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Tuesday, July 15, 2014






I made this last weekend for a dear friend.  I think my watercolors are still too opaque but working on it!

Wink of Luna Silver Metallic
Bazzill Vellum



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LAWNSCAPING CHALLENGE #84: STARS AND STRIPES

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

     





I have only made one other box card but I thought I would try another for this challenge.  Whew, they take me forever and they are so difficult to photograph.  I used a ton of supplies which I will try to list below after this is entered for the challenge ( we are leaving for Mammoth and I didn't want to have to take this project with me so I worked all morning!).  
I was so annoyed at the quality of my photos yesterday that I retook this under my Stella light and I think it is much less washed out.





Lawnscaping Challenge, Lawn Fawn, 4th of July
What looks like white around the edges of the red card stock is actually Encore metallic silver ink (pad).



Back of card which I decided to not put a sentiment on.  Just the stars and another piece of the embossed stripes.
Lawnscaping Challenge, Lawn Fawn, 4th of July
The silver stars are Tim Holtz and in this view you can see the stars stenciled on the back.

This is one of the embossed squares.  I used the Simon Says diagonal stencil and mixed Aleene's Glittler snow embossing paste with Distress reinkers - Festive Berries and  Fired brick. You can see bits of the glimmer.
 


The stick is a toothepick colored with Copics


The cloud has that puffy Liquid Applique on it and of course the butterfly has a bit of Wink of Stella.The dog tag is Viva Pearl Pen Gold. 

Paper- Navy- stash
Lawn Fawn Peace and Joy
Tim Holtz Mirror Stars
Lawn Fawn Stamps: Critters in the Burbs, Love you S'mores, You Color my World, Penelope's Blossoms, Starry Backdrops (cloud), A Birdie Told Me.
PTI - Red White Blue  (sentiment)
Encore silver ink pad
Hero Arts Metallic Silver ink pad
Distress Ink Reinkers- Fired Brick, Festive Berries
Impression Obsession Greenery background stamp
Avery Elle Celery and Lemon Grass Pigment Ink Pads
Simon Says Stencils: Diagonal Stripes and Stars and Dots
Copics







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LAWNSCAPING CHALLENGE #83: EMBOSSING

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

It has been so hot in Southern California that I decided to do a winter themed card for the embossing challenge.  I am still stuck on my distress marker backgrounds so I did a wintery night background (need to figure out how to do northern lights) and then I versamarked the WHOLE thing and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The WHOLE thing! I then used Stampendous chunky white to get the effect of snow and snow falling. I added a bit of Stamp n Stuffs Kaleidoscope to the snow on the ground.  It was hard to keep the embossing powder on the card and then I had a problem with overheating it and it bubbled and melted.  I colored the rest of the images with my copics and used my embosser tool to press out the back of the igloo to give it a little depth. I attached the pieces with Glossy Accents to hold them onto the shiny background.  Then I embossed the banner and sentiment on an old piece of slightly grayed vellum that had snowflakes on it but they ended up being invisible.  I used a ton of double stick tape on the back because the background piece was very warped from all the embossing.  Hope you like my crazy amount of embossing card!


lawnscaping challenge, lawn fawn, birthday card





lawnscaping challenge, lawn fawn, birthday card
Here you can see the embossed texture and the glittery snow effect.



lawnscaping challenge, lawn fawn, birthday card
Always hard to photograph shine so this is the best I could get.




DISTRESS INKS
STAMPENDOUS ULTRA DETAIL CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER
STAMPENDOUS CHUNKY WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER
STAMP N STUFF KALEIDOSCOPE EMBOSSING POWDER
FILIGREE SILVER EMBOSSING POWDER
LAWN FAWN CRITTERS IN THE SNOW
LAWN FAWN HATS OFF TO YOU
LAWN FAWN BIRTHDAY TAGS
VELLUM FROM STASH
COPIC SKETCH MARKERS
WINK OF STELLA CLEAR 



             





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AVERY ELLE PICADO BANNER BIRTHDAY CARD

Thursday, June 5, 2014

I love this stamp from Avery Elle and lifted the stacked banner idea from Jean Manis



Avery Elle picado banner, birthday card, hero arts basic grey star background

Avery Elle picado banner, birthday card, hero arts basic grey star background




Avery Elle Picado Banners
Hero Arts Basic Grey Herbs & Honey "Star" background stamp
Filigree Gold embossing powder
Simon Says Handwritten borders
Papertrey Ink Soft Stone Card Stock
MFT Grout Grey Ink Pad



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THROWBACK THURSDAY OR A CARD THAT I DID A LONG TIME AGO AND FORGOT ABOUT? PIXIE DUST STEAM TRAIN

Thursday, May 29, 2014



I think I forgot to post this card cause the photos were just awful (blurry and washed out).  The image is from Pixie Dust Studio and I made it in March 2012.  Oh dear.  Colored in Copics and some distress inking on the  background.  The card looked terrific in person.





cards, Pixie Dust Studio, silhouette cameo

This was a Silhouette library image that I cut out the top right corner and added the name in stick on letters




cards, Pixie Dust Studio, silhouette cameo

cards, Pixie Dust Studio, silhouette cameo

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BIRTHDAY PRESENT BLOG DESIGN

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it.  Woo hoo.  My birthday present this year from hubby is a new blog design.  Hopefully to be installed tonight and OMG I cannot wait to see it up and running.  Fingers crossed.  Thanks Ashley at Dinosaur Stew on Etsy for being so easy to work with.

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MO MANNING BABY CARD AND ONSIE

Monday, May 26, 2014

This was my second card and iron on transfer onesie.  They really are my favorite way to make a baby gift and pretty darn easy to do.  I love Mo Manning's images and this is her "Late".  Such a cute bunny with his big floppy ears.  Colored with Copics and iron on transferred to the onesie. The sentiment was cut from a 12 x 12 sheet of vellum sentiments that was from my stash and mounted with brads.  The technique for this is to color your image, save it to your computer and then you can print it on to the onesie.  You can see that I haven't managed to "flip" my image so it is the reverse of the original.  Next time.









This is a little washed out but you can see how big you can make the image.




Supplies:
Copic sketch markers
Carter Onesies - Amazon
Silhouette Cameo
Doodlebug Pearls







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