Saturday, March 9, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge # 53 Texture

Hello!! Kari here back to share my latest entry for the Lawnscaping Challenge.  I know my posts are sporadic, but really the only time I get to get crafty is during the weekends.  I look forward to the times I do get to play and get creative!!  I think about it ALL the time! So, I couldn't wait to get to the next LSC Challenge.  It is all about texture this time - and it was a good time to get to play with some new crafty goodies I have recently received.  Specifically, a new ( to me anyway) rainbow die from "My Favorite Things".

Knowing that St. Paddy's Day is coming up very soon - I thought it would be fun to create a fun little scene for this holiday.  I usually don't make any cards for St. Patrick's Day - but I wanted to play with the new die I mentioned, and see what I could do with it.  I struggled for a little bit on it, simply because even though I have little fingers, when I have to works with small details, I am "clumsy" and spend more time messing with it.   So - instead of using the card stock I had originally cut out, I remembered that I bought a new 6x6 DCWV stack with Adhesive Fabric.  So I cut out the rainbow ( and it would stay together a bit better, because it has a paper backing on it) and picked out some Copic Markers, and very carefully colored my rainbow.  Since this is fabric, the ink transfers fast, and "bleeds" so I had to be careful with it.  Once the fabric rainbow was colored,  I die cut two clouds also from MFT.  I then grabbed some of my gold glitter paper from American Crafts and used my "On the meadow" dies from PTI, and die cut a piece of gold, and some paper from the "The Bright Side" Lawn Fawn Collection.  

The cloud pattern paper comes from a new 6x6 pad from Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes collection.  LOVE this paper!!  So realistic and pretty!  I, then stamped out my "Leprechaun" which is the gnome from "Gnome Sweet Gnome" and added a "Leprechaun" hat from "Hats Off to You".  I did some quick Copic coloring and paper-pieced his shirt.  

For my sentiment - I used "A Birdie Told Me", and the "Happy St. Patrick's Day" sentiment from "Hat's Off to You".  I then started assembling my card and really like how it turned out.  It has texture from the gold glitter paper, and from the fabric of the rainbow. Here is a closer look at the rainbow's texture.

Thanks for stopping by!! See you all soon!!


  1. fabulous! i love it! i'm SO clumsy with small dies too, and the fancy intricate ones coming out too. Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  2. such a fun card!!! thank you for playing along with us at lawnscaping!

  3. Amazing card, Kari! Love the gold!! And that rainbow die is totally on my wishlist! Love this card :)