Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 104 – Summertime Fun

Hi Friends! I hope your summer is in full-swing (and that our friends in the Southern Hemisphere had a memorable summer)! We are focusing this challenge on all the fun activities and happy events of summer!

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, July 18th 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!

Joyce assembled this fantastic summery scene using just die sets! She started with Scalloped Treat Box Beach House Add-On to make the little beach cottage, it includes the seagull and driftwood. The cute crab is in part of the Palm Trees set. She set the beachy scene using Stitched Wave Borders and Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders.

Karin‘s Magic Iris card features the beachy images from On the Beach! She filled the iris with a sunny greeting from Magic Messages!

Franci‘s Shadow Box Card is filled with colorful Smooth Sailing images! I love how she added the clouds and seagulls on acetate strips so they appear to be in the “sky”!

Our fun sloths are getting in on the Summertime Fun! Samantha combined Hang in There, I Like Naps and Slow Down and Enjoy with Make Lemonade and a sentiment from Simply Celebrate Summer!

Who doesn’t love toasting marshmallows on the beach! This mermaid and crab borrowed some S’more the Merrier supplies to make the yummy treats! How amazing is Jessica‘s ocean sunset background?!

Caly combined two favorite summertime treats, watermelon and popsicles for her inspiration project! She used I Scream, You Scream to craft up these refreshing pops!

A bunch of our cute mice are enjoying at the beach in Samantha‘s clever design! She ink-blended the shoreline background adding splatters for lots of texture. She added beach accessories from Life is Good, Fintastic Friends and On the Beach for the mice to enjoy! The mice are from Bubbles of Joy, Dandy Day, Super Star, Love Poems and You’re Just My Type! You gotta love the one jumping into the waves!

Christy‘s beautiful Mermaid for You Flip-Flop mermaid is making a splash in her fantastic ink-blended ocean scene!

Jenn framed up her On the Beach scene using Tropical Leaves Backdrop! She added some images from Toucan Do It to drive home the tropical theme!

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 103 – Little Things tomorrow!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Featured Fawnatics and Challenge 102 Random Winner

It’s pretty clear our Lawn Fawnatics friends love “All Things Ocean”! Your creativity with this challenge was so impressive; and choosing which entries to feature was not easy! Be sure to check out the gallery for Challenge 102 the next time you want some ocean inspiration!

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 Catherine
using Ocean Shell-fie, You Are Sublime, Ocean Wave Stencils, Yeti or Not

by Kristel
using Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up, You Are Sublime, Seahorsin’ Around, So Jelly

by Julia
using You Are Sublime, Duh-nuh, So Jelly

by Mona
using Giant Sending Big Hugs, Manatee-rific

by Kathrin
using On the Beach, Life is Good, Lovable Legends, Tropical Backdrop, Sunburst Backdrop, Scripty Smile

by Jen
using Smooth Sailing, Tropical Backdrop

by Annemarijn
using Mermaid for You, Critters in the Sea, Swish ‘n Pop Pull-Tab, Stitched Simple Wavy Borders

by Wendi
using Ocean Shell-fie, You are Sublime, Simply Celebrate Summer

And now we have our random drawing winner from Challenge 102 who wins a $25.00 gift certificate to our shop,! And the winner is…#19

Congratulations to Marissa! 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 2 weeks for Challenge 103 – Little Things! This new challenge runs until Sunday, July 4th 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!


Caly’s Mermaid Box Card

Hi, Friends! It’s Caly with you today sharing a mermaid box card for the All Things Ocean Challenge using the Mermaid For You set..  This challenge runs through 6/20/21, 11:59pm ET.  There are a few more days to link up your projects and I hope my card today inspires you!

My box card is really easy to construct!  To create the box, you’ll need two panels cut to 6 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Place these panels, one at a time, into a score board in landscape orientation and score at 1/2″, 1″, 5 1/4”, and 6″. After scoring both panels, you’ll burnish the folds first away from you, then towards you to create a “z”. When the two are put together, the card front and back form a box with the ends sticking out in the center – but we don’t want to adhere these together until the very end.

Once my box was created, I die-cut a window from one panel using the second largest Outside In Stitched Rectangles die.  I masked off the scored areas on the other panel and ink-blended my ocean background using Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Inks.  I sprayed the panel with some water to give it texture before moving on to coloring my images.  I created an ocean bottom using a piece of cardstock die-cut from a Stitched Hillside Border die and ink-blended it with Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Inks.  To give it texture, I dotted it with Copic markers (listed below).

I stamped and colored images from the Mermaid For You set and a few accessory images from the You Are Sublime set for the ocean floor plants.
Copic marker color combinations:
Reds:  R32, R35, R37, R39
Pinks:  [RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29], [RV10, RV11, R43]
Oranges: [YR31, YR61, YR68], [YR00, YR01, YR02]
Yellows:  YR23, YR24
Greens:  G21, G24, G28
Teals:  BG10, BG11, BG34
Purples:  BV11, BV13, BV17
Warm Grays (Rock):  W1, W3, W6
Cool Grays (Narwhal):  C00, C0, C2, C4
Neutral Grays (Merman):  N4, N6, N8
Skin:  R20, E000, E51, E11
Browns:  E23, E25, E27

Once everything is colored and die-cut, all you have to do is create the scene!  I adhered the narwhal and one of the mermaids to the bottom flap of the bottom, ink-blended panel.  The mermaid is attached with acetate so it fits under the window and it makes her more visible.  My sentiment is embossed in gold in vellum so it doesn’t distract from the colorful background.  At this point, you can adhere the end flaps together – securing the narwhal and mermaid in place and forming your box card.  They move when you lightly pull on the flaps!  It’s so fun. 

I hope you enjoyed this card!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to link up your projects for this Challenge.  Again, you have until 6/20/2021, 11:59PM ET.