Monday, March 2, 2015

The Challenge 26-Good Day, Sunshine

The Challenge is back with a new sketch and color combination!  You can choose to use just the sketch, just the colors, or to combine them both on your card. I used both the sketch and the colors on this cheery design.

Good Day, Sunshine card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Lil' Inker Designs
It's been so cold and dreary around here lately that I've had to work hard to make my own sunshine on cards like this one!  I fashioned a sun from a pinking edged circle cut from orange cardstock and topped with a slightly smaller orange dotted circle.   I topped the sun with a pair of clouds die cut from shimmery white cardstock.

The sun and clouds were adhered to a teal card base, overlapping a piece of gray on gray dotted patterned paper on the left side of the card base.  I stamped the "good day, sunshine"sentiment from the Lil' Inker Designs Sol Sentiments set in white ink on a gray fishtail flag strip, then heat embossed it in white so it would really pop against the gray.  The sentiment was layered over the sun and clouds.  I added a trio of orange-y sequins scattered around the sun for a touch of sparkle.

Don't miss what the rest of the amazing challenge team has created to inspire you!  We have two new members joining us for the first time today today--Lee Ann Barrett, who will be a regular member of the team, and March's featured designer, Narelle Farrugia.  Here's where to find them:

Lesley Croghan, challenge owner/creator
Anita Madden
Kim Heggins
Kimberly Wiener 
Lee Ann Barrett
Lori Tecler --you're here!
Lynn Put
Nancy Salkeld 
Narelle Farrugia, March's featured designer

Materials Used:
Sol Sentiments stamp set, Stitched Cloud dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Memento Wedding Dress ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Orange Zest and Tropical Teal cardstock, Orange Zest and Smokey Shadow patterned papers (Papertrey Ink); Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Steel Grey cardstock, DieNamics Fishtail Flag Stax die (My Favorite Things); circle and pinking circle dies (Spellbinders); Snow embossing powder (Michaels)


  1. You are so AMAZING at Clean and simple Lori, so crisp and lovely are your designs!! I am so glad that you are on this team so I can be inspired by your creations!!!!!

  2. Lori, loving this! Ditto what Kimberly said! I adore your clean and crisp style and you always have such fun elements too!

  3. Love it! The sequins are a nice touch!

  4. Just wanted to stop by and tell you how brilliant this card is. Love absolutely everything about it. This is beyond stunning. LOVE it! Bev


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