Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge-Sail On

*** Scroll down to the post below or click HERE to see my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge! *** 

We hope you'll play along!  The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!  Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

Whale Hello card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Avery Elle
For my take on the challenge, I focused on elements from two of the pillows--the one with the whales and the one with a light blue pattern. The layout is based on the current sketch at Can You Case It.

I found a piece of blue patterned paper that reminded me of the pillow's pattern in an old patterned paper pad.  Using a pair of circle punches, I created a wavy look at the top of the panel.  I adhered it to a gray cardstock panel, bringing in the gray seen in the photo. 

I used one of the whales from Avery Elle's Whale Hello set as my focal image.  I colored the image with Copic markers and cut it out with the matching die, then used foam tape to adhere it to the panel.  I did a little creative stamping for the sentiment since the set doesn't have a "whale hello" sentiment, even though that's it's name!  My "hello" came from the Sentimental stamp set.  After I stamped it, I went back and added the smaller "whale" from one of the set's sentiment stamps.  The finished panel was adhered to a blue card base.

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Materials Used:
Whale Hello and Sentimental stamp sets, Whale Hello dies (Avery Elle); Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Cement Gray cardstock (My Favorite Things); Blue Bayou cardstock (Stampin' Up!); This and That 6x6 paper pad (Lily Bee Design); circle punches (EK Success); foam tape


  1. Oh, this is so sweet! I love your wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

  2. Super cute card Lori. Love that whale. I just got that set lot so long ago. The scallop edge looks perfect on the DP.

  3. Beautiful design Lori! Love the subtle colors and the impact of the whale! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

  4. love this! Come link up over at The Heart's Desires Challenge- this is perfect! :)

  5. Lori, pretty card! I love the whale and the sentiment! Fabulous! thanks for playing with us at CYCI! Dawn

  6. Your coloring on the whale is fabulous. Such a cute card Lori!

  7. I absolutely love, love, love this card!

  8. Lori I love your whale and sentiment ~ what a precious CAS card ~ Thanks for joining us at CYCI ~ Wynne

  9. What a fun whale image and wonderfully coloured too.

  10. Oh, My! Lori, this card is so fun and adorable. I love the little whale image and love how you made the waves. You rocked the CYCI Sketch! Thanks for playing along at CYCI! ~Pam, DT


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