Monday, January 25, 2016

The Challenge 58-You Brighten My Day

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

The Challenge is back with a new challenge!   Since it's the fourth week of the month, this week we've got a masculine inspiration challenge for you to try. I took my cues from the photo's color scheme and the vintage car's large headlight.

You Brighten My Day card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper Smooches
Here's my interpretation using the Paper Smooches We Totally Click stamp set.  I used a mix of shiny Delicata inks and Memento marker to ink the set's lamp image.  Once the image was stamped, I carefully colored in the bulb with Copic markers, then die cut the finished image. 

I used foam tape to adhere the image to a distressed grid patterned paper panel with an orange Flag Tag die cut placed over it.  I stamped the "you brighten my day" sentiment next to the lamp, then accented the words with a trio of orange enamel dots.  The finished panel was adhered to a teal card base.

Check out what the rest of the talented team at The Challenge has created based on this week's masculine inspiration photo.  Here's where to find them:

Lori Tecler--you're here!
Nina Forsyth
Bev Katsman Buenker, January featured designer
Ina Grehan, guest designer

Materials Used:
We Totally Click stamp set, Click Icons and Flag Tags dies (Paper Smooches); Delicata Silvery Shimmer and Celestial Copper inks, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and Memento Tuxedo Black marker (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Orange Zest cardstock (My Favorite Things); Tropical Teal and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Mabel "Little Lady" Fine Flowers designer paper (My Mind's Eye); orange enamel dots (Michaels); foam tape


  1. The light and sentiment are awesome, Lori, cute card!

  2. Super simple card and such a striking layout.

  3. Great interpretation of the inspiration photo Lori and great card!

  4. Love how you were inspired by the headlights! That was totally brilliant and that little PS lamp fits so perfectly into your inspiration. Gorgeous use of the colors too. Such a fun card, Lori, just love it!! Bev

  5. What a great card, I love your fun interpretation of the inspiration image.

  6. Oh, I just love that lamp/sentiment combination! Such a fun, graphic take on the inspiration photo, Lori!

  7. Adorable, Lori! That lamp reminds me of the Pixar lamp! Very fun!


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