Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Day At The Beach

Good Morning! Today I have a super fun summertime card that fits into the current challenge which is Distress Maniacs. I used a few different distress inks on my card. Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, and Salty Ocean distress inks were blended together with a sponge applicator to create the ocean water. I then sprayed some water onto the paper to create a subtle texture. The waves were created by tearing the paper unevenly. Tea dye distress ink was applied to the edges of the sandpaper, pattern paper, and cardstock.

These penguins are enjoying a typical fun summer day of fishing and relaxing at the beach. They even had time to create a sand igloo! The penguins and igloo are from the Critters in the Snow stamp set. I used Critters of the Sea for the whale, fish, crab, and shells. The fishing pole is the drum stick from Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum and the balloon string is from Admit One.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #61- Distress Maniacs

Happy Monday! Today is an exciting day because it is a start of a new Lawnscaping Challenge! For this Lawnscaping Challenge you must use either distress products or techniques of your choice! Distressing has been on trend for awhile now. Tim Holtz has a growing product line of different distress type mediums in tons of different colors. What is fun about distress is you can add as little or as much as you like! 

For my card, I decided to create a yummy breakfast themed card using some of my favorite Lawn Fawn sets. I stamped all my Lawn Fawn images and colored them with my Copic markers. I added some  spiced marmalade distress stickles to the oranges. I also added some fray burlap distress stickles to the inside of my bowl, to create a cinnamon sugar cereal. The countertop is a kraft-core cardstock that I embossed then sanded the embossed areas to expose the kraft color. To finish off the distressing, I lightly inked the edges of my paper with frayed burlap distress ink.

Lawn Fawn Supplies:

Distress Products Supplies:

Tim Holtz- Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock
Tim Holtz- Ideology Sander
Tim Holtz- Sizzex Alterations Riveted Metal Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz- Distress Stickles- Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz- Distress Stickels- Frayed Burlap 
Tim Holtz- Distress Ink Frayed Burlap

Lawn Fawn is the sponsor of this challenge, and the winner will receive a stamp set of their choice! How awesome is that?!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog! There is always tons of inspirations on both the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog and the Lawnscaping Challenges Facebook Page. I hope you have a great day!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Oozak Challenge #20- Anything Goes with Sea Colors

Hey everyone! It is time again for a fun Oozak challenge! This challenge is anything goes with sea colors, you can use the colors from the inspirational picture below! I decided to make a fun beach themed card. I colored and cut out my stamped images, and I used glitter paper and sand paper to add some texture to my card. I also embellished my card with pearls and rhinestones to add dimension. 

Inspirational Picture:

Materials Used:
Copic Markers-
X-Press It Cardstock-
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink-
Some Odd Girl Stamps- Beach Day Buddies-
American Crafts- Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm paper stack-
Echo Park-Bundle of Joy Dots and Stripes Boy-
Doodlebug- Christmas Twine-
Doodlebug- Blue Jeans Rhinestones-
Doodlebug- Lily White Pearls-
Ranger Inkssentials- Pop It Shapes- Circles-

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Check out the Oozak blog for more inspiration from the design team!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #63- One Layer

Happy Monday! Today I have a super fun card to share with you for the Lawnscaping Challenge Facebook Inspiration Team! The Lawnscaping Challenge #63 is One Layer, which I must admit was a little tricky for me. I love to layer and add dimension to my projects, so this was something a little different to do! I love to create scenes, and creating a one layer card makes building a scene a little more challenging. I did a lot of masking to create the depth I was looking for. I stamped all my animals on my card that I wanted to be layered on top. I then stamped my images that I wanted to have layered on a post it note, then cut them out. Post it notes work really well because the paper is so thin. I placed the cut out image on top of the stamped image on my card, then stamped what I wanted to be behind.

Materials Used-

Critters Down Under
Critters Ever After
Critters in the Burbs
Critters in the Forest
Critters in the Snow
Critters on the Farm
Critters on the Savanna
Admit One
Gnome Sweet Gnome
On the Mend
Quinn's ABC's
Year Two
Year Three

This challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp! One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Be sure to check out the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog, and the Lawnscaping Facebook Page for more inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Oozak Challenge #19- Anything Goes With a Funny Theme

Happy Thursday, it's time again for another fun Oozak challenge! This challenge is anything goes with a funny theme. The little dachshund is waiting for the hot dog to be grilled! I colored the dogs with Copic markers and hand cut them out. I cut out a grill and colored it with my Copic markers, I used Spica markers to make the grates. I used a mixture of different patterned papers and embellishments to create a summertime barbecue scene!

Materials Used-

Copic Markers-
Copic X-Press It Cardstock-
Copic atyou Spica Markers-
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink-
Some Odd Girl- Preppy Pups stamp set-
Lawn Fawn- A Birdie Told Me stamp set-
My Mind's Eye- Collectable Unforgettable paper pack-
Doodlebug Ladybug Rhinestones-
Doodlebug Swimming Pool Rhinestones-
3L- 3D White Foam Squares-

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful day! Be sure to check out the Oozak challenge blog for more inspiration from the design team!