Hi there and happy Monday to you all. Today is the last day of our Winter break, as Lucas goes back to school tomorrow and regular life goes back to normal. I am sad, in denial! I also enjoyed having my husband home for the last two weeks. I got spoiled… Sniff, sniff!
Today marks the first Lawnscaping challenge of 2015! Our first challenge is inspired by a fantastic mood that was created with various pictures from Pinterest. AND, please join me in welcoming ELLEN HUTSON as our 2015 sponsor! I am beyond thrilled to have Ellen sponsoring! She is amazing! She is a class act. Sweet, all about her customers and her shipping is amazing. Usually within one day! Oh, and she just created a brand new website that is just awesome!!!!! And she has new shipping rates! WOO HOO!
OK! Back to today’s challenge!!!!!You can take any inspiration from the mood board (in challenge badge below). I loved the bokeh styled picture with the tree so I tried to recreate that using some stamps, velum and coloring. To start, I die cut 4 dies from the new Stitched Circle Stackables (2 from the kraft cardstock, one from this blue cardstock by Wplus9, and one from this awesome 43lb Vellum by Ellen Hutson).
I stamped the trees and raindrop image from the Love you S’More Lawn Fawn stamp SET. I stamped the rain drops in gold and white pigment ink. The tree branch was stamped with the Truffle Avery Elle Pigment ink (I LOVE THAT COLOR, it’s my new favorite brown pigment ink). The colors were a bit harsh for the soft look I was going for so VELLUM saved the day and this 43lb Vellum by Ellen is fantastic! The thickest and highest quality vellum I have found ever). Adhering Vellum is tricky because you don’t want to see the adhesive showing thru. (Hint, I have found using Multi Medium from Ranger is the best for this). As a finishing touch, I die cut the snow bank from the Stitched Hillside die set and covered it with white embossing paste. Oh and the adorable owl??? It’s from Critters in the Arctic! The owl is my Hedwig (you know, from Harry Potter)….. 🙂
The photograph was taken using my brand new Foldio I received as a Christmas gift! No filter at all. I simply cropped it to size. So the lighting in this picture is what you can expect from the Foldio with the one strip of LED lights (the offer one with two strips as well)! I blogged about it HERE and had lots of questions… I also did a quick video of mine on my Instagram and Facebook page too. I got mine HERE (best rate available) if you are interested.
Be sure to head on over to the Lawnscaping blog and check out what the rest of the DT has made!