Sunday, January 25, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #98

Hi there and welcome to Studio 5380!

I really enjoy the fun challenges over at the Lawnscaping Challenges Blog because they usually make me work outside of my comfort zone.  Which is great because it makes me try techniques that are new to me or techniques that I wouldn't try to attempt on my own.

The current challenge is to create a background using your Lawn Fawn stamps. Now, I have to admit that I have so much beautiful paper on hand that if I craft for the rest of my life I will never run out of background paper! So, this is probably one of those techniques that I would never attempt on my own.  I enjoyed the challenge, but it sure took me a while to decide what stamps I wanted to use. There so many fun, tiny little Lawn Fawn stamps to choose from! But, here's what I finally came up with for this challenge.....

I created my background first using a Stitched Rectangle Die to create my mat.  Next, I randomly stamped the cute little bee from the Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set.  I colored the bees with Copic Markers, adding dotted lines behind each bee with a Copic Multiliner Pen.  

I also used a Copic Marker (BG000) to lightly color the white mat. I was trying to go for a light, airy feeling and kept it loose and open rather than completely covering the mat.

I added some fun Stickles in Frosted Lace to the wings of each bee for a bit of sparkle.  After the glitter was dry, I inked up the sides of my mat, tied a black ribbon around the mat and adhered the mat to my black cardbase.

I created a smaller mat (again using the Stitched Rectangle Dies) and colored it in with my BG000 Copic Marker.  I stamped on the grass using the Gnome Sweet Gnome set and stamped the adorable little Gnome onto another piece of cardstock. I colored him up and paper pieced his hat, fussy cut him out and adhered him to the smaller mat with foam tape. Those tiny little hearts were cut out with a die from the Trim The Tree set. Next, I used more foam tape to add the smaller mat to my card.

And, I always like to add a sweet touch to the inside of my cards....

And I think I'm done!
Now I'm off to link up my card at the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog...

Thanks so much for stopping in for a visit - I really appreciate it!
Have a great day and I'll be seeing you soon....


  1. You rocked it, Tanya! That is the cutest background. Love those sweet bees. This may sound stupid but my favorite part is the trails behind the bees. They aren't the same and not all long and curly. They actually make me picture the bees flitting bees. This is fantastic!

  2. So super adorable Tanya! LOVE the stamps you used and the card LO is awesome!
    GREAT card my friend!

  3. Oh my gosh, this is so cute!! That little gnome is adorable!! I love the bee background!! What a fabulous card my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Tanya ~ Oh this is too CUTE!! I LOVE how you did the background!! Oh my! Then the little gnome and all the bees ~ BEE~UTIFULLY done as always! I crack up at your posts ~ always makes me smile and realize we were meant to be friends! LOL!!!!

  5. The gnome is too darn cute!! I love the background with the bees.
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  6. Oh my goodness!!! This is totally adorable Tanya!! I so love all of those cute little bees and that gnome is just darling!!! Awesome card my friend!!!! :)

  7. Very cute card! I love the bees and the gnome! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  8. Those bees on the background are too cute!! Lovely card, the inside looks amazing too!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges :)

  9. Lovely, card such a cute bee background! l love that you decorate the inside of your card, how nice is that? awesome!
    oh btw, I sent you a FaceBook message let me know if you got it!


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