An Fun Underwater Christmas Scene with Jess!

Challenge 16 closes this Sunday, November 19th at 11:59 PM PT

Good morning! Jess here with a card for our Use Your Oldest Lawn Fawn set challenge! I’m combining an older set with some newer sets to create an unusual Christmas card!


I started by stamping the cute narwhal from 2014’s Critters in the Arctic and the narwhal from Mermaid For You with VersaFine Onyx Black ink, heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder, and colored them with Copic markers before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies. I also stamped some Christmas tree decorations from Cheery Christmas and the schools of fish from Mermaid For You onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black ink, heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder, and colored them with Copic markers. After they were colored I covered them with a layer of masking fluid. Next I stamped the tree with Pine Needles Distress ink, stamped over it with VersaMark Watermark ink, and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I liked the look of this particular tree for my underwater scene because I thought it could kinda pass for seaweed or kelp! 😉


Once the masking fluid dried completely, I blended Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, and Wilted Violet Distress ink onto the Bristol smooth cardstock and splattered it with water to create bubbles. Next I die-cut the Stitched Hillside Border and blended it with Tea Dye Distress ink and added some dots from Copic markers to create a sandy ocean bottom. Once the Distress ink was dry I adhered the hill to the background panel.


Next I adhered my narwhals with foam mounting tape. I arranged them so it would look like they were decorating the Christmas tree! Then I stamped the sentiment from Merry Messages onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. Finally I added some accents with a white gel pen, a little Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle here and there, glossy white Nuvo drops, and Nuvo Crystal Glaze. There’s crystal glaze on the fish, the lights and star, and the horns of my narwhals! The glossy white Nuvo drops created dimensional bubbles throughout the water. When it catches the light there’s so much sparkle and shine! 🙂


And that’s it! You’ve got one more weekend to get crafty and dust off those old sets for our Use Your Oldest Lawn Fawn set challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Jess

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Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 8 – Summertime Fun!

Let’s celebrate summer and all the sun-drenched activities of this care-free season with our new challenge: Summertime Fun! This challenge will be open until 11:59PM ET on Sunday, July 16th.

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!

For this challenge we are welcoming a Guest Designer! Big hugs and thanks to Wendie for being the first of our Lawn Fawnatics Guest Designers!

Wendie‘s beautiful card uses Flamingo Together with Critters from the Past palm trees! The sentiment from Summertime Charm is perfect for this bright and sunny design!

Now for some inspiration from the Design Team:

Christy’s adorable Ahoy, Matey card features the most iconic of summertime destinations: a tropical island!
I love how Samantha M. combined the sentiments from a variety of sets, including Hello Sunshine, Life is Good, Love You S’more, Violets ABCs and Let’s Play to add fun text and sentiments to her adorable summer hockey scrapbook page! For some cuteness she added those sweet and smiley clouds from Plane and Simple!
Jessica‘s Mermaid for You card is so delightful! I love how she stamped the fun school of fish in a loop around the mermaid, that is so clever!
Roxanne‘s super cute card depicts a wonderful summer day spent flying kites! Yay, Kites and Little Picket Fence Border set the scene for fun!
Karin created a sweet summer card using Mermaid for You, So Jelly and Life is Good! I love how she framed this cute scene with the oval from Magic Color Slider!
Samantha C gathered some of her favorite woodland critters for a fun summertime BBQ! Jump for Joy, Party Animal, Stinkin’ Cute and Let’s BBQ star in this happy little  scene!
For Nancy, summer means the beach! She colored the Louie’s ABCs letters in beach-y colors with Copic markers, then added a Spring Showers sun and Smitty’s ABCs sentiment.

Join us here tomorrow for our Challenge 7 Featured Fawnatics and our Random Winner!


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Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 7 – Watercolor

It’s time for a new Lawn Fawnatics challenge! There are lots of ways to add beautiful watercolor to stamped cards and projects so let’s have some fun with Watercolor!

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!

Our amazing Design Team created some awesome watercolor cards to inspire your creativity!

Jessica created a gorgeous watercolor wash for the background and the Ocean Hillside Pop-up waves with Distress inks! She made the Duh-nuh shark interactive with a slider, so clever!
How cool is Christy‘s underwater scene! The watercolor backdrop is gorgeous behind the bright and colorful coral and seaweed from Mermaid for You. The Duh-nuh shark looks right at home!
Samantha C added a pretty wash of aqua color with embossed polka dots to highlight the cute images from Here’s the Scoop!
Samantha M created a cool watercolor “wave” for her awesome Mermaid for You card design!
Kate created a cool wash of watercolor for the cute Duh-nuh shark! I love how the Perfectly Plaid Winter paper ties all the colors together
Jenn‘s card has an artsy watercolor backdrop! She water-colored the die cut greeting from Big Scripty Words as well.
Karin water-colored the cute critters from Hello Baby and added pretty watercolor to ground the sweet little scene!

Join us here tomorrow for our Challenge 6 Featured Fawnatics and Random Winner!


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