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Good morning! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping Challenge and we’re challenging you to use distressing or some sort of distress product in your entry! There are distress ink pads, markers, reinkers, sprays, paints, or just methods of distressing your artwork that you can use for your challenge creations.
This time our fabulous friends at Lawn Fawn are sponsoring this challenge and one lucky winner will win a stamp set of your choice!! Here’s my card using distress inks to create my scene and shading on my veggies!
Okay confession time…I’ve had this stamp set for MONTHS now but this is the first time I’ve used it. I didn’t buy it when it was first released but then I saw several crafters use it and had to have it. So it arrived…and then I did nothing with it. But when I saw this challenge I thought they’d be perfect!
To start I blended distress inks for the sky, ground, and grass using clarity stencil brushes. I used salty ocean and chipped sapphire for the sky, walnut stain and vintage photo for the ground, and mowed lawn for the grass. I also flicked water onto the backgrounds to create a little texture. Next I worked on the veggies. I stamped the solid image with various Lawn Fawn inks and then I stamped the accents with a slightly darker shade of ink. Then I took the solid image stamp and rolled the edges in coordinating distress inks and stamped over the solid image again to create a little shading along the left edge of each veggie. The distress inks worked perfectly for this because they tend to stamp a little blotchy so it created a more natural look than if I had used a regular ink pad that stamps.
Once all my veggies were stamped I cut them out using my ScanNCut. Then I added a little highlight with a white gel pen and set them aside while I built my scene. I stamped the sentiment onto the grass with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered the elements together and then tucked my veggies in with a little bit of adhesive on the back. I had a few extra veggies left so I decided to decorate the inside of my card as well.
Aren’t those veggies adorable?! Eeek, I love them! I was also super impressed with the Lawn Fawn inks. This was my first time using them for solid images and I loved the smooth and even coverage!
Head over to the Lawnscaping blog to get all the details on the challenge and see the stunning creations from the rest of the design team! I look forward to seeing what you will create! Thanks so much for visiting and have a great Monday!
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oh those veggies are soooooo super cute and happy!! 🙂 Lovely card!! 🙂
Janet Labadie says
Very cute veggies!
Sweet vegies! TFS
Helene Huber says
So cute Jess! Thanks for sharing.
Maggie B says
This is adorable, Jess!! As always thanks for sharing.
Beverly Jordn says
Really adorable and so beautifully colored!
Taunya Butler says
SO INCREDIBLY CUTE!!! Love your little garden of the cutest veggies EVER!! You made something so super amazing!!