Saturday, August 30, 2014

Winners: Texture - Queen of the Green, Top Mow-It-Alls, Honorable Gnomes

Good morning, everyone! Christy here. Man, I'm feeling the dip in temperatures this morning! Summer is sadly at its close, and fall will soon usher in. Considering how many of you are already creating fall-themed cards and projects, I guess you guys are feeling it too. :)

Well, pour yourself a cup of coffee if you haven't already, and let's reveal the winners of our Texture Challenge, shall we? I have to tell you, this was one of my favorite challenges ever. You guys rocked the texture! Total awesomeness. Special thanks to Lawn Fawn for generously donating a FREE stamp set to our Queen of the Green. Lucky her, she will have so many sets to choose from since the fall release was just two days ago! And what a fabulous release it was!

Our Texture Queen of the Green is:

From rainbows to unicorns, clouds to sequins, and texture galore --
this card has it all and it was a hands-down favorite of the DT!

Congratulations, Jennie, you slayed this challenge and earned your prize!
Contact Laurel at laurelbeard at me dot com within 48 hours to claim it.

On to our Top Mow-It-Alls:

Absolutely stunning cards, ladies! Just wow.

And last, but not least, our Honorable Gnomes:

You all should be so proud! You did awesome. Please grab your badge from the tab above and display it on your blog sidebar. You earned them! 

Huge thanks to everyone who played along. We loved seeing everyone's creations. We'll be back on Monday with a brand-new challenge. See you then!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lawnscaping Facebook Inspiration Team August BLOG HOP sponsored by SPECTRUM NOIR

Hi everyone! And welcome to our  monthly installment here on the blog! The last Friday of each month, the Facebook Inspiration team will bring you a blog hop inspired by COLORS!!!! The fabulous Spectrum Noir will be sponsoring the hops!! :) These are fabulous alcohol markers and come in 168 colors. They also have brush tips you can purchase! And they have refills and a blending solution... You should check them out! And of course, with a hop means a prize provided by the fab Spectrum Noir! :) Want to know what is up for grabs? Well, you see it! It's the two sets of markers in the badge below! Pinks and Warm Grays... So pretty!

Now, let's get straight to the hop and get hopping! The winner will be chosen at random from the comments from any of the hopper's blogs so be sure to comment on everyones posts! And be inspired... 

Lawnscaping Blog - YOU ARE HERE

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Summertime Fun

Hey everyone, Samantha here with a fun summertime card. This little narwal is happily floating in the sea with the help of his giraffe inner tube. The balloons are the sails in this makeshift boat, and are guiding his way. I layered purple vellum on top of pattern paper to create water. The waves were created by using a border edge punch. I added sheer polka dot ribbon for added texture.

Lawn Fawn Supplies-
Admit One
Critter in the Arctic
Swimsuit Season

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Trick or Treat

Hi Lawnscapers, Roxanne here! I'm excited that this is my first official blog post for Lawnscaping as part of the Facebook Inspiration Team.

I made this adorable Halloween card. I love to have some on hand to give to teachers, my kids, or anyone who loves the holiday as much as I do. This year, I even think I'll decorate earlier. ;)

For this card, I used the Lawn Fawn, Critters in Costume set for the main focus. I recently adopted a dog, so I went for the dog in a bee costume. He's just too cute! I stamped him with Memento  in Tuxedo Black and colored him in with Spectrum Noir markers. I fussy cut him out leaving a slight outline around him. You'll notice I cut between his front paws so I could sneak him behind the borders I cut for the card layout to give more depth. For the trick or treat bag, I just stamped in Tuxedo Black onto kraft paper and fussy cut around that as well. I snuck it behind the doggy.

For the background, I took a honeycomb stencil and used Versamagic ink in Tattered Straw and sponged it on varying the pressure so it's slightly lighter in the middle. I chose to use watercolor paper for this because I love the texture of it. I then spritzed on some spray mist over the honeycomb and dabbed it off with a paper towel.

I cut strips of patterned paper for the doggy and his trick or treat bag to nestle into. I popped up the center piece with some foam adhesive so I could do that.

I hope you enjoyed my project for this month! Just remember, Halloween is only 65 days away...