Hi Friends! Happy Weekend! I'm super excited because this is my first weekend off in months. I start a new job on Monday and it is going to be SO nice to have weekends off with my family - honestly, I can't remember the last time both my hubby and I are off together!! Lawnscaping Challenges is having a DT call for new members of their Facebook Inspiration Team:
I entered two previous Lawn Fawn cards right away but I also wanted to create one more just for the call (you can enter up to three times!) I finally got my Derwent Inktense pencils and couldn't wait to color with them. I thought these two birds from the Feathered Friends set are adorable and so I looked up love birds on google to see how to color them since I used the Milo's ABCs set to create a custom sentiment.
There was a photo that had two love birds snuggled up and their coloring looked like a heart so I lightly drew a heart outline between the birds where I wanted the red color to go and then started coloring with my Inktense pencils. I am SO in love with these pencils - I feel like I have finally found a coloring medium that allows me to get blending and shading like I did with my Copics. I also stamped the branch with Distress Ink and colored it in with my Intense pencils. Then I masked both the birds and the branch to do some ink blending with Distress Inks. I used the Lawn Fawn #awesome Custom Craft Die to cut the instagram photo out but I didn't use the stamp itself. I just kept inlaid the dies together to create the frame.
For my custom sentiment I used the Milo's ABCs stamp to stamp Love Birds and instead of the O I used the heart from the Feathered Friends stamp set. Then I masked off Friends from the Hello Friends stamp to just stamp out hello. I thought this would be cute for an anniversary or even wedding card. I colored the heart with Inktense pencils and added Glossy Accents. I also thought it need a little pop so I added the white gel pen on the hello - couldn't resist filling in those loopy letters!
I absolutely adore how this card turned out - for the stitching and x's I used the Paper Smooches Stitched Die Set. I love that! I love the look of stitching but kinda have a sewing machine phobia. LOL I would love to join the Lawnscaping Challenges FIT team - I love Lawn Fawn stamps - they are one of my favorites because no matter what kind of mood I'm in, these stamps always make me smile to create with. Wish me luck!
I would also like to enter this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Get Crafty and use KRAFT. I love using kraft on my projects!!
Lawn Fawn Feathered Friends Stamp set for Simon Says Stamp
Lawn Fawn Milo's ABC's Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Silver Sparkle Hemp
Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather 6x6 Paper Pad
Lawn Fawn #awesome Custom Craft Die
Paper Smooches Stitched Die Set
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Fabriano 140lb watercolor paper
Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Distress Ink Salty Ocean
Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Cup O'Joe
Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
Ranger Glossy Accents
White Gelly Roll Pen