Sunday, February 7, 2016

i'm so excited!

because i'm going to be on the eyelet outlet design team! my first official projects won't actually debut until later in march, but i've already got loads of ideas and i'm already having a lot of fun hanging out at the eyelet outlet blog. right now there's a pretty fab color challenge going on, and i was longing to play. just look at this gorgeous board, i dare you NOT to want to make a card using these colors!!! ♥

i was inspired by the full-on sparkle factor of that shoe, as well as the gorgeous palette, so i decided that it might translate into a pretty good mandala. i stand by that belief, actually:

pearl hearts, pink bling and red clear edge jewels: eyelet outlet; background created on strathmore watercolor paper with ken oliver's color burst in several shades of blue; mandala drawn using faber-castell pitt pen with XS nib; patterned paper: basic grey; white glossy cardstock: paper accents; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, sewing machine

i used a few different styles of gorgeous eyelet outlet bling*, including pearl hearts (which make excellent mandala petals, don't you think?!) red clear edge jewel bling, and some smaller gems that started out pink, which i slightly re-colored using a red copic marker, to fit better with the scheme.

i hope you'll check out the challenge post and that you'll have as much fun as i did making a magical (...and perhaps also sparkly?!) creation inspired by this bright and beautiful palette!

*i'm sure you know and love eyelet outlet eyelets and their fabulous brads, but did you know they also have tons of bling, awesome washi and even gorgeous florals? srsly... ya gotta check it out! ♥


  1. Ohhhhhh super gorgeous mandala!! Love the bling!! Congrats on your new DT assignment! Can't wait to see your creations!!

  2. Yay!!!!!!! Sooooo excited!!! What an awesome blingy card!!

  3. Gorgeous! Congrats on your new design team!
    Shanna :)

  4. Awesome mandela Lauren, congratulations on your new design team. All the more for me to oooh and ahhhh over.

  5. Love the bling ideas. I have so many heart pearls and seldom find a unique use for well as lots of dew drops. Such beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Adorable colours! Congrats on the new DT, Jo x

  7. Congrats on your DT spot - they'll be so glad you joined them! I'm just loving this pretty medallion with all the bling! Gorgeous!

  8. Congrats on the DT gig! Your card perfectly caputures the sparkle and that gorgeous blue/teal shade.

  9. Gorgeous mandala and congratulations on your DT appointment, they are so lucky to have you on their team! Deb xo


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