I haven’t been participating in a lot of challenges lately. But something about this inspiration image Taheera chose for her Cure for the Monday Blues challenge stuck with me after I saw it. Every time I went into my craft room to work on something else, I found myself reaching for black and white patterns. So I gave in and made a card just for the challenge.
I built my card over a stamped, watercolor ikat background made with Distress Ink and a mister. Then I raided my scrap drawers for bits of bright papers with small patterns that would echo all of those gorgeous textiles. I just started layering and fussing until I liked it, then topped it with a plain white strip, stamped with one of Lil’ Inker Design’s new sentiments. I used markers and a heavy mist to ink the stamp, which leaves and imperfect and dreamy impression.
And because everything needs a little sparkle and shine, I quite literally tossed gold star confetti onto the card and glued them where they fell. It’s such a fun way to add a little sprinkle of color and shine to your project, and way less stressful for those who have a compulsion to carefully balance everything. Like me. Is there anything in between the extremes? How do you approach adding sequins, confetti, and “random” embellishments to your projects?