Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 102 – All Things Ocean

Hello Fawnatics Friends! It’s time for a fresh new challenge! This time we want you to use all those ocean themed Lawn Fawn sets to create fun cards and projects! Anything ocean-themed works for this one: underwater, on the water and on the beach!

We invite you to share your creativity by linking up your crafty projects at the end of this post! Your project should feature Lawn Fawn stamps, dies and papers. This challenge will run for 2 weeks and be open until Sunday, June 20th at 11:59PM ET.

For each challenge, we will randomly select an entry 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’ll keep the rules to just a few!

Let’s see how our amazing Design Team was inspired by this new theme!

Franci created a fun underwater scene featuring our Mermaid for You set! She added some whimsy with a sand castle made with Build-A-Castle! The cute puffer fish peeking through the window is from Keep on Swimming.

Samantha incorporated our new Giant Sending Big Hugs sentiment into her beautiful ink-blended ocean scene! She combined Ocean Shell-fie, Fintastic Friends and Life is Good to add all the cute critters!

Our cute Get Well Before ‘n Afters set features this adorable whale! Caly created an underwater scene for her Magic Picture Changer card! She filled in with fishy critters from You Are Sublime and Ocean Shell-fie!

Joyce created a slimline underwater birthday scene! With cute ocean critters from Ocean Shell-fie, You Are Sublime and Mermaid for You it’s quite the party! She used Ocean Wave Stencils to add the fun backdrop and Virtual Friends for the computer and sentiment!

Karin‘s sweet and simple framed design uses Smooth Sailing to depict a lovely day on the water!

Samantha‘s gorgeous glittery ocean is framed by Tropical Backdrop palms and the Hello Border! She added a lighthouse from Life is Good along with the kraken and ship from Lovable Legends to create a mythical scene!

Christy‘s beautiful underwater scene sends a sweet message with Giant Sending Big Hugs! She combined cute aquatic critters from Ocean Shell-fie and Fintastic Friends on a gorgeous inky ocean backdrop!

Jessica‘s beautiful design takes us to the ocean depths on a yellow submarine from You Are Sublime! Watch out for the kraken, he just wants to say happy birthday!

Jenn‘s three cute kitties are enjoying some fun at the beach in her fantastic design! She used Sunrise Backdrop to add the sunshine! She created this happy summer scene with Meow You Doin’, On the Beach and Life is Good!

We will share Design Team inspiration for you over the next 2 weeks and we’ll announce our Featured Fawnatics and random winner for Challenge 101 – Travel Destination/Favorite Place tomorrow!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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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!
~Caly

Thank you, Caly for sharing with us today!

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Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 101 – Travel Destination/Favorite Place

We have a new challenge for you that we think you will love! For this 3 week challenge, create a project that shows a travel destination or favorite place! It can be a place you hope to travel to, a special vacation, a local place you love to visit or even your “happy place”!

We invite you to share your creativity by linking up your crafty projects at the end of this post! Your project should feature Lawn Fawn stamps, dies and papers. This challenge will run for 3 weeks and be open until Sunday, June 6th at 11:59PM ET.

For each challenge, we will randomly select an entry 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’ll keep the rules to just a few!

First up today, we have a Guest Designer whose projects constantly wow us! Please say hello to Denise Strilchuk! You may know her as Dee Strilly on Instagram! For her challenge inspiration, she thought of a favorite place to be!

Dee pictured herself under a cherry tree, reading a good book with a cold beverage! This totally looks like a perfect “happy place”! She made the cherry tree with Leafy Tree Backdrop: Portrait and tiny flowers from Spring Sprig! She stenciled the pretty clouds with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink.

She combined images from Screen Time, Den Sweet Den, Crazy Antics and Year Two to create the scene. The perfect sentiment for this design is from On the Beach! Reading a book under a tree on beautiful day sounds very relaxing to me!

Now let’s see how our amazing Design Team was inspired by the new theme!

For this beautiful tropical destination scene, Franci used patterned papers to cut out the images from Palm Trees, including the cute little crab! She popped up this mini scene with foam tape then finished the card by stamping the sentiment from Mermaid for You in Kiddie Pool ink.

Karin is dreaming of a trip to Aruba! She depicted this Caribbean paradise with Tropical Backdrop and Flamingo Together! She spelled out the location with Oliver’s Stitched ABCs, then added a border of pineapples from Simply Celebrate Summer!

Caly‘s slimline design is perfect to show that “life is a picnic” in this happy park scene! She used images from Bicycle Built for You, Crazy Antics, Screen Time and Happy Village! The tall tree is found in Let’s Play!

Samantha‘s favorite place is the beach so she created this gorgeous “beach at night” scene! She combined Stitched Wave Borders and Stitched Hillside Borders to make the sand and waves layers. She created a beautiful star-filled sky with the Starry Sky stencil and embossing paste. She filled the scene with images from Upon a Star, Life is Good and All the Clouds (moon). For the sentiment, she combined Upon a Star and Super Star!

Joyce was inspired by the Arctic to create this fun tall slimline card! She added pops of color to this snowy scene using Smooth Sailing (lighthouse and sailboat). The arctic critters are from Sealed with a Kiss, Mermaid for You and Beary Happy Holidays. The Stitched Wave Borders provide a place to tuck some of the critters into the waves!

Camping under the stars is Samantha‘s favorite place! She combined some fun sets to create a happy campsite scene! The Den Sweet Den bears are enjoying the campfire from Love you S’more; one is napping on the Toadally Awesome log. Samantha used a sailboat from Smooth Sailing as a stand-in for a tent, that is so clever! She used the Starry Skies die to scatter glittery stars in the sky!

Christy‘s fabulous beach destination features a brand new set, Scootin’ By! To build the scene, she started with Sunburst Backdrop, then she layered Stitched Simple Wavy Borders for the waves and sand. She added trees from Life is Good and a sentiment from On the Beach stamped on the bright orange sun!

Jessica‘s awesome beach house is a destination I’m sure many of us are dreaming of visiting! She used the Scalloped Treat Box Beach House Add-On that comes complete with seagull! She built the scene with Stitched Wave Borders and Simple Stitched Hillside Borders. The tall grass in the background is our Cattail Borders with the tops trimmed! The birthday sentiment is found the Seahorsin’ Around mini set!

We will share Design Team inspiration for you over the next 3 weeks and we’ll announce our Featured Fawnatics and random winner for Challenge 100 – Cards for Kids tomorrow!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter