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Sunday, June 30, 2013

End of School, End of June

The last day of June already! And yet it seems like summer has barely begun. I thought I'd sneak in one last June post for the current Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge. This week it's an inspiration photo. 



I knew pretty much right away I wasn't going for my usual, be inspired by the colours approach. Instead I took inspiration from the row of crayons, and the thought that my first crayons had only one "flesh" colour; it's good to see the figurative rainbow available now. 



Which led me, of course, to a popped-up rainbow of crayons along the bottom of my card. Even more ink colours were used for the variety of school-related objects on the rest of the panel. I doubt I've ever used quite so many inks on one card! I stamped the little stars in gold ink; but when they weren't quite sparkly enough, added gold Smooch paint to bump up the shine. One thing about using so many colours: you can use pretty much any other papers you choose! So I went for a patterned paper celebrating end-of-school phrases and a mauve base. 
Of course this is also going into the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge. 
And thanks to a couple of SPARKS challenges, I have my end of school cards! Happy Canada Day tomorrow; feel free to be an honourary Canadian for a day if you're usually not. ;)

Supplies: white & Stampin' Up almost amethyst cardstock, My Mind's Eye Six by Six Away We Go patterned paper, Paper Smooches Smarty Pants & Studio G alphabet stamps, Stampin' Up real red & lavender lace, Colorbox gold & silver, Memento tangelo, dandelion, pear tart, Paris dusk, elderberry, lulu lavender, teal zeal, cantaloupe, bamboo leaves & tuxedo black inks, gold Smooch paint, silver gel pen, pop-dot tape

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12 comments:

Isha Gupta said...

Love your card Linds. Those crayons with dimension give such a nice effect and I love the rainbow colors too :)

marilynprestonn said...

Oh Lindsey, I love this card and I ams so happy to see your work again. I have been working and not crafting so much,thanks for stopping by, I see you are on pinterest. I just opened and account too. I am pinning you right now. hugsxo

Dawny P said...

Gorgeous I love the colours you used and the lovely design. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Jessi Fogan said...

AWESOMENESS!
That is a crazy amount of inks - nice to use them all once in a while to prove we 'need' them :) lol! Those stars really shine - and I love that you've used the crayons to spell out her name. That is just super sweet :)

Barb King said...

What a colorful and happy card, it really does celebrate the end of school, and start of vacation!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, this is fun!! Love the colorful inks you used here, gives it such a wonderful and playful look and feel!! Love it!!
Hugs, Wendy

Jenny said...

Your card is super fun... I love the rainbow colour palette and the way you used the crayons to spell out the recipients name :0)
Apologies for my late visit but Thanks for playing along with us at PS Sparks :0)
jenny x

Jen W. said...

Love the rainbow of crayons and the perfect patterned paper! Crayon colours are a whole new world these days huh? :)

Anita Rex said...

Happy Canada Day! What a fun card! It must have been fun to stamp with rainbow colours!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so cool! I love how Jocelyn's name fits right along the bottom in those crayons!

Lisa Arana said...

This is so adorable and fun. Love the rainbow crayons.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOSH! This is perfect for the end of the year! I LOOOOOOOVE the rainbow crayons!! FAB! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with our Picture Perfect challenge! I hope you join in the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge this week-- it's a sketch:)