Monday, March 16, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #102 - Distress Addicts


Hello there!  Happy Monday to you!  I'm super excited for two reasons today!  One is that today is the first day of spring break for us!  Hubby took the week off of work and the kiddos are home until next Tuesday.  I can't wait to have some fun with my boys!  The second reason I am excited is that it's time for another Lawnscaping Challenge and I am anxious to share a fun card with  you!  The theme of this challenge is Distress.  Add texture by distressing or use Distress products on your project... the sky is the limit!

This challenge is sponsored by the super fabulous Lawn Fawn!


I've been working through my pile of new stamps from the latest Lawn Fawn release, and today's card features the new set Stuck on You.  I was thrilled to see Lawn Fawn's take on the current succulent trend, but I will be 100% honest when I say that I normally steer clear of solid image stamps.  I am a girl that loves to color.  Coloring can add so much dimension and life to an image.  Sometimes I feel like you can't achieve that with solid images.  But, I couldn't stop thinking about these cacti, so I threw them into my cart as soon as they were available.  This card is a rarely for me.  Not only are they solid images, but it's also a one-layer, clean and simple card.  Can you believe it?!  I don't know what's gotten into me.  Anyway, since I can't make a card without my copics, I decided to add shading to these solid images with my markers, and I gotta say, I am pretty excited about the result.  I used markers a few shades darker than the ink colors I used, and then I used some distress inks to watercolor the ground under the pots and the area around them.  By the way, Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink may be my new favorite.  It's gorgeous!

There you have it... copic shaded cacti on a watercolor background. Clean and simple. :)



Howdy!

Be sure to check out the blog for all of the challenge details and for lots more inspiration from the design team!  I hope you'll play along!  Can't wait to see what you create! :)

Thanks for stopping  by!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Stuck on You
Ink: PTI Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf, Orange Zest, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Pumice Stone Distress Ink, Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI White
Other: Copic Markers

13 comments:

Jennifer K said...

This turned out awesome, Audrey! Good thinking to shade with Copics.

Amy Sheffer said...

This is darling, Audrey! I love how you did the shading!

stampwithsandy said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous, Audrey! Your shading is fabulous!

jenn shurkus said...

I absolutely LOVE what you did with this set!!! awesome :)

Samantha Mann said...

This is amazing! I'm so excited I get to finally comment on it on your blog! The shading and colors and placement is perfect! I seriously could look at this car all day every day! It's awesome! Have an awesome spring break!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card Audrey, love your colouring and CAS design. Hope you have a lovely break with your family.

Jenna said...

OMG! Absolutely amazing card, Audrey!!! What a great coloring! Have a perfect day! Hugs Jenna

Yuki said...

I think this is a gorgeous CAS card! Love all of the depth and dimension you added to these solid stamped images!

Stefania Muffini said...

I really like the way you've painted the background!! beautiful work!

Nadia ACKER said...

Just stopping by to let you know your card is just amazing! I have seen it first on pinterest and it instantly hooked me! Just like you I struggle working with plain stamps. I love my copies too much I guess ☺. Your shading is awesome. Just to let you I will pinch your technique ��.

Thank you so much for sharing (I really need these stamps now)!

Kara said...

beautiful! love it!

Grá O'Neill said...

Fantastic card, I love the cacti & the copic shading really makes them pop :)

Beaumonde Designs said...

Gorgeous card, Audrey!! Your coloring is just wow! Thanks for this lovely inspiration! (Beau Monde Designs)

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