• Elizabeth Garcia

Landscaping Challenge #121: Winter Wonderland

Hi all,

I’m excited to share with you two cards today which I made for the Lawnscaping Challenge, Winter Wonderland.  I haven’t played in a Lawnscaping Challenge in a very long time, so I’m happy to be back with these two projects.

Project #1:

I really wanted to do something different with this card since I knew I would be using some well loved stamps, the Making Frosty Friends stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  I’d recently purchased some of the Color Bust mediums from Ken Oliver.  I’d seen videos with other crafters playing with these and just loved the bright color you could just with just a little bit of powder.  So I’d thought I’d play with these for the Lawnscaping challenge.  I just dropped a bit of powder all around a piece of water color paper, spritzed with water and you immediately get that gorgeous deep blue color.  I added some snow flakes with Simon Says Stamp White pigment ink.

I used Lawn Fawn hillside stitched borders to create the snowy hills.  The snowmen were stamped and die-cut from white card stock.  I used some copics to color the scarfs and earmuffs, and paper pieced the hat.  I punched out a red heart.  The final touch was adding some wink of stella to the scarfs, heart, and ear muffs.

Project #2:

This second card was a result of one of those happy accidents that can happen in a craft room.  I had a bit of the color burst powder on a scrap piece of white card stock on my desk. Before it got all over the place I took a damp baby wipe to pick it up from the paper and then wondered what would happen if I pounced the baby wipe onto the card stock.  And this is the look I got.  The dampness of the baby wipe was enough for the regular card stock to handle and it gave you more control over where the color went on the paper.  I loved the results so turned it into a background for this card.

I did the same thing with the snowman as in the first card.  For this card I gave him a cute little birdie friend, which I stamped and colored in with copics.  I stamped the background with snowflakes and a Smoke pigment ink from Mama Elephant.  I added the Lawn Fawn Forest border which I paired with a silvery paper I had in my stash that is usually used for iris folding.

I had so much fun creating these projects.  I hope you enjoyed them too.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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