Monday, May 4, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge: WATERCOLORS sponsored by ELLEN HUTSON

Hi there! Laurel here...  It's Monday! Which typically aren't my favorite days of the week. BUT, that does mean its time for another Lawnscaping challenge, so I guess it isn't all bad!! 

Before we get on to the challenge today, we have some sad news. Jenn Shurkus has made the difficult decision to step down from the design team to pursue other projects! We wish Jenn all the best and have enjoyed having her for the last three years... We expect to see her back here from time to time so this isn't goodybe. It's a see ya later!

Today we are inspired by WATERCOLORS! It is a huge trend right now. There are so many amazing products out there that you can use for watercolors, but I bet you also have something in your stash if you don't have any traditional watercolors... Did you know you can watercolor with most dye inks? You can smoosh some ink onto your craft surface or acrylic block (any slippery surface), spray in some water and watercolor with them? Yup, you can!

The wonderful, fabulous Ellen Hutson! is sponsoring this challenge!!! Certainly you are familiar with her and her store, but if not, a little bit about the store in her own words:

Ellen Hutson, LLC began their adventure in November 2006 as an online web store committed to bringing you the finest paper crafting products and related product education. They are always looking to provide their customers with quality products, excellent customer service, and education and inspiration for the products they carry. You can shop with Ellen by clicking HERE. As well please join them to be inspired and learn some fun techniques in the CLASSroom, or stay up-to-date on FacebookYouTubeInstagramTwitter, and/orPinterest.

Ellen Hutson will be sponsoring our first challenge of each month! The prize? A $25 gift certificate to the online store! Thank you Ellen!

Please join me in welcoming our May Guest Designer, Sheri Gilson of Paper Crafty's Creations... She has created an adorable birthday card using some watercolor crayons!!! Love the pairing of the stamps with the patterned paper....

And now.... For some DT Inspiration for you! If you click on the name under the image, you will be taken to the individual blogs to find out what watercoloring medium they used...

Laurel (with a how to video up on her blog as well)

PLEASE READ the rules in the sidebar in order to be eligible for the prize!!!!!

• You have until Wednesday, May 13th to submit your entries!

Don't forget to keep checking our Facebook page, where our Facebook Inspiration Team will be sharing projects throughout the challenge!



  1. Awesome cards Ladies! Question: do you have to use Lawn Fawn products and if so exclusively???

  2. Everyone's watercolor projects are amazing! Great job ladies!! :)

  3. Love love all the DT projects!! This is a great theme! - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)

  4. Wonderful creations! Here is
    my link:
    My first time doing water coloring.
    Carla from Utah

  5. LOVE all the watercolor projects! All amazing & so much fun!

  6. Gorgeous samples everybody! Love watercolors and couldn't stop after one card :)

  7. Love all the amazing inspiration by the Design Team - great work (as always) ladies!

  8. Superb inspirations team! Thank u so much for this challenge! :)

  9. All the DT cards are so amazing!! I'm just started using watercolor pencils and I love them.


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