Friday, April 22, 2016

You brighten my day

Happy Friday!!!

I can't wait to get this weekend started.

For my project today I mixed up a few challenges.

First is one of my favorites
the Magazine Monday challenge at the Paper Crafter's Corner

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 141 Submission (image)

This is one of my favorite covers.  I am such a sucker for flowers.
For my project I used the foliage and black background as my inspiration.
Love the different shades of greens.  As you will see I also picked out a little bit of the orange color.

I was also inspired by this challenge over at STAMOlorations.
I love that the color of the feathers is focused on the top end of the image.
The colors are very striking too

The Sketch challenge at the Lawnscaping challenge blog
helped me pull it all together.  I really like that diagonal design of the sketch.
The diagonal look seems to be the in thing currently.  

For my card I chose to use the foliage image and die from Lawn fawn.  
They are stamped and cut from on watercolor paper because I used twinkling H2O's for the coloring.  I only colored the top half of the foliage to mimic the effect of  the CASE card and those feathers.  

I went with the You Brighten My Day sentiment 
because that is how I felt that was the message being sent with 
black and white images coming alive with color.

I decided to add the orange butterfly to bring in a little more 
color from the magazine inspiration and to brighten the overall card.     
The butterfly is punched from watercolor paper that I colored orange with the H2O's.  
I popped up the wings a little to give some added dimension to the overall project. 

I hope you are inspired today.  


I will be entering this card in the following challenges.


  1. DELIGHTFUL card Teresa!!!
    LOVE your ELEGANT design!!!

  2. DELIGHTFUL card Teresa!!!
    LOVE your ELEGANT design!!!

  3. This is so striking with black background! Thanks so much for playing at CASEplorations :)

  4. Great take on Donna's card. Love how you reversed the effect by choosing black as your background and a lighter colour for the sentiment strip, very striking! Thanks for playing along at CASEplorations. Good Luck! :-)

  5. A very inspired take on Donna's card to CASE. The black is so dramatic. Thanks for joining us at CASEplorations.

  6. What a beautifully simple and elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping Challenges!

  7. Gorgeous card! I love your interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at the Lawnscaping Challenge! - Jess