Monday, November 2, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #117: Thinking of You Sponsored by Ellen Hutson

Good morning! Today is another fun challenge day with Lawnscaping. Today's challenge is Thinking of You (Hope, Love or Encouragement).

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!

Having cards of encouragement are always great to have on hand for when you need them! Sometimes a pretty card in the mail is just the pick-me-up someone could really use.

I created this with a lot of white space but yet with a lot of color! Here is what I made:

What I did was create a mask from a sticky note so that I could overlap my flowers from the Flutter By set on the right edge of the card. I colored them in using my Twinkling H20s. They're these beautiful watercolors with a brilliant shimmer to them. Sadly, you can't see that in the photos, but they're so pretty in person. Then I cut out the negative space left in between them. I did this so that I could sneak a patterned paper behind them so they would pop off the card. Love this technique. 

For the sentiment, I masked out part of it so that I could stack it. It comes all in one line. You can always cut apart your stamps, but I wanted to leave it all in one line and this is a great way to do that. Just mask out what you don't want to stamp. I used Golden Glitz on this for a sparkle to coordinate with the colored flowers on the right.

I simply flicked on some of the turquoise blue H20s with my water brush pen. Simple look and it adds some bright little dots of color to your projects. 

To finish off the card, I added some simple rhinestones in the center of each flower and tied on a twine bow next to the sentiment. 

I hope you're inspired to have a fun time creating for this challenge! Make sure you check the Lawnscaping Challenge blog for full details on entering to win. 


1 comment:

Patti J said...

Hi Roxanne! What a pretty card - love your soft coloring, and the small touches of black showcase your flowers beautifully! I'm looking forward to working with you at CC, and am your newest email subscriber! Hugs...

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