Claire set the theme for this challenge, which was "school's out!" I really admire some of the very inventive and innovative ideas the team have come up with, but I couldn't think of anything - my inspiration had left the building. So I went with the idea of celebrating the summer instead.
The background paper was part of freebie magazine papers and I love the combination of orange and aqua which screams summer to me.
I stamped the banner onto white card with the orange Stampin' Up ink. I outlined the banners with the turquoise pen. Because the white card was quite stark, I got a paintbrush and coloured in the white parts of the banner with the Cosmic Shimmer mist, using it like paint.
I used the washi tape to "ground" the journalling block. A few small flowers and gems just added the finishing touches to quite a simple card.
Banner stamps - free stamp set Crafts Beautiful
Classic Stampin' pad - Stampin' Up ink - "Pumpkin Pie"
Cosmic Shimmer mist - Teal Wash
Papermania Capsule Collection Rhinestones - "Sunshine"
Fiskars Paper Shapers - "stamp" scissors
Signo Uniball Angelic Colour pen - Blue
Studio G clear stamps - sentiment
My Mind's Eye Indie Chic washi tape
Versafine ink - Deep Lagoon
Does this challenge inspire you to have a go? We would love to see what you come up with!