Monday, March 11, 2019

Bambi Inspired Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #48

I’ve got a third and final project that I am sharing today over on the LawFawnatics Challenge blog. I am trying to create a project everyday during the duration of this two week challenge, but there were 3 “official” cards that Lawn Fawn shared.
 I love creating scenes from movies and books. When I am going through my stamp sets I’m always thinking about what else I can create with the images. I was inspired by one of my favorite childhood movies Bambi. I knew that I had the images for all of the main characters, but my favorite part of the movie is the “Twitterpated” spring, and I tries to recreate the meadow scene.
 I began by die cutting my main panels pieces andink blending with distress oxide inks, then splattering white opaque ink onto my golden sky. I stamped out all of my images from Neenah solar bright white card stock and colored them with COPIC markers and white gel pen highlights.  I wanted my cute Flower the skunk to be behind the flowers like he was in the movie, so I popped the flowers and grass up on a foam tape and placed him behind. Thumper sits atop the log from the Toadally Awesome set, Bambi is standing in front. I didn’t forget owl who is perched on a branch whistling away. It was such a joy to create this iconic scene and I hope that you play along with the current challenge to create your own.

Items used:
Scalloped layered dies
Stitched frames
Grassy meadow die
Stitched hillside
Mom and me
Yay kites
Toadally Awesome
Simply celebrate
My lucky charm
Stinking cute
Winter sparrows
Cheery Christmas

Honeydukes sweet shop Lawn Fawn card

Happy Monday! I know that Monday’s aren’t considered happy, but since I have another card to share on the LawnFawnatic Challenge blog I am pretty excited. The current challenge is inspired by a book, movie, or song. These are all of my favorite things to make scenes about!

I created this Honeydukes Sweet Shop inspired card with the thought that if I was visiting Hogsmeade Village in the Wizarding World my pockets would be bursting with goodies. I tried to recreate all of my favorite treats using all Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. I would have Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans and Chocolate Frogs. There would be Droobles Best Blowing Gum and Fizzing Wizzbees. I would have brought home a Pumpkin Pasty for later and some sweet Jelly Slugs.

I used many sets to create this scene, I think I used 16! The large box of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans was made using Flirty Frames as a window with all of my delicious How you Bean Jelly Beans showing through. I recreated the box front with the fancy banner from Bannertastic, and topped the window with the little boy from Screen Time. I used a red Copic marker to make the lines on the box shape to make it look as close as possible to the authentic package.
For the Chocolate Frog card, I wanted to keep the the items cooking consistent so I used a smaller Flirty Frame to frame the little witch from Costume Party. Then I used a ruler to draw a hexagon shape around the frame and colored it up. I used the super cute frog from Critters Ever After for the actual chocolate frog which I popped up on foam for a 3D look.

My Pumpkin Pasty is the cupcake from Sweet Friends topped with the whipped cream from Thanks a Latte and a cute pumpkin from Happy Harvest. I made sure to give the wrapper the pink and green colors of the Honeydukes sign. I then colored up some pink Fizzing Wizzbees using the cuties from Little Fireflies, and a purple Drooble gum ball is a circle from Let’s Bokeh. I stamped the smaller snail from Gleeful Gardens that I carefully masked the shell off of to make my green Jelly Slug, who is creeping across the bottom. And finally my Honeydukes banner is simply created using Smittys ABCs and Sentiment Banner dies.

I layered all of my treats across a light pink inkblended background that I mounted on pink striped lawn Fawn patterned paper and lime green cardstock. I was so happy with how this large 5x7 card turned out and with how yummy everything looks. I can’t wait to get back to the Wizarding World and experience these treats in real life.

I hope you participate in this challenge and thank you for stopping by,

Monday, March 4, 2019

Lawn Fawn Challenge 48- Inspired by a Book, Movie, or Song

Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by. Today I am so honored and excited to announce that I am guest designing on the amazing Lawn Fawn Lawn Fanatics Challenge Blog. This current challenge is Inspired by a Book, Movie, or Song. And let me tell you that is right up my alley since most of the projects I create are movie/show inspired scenes.

I know it’s a shocker that I didn’t start off with a Harry Potter scene but I wanted to make something that I knew everyone would be familiar with. I created this tall slimline Peter Pan inspired card using all Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. It is truly amazing that their entire product line works so well with each other. I used about 8 different stamp sets and several border dies to achieve this look, along with distress oxide inks, Copic markers, and lots of adhesive. 

