It's been a while since I just had time to sit on the sofa, browse challenge blogs and get inspired by the challenges. And we have finally moved into spring proper, one of the great things about that is there is enough light in the evenings to have a crafting session and get photos as well! Better enjoy that while it lasts. And today everything just fell into place, and I found a bunch of super inspiring challenges.
I have been meaning to play along with the new Lawn Fawnatics challenge, but life has been so hectic lately that I haven't managed to join in the fun for the first three challenges. However, as soon as I saw their new challenge, "Black/white And Bright", I knew this time I had to play along. I was also inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and the "A Hint of Pink" challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Last but not least I was also inspired by the bright colours and sequins over at House of Cards and the Stamping+Splattering+Your Choice over at CAS Mixup. My choice to add was die cutting and heat embossing.
I started by stamping the flaming from Lawn Fawn Flaming together and the palm from Critters from the Past, colouring them with Copics and die cutting with the matching dies. I also die cut the sun from Spring Showers and banners using the Everyday Sentiment Banners and stamped the sentiment from the Flamingo Together set, heat embossing in black and white. Then I splatted three different yellow Distress inks onto the background before arranging the scene, adding a strip of black and white paper to the side of the card in line with the black and white theme over at the Lawn Fawnatics challenge. Last, I added some sequins as a finishing touch, inspired by the House of Cards challenge.
Card: 250 gsm white hammered card, scrap of black card
Paper: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka in the Dark, Let's Polka in the Meadow, Perfectly Plaid
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together, Critters from the Past and matching dies
Dies: Lawn Fawn Spring Showers, Everyday Sentiment Banners
Ink and Colouring: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine, Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber
Other: Heat embossing powders in white and black, sequins from my stash