Tuesday, March 24, 2015

neon rainbow of lOOoOooOoove*

technically, the brand new challenge at shopping our stash is only called "neon rainbow" but when you see my card, you'll understand the title. maybe. on the other hand, this might be another one of those times when something is only funny inside my head, in which case, just skip down to the card and then go check out the other DT projects at SOS! oh but first, in case you didn't surmise the brief from the title, i should probably mention that what we're looking to see this week are projects with a rainbow image OR rainbow colors OR neon. OR, i suppose, all of the above, if you're feeling especially colorful! i've got two out of three. ok, maybe more like 1.5 out of three:

rainbow of artist loft watercolors painted on book paper xyroned to index stock to make it sturdier; heart dies: cuttlebug; paper scraps: mme, sei, glitz design, making memories, scenic route, doodlebug, prima, american crafts; glossy white cardstock: paper accents; vinyl thickers:  american crafts (a gift from miss leslie, ta v much missus!); tiny alpha tiles: my mind's eye; chalk ink for edges: colorbox; pen to outline hearts: faber castell pitt in XS; adhesives: elmer's brand gluetape, sewing machine

rainbow colors? check! neon? wellllllll... some of these are pretty bright, but not all. on the other hand, i feel i should achieve bonus points by virtue of the fact that all my hearts were not only diecut from scraps, they were leftovers from various other projects, stowed in one of the many baggies i fill with "spare parts". actually, even the "rainbow of hearts" idea is recycled; it's a neater and more card-friendly version of a page i made last autumn as an art journal exercise during the daily paper prompt event at the daisy yellow art blog. see?

i used watercolors (instead of water soluble crayons) for the card version, scaled it down a bit, and added a sentiment; but you can see that it's a pretty literal translation of the same concept. which just goes to show you that even if most of the experiments we play around with don't get seen or used for anything else, the *IDEAS* they generate can be adapted later. not that i need any other reason to art journal than just the fun of it, but who doesn't love a little "bonus" every once in a while, right? ;)

i realize i've already said this, but there genuinely ARE some especially awesome projects by my design team sisters awaiting you at SOS and you really should go and see them, darlings! ♥

*you should probably pronounce the title in your best barry white voice. it's funnier. just sayin'... oh babybabybaaaaybaaaaay... (see?!)


  1. Love this card! The rainbow colour hearts with the index paper look so awesome!

  2. absolute fabulousness!!! I LOVE everything about this!
    Shanna :)

  3. SUPER card, and way to go using the index card idea on a full card. LOVE the layered hearts and white letters. xo

  4. Fantabulous card! Love the technique, so well done!

  5. Beautifully done Lauren, great idea and what a way to use scraps. Awesome

  6. Ohhhhhhhhhh fab-U-lous!!! All kinds of neon gorgeousness!! So very pretty!!

  7. Wonderful card Lauren and I think it pretty much fulfills the prompt exactly. That drippy, droppy journal page is stunning, love it!

  8. This is sooooo pretty! Love it! (and the title was much funnier with a Barry White voice! LOL!)

  9. SO much funnier! lol!
    I love both versions of this - and I am just a sucker for rainbow anything, and the texty background...yep. I love it!


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