The challenge this week was a picture perfect challenge, so the idea was to make a card inspired by the following picture:
I was obviously inspired by the flowers and the colors - and the fact that this was the perfect opportunity for me to use the Friendly Flowers stamp set - an old set that is new to me and that I had not yet inked up. I stamped a woodgrain background onto craft paper for the bottom layer of the card and did a bunch of stamping and coloring for the main layer, with a little bit of paper piecing thrown in. Here's my card:
The idea is to use some kind of texture on your card. I decided to do this by making the clouds in the background textured - I used flock (which you add after heat embossing while the ink is still hot) to make the clouds fuzzy to the touch. I also added some texture to the grass by using a die punch and crinkling the top of the grass so it would stick out from the card a bit. The last bit of texture I did was a dot of glossy black enamel onto the dog's nose.
This is going to be a super quick post so that I can get to bed - leaving tomorrow to teach flute camp in the Poconos and still have to finish packing. But, since the challenge ends while I'll be away, I've got to take a few minutes to upload my entry now :)
I focused on using just one set from Lawn Fawn - Blue Skies. I heat embossed the images in white onto watercolor paper and then colored everything with Tombow markers (colors 443, 925, 725, 173 and 685) which I watered down with a watercolor pen. I added sparkle to the hot air balloons and clouds with my clear Wink of Stella brush pen and then added glossy accents to the hot air balloons to give them some added dimension. Hope you like my card!
For the current Lawnscaping Challenge I was inspired by the colors we were required to use, of course, but also by the exciting news my husband and I found out a few days ago - we're expecting a little boy!! So, I'm 20 weeks and halfway through my first pregnancy and we just had our anatomy scan this past Thursday, which clearly showed that there's a little boy growing in there! The colors for this challenge screamed little boy to me, and I was excited to make a card to celebrate our news.
While I haven't been able to purchase anything yet from Lawn Fawn's May release (so many cute sets I'm itching to get my hands on - especially the robots now that I have a little boy coming into my life,) I have almost all of their sets released prior to that, many of which have yet to see ink! One of these is Quinn's Capital ABC's, believe it or not! I decided to combine those big letters with Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum, which is technically a Christmas set, but I love using it for baby cards, and also with Sopie's Sentiments and some papers from Lawn Fawn's Let's Polka line to come up with this adorable card:
I actually used a bunch of scraps that have been sitting on my desk from previous projects to create this card. The dinos were colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and the paper is from Doodlebug Designs Stars and Stripes line from 2013.
Just for fun, here are the pics of the accordion-folded mini album I made for his gift (first year anniversary it's traditional to give paper.)
This is the front side to an invitation I made for a Fourth of July BBQ party! The ant is so cute :) The papers are from Doodlebug Designs Stars and Stripes line from 2013. Images were colored with Copics.