Monday, May 21, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #34

Hello there!

Which is sponsored by the lovely Lawn Fawn

who has offered up this fabulous prize:

Embossing adds such a nice touch to your projects!
A little gloss, a little shine, bold, solid lines...
But it's not something I take the time to do very often.
So I was glad for this challenge, because it pushed me
to break out my embossing powder and heat tool
and try a new technique for me: watercoloring.

My husband bought me some Derwent Inktense pencils
for Valentine's Day because I'd been pining over them,
but after I got them, I just never seemed to have the 
opportunity to break them out and give them a whirl.
Embossing works great with watercoloring because it keeps
 the paint in little separate pools so they don't get muddied.

Derwent Inktense pencils are different from other colored pencils
in that they are actually ink in pencil form, rather than paint.
So though they work like regular colored pencils, they're different
in that the resulting pigmentation of the "paint" is much more intense.
Hence the name: Inktense. :o)

I did realize, after some trial and error, that the pencil pigment
needs a lot of space to break up and move around.
Because of the small areas of leaves and flowers in 
Lawn Fawn's Flutter By stamp set, I ended up scribbling
little squares of color on the unstamped area of my
watercolor paper and using it as a palette, wetting it and 
painting in the ink with a fine-tipped brush.

I hope you like it!

Please stop by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
and check out all the other amazing samples
the design team created, and say hello to our two
incredible guest designers, Jennifer and Karin.
We can't wait to see your projects!

Have a fabulous day!

cardstock: Bazzill
paper: Basic Grey Sweet Threads, Lawn Fawn
stamps: Lawn Fawn's Flutter By and Bows & Holly


  1. Beautiful card, Christiana! And congrats on your writing award! :)

  2. Wow. This beauty just jumped right out of my google reader. Love it!!

  3. such a beauty, Christiana! love the mix of patterns and colors! gorgeous work as always!

  4. This is gorgeous Christy! I love the colours and the patterns. So pretty!

  5. So beautiful! Those pencils are great and you've used them amazingly, the final result is gorgeous!

  6. I love your take on the challenge, it is just so pretty

  7. Thanks Christiana for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment! Blessings (:


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