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Oh So Cozy BRI Moodboard inspiration

Hello crafty friends! Davina here on the blog today, to share some cozy Autumn inspiration using the November BRI Moodboard colors. This month the Moodboard brings to us, some moody earthy tones, that remind me of photos I’ve seen of foggy tree filled forests. Being from the desert, my mind also clings to the idea of  beautiful red rocks and terra cotta clay pots. Steel Gray, Baked Earth, Blue Spruce, and Pine Grove are this months color collection. 

While flipping through my bins of Mama Elephant stamps, I was going to try some little foxes in the woods. And then I saw my cover plate dies, and the unused, hoarded, Ornate House Grid cover plate. And I thought “Adobe!” Then I flipped through a little more and I came up with my “Llama Adobe Abode”. 

This was a blast to put together, and the coloring was minimal, so it felt easier than usual to me. I started by die cutting the house from a remnant of terra cotta cardstock. I was going to back it with a light and earthy colored piece of plaid paper. Then, I realized I could jazz it up with some chunky glitter that was on my desk. I used double sided Scor-tape  to adhere some mesh behind the house. Next, a second layer of scor tape, to sandwich the glitter on top of the plaid paper. I’ve really been loving the flat mesh shaker cards, they are a fun way to use up those flatter embellishments, without adding bulk to your project. 

I wanted a large die cut sentiment. So I pulled out my large Whimsy Alpha set, along with the adorable Merrygrams stamps and dies. I decided to not use the Christmas vowels, and create my own, with the cute Little Llama Agenda stamps and dies. I cut the “cozy” letters from the same terra cotta colored cardstock, and fun foam to create thick pop up letters. I glued them together and placed some acrylic blocks on top of them while they dried. Then, I used the Big Oh So Jolly Creative Cuts with gray cardstock. I carefully trimmed the “jolly” away from the other word, to make my own sentiment. 

I stamped all my little Llamas and die cut them after coloring and highlighting. I needed some cacti to surround my Adobe, and knew I had a few Lawn Fawn sets that would work. I used Year Ten Saguaro Stamp and the Simply Celebrate Summer cacti’s. After die cutting the strip, I carefully cut them apart. I layered my sentiment and cacti onto some snowy hills that I gently inked on the edges to give a gray cast. I adhered the snow drifts over my Adobe home, then put a llama into each visible window. 

To finish it off, I gently inked a stormy gray sky with a few splatters and a dusting of silver sequins. I love how much white is visible, so that my colors really pop. The sparkle of the glitter in the windows looks so nice without being overly “extra”, and it shakes around too! All of the items I’ve linked are available at Butterfly Reflections Ink, and don’t forget to play along all month long using the 4 Moodboard colors and your favorite brands, that are carried in the store. Post on Instagram using  #brimoodboad for your chance to win $20 to the shop! 

Thank you for stopping by,

Davina 



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