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Boo! With Mama Elephant

Hello crafty friends, Davina here on the blog for  Butterfly Reflections Ink sharing a sweet Halloween card using the October Mood Board and Mama Elephant stamps and dies. I know I’m always talking about the Mood  board and color inspiration, but I love color/mood boards and I want you to see how versatile they can be.

Color boards are a jumping off point for your imagination, and help keep your coloring focused. I get so many compliments when I use color boards and so many people tell me how they didn’t think the colors would work well until they put them together. I myself am intimidated by rich deep colors so it forces me to go beyond my comfort zone and try new things.

Last week I shared the October Mood Board on my Instagram along with a vibrant full scene using the current rich bold colors. This week I’m sharing a softer version of the same colors. But for those of you who like a simpler card,with more white than color, this is for you. I inkblended my evening sky with dried marigold, spun sugar, and worn lipstick, on Bristol smooth cardstock. Then I splattered with clean water, white opaque ink, and gold metallic ink.  Then I cut a piece of bright white cardstock, using Mama Elephants Winter Forest Cover. I left this solid white with not inking, but I cut a small grassy hill to cover the snowy hill and lightly inked that with peeled paint distress ink around the edges. I glued this on top of the hillside

Using my stamp platform I stamped several tiny cute ghosts from the Mama Elephant Little Boo Agenda set and Copic colored very lightly with YR000, R000, and R01 to give the ghost a glowing pink hue. I used the forest greenfrom the mood board for the hats, and the orange on the accessories. I cut out the ghosts with the coordinating Little Boo Creative Cuts and began to create my scene.

I attached the forest layer over my inkblended background, then glued down my ghosts playfully in the trees. Then I stamped the word Boo in orange ink and adhered to the grassy layer. I surrounded it with a pair of ghosts as well before putting down some sparkling iridescent sequins. It all came together pretty quickly and looks so soft and dreamy. It achieved such a different  look than my previous project but uses the same colors.

Don’t be intimidated by using colors that you normally use together., you will surprise yourself when you go beyond your comfort zone. Thank you for dropping by and I hope to see you using this months colors! Please tag me and always use the #brimoodboard so I can find your projects. I also have a color challenge on my personal blog that is giving a $20 gift certificate to the Butterfly Reflections Ink online store, be sure to link your projects to be features in my stories and the chance to win.


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