I love the extra real estate you get on these tall 8.5 x 3.5 card bases. I created the main image panel with several layers of cardstock all trimmed to 8.25 x 3.25 inches wide. I temporarily added several pieces of washi tape to my trimmer to ensure that all of the layers were the exact same width. Starting from the top of the scene I die cut the various layers beginning with the ocean waves, then beach, Mermaid Lagoon, and finally the grassy hill. I then arranged these panels on the base layer to achieve my desired look then trimmed of the extra length from the bottom. 
I ink blended on each layer to my desired look making sure to go go beyond the next layer. Then I took a small round paintbrush and flicked first clean water, followed by white opaque ink on all of the layers except the grassy hill. I put those aside to dry.

Using all the paper I trimmed off of my layers I got to work stamping my images with my stamp platform. I really needed dark crisp lines to let my colors pop. I colored each of my images with Copic markers and highlighted with a white Jelly Roll pen. Using the coordinating dies I cut out all of my images including an additional Peter and Tinkerbell from fun foam. I like to cut those early to let them poof back up after being run through the sizzix. Then I glue them to the colored image using Ranger matte medium and place an acrylic block on top to let them dry flat and sturdy. 

I created Skull Rock with with the quote bubble from Love Letters. I colored the eyes and nose with Copic markers and layered the rock clusters from Ahoy Matey in front to achieve the pirate lair. 

For Peter, I used the little boy image and flowing tie from Bicycle Built for Two, but I used a Santa hat from Happy Howlidays to create the cap. I selectively inked the hat, masking off the pouf, before stamping and die cutting. Then I used a Copic multi liner to draw the top of the cap, and trimmed off the extra. I turned the tie upside down for the feather. 

After assembling my images and layers using the lawn Fawn glue tube I popped the grassy hill up with foam tape to give it a 3-D look. I tucked in my willows and finished by putting Peter and Tinkerbell onto the scene with a more “flying” appearance since they were mounted on the fun foam. I attached the card front onto the base using double sided sticky tape. 

It was a dream to be asked to participate as a guest designer and certainly hope that you enjoy seeing how I made this card. I will have a couple more inspired cards to share next week as well so please check back in. 
Items used:
Lawn Fawn Glue Tube
Mermaid for You
Bicycle Built for Two
Wild for Tou
Ahoy Matey
Toadally Awesome
Love Letters
A Little Sparkle
Happy Howlidays
Stitched waves & Hills Borders
Ocean Waves Die
Meadow Die
Foam Tape Copic Markers
Distressoxide Inks

I hope you enjoy this card and play along with the current challenge!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Lawn Fawn Fairy Valentine

Hello. I know that Valentine’s Day has come and gone,  but back in early February when I made this slimline tall card I had every intention of making a blog post about it. Obviously I didn’t, but I’m going to play catch up, and make an effort to post at least twice a month. Then maybe I will become more comfortable and the process will get easier for me.
I used all Lawn Fawn stamps and dies for this card. Before I started stamping, I drew a very rough sketch on a piece of scratch paper. That way I would have an idea of what I would be trying to create. I’ve found that this is the easiest way for me to stay on track when creating a complex scene. Otherwise I just get distracted. 
Taking two sheets of Neenah solar bright white cardstock, I got to work. I trimmed 4 inches off the shorter end of  one sheet, then scored and folded to create my card base of  3.5 x 8.5. I trimmed the remaining piece to be 3.25 x 8.25, this will be the card front. I also cut down my second sheet into manageable sized pieces to stamp on and create my other snowy layers. I always carry my layers all the way to the bottom so on any layered card of mine if you look carefully at the side you can count the layers like tree rings. On this card, I chose to cut my two layers of snow drift from one piece and carefully realigned them before adhearing. I am a paper hoarder and always do my stamping on any smaller leftover pieces. Waste not... want not. I am a responsible crafter 😂🤣

 Using my stamp platform is a must. I don’t know how I lived without it. But I stamp each image at least two or three times in order to get a very dark crisp image, so I have to let the images dry completely before coloring to reduce the chance of smearing. After stamping, I worked on my ink blending with distress oxide inks. I used spun sugar and pickled raspberry for the sky, and tumbled glass (very sparingly) on the snow. Next I splattered with clean water, then with watery opaque white ink, and followed up with gold ink. 
I used simple Copic coloring with two colors on each image (3 on the House) and highlighted with a white gel pen. With the coordinating dies I cut out all of my images, I also cut out the two fairy shapes from a sheet of fun foam. I like to cut it early in the project so it has time to fluff all up again after going through my sizzix machine. Then using Ranger matte medium, I glue my colored pieces onto the foam, then lay an acrylic block on top assure that they dry flat and in place. Put these aside til later. 

