Monday, January 18, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge #122: Watercolor Sponsored by Lawn Fawn


My favorite of challenges - WATERCOLORING!! I adore this technique. Head on over the Lawnscaping Challenge blog to see the rules for entering your project as well as all the amazing design team inspiration.

We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn! They are sponsoring this challenge with a free stamp set of the winner's choice! 



On to my project!


I wanted to make a birthday card since my stash is getting a little low on them, so I pulled out some watercolor cardstock, embossing folder and my Distress Inks and went to work. I rubbed on three different Distress ink colors (all supplies are listed below) over my embossed watercolor cardstock panel. I then flicked on water to give it that splotchy look you see. I love how it came out! 

For the sentiment of this card, I simply used the Make a Wish and the balloon, which I popped up with some foam adhesive and added a black and white twine string to for some interest. 


I diecut three tags and left the sentiment tag simply white with some purple ink and a little rhinestone to dot the "i" for some sparkle.

I chose a strip of dark purple patterned paper behind my watercolored panel and glued everything down. Simple and really punchy card!


It's hard to capture, but the balloon and the center of the hearts on the second tag are colored in with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen. They give a nice shimmer to these elements. 

I hope you have fun with this challenge!

SUPPLIES USED:
  • 6x6 Let's Polka Paper Pack
  • Tag You're It
  • Party Animal
  • 6x6 Project Life, Confetti Edition Paper Pad
  • Versafine, Onyx Black
  • Memento Luxe, Sweet Plum (sentiment)
  • Darcie Embossing Folder, Tribal Chevron
  • Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord
  • Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker (Gold; balloon)
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens, Crystal Clear

Monday, January 4, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge #121: Winter Wonderland Sponsored by Ellen Hutson


We're back with another inspiring challenge this time with a winter wonderland theme! Check out the details on how to enter at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog and play along.


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 is sponsoring our first challenge of each. The prize? A $25 gift certificate to the online store! Thank you Ellen!


And now on to my project I created for this challenge. (The products used are linked at the end of this blog post.)


I had a lot of fun with this challenge. As you can see, it's a little winter wonderland!! I love it. I do love using embossing folders to add some texture and fun element to my cards. And for the snowman circle, I used some watercolor cardstock since it makes a nice texture reminiscent of snow to me. Used some pop adhesive to make the hat and scarf stand out as well on this little guy. 



Best part of clear stamps? Being able to bend them how you want! I love that I can do that with the sentiment and curve it along my diecut circle to match the shape. 

I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to color in the hat, scarf, and snowman. It's a nice soft look that matches well with the softness of snow.



I hope you create something wintery and fun and enter this challenge. GREAT prize up for the winner!

SUPPLIES USED:


Sweet Thoughts Card

Spring is just around the corner, and you can almost smell those flowers. Okay, I'm dreaming, but this card is too cute for words. ...