maandag 19 februari 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (26)

For the newest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, I designed a card with the Hang In There stamp set. Challenge # 23 is called “Try a new technique”. I decided to do some no-line watercoloring. A technique I did try before, but is still fairly new to me.


I started by die cutting all the elements. I die cut grass with the Grassy Borders die and the Meadow Borders die. I also die cut a hill with the Simple Stitched Hillsides Borders. I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers on all the elements. Here are the colors I used for the scene elements:
Grassy hill: 044 – Deep Green
Hill: 041 – Light Green
Grass border: 045 – Pale Green
Sky: 036 – Light Blue/ 031 – Cobalt Blue
Flowers: 081 – Light Violet


I stamped all the images in Antique Linen Distress Ink, a very light ink that blends with water and will fade while watercoloring. Here are the Zig Markers I used for all the images:
Sloth: 072 – Beige/ 060 – Brown/ 071 – Flesh Color
Birds: 042 – Turquoise Green/ 020 – Red/ 052 – Bright Yellow
Balloons + party hats: 052 – Bright Yellow/ 042 – Turquoise Green/ 081 – Light Violet


I fussy cut the images and assembled the card. I stamped the sentiment, added some clouds to the scene (from Simple Puffy Clouds) and added some white dots and lines to some of the images. I also took a black gel pen to make the eyes, mouth, feet and balloon strings pop more.


Please check out the Lawn Fawnatics Blog for this challenge, to be inspired by me and my fellow Design Team Members. Or participate yourself!


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maandag 12 februari 2018

LET'S PARTY (2)

For this festive birthday scene, I used the Party Animal stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


For the background I trimmed down a piece of watercolor paper. I embossed a line in the top, with the Stitched Borders dies. I also die cut a grass border with the Grassy Border die and added an embossed line to that as well.

I heat embossed the sentiment onto the background, with white embossing powder from Ranger. I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink for the sky and Crished Olive Distress Ink for the grass.


I stamped all the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Fox: E08 - E18/ E41 - E43
Bear: E31 - E33
Deer: W0 - W2 - W3 - W5 - W7/ E31 - E33
Ears: RV10
Birds: YG41 - BG34/ Y38 - YR16/ Y08
balloons: R22 - R35/ YG41 - BG34/ Y38 - YR16
Party hats: R22 - R35/ B37 - B39/ Y38 - YR16/ BG34 - YG41
Flag: R22 - R35
Ice cream: R22 - RV10/ E31 - E33
Cake: E41 - E43/ BG34 - YG41/ B39/ Y38
Present: Y38/ YR16/ B37 - B39


I fussy cut all the images and assembled the card. I added the panel to a piece of Let's Polka in the Dark paper and adhered it to a Blue Jay cardbase. I added some white dots and stripes to some elements.


Let's party on!!!

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WISHING YOU A BEAUTIFUL DAY (4)

I was asked to create a card for a girl's first communion. I used the Bicycle Built For You stamp set by Lawn Fawn before for this ocassion. Last year for a boy, this year a girl.


I started by die cutting and trimming all the elements to set the scene. I die cut a square, with the Outside In Stitched Square Stackables. I also used the Stitched Cloudy Backdrops: Landscape die for this square, to create a sky. I die cut a hill, with the Stitched Hillside Borders. For the panel's background, I used a piece of Perfectly Plaid Chill paper.

I used Distress Inks for the scene. I used Twisted Citron for the hill and Cracked Pistachio for the sky. I stamped the sentiment onto the hill, in Hippo Ink.


I stamped all the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Bicycle: Y15 - Y17/ C2 - C3/ C5/ E31 - E33
Flowers: BV02 - BV13
Skin: E00 - E11
Hair: E57 - E29
Clothes: R22 - R35
Balloons: Y15 - Y17/ BV02 - BV13/ YR04 - YR07


I die cut all the elements with my Cuttlebug and assembled the card. I added some white stripes and dots to some stamped elements. I added the panel onto a kraft cardbase.

I love using this set this time of year.

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woensdag 7 februari 2018

CARD SET: ROOTING FOR YOU (1)

I created this card for the Lawn Fawnatics blog. Challenge # 22 is called “Inky Fingers”. Be creative with your inks. For this card I used the Rooting For You stamp set, combined with the Gingham Backdrops stamp set.


