Monday, June 22, 2015

The Challenge 40-You're a Lifesaver

*** Scroll down to the post below or click HERE to see my card for this week's Mojo Monday sketch! *** 

The Challenge is back again with a new challenge!  This week we've got a theme challenge for you. Our nautical theme is perfect for summer card designs!

You're a Lifesaver card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas
I combined the challenge's nautical theme with the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches to make this whimsical thank you card.  The big eared bunny image is from The Cat's Pajamas. I colored him up with Copic markers, then carefully cut him out.  He's tucked in between the dotted aqua sky background and a wavy stitched border die cut that's serving as water.  To fill out the scene, I added a pair of stitched clouds and a cheery yellow scalloped circle sun.  The "you're a lifesaver" sentiment was stamped just beneath the clouds.  I edged the scene with red cardstock, then adhered it to a white card base.

Don't miss what the rest of The Challenge team and our talented guest designers have created for this week's inspiration challenge. Here's where to find them:

Nance Salkeld
Karolyn Loncon, June featured designer 
Hayley Kew, guest designer 

After this week's challenge, The Challenge will be taking a summer break.  Hope you'll join us again when we return in September!
Materials Used:
Aye, Aye Captain stamp set, CutUps Stitched Cloud and Wavy Stitched Border dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, and Hawaiian Shores cardstock, Aqua Mist patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); scalloped circle punch (Martha Stewart); foam tape


  1. Always love your cards, Lori! So fresh and fun! I really like the soft colors here, makes me think of soft breezes on the water. Have a fabulous week! BTW, I loved that pic of you and your dad on FB yesterday. Too cute!

  2. This is just too darn cute!!! I love your sweet little sailor bunny, just as adorable as they come!

  3. This is adorable! I can't help but smile whenever I see those bunnies! I really must start my own collection :) Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. What an awesome card Lori! Love that sweet little TCP bunny!

  5. This is so adorable. I love that big-eared bunny!

  6. So MUCH Fun, Love the great design!!!! Cute!!!

  7. Such a charming use of the sketch! He is so cute sailing under his polka dot sky! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Sailor bunny is so cute here in the soft rolling waves. Sweet!

  9. Cute! You cannot go wrong with the adorable Cat's Pajamas bunny! Love your sweet little scene!


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