So I'm FINALLY entering another Lawnscaping Challenge - YAY! (For an update as to why I've not been able to craft for the past 2 months, see this post here, you won't regret it!) I know I had a goal to enter every Lawnscaping Challenge of 2014, but sometimes life (an incredible amount of schoolwork) has to take precedence. But, I made it through and am now back entering another challenge.
My almost-7-year-old niece came over this afternoon and wanted to use my stamping supplies to create a card to send to her penpal, a girl her age who she met at our wedding in July. So, I looked up what the current Lawnscaping challenge is - Distress Mania - and we got to work.
First I'll share my niece's card, which I'm not entering into the challenge, but merely just showing off for fun. I showed her some different ways of using Distress markers with a water brush. The only thing I forgot to do was use archival ink, so we had a slight smudging issue, but we were ok with that. Here's her card...she likes to do the front, middle and back, so here's views of all sides:
Pretty cute, huh? Ok, so here's my card, which I had to mostly work on after she went home, lol. I decided to make it into a baby card to welcome a former student of mine's new baby who was born this past Friday. I love how it turned out, and the new mom wore a flower clip in her hair to the hospital just like the dino here :)