspiration"

"This image challenge was waaaay 2 chaotic for me
so I toned it down but I still did way more titles and journaling
 than I would normally do on a layout LOL"

"I was inspired by the circles, dots and splashes"

"Once I picked out a couple of elements then the challenge wasn't as scary as it looked. 
 I was inspired by the little dots but definitely found the mojo when I spied a stitched circle."

"Oh boy did this one give me palpitations!! 
 I think the thing that did my head in was the flow of the image. So I let everything go and just trusted the image. I broke everything down into bits. The colours, the splodgy paint look, circles, and movement."

 Brilliant work again ladies!
Each and every month these girls amaze me with their creativity.
So grateful for each and every one of them.

K+ Guest Designers

Each month we invite a KRAFT PLUS member to play along with us and our challenges.
This month we are very excited to have TWO very talented ladies join us for the
May Image Inspiration Challenge.
Please Welcome
Tania Ridgwell

Tanya Froud

as K+ Guest Designers for the Month of May.

They both ROCKED the challenge!

We love where the inspiration took them.

Tania Ridgwell

To read Tania's bio click here
and click here to visit her

Tania says:
"I drew inspiration from the colours, also the circles in the photo and also the to me the photo was fun, so I used a pic of my DD and one of her friends having fun down at Semaphore Beach!"
Tanya Froud
Click here to read Tanya's bio
and here to visit her blog
Tanya says:
"What I pulled from the mood board were the textures (the flourishes, dots, and the lines from the megaphone) which I based my background on... and over all the image felt retro to me. I then used a rockabilly pick of my friends and drew from the red on the image and their outfits"
International Guest Designer

 This month the very talented
(from France)

joins us again as our

International Guest Designer for May

To visit Thuria's blog click here
To read Thuria's bio click here

Thuria says:
"I think I followed more the spirit of the image rather than taking some elements, except the car as I was lucky to have such a photo."

Such an AMAZING interpretation of the challenge Thuria!

Our Sponsors,  Prizes And Guest Designers

Kraft Plus Challenges would like to extend our thanks to our wonderful sponsors
for their generosity and support for our May challenge.
Each month we will invite TWO Guest Designers from each of our sponsors to play along with our challenges.
Which means even MORE wonderful creations to inspire us all.

*Please note:  Unfortunately, due to high postage costs, prizes are for Australian residents only, but a Guest Design Spot will be offered to an international  entrant each month, to be chosen by the K+ Design Team 

ScrapMatrix are kindly offering the
Set of 7 Dots - Thoughts Keeper 12x12 Collection Pack

 (winner to be chosen by K+ Design Team)

Vicki Christensen

Vicki says:
"Inspired by the megaphone, vintage car, some of the colours, (lol), entry tickets... and my photo!"

Charm's Creations

Charm's Creations are kindly offering a $25 store voucher
(winner to be chosen by K+ DT )

Sandra Brimelow
To read Sandra's bio click here
To visit Sandra's blog click here
Sandra says:
"I was inspired by the spots in the background, the big circle images, the words, the car and the colours."

Amanda Hartmann 

Click here to read Amanda's bio
Click here to visit Amanda's blog
Amanda says:
"Firstly, I loved the words coming out of the megaphone, which I used as the inspiration for creating the sunbursts of colour on my background. There were also other details I used from the photo, including the spots, splatters, circular elements and the overall colour combination."

Studio Fourteen Forty

Studio Fourteen40 are offering a $20 gift voucher
(winner to be chosen randomly)


Just add the special code in the above graphic to redeem
20% off STOREWIDE!

 Gina Rodgers
(good to have you back "Krafting" with us Gina :) )

To read Gina's Bio please click HERE
To visit Gina's blog please click HERE

Gina says:
"I drew inspiration firstly from the colours, orange is not a colour I use often but loved the impact it made in the image. I was also drawn to the energy created from the diagonal lines, quirkiness from the mix of fonts and retro feel of the image.
The subtle patterned background influenced my graphite scribbled flowers."


And there you have it.. the May challenge!
Thank you to the K+ DT and the Guest Designers for the awesome inspiration... and we can't wait to see what inspires YOU from the image.

Upload your entry in the sidebar---->
and also share your entry with us over in the friendly
 K+ Facebook Group

And remember.. have FUN!
Happy Krafting


  1. WOW what a challenge, so far out of my comfort zone its not funny, the dt and the guest designers certainly knocked it out of the ball park, the inspiration is amazing

  2. What an exciting challenge. Love, love the designers interpretations of the mood board. Fun, fun, fun :D

  3. Wahou!!! Some LOs are so wahou!!! I love that.

  4. This is a mind blowing challenge and fantastic inspiration from all the designers!!!

  5. Okay feeling a little bit out of it.... I tried to enter my layout for this challenge.
    I'm confused how this works. I used Photobucket for my image upload but on you link system It would not allow the upload. I realized after I put my image and country I could not then go back.... do I need to create a link account? I would not have a blog to link it to.
    Thank you for all your help and I realize at this point I guess I won't have time to enter May's challenge.


    1. oh dear.. I am sorry to hear that Sokee.
      We have had entries via photobucket before, so I'm not sure what happened there :(
      Although your entry might be a bit late to count as an entry we would still love to see it.
      Maybe you could share it with us on the KraftPlus challenges Facebook group??


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