Thursday, June 23, 2016

Happy Hello

Good morning, Samantha here with a cheerful under the sea card for you. I created a simple scene using a variety of Lawn Fawn Products. The sea was created with layers of multiple pattern papers and colored vellum. I tucked the kraken under a portion of the vellum to create dimension. Transparent enamel dots were attached to the top of the vellum to create a bubbly sea. Orange pattern paper was used for the "hello" sentiment from the "Yay Kites- Lawn Cuts". The sentiment had to be cut down slightly so it did not overlap the kraken. 

Materials Used:
Beachside Petite Paper Pack
Let's Polka Mon Amie Petite Paper Pack
Lovable Legends 
Stitched Journaling Card
Yay Kites - Lawn Cuts

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Watercolor Waving Hello with Christy

Hey crafty friends! Good morning! It's Christy here with another card for our current challenge: Distress Mania! I created by background by blending on a whole bunch of Distress Inks, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Evergreen Baugh, and a little Pine Needles. Then I took a paintbrush and flicked some water over top and blotted it away with a paper towel for an even more distressed look.

Then I watercolored my images from Mermaid For You with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, popping some of them up with foam tape and gluing others flat to the card to create the look of dimension. I thought I was done, but while snapping the photos, the mermaid's tail was just crying for some glitter, so I added some Stickles for a fun pop of sparkle here and there.

I hope you enjoy it! You still have a week to play along in our Distress Mania challenge. Hope to see your projects there!


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Waving Hello with Audrey!

Hello there!  Audrey here!  Today I have a card to share with you that goes along with our current challenge... Distress Mania!  I used Distress Inks to "ink smoosh" my underwater background!  If you are not familiar with "ink smooshing", it's very easy to do and the results are so fun!  You will never get the same effect twice!  All you need are Distress Inks and a piece of acetate or old plastic packaging.  You can even use a sandwich bag.  You just press the ink pad onto the plastic, add a few squirts of water, and press the wet ink on to your paper.  I prefer to dry each layer before moving onto the next, but you don't have to if you prefer not to.  The colors will just mix together more.

Once my background was completely dry, I added a stitched edge with the largest die in the Small Stitched Rectangles Stackables die set.  I cut a second stitched rectangle from kraft cardstock, and used the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders to add a slope to my sand.  For added dimension, I added some Walnut Stain Distress ink to the edges with an ink blending tool.  I stamped and colored a mermaid, rock, seaweed and the cute little seahorse from the Mermaid for You stamp set and then diecut them using coordinating dies.  I adhered some pieces flat with a glue pen, and some with foam tape, and added a sentiment from the same stamp set.  Then I mounted the panel to a white card base using more foam tape.

Waving Hello

That's all for me today!!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge: Distress Maniacs sponsored by LAWN FAWN

HAPPY DAY! It's Monday and time for our next Lawnscaping Challenge, which in my opinion is the only good thing about Mondays! This week's challenge theme is DISTRESS! Distress inks instantly come to mind but there are other forms of distressing too, such as edge distressing where you take a distress tool or a serrated knife and distress the edges of your cardstock!

Coming up on the blog soon where be where I am asking input from you all! Would love to hear about the kind of challenges you want to see here on the blog next year! I know it seems nuts to be thinking about next year already, but us Lawnscaping gals like to stay organized and ahead of the game, lol! :)

We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn! Those folks just rock and they are sponsoring this challenge with a free stamp set of the winner's choice! So many stamp to choose from, I know. It's tough. We just heart them! Thank you Kelly Marie and gang for sponsoring us! 

And now.... For some DT Inspiration for you! If you click on the name under the image, you will be taken to the individual blogs with all of the juicy details on the projects!

PLEASE READ the rules in the sidebar in order to be eligible for the prize!!!!!

• You have until Wednesday, June 29th  to submit your entries!