Hi everyone and welcome to June's inspiration challenge. I've been looking forward to sharing this challenge with you as I'm going to introduce you to one of my favorite inspiration sources. When we look for inspiration we often use the gallery, Pinterest, Instagram or even Facebook but I also use Wiki Art which is a huge collection of artworks covering every time and style period. I consider scrapbooking a modern day art form and just like every artist before us has been inspired by those that came before him, so could we. So this month I want you to find inspiration from one of the masters of art. Now I don't want you to think you need to be able to copy one of the great painters to be able to do this challenge, I simply want you to look at the artwork and see where inspiration takes you. Sometimes inspiration means something that looks almost like a copy, other times it's impossible to guess how the original looked like. To demonstrate here's an example. This painting is a fairly simple (yet stunning) piece by Villiam Hammershøj. I really love the contrast between the two sides from the dark gray to the lighter gray and the triangle white headscarf on the woman creates an entry point for the viewer, giving your eyes a natural flow through the painting. Here's a quick sketch of what I see when I look at the painting - and the layout it inspired me to make. As you can see what I chose to focus on were the two contrasting sides with a slight pattern/texture on the right one. Along with the triangles. However I consider myself an art journaler first and foremost and the painting however restricted it might appear holds layers and layers of inspiration for everyone. So let's look at it again Again the white headscarf creates the entry point but this time I follow the flow of the dress which softens the whole scene. Along with the placement of her hands it very subtle leads the eye down to the right corner. (Makes you wonder what she's looking at, right?) So your challenge this month is to find a piece on wikiart and use it as a starting point for your layout. You can do a traditional scrap layout or art journal page. The choice is yours. I know wikiart can be a bit daunting if you don't know as much (as you perhaps would like) about art. So here's a few hints. If you prefer the more traditional scrapbooking you might find more inspiration in the Color Field category or the Pop Art. If you choose art journaling I'd recommend you look into the Surrealism category or Expressionism. But really you'll be able to find inspiration in all the pieces so choose a piece that stands out at first look. Please provide us with a link to the inspiration piece in your comment so we can all see it and please be aware of any copyright restrictions. I can't wait to see what you create. _____________ Please remember the monthly challenge rules: Your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery and then linked to the Challenge Layouts thread so it can be tracked, and to this thread. The Lilypad uses a percent system for our challenges; the number of challenges you participate in determines the store discount you will receive at the end of the month: 2 challenges = 10% off 4 challenges = 20% off 6 challenges = 30% off If you complete 7 challenges, you will receive a coupon for 30% off, plus you will be entered to win a guest spot on the Lilypad Creative Team! The first seven challenges will be posted on the first of the month; the eighth challenge is the BYOC challenge, which is posted on BYOC release day. Each page counts for one challenge (you cannot use one layout for multiple challenges).