Monday, April 18, 2016

The Challenge 69-You Add Color to My Life

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

The Challenge is back with a new challenge!  Next up in our challenge rotation is a photo inspiration challenge.   I took my inspiration from both the quilt's heart design and rainbow-like color scheme.

You Add Color to My Life card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite ThingsThe layout for my design comes from the current sketch at Sunday Stamps.  I replaced the round shape on the large stitched fishtail flag panel with a heart-shaped opening.  The negative space is filled in with a rainbow striped heart made from various cardstock scraps.  I love when I can use up some scraps! 

I used foam tape to adhere the stitched fishtail flag panel to a pale gray stitched rectangle die cut.  The "you add color to my life" sentiment from the My Favorite Things Stay Tuned stamp set was stamped just beneath the flag in darker gray pigment ink.  I adhered the finished panel to a gray card base.

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

Lori Tecler--you're here!
Nina Forsyth
Rachel Bergfeld
Greta Hess, April's featured designer

Materials Used:
Stay Tuned stamp set, Die-namics Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX, Pierced Heart STAX, and Blueprints 24 dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Real Red, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Pacific Point, and Lovely Lilac cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Soft Stone and Hawaiian Shores cardstock (Papertrey Ink); foam tape


  1. Love how you framed your little rainbow, Lori, this is really sweet :)

  2. Super cute, Lori! Love how you framed your sweet rainbow!

  3. So beautiful, Lori--terrific card & good job with using the scraps!

  4. Very cute card and I love the heart within the flag banner!

  5. So pretty, I love your colourful heart.

  6. Fabulous your sweet rainbow heart.

  7. What a great card, Lori! I love the rainbow striped heart and that perfect sentiment!!

  8. Yay, this is so clever and cute! Glad you shared at Sunday Stamps!

  9. so adorable, so glad you played along with us at sunday stamps challenge!

  10. Lori, this is just fantastic! I love your rainbow heart! XX

  11. Absolutely perfect, Lori! Totally loving those stitched elements, too!


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