Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Best Wishes

Happy Wednesday!  It has been a long long long time since I last played a color challenge.  While I was looking for one to play along, I saw the Lawnscaping Challenge.  This challenge runs twice a month and wow, it is the 85th challenge this time.  Where was I for their past 84 challenges?

This time, the challenge is about summer colors:

I used some teeny tiny floral images from Lawn Fawn Flutter By set to create my own background.  They are in orange and yellow.  Then I used Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks to create full color coverage on white card stock.  I used the same technique to create the blue bands with Salty Ocean.  I stamped the butterflies on the orange-yellow piece and fussy cut them out.  Boy, I cut three butterflies with my own pairs of scissors!  Have I been spoiled by coordinating dies?

The antennae of the butterflies are too thin to be cut (for my skills, but yes for those who are expects these antennae are no challenge) so I stamped the antennae onto my background using masking technique then I stuck the fussy cut butterflies on top.

I was looking for a great sentiment to go with the cart and thought that "best wishes" would be nice.  It is an older stamp set from Lawn Fawn So Much to Say.  I found it in a local craft store recently and have been playing with it happily.  To add some finishing touch, I added the Wink of Stella glitter onto the butterflies.  The glitter is best captured by the butterfly anchored to the sentiment.  In real life the glitter makes it very nice.

My collection of Lawn Fawn stamps and dies has been growing steadily but I never forget this Flutter By set.  It is my very first Lawn Fawn stamp set bought in a craft store while I was travelling.  Yup, I can't omit the visits to local craft stores while travelling.  This is a must in the itinerary! :)

I'm linking up my card to:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Lawnscaping Challenge - see above

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. beautiful card! i LOVE how you used the distress inks to color the images!! they look beautiful!! and totally awesome use of the colors too!! thanks for playing along with us at lawnscaping! :D

  2. It doesn't get more summery than this!!! Love your perfect take on our challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping, hugs, Karin

  3. What a pretty card, love the colours - thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart - Sonia DT