Monday, May 4, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #105: Watercolors

Good morning! It's a new week, which means a new Lawnscaping Challenge. We are in May already. I'm very excited for the kids to be out of school, summer days, sun, and much more. It's been a LONG winter (I know that sounds silly, but when most of your year is cold, it's very much anticipated when it starts to get sunny and warm out) here!!

The wonderful, fabulous Ellen Hutson! is sponsoring this challenge!!! Certainly you are familiar with her and her store, but if not, a little bit about the store in her own words:

Ellen Hutson, LLC began their adventure in November 2006 as an online web store committed to bringing you the finest paper crafting products and related product education. They are always looking to provide their customers with quality products, excellent customer service, and education and inspiration for the products they carry. You can shop with Ellen by clicking HERE. As well please join them to be inspired and learn some fun techniques in the CLASSroom, or stay up-to-date on FacebookYouTubeInstagramTwitter, and/orPinterest.

Ellen Hutson will be sponsoring our first challenge of each month in 2015! The prize? 
A $25 gift certificate to the online store! Thank you Ellen!

Here is my take on the challenge:

I had a lot of fun with this card. I'm wanting to make some Mother's Day cards and I thought this was too cute. It's not a traditional card, but I love it!

I started with my card base in kraft. Simply scored, folded and rounded the bottom corners. 

Next, I took a piece of watercolor cardstock (I just use this pad you can get in the kid's craft aisle at Target; it's inexpensive and it works beautifully for all my projects that I use for watercolor), cut it to size and rounded the bottom corners to match my card base.

I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Love You A Latte set and the lightbulb went on. I took the Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts, Circle Stackables and I used my Chestnut Spectrum Aqua Marker to color on an acrylic block. I then spritzed it with water to make it into my watercolor paint! Then I used the cut side of the die and pressed it down into the watercolor paint I created on my block. I then used it as a stamp to create the "coffee stains" you see on the card. I made two circles, and then just simply used a paper towel laid over the top and I pressed gently to pick up the extra watercolor paint. I flicked on some Mister Huey's Warm Calico, used a little embossing powder and a heat gun to dry it. I love the way that came out! I took the little coffee bean stamp from the Love You A Latte set and inked it up with some Distress Ink in Tea Dye and randomly stamped that onto the background. I cut a simple strip from the Lawn Fawn Snow Day 6x6 Petite Paper Pack and glued that to the top of the piece. I glued that all to my card base.  
I created a little tag for my sentiment using the Lawn Fawn Tag, You're It Lawn Cuts. I stamped the "love you a latte" onto the tag with Memento in Rich Cocoa and added a little red heart from the same set using Memento Luxe in Love Letter. I adhered that to my card with some foam adhesive. 

Since the card is coffee themed, you have to have a cup of coffee and a little tasty treat to accompany it, right? I used these items from the same Love You A Latte set. I stamped the cup and donut onto the same watercolor stock using Versafine in Onyx Black and cut them out. The plate was stamped onto a scrap of paper from my Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather 6x6 Petite Paper Pack. I colored the cup and donut with my Spectrum Aqua Markers and water brush pen. I added the steam coming from the cup using Memento Luxe in Grey Flannel; it's stamped onto the actual card and then on the top of the cup and I lined them up when I adhered it down with foam adhesive.

One final look at the details on the card: 

I hope you play along with this challenge. It's so much fun! You can use so many different items for the watercolor look, crayons, and more! 

Don't forget to keep checking our Facebook page, where our Facebook Inspiration Team will be sharing projects throughout the challenge!


Samantha Mann said...

this card just ROCKS!! love the coffee rings! love the beans! love the black splatters!!
so awesome!

Jenna said...

Wonderful card, Roxanne!!! Your background is fantastic! Love your coffee rings and beans.

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