Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rainbow Bright - A Tuesday Trigger

With a name like that, how could I neglect to make something for this week's Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World? My oldest son loves anything and everything rainbow - he colours most of his drawings with rainbow stripes, does lettering in rainbow colours, flies a rainbow flag in his bedroom, wears a rainbow scarf in the winter, and we've even painted the wall of his bedroom in vertical rainbow stripes. Rainbows rock.

(via Pinterest)

Given the (admittedly awesome but) non-traditional rainbow colours in the inspiration photo, knowing Connor's insistence on proper ROYGBIV protocol, I drew my inspiration primarily from the name of this week's Trigger. A few weeks ago, Jill Foster of Inspired By showcased a fantastic creation by Amy Wanford done with rainbow cardstock. Jill made her card by using Distress Inks, and I did the same with mine.

Supplies: white & black cardstock;
Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint,
Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord;
Palette Noir ink; Versamark; white EP;
stamps: floral silhouette from Digital Princess, branch from Inkadinkado,
'thanks' & mesh texture from Studio G, butterfly from Martha Stewart;
black Sharpie for faux-matting
The rainbow inking was done with sponges, and instead of adding texture with water I used a texture stamp inked up in the coordinating inks. Once I was happy with how I'd stamped the silhouettes, I trimmed the panel to be slightly smaller than my card base, and ran a black Sharpie along the edges as a faux mat. The whole panel is then mounted on the card base with foam tape, as is the black oval mat. So, a CASE of a CASE for an Inspiration Challenge ;)
Now off to see what everyone else is making!!

xoxo,
Jessi

21 comments:

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful card! :)

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

This is very pretty!

Rae said...

Lovely trigger card!

Emily Keaton said...

This is beautiful, Jessi! I love your rainbow stripes, and the silhouettes are so clear and black. Perfect!

bosenberries said...

the background looks gorgeous and the black stamp really stands out!!
Robin

Marlena M. said...

I love this....the black really pops! ;)

Michele Gross said...

So pretty! Gorgeous colors and the black just pops!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is really really pretty! I love it!

Cath said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Sarah said...

What a beautiful gradient background!

paperella said...

Wow! Jessie, this is simply stunning!! Here's to crafty magpies ;)

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Jessi! I love your take on the trigger. One of these days, I'm going to try distressing something like this. ;)

Noelle said...

Gosh, this is so lovely, I love the inked BG and the silhouette image in black... Thanks for the link to kids' activities, I really appreciate it! Have a super day:)

lostinpaper said...

What a gorgeous take on the challenge! LOVE your ink background and stunning silhouette!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

What a LOVELY background and silhouette idea. Fabulously done.

lisa a.

walchowDesign said...

Definitely a beautiful rainbow card and love the silhoutte, Jessie!

Amy* said...

Fabulous inking!! Love the black stamping over your beautiful rainbow...the addition of the white sentiment really pops :)

Ribbon Girls said...

Awesome card! I especially like the mesh texture (gives it that extra sumfin-sumfin). And how clever to use the sharpie as a mat. Hope you're having a good week! JJ

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Very beautiful and artistic. Love the design. :)

Theresa said...

Jessi, this card is awesome. I love how you did the background coloring - very impressive.

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful rainbow card, Jessi! Love how you stamped along the edge and the matching oval black cardstock!