Monday, April 21, 2014

lawnscaping challenge - skinny minis

good morning - it's my favorite day of the week - monday!!
and today is a brand new challenge over at the lawnscaping blog!!

this is my first challenge as a member of the challenge team (not the facebook inspiration team), and i'm SOOOOOO excited and honored!! 
it's a good thing the challenge this week is to make a mini set of mini cards, so i could make make make!! lol!!


i really had a BLAST making these cards! and i used one of my favorite lawn fawn images of all time - the little yeti guy!!





my cards are 3.5 by 3.5, and i mostly focused on the backgrounds of these cards - let's take a closer look and see all of the texure and distressing!


ok, let's get down to the nitty gritty! 
i covered the entire card bases of the cards in gesso and then stamped in various images to create some texture (the stars and rainbows are from starry backdrops, the clouds are from hello sunshine! once the images are stamped they leave an impression in the gesso! 


i let that dry and then added color with some distress paints!! 
the distress paints are neat bacause they wipe right of off of the gesso and really settle into the impressed areas! so fun!


a few pearls and wood veneers, and the cards are done!! i was sure to choose lots of encouraging and hug related sentiments to i could give this set as a pick me up to someone, who could then send pick me ups to other people too!! win-win! :)


all of the sentiments were stamped onto banner images from bannerific. :)

i colored all of the yeti images, from yeti set go, in different shades of copic colors and then popped them all up for dimension! 

so that's it! 

for even more inspiration (if you can stand it!), check out the lawnscaping facebook page! we're dedicated to keeping your creative juices flowing! :)

this week we're sponsored by lawn fawn! so get your card making on, and you could win a stamp set of your choice! :)


7 comments:

  1. Adorable!! The backgrounds that you created look so neat! Your cards are always inspiring!! :)

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  2. These are so cute!!! Love the background technique...

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  3. Oh my ...these are so aaawesome!! Love the backgrounds!!
    Fun card set!!

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  4. LURVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't have that yeti set...why is the question!!! :)

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  5. YAY! I love what you did with the yetis. They are so cute, and that is one of my favorite Lawn Fawn sets!

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  6. These are ADORABLE!!! Your backgrounds are so creative and fun!!

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  7. Wow! soooo coool!!! Love how you did these minis!

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