Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 126 – Beach vs. Mountains

It’s new challenge time once again! As we head into summer in the Northern Hemisphere, vacation plans are being made! Are you looking forward to time at the beach or maybe you prefer a tranquil mountain getaway? For this challenge, create a project that reflects your happy place. Is it the beach, the mountains or maybe even both!

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, stencils and papers. This challenge will run for 2 weeks and be open until Sunday, June 19th at 11:59PM ET.

For each challenge, we will randomly select an entry to receive a $50.00 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn shop! Everyone who enters a challenge has a chance to be the random drawing winner! Woohoo!

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!

Now let’s check out our Design Team members’ favorite place between beach and mountains!

Catherine makes it clear that the beach is her favorite! Her adorable sandy shaker card features the bears from Snow Much Fun and Den Sweet Den enjoying fun in the sand! She set the scene with Palm Trees and images from Life is Good, On the Beach and Dad + Me. She spelled out SAND with Henry’s ABCs before adding acetate and glittery “sand” to create a fun shaker element!

Looks like Christy loves a relaxing day fishing at a mountain lake! At least the cute Den Sweet Den bears do! She used Stitched Mountain Border and the “lake” from Dad + Me along with images from Toadally Awesome, Swan Soirée and Beary Happy Holidays to create a cute card for dad!

Samantha lets us know that hanging out at the beach is a “swell” way to spend the day! She combined Den Sweet Den with Life is Good and, On the Beach, to make this charming scene. I love how she inked the background to give a hint of sand and surf!

Franci‘s clever Shadow Box Card shows the new Simply Celebrate Critters dogs living their best life in a mountain meadow! She included Shadow Box Card Mountain Add-On and Park Add-On along with the Mushroom Border to create her favorite place!

Joyce brought the Pool Party critters to the beach in this adorable scene! She added some ink blending to create the ocean and sand before letting the critters choose their activity either sunbathing, snorkeling or lounging on a float!

Mimi did some super clever repurposing to create this sweet canoe scene! She turned the grill from Let’s BBQ into the cute little canoe that’s perfect for the Crazy Antics mice. Then she used images from Let’s Roll to build the boat dock, so clever! She created those awesome southwest mountains with rocks from Mermaid for You, Christmas Fishes and Big Thanks.

Samantha set the scene for sandcastle building fun with Ocean Shell-fie, On the Beach and Life is Good. For the inky background she used Distress Oxide ink in Kitsch Flamingo and Prize Ribbon before layering Palm Tree Border on top!

Karin‘s gorgeous card features the “You Goat This” goats in an amazing mountain scene! For the background she used Over the Mountain Borders. But Karin couldn’t decide between the Alps and Aruba. Check out the next card…

For this nod to her favorite island, Karin combined Flamingo Together with Palm Trees dies. I love how she created a little scene for the mini slimline card!

Was there any doubt that Jenn would create a beachy or ocean themed project? She created these two fabulous mini slimline cards using Smooth Sailing. The ocean scenes were made with Ocean Wave Stencils and Stitched Simple Wavy Borders.

We will share more Design Team inspiration for you over the next 2 weeks and we’ll announce our Featured Fawnatics and random winner for Challenge 125 – Dies Only tomorrow! Now it’s time for you to create your happy place!

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Featured Fawnatics and Challenge 114 Random Winner

We were again wowed by your beautiful cards inspired by our Card Sketch challenge! The featured projects below reflect your creative cardmaking and clever use of the sketch! Be sure to check out the challenge gallery HERE to be inspired!

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 Ritz Ink
using Just Stitching Stars, Snow Globe Scenes, Shutter Card Holiday Sayings

by Jane
using Snowflake Background Stencils, Here We Go A-Waddling, Simple Wavy Banners

by Francesca
using Thought Bubble Stencils, A Creature Was Stirring, Merry Mice, Happy Hugs, Peas on Earth, Winter Skies

by Tamara
using Outside In Stitched Balloons, Snow Much Fun, Waving Starter Set, Really High Five

by Tiffany
using Snowflake Trio Stencil, Penguin Party, Scripty Merry

by Mimi
using Outside In Stitched Star Stackables, Tiny Gingerbread, Window Scene: Winter

by Jessi
using Outside In Stitched Christmas Tree Stackables, Tiny Winter Friends, Oliver’s Stitched ABCs

by Peggy
using Giant Let it Snow, Yeti or Not




And now we have our random drawing winner from Challenge 114 who wins a $25.00 gift certificate to our shop, lawnfawn.com! And the winner is…#5

Congratulations to Kyla! 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 115 – Happy New Year Inspiration Board. This new challenge runs until Sunday, January 2nd at 11:59PM ET. We are looking forward to seeing your new cards and projects!

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

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Have an amazing week! Happy Holidays!
Hugs from Lawn Fawnatics!

Jessica’s Let It Snow Bears

Our Holiday Critters challenge will be open until Sunday December 5th at 11:59PM ET. We can’t wait to see your creativity!

Good morning!  Jess here with a card for our current Holiday Critters challenge!

To start I blended Speckled Egg, Salvaged Patina, and Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink onto a panel of distress cardstock.  I let it dry and then applied Yeti White pigment ink over one of the Snowflake Background Stencils using a blending brush.  I removed the stencil and let the panel dry completely.

While it was drying I stamped some of the cute bears from Den Sweet Den and Snow Much Fun with River Rock no-line ink.  I used cool grey Copic markers and R00 and did a little no-line coloring of my polar bears.  I die-cut them with the coordinating dies and then die-cut the Giant Let it Snow and one of the Mini Snowflakes from silver glitter cardstock.  I also die-cut two Stitched Hillside Borders from white and Pixie Dust cardstock.

Once my background panel was dry I adhered my hills and then added the sentiment.  I arranged the baby bears as if they were climbing all over the sentiment and added the patient mama bear to the scene to finish the card!

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

Jess

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