Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 23 – Try a New Technique

If you have been wanting to try a new crafty technique now is the time! Our new challenge is the perfect opportunity to experiment! Our “Try a New Technique” challenge will be open until Sunday March 4th at 11:59PM ET.

For each challenge, we will randomly select a winner to receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn shop! We will also be highlighting a few of your fabulous projects at the close of each challenge! By linking your projects to our challenges you will give permission for us to post your work to this blog and our social media sites. Check out the How to Play page for a few guidelines to play along. We want this to be FUN so we will keep the rules few!

Now let’s find out how our Design Team challenged themselves to try something new!


Christy decided to try her hand at making a Magic Color Slider card using Ahoy Matey!

Samantha tried coloring on kraft cardstock to create a fun vintage look on her Yay, Kites card design!

No-line watercolor was the new technique that Joyce tried with Hang in There and Love Letters!


Jessica used our soon-to-be-released Pivot Pop-Up die on her underwater interactive card!

Karin used Winter Penguin to do mirror stamping as her new technique!

Franci created a pair of fun cards with a masked shape stamping technique!

Samantha tried a new technique for making the Northern lights using Distress Oxide ink and Black Gesso!


Jenn created a happy party card with the soon-to-be-released set Easter Party! She used colored pencils over no-line watercolor as her new technique!

We will have Design Team inspiration for you over the next 2 weeks and be sure to come back for our Featured Fawnatics and Random Winner from Challenge 22 tomorrow!


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Featured Fawnatics and Challenge 11 Random Winner!

Your Cards for Kids entries were awesome and we’re sure they put smiles on lots of faces! Thank you all so much for sharing with us and for enthusiastically supporting our challenges! You are the best!
If you are one of our Featured Fawnatics today we would love for you to grab this badge to add to your blog and other social media!

 

by Alison (using Magic Color Slider, Critters Ever After)
by Cynthia (using Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up, Upon a Star)
by Lia (using Booyah, Little Town Border, Slide on Over)
by Stephanie (using Jump for Joy, Leafy Tree Backdrop, Slide on Over Circles)
by Gemma (using Ahoy Matey, Duh-nuh, Bannertastic)
by Gail (using Joy to the Woods, Push Here, You’re Claw-some)
by Megan (using Wild for You, Love Ya Bunches, Bannertastic)
by Ute (using For You Deer, For You Deer Add-On)

And now we have the random winner for Challenge 11 – Cards for Kids, who will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to our shop at lawnfawn.com!

And the winner is #54
Congratulations to Jennifer at Projekt Cupcake!

Please send an email to fawnies(at)lawnfawn(dot)com with Lawn Fawnatics winner in the subject line. Then grab the winner badge from the sidebar to display on your blog and social media!

We will share creative inspiration by our amazing Design Team over the next 2 weeks for our new Challenge 12 – Create a Scene! This challenge will be open until September 17, 2017 at 11:59PM ET. We can’t wait to see what you will share!

Have an awesome and crafty day!

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A Finding Nemo-Inspired Card by Jessica


We’re heading into the last weekend for our Custom Sentiments challenge and you have all been impressing us and making us chuckle with your witty greetings! This challenge will be open until Sunday night August 20 at 11:59 PM ET.

Good morning! Jess here with one more card for our Custom Sentiments challenge! I love a good pun and couldn’t resist adding a little Finding Nemo twist to the adorable Lawn Fawn shark! I love the scene in the movie where Nemo joins the Tank Gang and they give him the nickname ‘Sharkbait Hoo Ha Ha’ and I thought it would be fun to create a punny anniversary card for my husband who also loves Finding Nemo.

I started by smooshing faded jeans, broken china, and salty ocean distress oxides onto a craft mat and then spritzed them with water. Then I pressed a piece of dark navy cardstock into the ink and held it in place for a few seconds. I blasted it with a heat gun and then repeated the process a few times until I was happy with the ink coverage across the panel. I like how part of it is a little smeary and wavy and part of it has lots of definition and looks like bubbles! After it dried I flicked it with white acrylic paint and shimmer spray to create more bubbles and then set it aside to finish drying.

Next I stamped the shark from Duh Nuh twice onto white cardstock with Copic-friendly ink. I also stamped the top hat from Bicycle Built for You and bow from Snow Cool. I colored them with Copic markers, die-cut the sharks with the coordinating dies, and fussy cut the accessories. Then I stamped the sentiment using Milo’s ABCs onto the background with VersaMark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered the sharks with ATG adhesive and then added the accessories with foam mounting tape. I also die-cut a few hearts with Raspberry cardstock and adhered them to the background. To finish the card I added a little spectrum noir clear sparkle to the hearts and sharks!

I really love how it turned out and I can’t help but imagine the character’s voice from the movie yelling “Shark Date Hoo Ha Ha” whenever I look at it! If you’ve never seen the movie I cannot recommend it enough…seriously, it’s one of my favorites! 😉

And when you’re done watching the movie make sure to get your cards in for our challenge! You’ve got until Sunday to get crafty with those custom sentiments! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

-Jess

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