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May BRI Moodboard inspiration with Davina

 Hello crafty friends! Davina here with some BRIMoodboard color inspiration. The jewel tone colors of the May Moodboard are so easy to implement into your projects, and don’t have to necessarily be super bold. This month the colors are Linen, Teal, Fuchsia, and Coral. I wanted to create a softer slimline card using some Mama Elephants products, and I love the results.

I started by cutting my layers using Mama Elephant Slim Cut Basics. I cut the scalloped layer from a soft creamy cardstock, then gently inked some Antique linen on the edges to darken it up a bit. I had some pattern paper in my stash that I feel really captures the Moodboard colors, and uses many different values of the same few colors. I cut the stitched layer from the paper as well as two windows from the upper portion. I also but some Bristol smooth cardstock with the same die, for my sky inking. I ink blended several colors of Distress Oxides onto my white Bristol smooth paper, making sure to create a darker teal color towards the top, and blending down to a soft aqua. I also created a grassy piece for the lower area that I inked a darker teal to match the color board. 

I stamped the cute koala images from the recently released Koala Hugs stamps from Mama Elephant. I colored them all a very light warm gray and added pops of color on the tree branches and accessories. I die cut the images and built my scene, then added my small dot highlights. I decided to add a word bubble and found this cute one from the Mama Elephant 3D pop up card dies, and stamped the sentiment into the bubbles. I built the “Mom” using the fun Kissie Letter Alphabet

Once everything was put together, I addd some shiny Nuvo Jewel Drops in gray mist, for the noses, and let dry overnight. I really love the results of this simple slimline, that was pretty easy to put together. And the colors turned out so wonderful together. 

Play along all month long with the May BRI Moodboard color challenge for your chance to win $20 to the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop. Just use the colors in a new project, and share on IG using the hashtag #brimoodboard and/or tag @brimoodboardchallange


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