Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog. It's a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning here in Pittsburgh. We haven't seen the sun for several days so it's always nice when it comes out this time of year.
I have lots of household chores to do today and the brightness in my house gives me the inspiration to get them all done. I am still getting the last of my Christmas decorations put away.
I don't know about you but I feel this process takes considerably longer than getting everything out to decorate. I also took this opportunity to get rid of a few things that I haven't used for a few years. I just pass them along to our local Goodwill store and that way someone else can hopefully find a use for it.
Well, time to move onto my card for today. This one I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz blog. I am using a couple of the new sets today with the On The Farm and Farm Animals.
So let's get started with some details on the little farm scene I created on my card today.
Black Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Image Panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
I started my card by stamping the images with Memento tuxedo black ink. I colored the images with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. This ink doesn't bleed into your markers or pencils. I also used X-Press It blending cardstock. It is designed to work with Copic markers.
|Markers & Pencils used to color images|
After the images were colored I started on my background. I used tumbled glass distress ink for my sky then shabby shutters and mowed lawn for the grassy area. I used some torn paper to create the appearance of a hilly area. I wanted a softer background so I used a stencil brush. It achieved the look I was after. At the bottom of the card, I used tea dye distress ink for a non-grassy area.
I decided to use the "udder-ly awesome" sentiment from the farm Animals set. I cut a cloud from the "clouds & sun" die set as the spot for stamping. This sentiment is a single line and was just a bit to long for my cloud. So I used my MISTI tool and took it to a 2 line sentiment. You just tape off the part that you don't want stamped and ink up your sentiment.
When I started the assembly of my card, I decided to use the fence stamp and die from the On The Farm set. And then I added some hearts going from the cow up to the sentiment. I just thought they fit so well with this sentiment. The hearts are from the Love Bird Branch die set.
That's it for me for today. So until next time.........God bless.
I am also entering:
1. Crafting With Friends has an anything goes challenge.
2. Creative Fingers has an anything goes challenge.
3. Crafting With An Attitude #23 is anything goes.