Lawnscaping Challenge 79: Try a New Technique

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Back again with another Lawnscaping Challenge! I had so much fun with this challenge because I finally made time to play with gelatos from faber castell! I have had them in my stash for awhile now, and I mainly picked them up for art journaling- but with this challenge I decided to play with them on some cards. Once I got creating I thought of a few different ways to use them so I have 3 cards to share with you. This challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Do you have a technique you have been wanting to try out? Now is the time! I can’t wait to see your creations :)

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For this first card I heat embossed the Lawn Fawn Woodgrain background in white. I then rubbed some of the Mango and Red Cherry Gelatos over it and blended it out with a waterbrush. I then colored the images with Copics. After seeing Audrey’s pink stegosaurus, I just had to have one too! The Stegosaurus was  my favorite dinosaur as a kid.  I also LOVE using distress stickles to add a little coconut to the palm tree.

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For this next card I actually rubbed the gelatos right on the woodgrain background. I was thinking a sort of rainbow order, with the colors I have. Cherry Red, Bubblegum, Mango and Snow Cone. I posted a sneak peek of this on my instagram account (be sure to follow me).

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I then misted it with water and stamped it on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper. I love this paper it really makes a big difference using it instead of just your neenah cardstock when you are working with watercolors, any kinds. The woodgrain background only fits on half of the sheet of watercolor paper, so I just repeated the steps above to cover the whole panel. I stamped and diecut out one of the tags from Lawn Fawn Birthday tags. This may look familiar as the dies fit the holiday tag set as well that I used here and here! I used Hero Arts Ink in Poppy, Soft Pool and Bubblegum to match the gelatos and stamp the confetti from the birthday tags set. I stamped, cut and glittered a few stars from the Summertime charm set to sprinkle around the card. I love the mix of colors on the background from the gelatos, so YUMMY!

And for my last experiment- I scribbled the gelatos out on my ranger craft sheet and just water-colored some of the Distress Watercolor paper. I then diecut it with the new Lawn Fawn Spring Showers Lawn Cut set. I tore the waves, by tearing towards you it will expose the white core of the paper. Finishing touch was stamping “hello sunshine” from the new Hello Sunshine set in sepia brown versafine ink.  I think this is one of my favorite sentiments right now- we all know how much I LOVE sunshine :)

I hope you enjoyed these 3 cards and they inspired you to join in with out challenge at Lawnscaping, and/or to play with gelatos!

Lawnscaping Challenge #79: try a new technique |

jenn shurkus |


  1. says

    I spy with my little eye…some yellow chevron ribbon. I’m glad you’re getting some use out of it.

  2. says

    Just love that pink dinosaur. Thanks for suggestions for using my Gelatos. Love that multi-color woodgrain background and will have to give it a try. Really cute cards.

  3. says

    Looooooooove all of your cards! Gelatos is definitely a medium I don’t use as much as I want to! I think they have so much potential! I loooooove how you colored right on the stamp! And the blended out background with the heat embossing is stunning! And of course your beautiful watercolor waves are wonderful! Wow!

  4. says

    Wow! You’ve been busy!!
    Oh my … love your cards!! Love the different styles, colors and color combos! Wow!! Awesome take on this challenge theme!!
    I played with Gelatos during the weekend too …. LOVE those things!! Those vibrant colors … wow!!

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