Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fall to Layout 76 Take Two

Happy Sunday and Happy Father's Day to all the dads and father figures out there!

First of all, a few housekeeping points- I've decided to transition the Take Two Clean and Simple Stamping sketches over to this blog. I'll still post the sketch, the dimensions, my card for the challenge and the link up every Sunday around 10AM CST- it will just be here instead of the Clean and Simple Stamping blog.

So onto the sketch- I decided to skip #75 and move onto the next sketch.

Here's the sketch.
Some dimensions for you:
Card Base: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Squares: 1-1/4 x 1-1/4 (4)

Here's my card!

I used the new Village Shops stamp set. I love that little ice cream truck,so I used that for my "heart" element from the sketch. I stamped, cut out and coloured the little truck. To make some coordinating ice cream paper I took the tiny ice cream cone and stamped it with Aqua Mist ink on Aqua Mist paper for some subtle tone on tone stamping.

I modified the sketch ever so slightly and placed the sentiment on one of the squares.

Stamps: Village Shops
Ink: Aqua Mist, Tuxedo Black, Tropical Teal
Accessories, etc: Kraft Baker's Twine, Copics

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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 30 – Cards for Guys

Hi everyone!

I've got my challenge card up for the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge- For the Guys. I decided to take things Under the Sea for this challenge.

I was quite inspired by the recent Jennifer McGuire Shadow Box video and thought I would make my own featuring and underwater scene.

I ended up doing this all a bit background, since I made the inside of my card first and then the outside. I would highly recommend getting anything that is meant to be stamped on the actual card front or base before assembling the shadow box components- unless you work best under pressure and stress. There were A LOT of careful maneuvers done with the sentiment stamping to make sure I didn't blow the whole card.
As I use more Lawn Fawn products, I am beginning to understand why people want ALL the sets. Everything works really well together- the line art is the same thickness and so many items are proportionate. Like my dapper manatee (as I was fondly calling him) has components from 3 sets (4 if you are counting the wave stitched background)
The sentiment and manatee come from the Manatee-rific set, the top hat is from Bicycle Built for You, and the bow tie is from the Rawr set.
I coloured him with Copics and added white details and highlights using a white gel pen.
The background consists of 3 different aqua/teal papers cut using the stitched wave borders, all adhered to a grey circle.

Now for the inside! Here I also used 3 different image sets, plus another one for the sentiment
Most of the images come from the You Are Sublime set. The jellyfish is from So Jelly and I also used some of the kelp from Manatee-rific.

Once I had my shadow box components scored, I started on my insert. I blended Distress Oxides- Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch. Next I misted it with my distress spray bottle- I love this since it applies a mist or larger droplets- I did a mix of both.

Next I cut out and coloured all my scene components. I colours these all with Copics.I also stamped a few bubbles on the background using white ink. To give dimension to the whole scene, I layered a few images. The jellyfish is on the outside of the shadow box. The eel is adhered on the back of the top layer. The diver is on pop dots, as is the shell he is holding

Here they are front and inside, side-by-side! Thanks for stopping by!

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