Friday, June 30, 2017

Lawn Fawn + Tombow Blog Hop

Welcome to your next stop on the Lawn Fawn & Tombow Blog Hop.  If you came from Nichol's blog then you are in the right place.  There is a list of all the stops along the hop at the bottom of this post if you missed any.


For my card I used the Dual Brush Markers with water to create the background.  I created the background by watercoloring in layers using the markers.  For my first layer I wet the watercolor paper first then added the marker ink by scribbling it on the blending palette then picking it up with a wet paintbrush.  I added the drops of ink to the wet background to add a light layer all over the paper. Once my first layer was dry I scribbled some areas on the top portion of the paper then added water but stopped 1/3 of the way down the piece creating a diagonal line between the two layers.  Once dry I did the same with my third and final layer.  I used more marker in darker colors for the very top stripe of sky.  After all my layers were in place I flicked some drops of water on it to create the starry sky.  This piece really started as an experimentation on what I could do with these markers but I liked where it was going to I just went with it!


The images themselves are also colored with the Tombow Dual Brush markers using both a water brush as well as the blending marker to blend my colors together.  I didn't have a grey marker but using the black with lots of water made a very nice grey color.   I added some gold stamped stars and matted everything with a black stitched rectangle. I used Tombow Extreme adhesive to adhere down my large rectangle pieces.  I love that this stuff really sticks and it is what I used for almost all my large background pieces.  It especially works well when you have something like a watercolored piece that may be a little warped and not perfectly flat.

The last stop on this hop is the Tombow Blog.  If you missed any of the designers along the way there is a complete list below.  Thanks for stopping by, have an amazing day!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thanks Bunches

Today I have a card using the new exclusive Love 'Ya Bunches stamp set.  This set was designed by Lawn Fawn exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC and it is just too cute!


I paired this cut set up with some Watercolor wishes paper to create a big pile of bananas for my cute little monkey to stand on.  My monkey is colored with colored pencils and blended with gamsol.


I didn't want to cover up the banana pile with my sentiment so I decided to put my sentiment on a vellum banner.  Pick up this cute set of stamps and matching dies while supplies last!  Here is a look at the full set and you can find it HERE.



Monday, June 26, 2017

Mermaid Kisses

Today I wanted to share a fun card I made using lots of distress oxide inks! I ordered the May My Monthly Hero kit a month ago and finally played with it.  I had so much fun creating the background and coloring the seaweed and coral with distress oxide inks.


I used fossilized amber, cracked pistachio, broken china, faded jeans and wilted violet for the background.  I blended with foam blending tools on distress watercolor cardstock then splattered with water droplets to create the water marked background.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine ink once the background was completely dry.


The coral is die cut from watercolor cardstock and I blended each piece with a couple different colors then I added a layer of clear overlay spectrum noir over the ink.  I colored the images with copic markers and used the matching dies to cut them.  The final touch is some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets which make the perfect bubbles for my little scene.



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lawn Fawn June Inspiration Week: Pretty Poppies

Today Lawn Fawn inspiration week continues with the die set Pretty Poppies.  I used the dies to create some fun and easy hair clips!


I used a fabric fuse material to stiffen up the felt and help it hold it's shape after die cut.  I also cut some of the flowers from tulle to layer with the felt to add even more texture. Finally I sewed on a button for the center before glueing the whole flower to the clips.


Check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more projects using these pretty poppies dies.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Lawn Fawn June Inspiration Week: Aloha + Scripty Aloha

Today for Lawn Fawn Inspiration week we are featuring the cute mini set Aloha as well as the new Scripty Aloha die.  I made a few cards that would brighten anyone's day and make me want to go back to Hawaii. :)


I cut some strips of watercolor wishes paper and arranged them to create a wide rainbow stripe on a yellow background then I die cut it all with a stitched rectangle die.  I white embossed three pineapples on vellum and layered them behind the scripty aloha sentiment.  I finished off with some gems from Little Things from Lucy's cards.


For my second card I colored the pineapple and added a smile and glasses.  I created some pattern paper using small stamps from the Plan On It stamp set and layered it over a vellum circle and the scalloped rainbow perfectly plaid circle. 


I made a thick die cut sentiment by layering many die cuts together using narwhal cardstock for the bottom layers and storm cloud for the top for more contrast.  I finished it off with some stickles and white gloss nuvo crystal drops. 


For my last card I used the rainbow die cut to make a rainbow from various pattern papers.  I used white woodgrain textured cardstock for the background matted with a pink watercolor wishes zig zag rectangle.  


To add some shine I added a layer of spectrum noir glitter over the sentiment and scattered a few crystal clear sequins over my rainbow.


Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn Blog for more Aloha projects!


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