Now the fun part... assemble! Lay everything out first to find the desired locations, then carefully glue using the adhesive of your choice. I use 3 or 4 different kinds on any one project. Lots of double sided tape, lawn Fawn glue tube and matte medium. I also like dimension and for my images to pop, so I  use foam tape, glue dots and my secret ingredient, hot glue 😳 I can’t believe I just admitted that haha. But since nobody reads this then oh well. I use the hot glue on most of my die cut images because I like the lift it has off of the base and I can lay an acrylic block to smoosh it to my desired location and make it level. If you actually do read this, then please be careful and don’t go crazy without practicing. It’s messy and can leak out of the side and ruin your card. And it’s a one chance thing. Once it’s on, it’s there to stay. After I get all the images on, I trim off any over hanging pieces like the branches and berries. 

Finally I attached my Fairies using the adhesive backed foam and added my heat embossed sentiment. I adhered my card front to the base with 1/4 double stick tape and finish off with the jewels. 

I really love making these tall slimline cards, there is just so much more room to create on and the scenes can really come together well. 

These are the supplies I used and the stamp sets that I combined to create this wintery pink scene. Thank you so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Farm Fresh Christmas-CTD523

Happy Wednesday everybody. I’m back for with my second card as the guest designer for the Color Throwdown Challenge and so excited to share my “ Farm Fresh” project with you.

The colors to use this week are Red, Green, and Tan. These are generic color names and you can utilize any colors and/or mediums you have in your stash along with any neutrals. 

I used CTD colors along with the Hay There stamp set and many other small supporting images all from Lawn Fawn. First I stamped out all of my images onto Neenah solar white card stock and colored them with copic markers, then added a few white gel highlights.  I altered the barn from the Hay There set with accessory images from the Frosty Fairy Friends (I used the light bulbs and the little snow patches). After playing around with the pieces and trying to add the lightbulbs on top of the barn, I decided to die cut a second barn and trim the roof off. I colored and adhered the bulbs, then layered the second roof on top, then finished it up with the snow drift and chunky Lawn Fawn glitter.

For the background sky I lightly blended a soft morning sunrise with distress oxide inks using my Blendability Brushes. The colors I used are Tumbled Glass, Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw. Then I cut the mountains with Lawn Fawns Stitched Mountain Border dies out of gray card stock, and the Forest Border hillside out of their glitter cardstock. I mounted the glitter layer on with foam tape to create depth and dimension. 

The first Lawn Fawn stamp set I ever purchased many years ago was the Snow Days set. And the trees in that set are still some of my favorites and much used. I stamped 5 trees and adhered them in a cluster with the barn before building the fence to go across the cardface. I glued some tiny stockings from the Christmas Dreams set on each fence panel then added my grass layer after stamping the greeting across the bottom and blending some Mowed Lawn distress ink on the grass blades. 

Finally, I added my Christmas clad characters (Christmas accessories are from the Happy Howlidays set) and brushed on a little bling with Wink of Stella on the mountain tops and Santa hats, then mounted it on a red card base.  I’m so happy with how much dimension my layers created and how much glimmer and sparkle this card has in the light  

Thank you so much for for checking out my post I hope you enjoyed reading about how I created this barnyard scene. For more inspiration please head over to the design teams blogs or directly over to the Color Throwdown blog for more details and how to play along by adding your creation to the in link challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by, Davina 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Winter Botanicals - CTD522

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday. This month I’m excited to say that I am guest designing over at the Color Throwdown Challenge and there are some fantastic Christmas color combos that will be perfect for your December projects.

The colors to use this week are salmon (coral), red, green, and grey. Always remember that we use generic colors (so any brand or type you have in your stash will work) and of course always feel free to add in neutrals. 

I used CTD colors and a new floral set from Trinity Stamps called Winter Botanicals and their matching dies to create this ink blended and water colored layered card. First I gathered the corals that I wanted to use from my collection of Distress Oxides. I decided on Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold, and Tattered Rose. I used my Bledibilites brushes from Trinity Stamps to apply and flawlessly blend my inks onto Bristol smooth paper. When I achieved the color I wanted I flicked some watery white ink across the top and put aside to dry.  Then I used Ranger Archival ink to stamp a bunch of the floral images on Canson watercolor paper. I love to get the most out of my colored ink pads, and use the inky lids to watercolor with a water brush. I will wait til my images are barely dry, then take a small amount of even more saturated color to get into the crevices to create shadow and 

I used stitched border dies from Lawn Fawn to cut my panel out of the inked background. And my coordinating Trinity dies for the images. I played around with the images and created three clusters that I found eye catching. Using a combination of matte medium, glue dots, and foam dots I adhered my clusters onto the panel. I went back and tucked a candy cane into the right bottom cluster and loved it! For my sentiment I heat embossed Noel in silver Wow embossing powder on grey cardstock. I cut out the word 3 times with the matching die and layered to create a chipboard thick word. After applying my sentiment I finished up with small iridescent sequins and tiny stars. Then decided I wanted even more bling and added matching sequins to the centers of my poinsettias. Finally I adhered my panel onto a card base using the same grey card stock using double sided tape. There is so much dimension on this layered beauty and I really hope you like it. 

