Friday, August 4, 2017

August Elemental Inspiration

WOW, is it August already?  Anyone else counting down the days until school starts again?  My eldest has become obsessed about buying new school supplies and it has to include an emoji somewhere. 
As its the first Friday of August its an elemental inspiration challenge from Daring Cardmakers.
Look at the bright summery image that Miri our host has picked this week.
Remember to use at least 3 elements on your card.
I picked bright colours, flamingo, bold sentiment and a textured background.
To create my background I used my twinkling H2O's.  I haven't used these for ages.  I took a piece of white card stock and swished the colours onto my craft sheet and sprayed a little water over the top.  I then pressed my card stock into the colours.
Once dried I ran the card through my Spellbinders Platinum Machine using the Blistered Embossing Folder By Tammy Tutterow.

I then added more colour using the same technique as above to smaller pieces of cardstock and used the Shapeabilities Tropics Wild and Free set by Debi Adams.  I cut out the flamingo and some of the leaves.

The sentiment is from the Shapeabilities Simply Said Phrase 2 Set which I cut from black mirror card.
Don't forgot to stop by the Design Team Blogs for more lovely Inspiration.
Please check out the Spellbinders website for more details of the Dies I have used.
Happy Crafting.




  1. Love the background with all the textures you've created on this Dawn - the whole card goes together really well. I love emojis too! Shabneez x

  2. Love this, Dawn, so fresh! And I really, really like to see you get inky. Two thumbs up!

  3. That's a lovely tropical card, Dawn. Your background is great!!!

  4. Great card Dawn, the artfully splodgy background looks fab!