Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lawn Fawn is having a 'technique' challenge

This was the perfect challenge to get me to try my new Distress Pens.  Unfortunately, I could only use 1 of them... "Barn Door."  I had to make due with Distress Stains.

Let me explain...  I wanted to create a red, white and blue card for the Presidential Debates on Tuesday.  I used a Sassy Cheryl's image that I had gotten a while ago and colored it with Copics as well as my Sakura glitter/gel pen.

For the background, I took a piece of watercolor paper and embossed it with white embossing powder and a 'star' stamp from Stampin' Up.  I used my Distress Ink pen and colored in red diagonal lines starting at the top right corner.  I then blended in "Worn Lipstick" Distress Stain.  I left a diagonal blank area and then started with "Faded Jeans" Distress Stain.  I then sprayed the paper with a mist of water.  You can see the difference between the "stain" and the "pen.'  The "Barn Door" pen is bolder and has striations in it.  I tried to add more water to blend it more but I didn't want to mess with the paper too much for fear it would get too moist.
I dried it with my heat- embossing gun. I added some Scrappy Mom's Baker's Twine with some blue embossing thread from Michaels. The bling is assorted colors from Michael's Reflections package.
I cut out the Sassy Cheryl's image and put it on pop-dots.

This was made with a circle cutter and a Scrappy Mom's sentiment stamp and a Paper Trey Ink Penguin (iced with Glossy Accents and colored with Copics).


I'm taking a photography class and as a result, downloaded a free app called HDRtist.
It's kinda like Photo-shop and super easy.
I took a photo of Sam that has WAY too much light and altered it using the program.
Check it out....
I'm sure I could make it better but I... surprise surprise... haven't read the online manual...


Here's one with my Seattle Squirrel that was too dark....And so I tried to lighten it.


  1. Love your distressed background, and you're brave playing with the distress markers, I keep putting it off!
    Have fun in your photograhy class, might have to check out that editing app too.

  2. Lovely card!! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)
    xx Tamara

  3. FABULOUS card, I love the background! Great coloring of the image too! I find manuals too confusing and usually toss them side! Keep up the great work.

  4. That's a fun background! So pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  5. your technique card is fab!! thank you for playing along with us at lawnscaping!


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