Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Distressing Challenge from Lawnscaping ...

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Well it's already August, can you believe it? My teacher friends in Hawaii are going back to work, I think school here in NC starts soon, and well, it's still hot as ever! Soon it will end, if I keep telling myself that sooner or later it'll be true! Hello, Autumn??! Are you there? It's me, Gaby!

Well back to the super awesome Lawnscaping Distressing Challenge. This challenge was to use a form of distressing on a paper craft project. I chose to make this cute card with a steaming fresh out of the oven pie flirting with a steaming bowl of soup! I used three different Lawn Fawn stamp sets to make this card. The stamp sets were On the Mend, Smitty's ABCs, and My Silly Valentine. I stamped the pie and soup bowl, Copic colored them, and paper pieced them onto the card and then added the "steam" stamping. Then I spelled out the sentiment with Smitty's ABCs and stamped that directly on the paper with black ink.

I cut out some green gingham paper and lightly sanded the edges and cut the Doodlebug yellow dots paper about a half an inch smaller than the green gingham paper. I lightly sanded the edges with Tim Holtz's sanding block and then went over the sanded edges with Tim's Vintage photo distress ink with his foam applicator tool. I laid down a single strip of tape from my tape runner and wrapped some lime colored baker's twine around till the tape strip was fully covered. I then punched a hole and added a heart shaped brad from Doodlebug and stamped three hearts from the My Silly Valentine stamp set. I then adhered the yellow paper to the green paper with some foam adhesive and attached the whole thing to a card base I had cut out earlier.

There you have it! If you love challenges (and prizes!) like I do, be sure to check out Lawnscaping's blog every Monday when they post a new challenge.

Inky and glittery fingers for all!


  1. Gaby, I love what you have created here! So cute.... Your sentiment is so adorable and creative. PERFECT for the images and layout!! Thank you so much for joining us at Lawnscaping again! LOL!

  2. Oh my! How fun is this? I love when there are stories to cards, and the flirtatious soup, I love it. What a fun and adorable card!

  3. CUTE sentiment. What a cute card!

  4. ADORABLE card!!! LOVE the images you selected and the funny sentiment you created!!! I'm ready for Autumn too---it's my favorite season!!!

  5. What a cute card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping. :)

  6. (Finally blogger let's me comment - been trying & retrying! Sheesh) This is SO stinkin adorable!! Isn't Lawn Fawn the BEST! I also love your LO right above this! You know I have the same issues with rub-ons (better to be safe than sorry) but you rocked the heck out of that LO!