Friday, 17 October 2014

The chance of a lifetime...

Wow wow wow, how exciting...Lawnscaping have put out a call to join their Facebook team!!!  Oh my word, can you imagine?  It would be an absolute dream come true.  I LOVE Lawn Fawn, I love their stamps, their dies, their papers, their twine, their characters, their spirit...yeah, I'm pretty much a mega fan!!!

So you can enter up to 3 times, and they want you to, 'Show us your style'.  I mean, you can imagine what the competition is gonna be like, but you can't pass up an opportunity like this, and you've gotta be in it to win it, right?  So, here goes...

Here's my first entry, made especially for the contest...

I made my card using Lawn Fawn's 'Home Sweet Home' set.  I started with a piece of white card and inked it up using Distress Inks -Tumbled Glass,  Broken China, and Chipped Sapphire over the majority of the card, and a small block of Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough along the bottom.  I then die-cut Lawn Fawn's grassy border, and punched out a circle, both from Lawn Fawn's 'let's Polka' paper pad.  Now my new favourite technique in the whole world, is 'no-line colouring'.  I just love the way it looks when executed well...and there lies the problem...executing it well lol.  It is sooo hard when the pieces you want to colour are so teeny tiny, so I managed to do my branches, but my little birds, heart and birdhouse...well, there's a reason I reverted to good ol' Memento Tuxedo ink LOL!  So I stamped out my pieces and coloured them (...with lines) using Promarkers, and fussy cut them all out.  I then die-cut a few little clouds from my background Using Lawn Fawn's 'Spring Showers' die set.   I stamped and heat embossed the cute little banner and sentiment, onto vellum, in Ranger's 'Black Sparkle', and cut out.  I added a little of wrap of twine to my grassy border, and edged my whole piece, including the cloud outlines, with a Zig glue pen, and added a fine white glitter, just to add a subtle shimmer.  I then built up my scene using clear gel to add dimension, and matted onto a piece of plain white card to show through the clouds.

And well, there you have it.  I hope you like it, and as always, would love to read your comments.

So wish me luck, keep your fingers crossed for me...and if you're making the decision...pick meeeeeeeeeee pleeeease :)

(*note to self:play it cool Jill, play it cool lol*)

Love always, jillxxx


  1. This is gorgeous! Found you via the Lawnscaping linkup.

  2. I love this! Very sweet card! Great job!

  3. Love the sweet scene you created and the sky is amazing!! So cute!!

  4. Love the card. Turned out great. Hope you win.

  5. Such a great card! love the inking and the die cuts. really great!