Two cards in two days! I haven't managed that for a long time. But to be honest, today I used crafting as a procrastination tool - plenty of windows downstairs needing a wash, not to mention skirting boards needing a good wiping. I have also spent the morning procrastinating in another way - my long awaited Fitbit finally arrived last night (first I was annoyed at Amazon for taking so long to ship it, but when they finally shipped it, it actually arrived the same day so I that turned me back into a happy customer). And boy is it fun! I have been spending time setting it up, linking it up with my food tracker and other fun stuff. I had some trouble setting it up initially, throwing my toys out of the pram, but now that it's all up and running it's really addictive. Now I'm just waiting for this wretched cold to pass so I can start accumulating exercise as well. I don't believe you actually need toys like this to get in shape but for me being very resisting to any efforts of eating healthier or doing exercise I'm hoping it will be the boost to get me a bit fitter in a fun way. Also, I can't wait to see how many flights of stairs I climb per day as my office is on the fifth floor, and I usually always take the stairs, going in an out of the office multiple times a day because of meetings. I know, my life is very boring when things like this get me all excited.
Anyhow, on to the more interesting stuff. Today's card is inspired by a bunch of challenges. First off, I wanted to play along with the current Lawnscaping challenge where the theme is Sparkle It Up. I was also inspired by the great sketch over at RetroSketches. I'm also playing along with Daring Cardmakers where the theme is Paint the Rainbow and with the big 2 year Birthday Bash over at AAA Cards, happy second birthday AAA, here's to many more!!
I started my card by die cutting the various elements - the clouds, the frame and the rainbow. Then I stamped the cute unicorn and Dragon from Critters Ever After as well as some party paraphernalia from Party Animal and coloured with Copics in the same colour scheme as the rainbow. Then it was a great big puzzle to play with the various elements to create the scene. Last, I die cut the sentiment from the same glitter paper as the rainbow and adhered everything onto white card.
Card: 300 gsm white textured card, glitter card in various colours from my stash, Dovecraft 110 gsm premium vellum, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After and Party Animal with matching dies
Ink and colouring: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Frame, Happy Birthday Border, Puffy Cloud Border, Rainbow