Monday, May 18, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #106 - Try a new technqiue

Hello there!  It's Monday, and time for another Lawnscaping Challenge!  It's a fun one this week... Try a new technique!

Challenge #106 is sponsored by the super fabulous Lawn Fawn!!

For my card today, I wanted to use Gelatos!  Well, they are generic Gelatos.  Target brand has their own version of gel crayons.  I found them in the stationary department for less than $4, and although I have never used the real deal, I imagine the Target version are very similar to Gelatos.  So my friend Melissa Phillips made this tag using Gelatos to add subtle color around stamped images, and I couldn't wait to try it!

I pulled out my Small Stitched Rectangles dies and my Stuck on You stamp set and went to town! I stamped the images on a Stitched Rectangle diecut, shaded the images a bit with Copic markers, and then rubbed the gel crayons onto a paper towel, and rubbed the paper towel over the images that I wanted to add a color halo to.  I used gel crayon colors that were similar to the ink colors I used.  For example, I used red to stamp the heart images, and used a red gel crayon around it.  Such a fun and easy technique and it adds so much to the little scene!

Stuck on You

I hope you like it!  Be sure to check out the blog for lots more inspiration from the design team, and for all of the challenge details.  I hope you'll play along!!

Have a great day!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Stuck on You
Dies: Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Terracotta Tile, Pure Poppy
Other: Lawn Fawn Peppermint Lawn Trimmings, PTI Pure Poppy Patterned Paper Pack, Copic Markers, Target Brand Gel Crayons (similar to Gelatos)


Shona Austin said...

Very sweet card. What a great idea. Thanks

Samantha Mann said...

So so so cute!!! LOVE those adorable little cacti! And I love the shading and color you acheived! That background is awesome!! Looooove the colors bleeding together!

JBrady said...

I love your coloring with the copics along with the halo effect from the gel crayons! Thanks for explaining the process. :)

Jenna said...

FAB card!!! Great design!!!

Yuki said...

Such a pretty card! Your background looks amazing!

Nana Griffin said...

Very lovely! I will have to check out my Target for the gel crayons at that price and try give them a try.

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

LOL! This is such a cute card Audrey!! I love the smiling cacti!

francesca said...

oh this is sooooo cute Audrey!! :) love it! :)