"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Weathering the Storm Together - Lawnscaping #28!

Hi there! Happy Tuesday :). I had hoped to share this yesterday, but I was nurturing two sick kiddos. So I'm here today to share my entry into the Lawnscaping #28 Challenge - Distress Inking (woo hoo!!). P.S. double clicky to get a closer view ;) and a closer upper of the pretty misting

I was super excited about this challenge, because I think Distress Inking is so much fun - and I love the results! I was inspired by a card I saw in the most recent PaperCrafts Mag. where someone (sorry, I only had a quick look - while in Joann Fabrics - still waiting on my copy from the mail man) used umbrellas and Copics to color below them. I loved it, and thought it would be fun to create something along those lines with Distress Inks.

I started off by stamping (in Archival Black) the fun Lawn Fawn umbrella from the Partly Cloudy set. Then I also stamped it onto masking paper and instead of just paper piecing the umbrella, I fussy cut the top precisely, then cut it all the way down the sides to create a white background underneath the umbrella. Then I went to town with finger applicators and several Distress Inks to create my colorful rainbow background. Then, before I removed the mask, I used some pearly mist for some shine.

Next I stamped, Copic colored, and paper pieced a few critters from LF's Critters in the Burbs set and added them to the card... Then I decided I needed grass - added that (using a Fiscars Punch and a distressy green patterned paper from Basic Grey's Lauderdale 6x6 pad) and a cute LF birdie (stamped directly onto the card). Finished it off with a sentiment from Partly Cloudy :). I really like how it came out. Super fun - to look at and make ;). If I was down in the dumps, a card like this would make me perk up.

Thanks for peekin at it. Even though I had a few sickies on my hands this weekend, I still managed to sneak in some "me" time. I actually went into organization overload! Organized all of my ribbons (which were a jumbled/tangled mess) into color order. Same with my Distress Inks and Ink Pads. It was a nice distraction and I feel like I'm breathing a bit easier :). Organizing things makes me HAPPY!

Also, fun fact, I won a giveaway over on the Crate Paper Blog a few weeks ago & got a little bundle of goodness delivered this weekend - YAY! Don't mind the foot of my child's animal in there ;), just oogle the Crate Paper goodness!!! I can not wait to dig into this stuff! I'm working on the title page of my project Life album and may get some of this in there, I LOVE LOVE LOVE CRATE PAPER SO MUCH!!! Have an amazing day friends!!


  1. Heather, this is fantastic! I love those bright colors! Love the critters under the umbrella...... LOVE THIS Heather! GREAT JOB!

  2. Whoa! This is amazing! I love it! It's raining a rainbow, seriously Wozers!

  3. Woohoo... Super cute card, great distressing. Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :-)

  4. I love the rainbow rain! So beautiful! You're so lucky, those papers look yummy! Can't wait to see what you make with them :)

  5. This is gorgeous! Wow, Heather! What a cool technique. Congrats on all your Crate Paper goodies, too. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!