Sunday, October 11, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge: Sentiments

Hi all!  I am popping in today to share with you my entry for the latest Lawnscaping Challenge.  The challenge is all about focusing on sentiments.  I had fun creating this card as I really thought outside the box on this card.  It was a little time consuming- but totally worth it seeing the end result.

I started off my die cutting using the Hello Scripty die from Lawn Fawn several times out of some Inkadinkado Stamp Masking paper - and I applied each one in a different orientation as if I stamped in onto my card stock.  I used a piece of Tim Holtz Water color card stock as I knew I would be using a lot of Distress Inks and adding a bit of water.  And, the DI blend easily on this card stock in my opinion.  So once I had all of my die cuts adhered, I took a piece of scrap card stock and ripped the edge to create a fun "mask" to define each color as I applied it.  In the end, the torn edge is a bit lost because I did use a little water to create some water droplets on my panel, but that is totally OK.

The Distress Inks I used are Fossilized Amber, Dried Marigold, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Hickory Smoke and Ground Espresso.

I loved how these colors came together - such a fall inspired color scheme!!  

Once I was done with my inking, I removed all of my "hello masks" to reveal that sharp white detail of each hello sentiment.  To add a bit of something to this main piece I ran my card stock through my die cut machine using the Large Stitched Rectangle die to give it a stitched detail.  I then worked on the rest of my sentiment by using Owen's ABC's from Lawn Fawn stamping out the word "Friend" and then die cutting each one with the circle dies that coordinate.   I added my main panel to a piece of SSS Slate card stock that was cut down to a A2 size card base. For a finishing touch I added some Wink of Stella clear brush marker to the "Friend" portion of the sentiment.

It was fun to create and participate again since my Facebook Inspiration Team ended with Lawnscaping.  Felt like old times when I was a regular participant :)  Thanks for stopping by!!  See you soon!


1 comment:

  1. Ah, my dear, sweet friend! Such a lovely card! An awesome way to make your sentiments stand out -- which seems to be your specialty. :) Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping, Sweets! Love you!