CAS Mermaid

I almost forgot to join the AAA Cards challenge this week, and couldn’t find the stamp I’d originally planned to use. A really quick pivot and I ended up creating a totally different card instead. Not my finest work created in a big hurry on the evening before the challenges closes, but it’s quite cute and will go into my charity bin for someone to enjoy 🙂 You can’t see it in the photo but the waves have a shimmer spray on them and it’s ever so pretty in the light! I used the ‘Mermaid for you’ stamp set by Lawn Fawn and ‘Mermaid scales’ stencil by Gina K Designs.

I don’t know what’s happened to the image – my phone is showing the post correctly, but the website is showing the photo squished horizontally so it looks square instead of the A2 size it is … so very odd!

Class projects, Crop & Create Delivered

Crop & Create Fall 2022 – Lawn Fawn

Before Crop & Create Delivered, I’d always passed over Lawn Fawn stamps and critters as being too ‘cutesy’ and definitely not ‘me’. Since that first class when I was converted by Jenn Shurkus, I’ve added to my stash with multiple Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets, and this is another great one that will be really well used in the future. Once again Jenn taught this class, and it was a lot of fun, as I’ve come to expect from both Jenn and Lawn Fawn.

Things I enjoyed:

  • I love the idea of tucking in die cuts into the ‘pockets’ on the cardfront, I hadn’t considered doing that before so it was a fun ‘new to me’ idea.
  • These little squirrels just scream ‘good times’ and they fill me with cheer – I think their joy feels a little infectious, and I especially love the plaid background card which has a squirrel throwing up leaves in sheer joy.
  • I’d never really thought too much about colouring die cuts prior to this class, and it really does add a lot of dimenion to the final product. This is something I’ve continued to use on a regular basis since the class, so it was a great tip to learn.
Class projects, Crop & Create Delivered

Crop & Create Mar 2023 – Lawn Fawn

Getting over a migraine today but unable to sleep so I caught up on the Lawn Fawn class taught by Jenn Shurkus by working from the guidebook instead of following the video. It was the perfect easy project to do in a quiet room with the curtains mostly drawn – just what the doctor ordered today!

I chose to use Gina K inks in Light Carnation, Wild Dandelion and Ocean Mist. I also substituted some Copic colours with Olo markers for the colours I didn’t own. Pretty happy with the results.

Things I enjoyed:

  • I love the rainbow colour scheme and cresting everything with just three ink pads.
  • I love the products we received – the stencils in particular will get a lot of use in the future, they’re the perfect size fit mixed media projects too.
  • I loved using the glue pen for the glitter – I hate working with glitter and this made it so much more tolerable … so happy to learn this trick and try a new (to me) product.
Craft Roulette

Craft Roulette episode

I had a bit of FUNN with my Craft Roulette card this week – after I got the idea into my head I just had to run with it. And it works perfectly for the Cut It Up Challenge to use a die cut to create a scene this week too.

  • Project: Picture frame card (white frame die cut)
  • Colours: Summer vacation (blue clear skies and tropical rainforest)
  • Element: Game(s) (I went with characters from the Jumanji game, thanks to the Critters in the Jungle stamp set by Lawn Fawn)
  • Random: Checks(s) (blue checked patterned paper for the background/sky)
Class projects, Crop & Create Delivered

Crop & Create Delivered – Lawn Fawn

The last class from the Saturday sessions was with Jenn Shurkus and Lawn Fawn. I’ll be honest, this one scared me the most, and I really loved it! I’ve never been tempted by the Lawn Fawn teeny images, but I’m a convert now. That’s one thing I’ve loved about the Crop & Create Delivered classes … different styles and different brands, and trying things I’d never normally purchase for myself, and often being pleasantly surprised by the end results!

Some things I loved about this class:

  • Copic colouring isn’t quite as scary as I expected – is mine perfect? Hell no. Was it fun? Heck yes!
  • All the little critters and teeny tiny elements had always put me off this style, I’ll be honest. After trying it myself, though, I’ve realized how much fun it is!
  • Getting pushed outside your comfort zone is an awesome thing to do – if you embrace it and keep your mind open, you can’t help but be richer for it afterwards.
  • I’ll never look at critter stamps the same way again. Thanks Jenn and Lawn Fawn for broadening my horizons.
  • Using less colours and overlapping to create the rainbow ink blending – genius!

Other than the recommended Copics, the ink colours I used were Dusty Rose, Wild Dandelion and Blue Lagoon by Gina K Designs, and Crown Me by Simon Hurley.