I wanted to create a card set. I started by stamping the background with the Gingham Backdrops. For each card, I used a different Lawn Fawn Ink. I used Wild Rose Ink, Lobster Ink and Cranberry Ink.

I die cut three circles from Mermaid cardstock, with the Small Stitched Circle Stackables. I also die cut three circles from Paper Bag cardstock. I then die cut these circles with the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders. To make the circle stand out from the gingham background, I added a piece of vellum to the back, die cutting it with the Zig Zag Circle Stackables.


I stamped all the veggies. Here are the Lawn Fawn Inks I used:
Carrot: Carrot Ink, Pumpkin Spice Ink
Beet: Fresh Lavender Ink, Grape Soda Ink
Turnip: Butter Ink, Sunflower Ink
Radish: Lobster Ink
Greenery: Celery Stick Ink, Freshly Cut Grass Ink


I fussy cut all the images. I stamped the banners and used Butter Ink and Sunflower Ink for the inside of the banner. I fussy cut the banners and added sentiments to them. I used a different sentiment for each card.

I assembled the cards and added them to Chocolate Bar cardbases.

Please make sure you check out the Lawn Fawnatics Blog for the new challenge. For inspiration from me and my fellow Design Team Members or to join us in the challenge.


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maandag 5 februari 2018

OUR FRIENDSHIP IS WRITTEN IN THE STARS (1)

For this friendship card, I used the Upon a Star stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


I took a piece of white cardstock and die cut a frame from it, with the Outside In Stitched Scalloped Circle Stackables. My scene will be set inside the circle. For the background inside the circle, I used Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks. For the grass I used Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron Distress Inks.


I stamped and heat embossed the star with Silver embossing powder from Ranger. I colored the inside of the star with Rose Gold watercolor, from the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set. I also added some splatter to the background.

I set the panel aside to dry. I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Fox: E08 - E18/ E00 - E21
Bunny: E41 - E43/ C0 - C2


I fussy cut the images. I stamped the sentiment. The top part with Sugarplum Ink and the bottom part I heat embossed with the same Silver embossing powder from Ranger.

I assembled the card and added the panel onto a Narwhal cardbase. I rounded off the bottom corners.

A perfect card for a close friend.

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YOU'RE A TREASURE (1)

For this card, I decided to use Ahoy,Matey from Lawn Fawn. I haven't used this set for a while. I combined it with the Palm Trees dies.


I started by die cutting all the elements for the scene. I used Distress Inks to color them all. Here is what I used:
Grass: Twisted Citron
Hill: Vintage Photo
Palm trees: Twisted Citron, Ground Espresso
Sky: Salted Ocean


I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto the hill, with white embossing powder from Ranger.

I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Skin girl: E31 - E33
Skin boy: E00 - E11
Hair girl: W3 - W5 - W7
Hair boy: E08 - E18
Clothes: YR15 - YR68/ YG11 - G21/ W5 - W7
Treasure chest: E57 - E29/ E31 - E33
Coins: Y15 - Y17
Diamond: BG000 - B00
Parrot: R46 - R59/ Y17


I fussy cut all the images and assembled the card. I added the panel onto a Chocolate Bar cardbase.


I know it's still winter here in The Netherlands, but the sun peaked into my bedroom this morning so I was in the mood for a Sunny scene.

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HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS OUT OF THIS WORLD (4)

I created this card for the Lawn Fawnatics blog. Challenge # 22 is called “Inky Fingers”. Be creative with your inks. For this card I used the Out of This World stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


To be creative with ink, I decided to do something new. I took the Fish Tank ink pad and started smooshing it directly to the paper. I wanted the smears to be very visible.

I stamped all the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Astronaut: E31 – E33/ E57 – E29
Suit: C0 – C2/ R14 – R46/ B38 – B39
Rocket: C0 – C2/ R14 – R46/ B38 – B39
Flame: Y17 – YR04
Planets: C0 – C2/ R14 – R46/ B38 – B39
Stars: Y17


I fussy cut the images and added them to the smeared background. I stamped the banner from Bannertastic and used Lobster Ink and Manatee Ink for the inside. I added the sentiment onto the banner and stamped the rest of the sentiment with Manatee Ink.

I adhered the banner, added the panel onto a Chili Pepper cardbase. I rounded the top left corner.


Please make sure you check out the Lawn Fawnatics Blog for the new challenge. For inspiration from me and my fellow Design Team Members or to join us in the challenge.


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