Sunday, March 22, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #102: Distress Addicts

Hello friends and Happy Sunday!  Today I have a card to share with you that I made for the current Lawnscaping Challenge.  

This challenge is all about adding distress products to your project to create texture.  I have been wanting to try the "bokeh effect" technique for a while and after being inspired by Mandy's card, I thought this effect would be fun for the challenge.  Here is my card:

For the background, I used my watercolor brush and added three distress inks (Pickled Raspberry, Spun Sugar, and Squeezed Lemonade) to watercolor paper.  After filling in most of the background, I splattered some water on the background.  Once completely dry, I used some circle stencils that I made from various sizes of round die cuts and randomly colored in areas with white pigment ink to create the "bokeh effect".

I used the same distess inks to color balloons from Lawn Fawn's Party Balloons die set.  I colored and die cut the critters from Lawn Fawn's Happy Easter set. I created an Easter-inspired birthday sentiment using the Quinn's ABCs and Happy Everything stamp sets.  Finishing off the card, I  scattered some sequins from the Pink Lemonade sequin mix by Neat and Tangled. 

I hope you enjoy my card!



  1. oh my goodness! cute card! love that background those bunnies are SO cute! and i love your custom sentiment!! thank you so much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge! :D

  2. Wow, this card is gorgeous, Allison!! The background is so colorful and fun and I really like the bows that you added to the bunnies! So, so cute! :)

  3. Adore the colors you chose for the background! The bunnies and chick and super cute and they stand out so well on that background. Thank you for playing along with Lawnscaping Challenges!

  4. Awesome card! I LOVE the background you made, and the colors are so bright and happy! Thanks so much for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!