Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tag your it!

Hello everyone!                                                                            
I hope that everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. 
Now that the turkey is done, this means the Holidays are upon us.
 During the holiday, there is so much going on that I decided to come up with a simple idea for Lawnscaping Challenge # 142  " Give Thanks". 
Tags have always been my "go to" item for the holiday. They are quick, simple and add that personal touch to any gift.
 For this challenge, I came up with 3 tags. I kept it simple by die-cutting the top part of the tag, and single layer stamping.  A quick swish of the paint brush with distress ink to add color to the images.  Finishing them out with cute printed paper and a tassel. All told, it took about 30 minutes to produce these 3 tags.
 (most of that time deciding on what color to make them).😊
And there we have IT.
I hope you enjoyed my tags, and don't forget to check out all the other amazing projects that are posted in the challenge. (link below)
That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by



Monday, November 14, 2016

Clean and Simple. Friend or Foe?

Hello crafty people!
Coming to you today with a card for the Lawnscaping Challenge #141 Clean and Simple. For some of us, clean and simple can be a bit challenging. It requires a bit of finesse' with card making, because you can take the card too far REAL fast. 
I found that it is best to layout the items that you are intending to use for the card and nothing else. 
For this card I have done just that.  Craft paper card stock, white Sakura gel pen, black Micron pen, and my winter penguin stamp set from Lawn Fawn.

The hardest part about making  this card was to decide how everything was going play together, and where to add the accents. Once I started stamping, everything seemed to come together. 
 In the end, this card turned out to be cute, easyand a lot of fun.  I know that I will be playing around with the clean and simple concept and see what else develops. That's all for now.   Diane