June 29, 2015

Dancing dolphins

lawn fawn critters of the sea

When I saw this card (video) on the Lawn Fawn youtube channel, I wanted to do something similar. Flipping through my stamp sets I found the Critters in the sea and thought to myself how beautiful would it be to have dancing dolphins in the moonlight! I searched the internet for some images as my inspiration. I wasn’t sure how well I would be able to execute my idea but definitely wanted to give it a try; and let’s just say I’m so pleased with my work Smile

I used the idea from the video to use a contact paper as the mask. So I cut out a circle using my nestabilities. Adhered it to watercolor cardstock. Also ut out a rectangle and masked the water. Then went to town with Broken China, Faded jeans and Chipped Sapphire distress inks. Sponged them to create the night sky. After the sky, removed the mask for water and now masked the sky. Using distress inks to watercolor created the water. The inks used were chipped sapphire and dusty concord. Some of the color seeped through the mask (yes the video mentions that the contact paper is not a good enough mask for water coloring). So I created some tree silhouettes to cover that up. Once the water was done, removed the mask for the moon. Using weathered wood watercolored here and there for the moon. The dolphins were stamped on watercolor paper and watercolored using weathered wood. Created the splashes and the stars using a white gel pen. Must say that the gel pen doesn’t do a very good job on a watercolor paper. Or maybe mine is just too old.

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the sea
  • Watercolor paper, Distress inks, White gel pen, memento tuxedo black ink

June 8, 2015

Flip flop till you drop

Lawn Fawn Life is good

Oh when this stamp set was released and I saw the samples I was drooling over it! So when I got the first chance to buy a stamp set  purchased this and you know what? Every time I wanted to make a card using this set, I would be totally stumped. Just didn’t know what to do with it. Finally a few months later I resolved that I must use this set and I’m glad that I did. For I really like this card!

I sponged the base cardstock with tumbled glass. On a separate piece of cardstock I stamped the castle. Then I masked the castle and stamped the dunes. Colored the castle and the dunes. Cut it out and glued it to the base. The pail, flip flops and shells were acolored, cut out and then glued. The sentiment is printed on the cardstock. I wanted to make a birthday card using this set but none of the sentiments in the set were what I was looking for so I made my own. The castle and the dunes are sponged using distress inks – since I didn’t have copics in this color. The rest are colored in copic. Added some stickles to the castle.

Lawn fawn life is good

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Life is Good
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink and Crafter’s companion
  • Copic Ciao markers, Stickles, Distress Inks.

June 1, 2015

Hope your birthday is a blast!

Technique Tuesday out of this world, Spectrum noir markers

This was also an image that was in my stash of colored images! I sponged the background using distress inks – Broken China, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire. I really like the color of Chipped Sapphire! The stars are doodled using a silver gel pen and the sentiment is embossed in white embossing powder.

  • Stamps: Technique Tuesday Out of this world
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink and Crafter’s Companion
  • White embossing powder, Spectrum Noir Markers, Silver gel pen, Distress inks