Jessica’s Beautiful Birdhouse

Good morning! Jess here with a card for our current Color Inspiration challenge! I love the colors in the challenge and today I decided to focus on the shades of blue and the icy feel of the photo!

To start I blended Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink onto a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock. I splattered the panel with water and white gouache to create a snowy background. Then I added snowflakes die-cut from the Mini Snowflakes and Stitched Snowflakes die sets with Pixie Dust Sparkle cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from Den Sweet Den onto dark blue cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder before trimming it down to a thin label.

Next I die-cut the birdhouse and pole from Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-On with Light Brown Woodgrain cardstock. I wanted to soften the color so I blended over the cardstock with white pigment ink. I die-cut the birds and trim from white cardstock and then colored the birds with Copic markers. I used the backside of one of the birds to get a reverse image. I also die-cut the Mini Wreath from white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers as well. I used the following colors for my images:
Wreath – BG72 ,BG65, BG78
Berries, Bow, and Birds – R35, R37, R39, R59, and 1000

I stamped the branches from Frosty Fairy Friends onto dark blue cardstock and heat-embossed them with silver embossing powder. I backed the birdhouse with the dark blue cardstock to create a little nest. Then I tucked one bird inside the house and adhered all my pieces to the snowy panel. I used foam mounting tape for the sentiment and bird to give them a little extra dimension. Finally I added a few accents with a white gel pen to finish the card!

And that’s it! You have one more weekend to get crafty and I can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend! –Jess

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Have a happy weekend! Thanks so much, Fawnatics friends!

Featured Fawnatics and Challenge 67 Random Winner

You all wowed us with your gorgeous Inspiration Board projects! We loved seeing how you were inspired by the color palette and frosty snowflake image! Thank you 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 Stephanie
using Stitched Snowflakes, Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop

by June
using Mice on Ice, Winter Village, Forest Border

by Jen H.
using Reveal Wheel, Winter Narwhal

by Fran
using Stud Puffin, Finley’s ABCs, Stitched Mountain Borders

by Katrina
using Party Animal, Birthday Before ‘n Afters, Say What? Pets, You’re Just My Type

by Sou
using Center Picture Window Card, Mom+Me, Gleeful Gardens, Shadow Box Card Mountain Add-On

by Keeway
using Double Slider Surprise, Mice on Ice, Winter Village

by Jess
using Yeti Set Go, Stud Puffin

by Jenna
using You Are Sublime, Mermaid for You, So Jelly, Critters in the Sea, Octopi My Heart

by Maartje
using Yeti or Not, Stitched Mountain Borders

And now we have our random drawing winner from Challenge 67 who wins a $25.00 gift certificate to our shop, lawnfawn.com! And the winner is…#108

Congratulations to Archisha Mukherjee! 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 68 – Something Old, Something New! This new challenge runs until Sunday, January 19th at 11:59PM ET. We can’t wait to see how you will be inspired!

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Happy Crafting from your friends at Lawn Fawnatics!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 67 – Inspiration Board

Hello Fawnatics Friends! Let’s close out the year with a beautiful Inspiration Board! Filled with cool colors and a frosty image we hope this board will be the perfect way to jump start your creativity into the new year!

We would love for 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, January 5th 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!

We would like to thank our amazing Design Team for another fabulous year of inspiring us with their awesome creativity! I’m sure they have some brilliant ideas to inspire you in the new year!

Caly‘s gorgeous card is directly influenced by the inspiration image using the beautiful cool color palette! She used Distress ink in Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire and Broken China for the Mini Snowflakes and used Tumbled Glass to add the frosty color to the background! Happy Holidays Line Border provides the holiday greeting!

Samantha C featured our sweet snow bunny from Critters in the Arctic in her lovely wintry scene! For the background she used Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Backdrop, Mini Snowflakes and birch trees from Joy to the Woods!

Jessica create a fun seaside scene for her cute puffins from our new Valentine set, Stud Puffin! She used Stitched Wave Borders and Just Stitching Hearts to complete this lovely design!

Joyce created an adorable Christmas card with the Hang in There sloth! She added fun holiday accessories from Cheery Christmas, Toboggan Together and Say What? Christmas Critters! The little birds from Open Me are ready to celebrate!

Samantha M used alcohol ink to create a frosty North Pole sky! Then she used the Snow Cool penguins, igloo and “snowpenguin” to fill the happy scene!

Franci used the blues and greens from the Inspiration Board in soft shades then added a pop of golden yellow! The Sealed with a Kiss cuties are ready for the holiday festivities!

Christy‘s card is “unbelievably” awesome! She combined critters from Lovable Legends, Yeti or Not and Believe in Yourself to create this “legendary” scene!

Karin cleverly incorporated the inspiration colors in the scarves on the Mice on Ice! Her Reveal Wheel card uses Snowfall Backdrop, Forest Border, Reveal Wheel Square Add-On and Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments!

Jenn inked up panels of white cardstock with Lawn Fawn ink in Moonstone, Forget-Me-Not and Deep Sea then used them to die cut the Stitched Snowflakes. For the background she ink-smooshed with Lawn Fawn Peacock ink then spritzed it with water mixed with Liquid Stardust! The Scripty Thanks in Cilantro cardstock adds a beautiful pop of brightness!


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 66 tomorrow!

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