Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays is winding down, it’s time to settle down and catch up on projects and make decisions about my limited time. I’m very grateful and happy to be continuing on the Butterfly Reflection Ink DT and trying to bring focus to the very beautiful Mood Boards that they feature every month. Although I only tried it twice last year, I want to carry on offering the fun BRIMoodboard Color Challenge here on my personal blog. I really enjoyed seeing the projects that you linked into my “party” and I loved sharing them on my Insta stories. So hopefully you want like to play along also. I will be offering a $20 gift certificate to the Butterfly Reflections Ink
online store to a randomly selected entry at the end of the month. Yay! Who doesn’t love free stuff!
This month we are starting off the year with a gorgeous dusky pastel winter palette. The colors are so beautiful that I know you won’t have any problem getting inspired. The card I whipped up this morning uses all the shades of cotton candy and winter wonderlands, with a touch of Mama Elephant whimsy. I used the super fun Penguins Waddle
stamp set and coordinating Creative Cuts
to stamp and die cute this large image. It was very fun to color and highlight with little white dots and a few splashes of glittery wink of Stella. I also popped up some of the additional images on Fun foam for a little extra oomph.
Once I had my images all colored up, I created an odd sized card base that fit into some random envelopes I had in my stash. The card base is 4 x 7 inches. I cut a piece of pink striped pattern paper at the same size and trimmed a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock to 3.75 x 6.75. I used Distress Oxide Inks
in Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac, and Evergreen Bough and blended them into an ombré transition across the length of my panel. Then I splattered with clean water, white ink, and metallic Silver ink to create the glittery fun background.
Once dry I adhered my images with my Lawn Fawn Glue Tube
and sprinkled about some perfectly hued rhinestones from a Lucy Abrams collection called Tinkerbell
. I really love how this whole thing turned out and I hope that you make the time to craft your heart out and create something with this incredible Mood Board.
Please use the hashtag #brimoodboard when you share your card online so I can find it, and tag me @popsiclesticks
so I can share your project. But most importantly, PLEASE enter my Color Challenge here on this blog post using the following link and enter for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Butterfly Reflections Ink.
All brands sold at Butterfly Reflections Ink are welcome, and all mediums are encouraged. Please submit a new and original card, journal page, or scrapbook layout here in the link below. This challenge will be open until January 31st at 11:59 and I will announce a randomly selected winner within a couple days.
Always remember to play nice, this is a safe place for everyone and ingnorance won’t be tolerated. This challenge is open to everyone and all levels are gratefully accepted. It is unfortunate that I have to add this disclaimer but I am just a regular crafty person and not a professional or business
with a legal team and advisors. I just want to be able to get crafty with all of you wonderful people :)