For more inspiration, please head over to the design team blogs that are linked below, or directly over to Color Throwdown blog for more details and To see how to play along and add your projects using this color challenge. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Davina 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Trinity Stamps Release Hop

Welcome to day two of the Trinity Stamps winter release blog hop! 

If you followed the hop on Friday, Thank you! I hope you found it as inspiring as I did.

 If you haven't seen all the posts from Friday yet, I encourage you to go to the Trinity Stamps blog. What crafter wouldn't love more inspirations and more chances to win prizes, Right?  
(I will have a direct link HERE as well as at the bottom of my post today)

Speaking of Prizes, Be sure to comment on all of the posts in the blog hop event. Trinity Stamps will be giving away FIVE PRIZE PACKS worth at least $25.00! Winners will be announced HERE on November 10th.

Can you believe that it's November already? Where has the year gone. As Fall hurriedly races onward, Trinity Stamps has been working hard to produce their second release (which you can see all of right HERE). This Magical release offers several stamps and dies from cute animals to holiday sets and a series of Wizard themed items that are to die for. I am especially excited because I illustrated many of the new designs in this new release.  I will be working with one of those sets in my project today called "Rhino Bird Day"!

The entire time I was illustrating this particular stamp set, I thought and referred to it as the “chubby unicorn” set. I had this dreamlike watercolored scene in my head the whole time. Well, of course I just had to make my first project based on that vision!

I selected the images I wanted to use and got my supplies together. Using my Tonic stamp platform, watercolor paper, and archival ink. I wanted the lines to be thick and dark. Since watercolor paper is so thick and porous and I didn’t want to have my lines appear gray or uneven, I stamped the images several times over. Having a stamping tool like this can make that really easy, but you can of course use any acrylic stamping block too. 

I love to watercolor using very diluted ink that is smooshed on the lids of my stamp pads. I just pick up that ink with my water brush. This gets me more use out of all those pretty colored ink pads than just stamping. I refer to the style as “water ploppy”. After the images are mostly dry, I go over the edges and shadowy areas with a small amount of the same color ink, just a more concentrated amount. This second layer of ink tends to sit on top rather than blend in. After all of the ink dries completely, I will sometimes go in with matching ink color marker and do little "dot-doodling" to assist in blending the different shades. I use a white gel pen to add any highlights I feel the image needs. 

After all of my images are colored, I run them through my scan n cut with the blade set deep to 7. There is matching dies to this set as well which makes this project come together even faster. (Note to self: get the matching dies, you will use this set often!).

I decided I wanted the unicorn horn to be golden and glittery. So I used super fine metallic gold embossing powder from Wow! to add a glimmer to my white cardstock (which I also used on the clouds). I added glitter to a number of the images to give added shimmer.

I painted a very pale dreamy sunset-like background and once dry, I diecut that paper for my base. After, I heat embossed the sentiment "Find your inner unicorn" and then started to add my layers. My taller clouds were adhered directly to the panel but my shorter layer was popped up with foam tape so I could tuck my tufts of grass and “unicorns” to look like they are daydreaming in the clouds. 

After getting everyone in their place, I added a party hat to the sitting rhino. I decided it was time to mount the panel to a soft pink card base. I used the lighter pink sequins from the “Glistening Snow” confetti mix to add some fun sparkle and finish up this scene. Aren't they adorable. I think this is a unique change to the unicorn trend, dont you?

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today and found it inspiring. There is lot's more inspiration coming your way! Continue on the Trinity blog hop to see more of this amazing new release in action and comment along the way for the chance to win some amazing prizes as well! 
Don't forget to hop through the Friday posts too!

 Click HERE to start at the beginning of Friday's Blog Hop.

Click HERE to start at the beginning of today's blog hop.

Here is the complete list of the Blog Hop today 

Davina Cantrell (you are here)

Up next is:
Taniesa Vlasak

Thank you so much for stopping by!