Jessica’s Quiet, Peaceful, Snowy Destination

Challenge 101 Travel Destination/Favorite Place will be open until Sunday, June 6 at 11:59PM ET.

Good morning!  Jess here with a card for our current challenge! The first card I created for this challenge was beach themed as I love traveling anywhere there’s a beach and today’s card is a different favorite place of mine!

As much as I love the beach, I also LOVE snow so my second favorite travel destination or place is somewhere quiet, peaceful, and snowy! I started by die-cutting a hill using the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders and a circle from masking paper. I placed the masks on a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock and then blended Shaded Lilac, Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink over the panel to create a winter sky. Then I removed the circle masks and stamped the cute bears from Winter Skies.

I fussy cut a mask of the bears and placed it over the stamped image. Then I placed the hill mask back on the panel as well as the negative mask from the die-cut circle. Then I blended Pumice Stone and Black Soot Distress Oxide ink over the moon to create a little shading. I removed the negative mask and splattered the sky and moon with water and white gouache to create a snowy sky.

Once the background was totally dry, I removed the masks from the bears and the hill. I colored the polar bears with Copic markers and added a few accents with a white gel pen. Then I used cool grey Copic markers to add a little shading to the snow around them. Finally, I finished the card with a sentiment stamped from Winter Skies!

And that’s it! You 2 more weeks to get crafty and I can’t wait to see your favorite places! Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing weekend!


A Beach Destination with Caly

Hi Friends! It’s Caly with you today!  The Travel Destination/Favorite Place Challenge is going strong.  I bet there are lots of places people are wishing they were at or could be soon!  Today’s card is beach-themed.  ANY nice beach will do. I shared on my blog on Monday about how naïve I am to traveling – it intimidates me! My kids have been begging to go anywhere with a beach and I hope we can soon!

My beach scene today includes images from the Life is Good and On the Beach sets.  I stamped and colored them with Copic markers to bring them to life.

Copic markers:
Reds:  R32, R35, R39
Oranges:  YR61, YR65, YR68
Yellows:  Y00, Y11, Y15
Greens:  G21, YG06, YG09
Teals:  BG10, BG11, BG13
Blues:  B01, B02, B05
Purples:  V01, V04, B05
Pinks:  [RV00, RV52, RV55], [RV30, RV42]
Browns:  [E50, E53], [E30, E31, E34, E35]
Grays:  C1, C3, C5

For my background, I ink-blended the sky with Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks.  I splattered it with some water droplets to give it some texture – but I love the soft glow it gives. 

On another panel, I ink-blended with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink. After die-cutting it with a Simple Stitched Hillside Borders die, I added some Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink to give it shading at the top. I used the largest Outside In Stitched Rectangles die to add a decorative stitch around both ink-blended panels to give them more interest.

Last but not least, I added my images to the card to fill my sandy beach scene. I finished by attaching my sentiment, which is comprised of die-cut letters from the Cole’s ABCs set and an embossed sentiment from the Life is Good set. 

I hope you enjoyed this beach scene!  Thanks so much for visiting today!

Thank you, Caly for sharing with us today!


Featured Fawnatics and Challenge 100 Random Winner!

There are lots of happy kids out there who got some amazing cards recently! Your Cards for Kids entries were filled with happy kid-friendly ideas and so much fun! Thank you all so much for sharing your creativity with us!

If you are one of our Featured Fawnatics today, we invite you to grab this badge to share on your blog or other social sites!

by Priyanka
using Rawrsome, Unicorn Picnic, Out of This World, Birthday Before ‘n Afters, Scripty Happy, Scripty Birthday, Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame

by Susi
using Say What? Spring Critters, Swish ‘n Pop Pull-Tab

by Rosali
using Giant Sending Big Hugs, Germ-free Bear, Stinkin’ Cute

by Marlies
using Snow Much Fun, Waving Pull-Tab Start Set, Scripty Birthday, Year Two

by Sharna
using Elphie Selfie Flip-Flop, Offset Sayings: Birthday, Fancy Wavy Banners

by Annie
using Wild for You, Flippin’ Awesome, Flippin’ Awesome Add-On

by Laura
using Swan Soirée, Bunting Borders, Magic Iris Snow Globe Add-On

by Leontine
using Reveal Wheel, Reveal Wheel Puffy Cloud Add-On, Den Sweet Den, Snow Much Fun, Starry Sky Stencil, Unicorn Picnic

And now we have our random drawing winner from Challenge 100 who wins a $25.00 gift certificate to our shop,! And the winner is…#81

Congratulations to Melissa Santoro! Please send an email to fawnies(at)lawnfawn(dot)com with “Lawn Fawnatics random winner” in the subject line. Then grab this winner badge to display on your blog and social media!

We will share Design Team inspiration during the next 3 weeks for Challenge 101 – Travel Destination/Favorite Place! This new challenge runs until Sunday, June 6th at 11:59PM ET.

Thank you so much for joining us each month for our Lawn Fawnatics challenges! You inspire us with your amazing creativity and kindness!