Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lawnscaping challenge No. 86 Watercoloring

Hi everybody!  Is Heidi here, with a new Lawnscaping Challenge. I am so excited about this challenge because it encouraged me to play with the water color technique a lot, and now I feel like I'm in love with water coloring.  It's a wonderful technique because in my opinion there's not really right or wrong.

For this challenge, I played with water colors in all the different ways that I possible could with the supplies that I have. For example I made different water color washes by sponging dye inks on water color paper, then spraying them with lots of water, moving the paper around, absorbing the excess of water with a paper towel and letting it dry on its own. I also colored some stamped images with distress markers and used a fine brush to apply water, move and blend the color along the stamped image. The other way I played with water color techniques was by applying some distress ink on the craft sheet, spraying with lots of water and using a brush to paint some strokes and splatter on the water color paper, which  is the technique that I used for today's card.

 If you browse around my blog you'll find bold and bright colors along most of my cards, because I love color! for this challenge I have something different but I love it! I used the Dream stamp and dies by Lawn Fawn, I also die cut the feathers using vellum and placed them a little off  over the colored feathers, and finally I stamped the word "laugh and love inside card (not picture using Claire's abc's stamp also form Lawn Fawn.

I hope you'll enjoy this card as much as I do. All the supplies that I used are listed bellow. 

Stamps: Dream, Claire's ABC's By Lawn Fawn,
Dies: Dream Lawncuts by Lawn Fawn
Inks:Tim Holtz Distress in peacock feathers, picked raspberry, mustard seed by Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black
Water color paper: Simon Says Stamp
Card base: White marshmallow cardstock by Bazzil
Others: craft sheet by Ranger, water spray bottle, small paint brushes (1 or 2), vellum, paper trimmer, die cut machine, bone folder, heat tool (optional); foam adhesive glossy accents ( a little dab to adhere the vellum feathers)

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge No. 85 Summer Color Combo


Hey! It’s Heidi here, and I am so glad to be back to blogging after a big break, which I am going to call “World cup brake” since I’ve been watching the Brazil 2014 World Cup! I am a big futbol fan or soccer as is commonly known in the United States. I was born and raised in South America, so futbol is big part of our culture. Every four years, we love to watch the world cup because the world's best teams meet and we get to see great games and great things! (Occasionally, some bad things as well.) Today was the last game and Germany was the well deserved champion! Congratulations for the Germans!
Mean while in the crafting world: I am very glad to get back to my craft room to create a card for one of my favorite challenges, The Lawnscaping Challenge, which this time is about creating a card or a craft project using the given color palette. I got a few new products, (mostly from Lawn Fawn) so I am very excited to use them! For me this challenge is also about using a new technique: embossing paste. Yep it’s been out for a while but I hadn’t had the opportunity to use it, till now. 
 I really enjoyed making this card; I actually made two of them! It’s so fun to work with inks and using the blending tool, then get to use the embossing paste with stencils, and finally die cutting, which is one of my favorite paper crafting techniques! I hope you’ll really like this card!


Supplies used:
Sentiment stamp: Life is good by Lawn Fawn
Dies; Script thanks and puffy star stackables by Lawn Fawn

Patterned paper(star): Hello Sunshine collection by Lawn Fawn
Card stock: white marshmallow by Bazzil
Inks: Versafine onyx black(sentiment);, Peacock feathers by Ranger, Tangerine and banana by Color Box
Embossing paste: Dreamweaver white
Stencil: Falling stars by Simon Says Stamp
Others: Blending tool, paper trimmer, die cut machine, adhesive, bone folder
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