LINDA TRACE DESIGNS

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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge Card #1

Hi everyone!

This will just be a quick post tonight, because it's VERY late and I"m exhausted! The girls are both sick, so have been awake numerous times in the night--leaving mummy very bleary eyed.

Onto the craftiness!

I'm a HUGE fan of Lawn Fawn stamps (as I'm sure many of you are) so I thought I'd try out for one of their challenges. The current LawnScaping (such a cute name!) challenge, over on their gorgeous blog, is to use Polka Dots...now, polka dots I can do! I'm love polka dots.

I always have trouble making my Lawn Fawn based cards look cute, they tend to look more distressed and muted than I mean for them to, and this first card is exactly what I'm talking about!


I used Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics stamp Set (one of my first sets from PTI!), Stamped in Hawaiian Shores Ink. (also from PTI)

Obviously the fox is from the gorgeous Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest Set. Coloured in with Prismacolor Pencils and cut out with a Nestabilities circle die (which was also then embossed to give it the border). Keeping the die on, I then inked over the whole white area around Mr Fox in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

I used my NEstabilities Lacey Circles Die for the dark green cardstock (from PTI) and then I just mounted them all together! The banner and alphabet are both Lawn Fawn too :)

OK, so that's it for me--I'll have another card up here for you in just a minute! (I'm supposed to keep my two entries separate from what I can tell!)


Hope you liked my little entry :)

take care!

Linda xx

6 comments:

Marie / Legojenta said...

So cute! TFS =)

Jessica said...

What a cute card Linda!!! TFS

Lynnette said...

This card is adorable! Great take on the challenge

Laurel said...

This is totally cute! Love your take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us!!!

Lin said...

Great use of Lucy's sketch! Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so sweet! lovely card! thanks for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!