Lawnscaping Challenge #128

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping challenge (#128), and we’re changing things up a little with a sketch!

I love using sketches when I get stuck trying to decide the layout for my card. I’ve had several crafty friends tell me over the years that they hate sketches, or can’t figure them out. For me, a sketch is a great place to start. You don’t have to be “locked in” to use every element in the sketch, and you can rotate the sketch or flip it so that it works better for your card front.

For example, on today’s card, I chose images from Lawn Fawn‘s “Year Six“, “Party Animal“, “Summertime Charm”  and “So Jelly” sets and combined them to create a scene:

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I placed the scene-in-a-jar in the place of the rectangle on the sketch. Instead of using two strips of patterned paper, I created a set of triangles to stand in for the stripes on the sketch. Here’s a look at the original sketch:

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Lawnscaping Challenge #128 is sponsored by Lawn Fawn! One lucky winner will receive a stamp set of their choice from the Lawn Fawn store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start! Make sure you get all the details on this challenge and link up your entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #128 at the Lawnscaping blog!

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Lawnscaping Challenge 127

Hi! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping Challenge! Because it’s cherry blossom time here in Northern Virginia and the DC area, and the theme for our challenge is “Beautiful Florals“, I combined the two for my card:

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I found that I didn’t have a bunch of Lawn Fawn‘s flower stamps in my collection, so I used the little cherry blossoms from the “Let’s Roll” set and the branch from the “Winter Sparrows” set to make a cherry tree with blossoms. The skunk is from a retired, limited-edition Lawn Fawn set.

Instead of coloring the skunk with Copics, I stamped it in a dark grey ink and used black Memento ink with a water brush to create a watercolor look.

One lucky person who plays along with us in this challenge will win a $25 gift certificate provided by our sponsor, Ellen Hutson! The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, April 13, so make sure you link your entry at the Lawnscaping blog!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! For more flower-filled inspiration, stop by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog!

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Sweet Cherry Blossom Card
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Let’s Roll clear stamp set
Winter Sparrows clear stamp set
Perfectly Plaid petite paper pack

Other supplies:
white card stock
Memento London Fog ink
Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Memento Angel Pink ink
Impress Fresh Ink – Sugar

Lawnscaping Challenge 125

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping challenge, and our theme for this one (#125) is “Color Splash” or, Black & White with a splash of color! I was inspired by the Academy Awards, and came up with a black/white/gold card:
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I made a star accent with the starfish from Lawn Fawn‘s “So Jelly” set. I used the fire hydrant from the “Critters at the Dog Park” set and trimmed the top and sides off to create a column for the star to stand on. The sentiment I used is also from the “So Jelly” set. I added my splashes of color with gold glitter paper and heat embossing gold powder.

One lucky person who plays along with us in this challenge will win a $25 gift certificate provided by our sponsor, Ellen Hutson!  The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, March 16, so make sure you link your entry at the Lawnscaping blog!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! For more color-splashed inspiration, stop by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog!

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You’re A Star Card
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
clear stamp set
clear stamp set
Let’s Polka petite paper pack
Let’s Polka In The Dark petite paper pack

Other supplies:
white card stock
black card stock
glitter paper
watermark ink
white embossing powder

Lawnscaping Challenge 124

Hi, everybody! Are you ready for a new Lawnscaping challenge? Get ready to party with us, because the theme of this challenge is “Celebration”!

I had a silly idea for this card. I was thinking of making a general congratulations card, but somehow the idea of toasting s’mores popped into my head. Not only would they be getting toasted over a campfire, but they’d be celebrating with a champagne toast!

I’m featuring some stamps from Lawn Fawn’s  “Love You S’more” set on today’s card:

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I chose a background panel of paper from the “Beachside” petite paper pack and made my own background by heat embossing some white stars on white card stock. Then, I used a sponge to apply a few shades of blue ink on top of the stars (and then wiped off the extra from the embossed areas).

I used one of the stick stamps from the “Love You S’more” set and used my Copics to draw little branches off of the stick and thicken it a little. (The champagne glasses can be found in the “So Much to Say” set.)

 

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Lawnscaping Challenge #122 is sponsored by Lawn Fawn! One lucky winner will receive a stamp set of their choice from the Lawn Fawn store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you get all the details on this challenge and link up your entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #124 at the Lawnscaping blog!

Lawnscaping Challenge 123

Happy February! The snow is slowly melting here in northern Virginia, and I hope that means we’re done for the season.  Are you ready for a new Lawnscaping challenge? It’s time to kick off a new one, and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’re inspired by the theme of “Sending LOVE”!

I’m featuring some stamps from Lawn Fawn‘s classic “Love ‘n Breakfast” set on today’s card:

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I kept the design simple with a background panel of paper from the “Let’s Polka in the Dark” petite paper pack. I chose to have heart-shaped toast popping out of the toaster instead of the regular-shaped slices of bread.

One lucky person who plays along with us in this challenge will win a $25 gift certificate provided by our sponsor, Ellen Hutson!  The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, February 10, so make sure you link your entry at the Lawnscaping blog!

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For the details on this challenge, and to see the team’s LOVE-ly creations, visit the Lawnscaping blog!

Lawnscaping Challenge 122

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping Challenge (#122), and we’re incorporating watercoloring into our projects! Thank you to everyone who played along with us in the “Winter Wonderland” challenge! We loved your chilly creations!

I’m not really comfortable working with watercolors, so I just used them for the background behind the sentiment.

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My original idea was to use the die cut as a stencil and heat emboss the sentiment, but it didn’t seem to stand out enough. So, I tried outlining the letters with a black pen and it went a little overboard, so I glued the die cut over the embossed part and thought it looked a lot better!

The rest of the card came together fairly easily. I stamped stars from the Lucky Stars set in a few different colors of neon ink, then stamped the outline stamps over the solids in black. I stamped and heat embossed the other part of the sentiment on smooth black card stock and layered a small strip of silver glitter paper over that.

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Lawnscaping Challenge #122 is sponsored by Lawn Fawn! One lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you get all the details on this challenge and link up your entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #122 at the Lawnscaping blog!

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Thanks You Rock Card
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Lucky Stars clear stamp set
Milo’s ABCs clear stamp set
Let’s Polka In The Dark petite paper pack
Scripty Thanks Lawn Cuts

Other supplies:
white card stock
black card stock
watercolor paints
glitter paper
watermark ink
white embossing powder