Wednesday, July 1, 2015

treat yourself {lawn fawn}

Hi there! It's the last day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week, and we're showing off the mini set, Treat Yourself.

Please tell me you've seen the Parks and Recreation treat yo self skit. Hilarious. Here's a link - click!

My card is less funny, but still really cute.

treat yourself

The Party Animals are scooping out ice cream for you! I'm pretty proud of the animal revamp, so they could each have a paw up, holding ice cream scoops and draping casually over the giant ice cream tub.  Just in case you forget what they look like, arms down, out of the package:

See? Arms down is fun, but not when you want to showcase a tub of ice cream. You need that fox to go all Vanna White on that tub and show it off. 

How to: ink up the fox, take a baby wipe and get rid of the ink that would give him an arm. Re-draw, with a copic multiliner (or any other copic-friendly) pen, a new arm.  Same goes for the bear, but he's trickier because you need to stamp the spoon first, mask it, then figure out the bear's new arm. 

I hope you like it! Check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for more - click!


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

sweet as gumballs {lawn fawn}

The Lawn Fawn design team is coming up gumballs, showing off the new Sweet Smiles stamp set.

Before we go any further, I would like to preface my card by saying "I don't know."

sweet as gumballs

I don't know why I didn't add smiley faces to any of the gumballs. I meant to, after I was done coloring, but then my hand reached for the glossy accents and before I knew it they were covered and wet and glossy and it was too late. bah.

At least on the purple one, right? I should have redone that one. Let's call this one a lazy card and have that out in the open.

In any case, the gumball image is so cute, even without smileys. And I do enjoy the pop of black on the sentiment strip.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

breakfast in bed {lawn fawn}

Hi there! Today, the Lawn Fawn design team is showing off how fun it is to have dies for some older, favorite sets.

There are now dies for Love 'n Breakfast! The excitement!

I so wish there were dies when I was crafting *this interactive breakfast-themed card* for Gallery Idol a few years ago.

breakfast in bed

Smiles start with breakfast and happy, bubble-gum colors. I used the chisel end of a few copic markers to casually paint out a striped background. I used the same pink to color the oval frame, and the same blue to color the breakfast tray.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!


Saturday, June 27, 2015

owen's abcs {lawn fawn}

Hi there! We're a few days into this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week, and showing off the fun new alpha set, Owen's ABCs, today.

owen's abcs {lawn fawn}

I made a quirky card, and I think it was so quirky because it came together in little stages, over a few days.  First, I created the little couple out of Sweet Smile gumballs.  The round gumball outline provided the heads, and the faces were quickly stamped as well. I then doodled hair and tiny shoulders before framing them out.

The background was created using the new Owen's ABCs. I used Lawn Fawn's mermaid ink, but stamped off onto scratch paper before inking the panel. It looks washed out and irregular in places, just like a sheet of vintage patterned paper.

I hope you like this whimsical card! It would be a cute one for next Valentine's day!


Friday, June 26, 2015

well done! {lawn fawn}

It's time for Lawn Fawn's June inspiration week, and we're kicking it off with a closer look at Let's BBQ.

Nothing says summer fun like a smiley-faced BBQ:

well done! {lawn fawn}

I colored the steak slightly charred, and paired the image with the scripty congrats, as well as the well done sentiment from this set.

I didn't have a tomato-red cardstock to match my copic-colored BBQ, so I die-cut myself a white congrats and colored it with the same markers. Problem solved!

There's more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog today - click!


Monday, June 22, 2015

Chance of Rain {mama elephant}

Hi there! After a weekend hiatus, we're back to show off the last set of the new release, Chance of Rain. I love the larger-scaled kid images, and the tiny paddington bear.

chance of showers {mama elephant}

When my friend Jennifer was here, I set her to work ink blending a rainy background for me.  It was the perfect backdrop for the girl and bear.

I stamped the sentiment at the top, and colored the raindrop outlines with a white gel pen.

The good thing about unpacking boxes: the sewing machine was right. there. I haven't sewed on a card in forever, but it was already threaded and I was too lazy to find a spot for it in the new house... ha.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the Mama Elephant blog this morning - click!

ps, I'm giving one extra day to enter for a chance to win the Charmed stamp set. I'll announce a winner tomorrow morning. Click *here* to leave a comment if you'd like!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Charmed {mama elephant}

I may be completely biased, but I think today is the best of all the stamp highlight days this month.  I love Charmed so much, and not just because I drew the images. They're so dang cute!

I love that the wreath image is big enough to stand alone as a focal point on a card:

Charmed {mama elephant}

I colored the fox, the wreath, and the wavy banner with copics, die cut them, and propped them up on foam squares onto the white mat. I also stamped the little dotted line and dangled the heart from it.

It's very simple, but the images make this card stand out!

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the Mama Elephant blog today - click!