Monday, April 18, 2011

Down on the Farm!

Good morning! What a busy weekend I've had! It was spent catching up with family, grandparents mostly. Saturday night was spent celebrating my mom's birthday. (65) Sunday we celebrated Brian's Gram's birthday.....91 years old! Following that was a Palm Sunday lunch with my dad, sister, niece, and nephew. My crafty time has still been limited, but I did manage to find a few hours Friday night to create. It felt good to get back into the swing of things.....even if just for a little while. I used Crafty Secret's Farm Chicks set. It is such an adorable set.....even if I am a city girl at heart! ; ) The chickens were colored with Copic Markers. For the ground I used an old washcloth and my blending solution. Just wet the washcloth with the blending solution and dab the ground. It gives it nice texture and blended the sky and ground a bit together. The entire image was cut out with the Spellbinder's Eyelet Squares. I threaded twine through the holes to give it a rustic feel. For the Grade A image, I used Copic markers as well as Prisma colored pencils. I glossy accented the eggs. The stick pin was created with an open circle stick pin and a brad. I took the prongs off the brad and simply glued the brad to the stick pin.

The papers are just scraps I had in my stash. Some Graphic 45, Daisy D's.........remember Daisy D's? And yep......still have some of their paper!


It is a rainy Monday here.......gloomy, with snow in the forecast. Yuck. I really, really need spring to arrive! This icky weather is driving me crazy!


Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for popping in!

12 comments:

Dixie said...

Wonderful! Your choice of papers is perfect, as is your colouring. The twine through the "eyelets" is just a perfect touch, and I love how you did your stickpin.

Susie said...

Very awesome country card. Love the touch of gingham ribbon.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful...but I think (gasp!) that this is the first card I have seen you make without glitter! ;0)

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A Vintage Chic said...

Adorable card, Michele! I just love every detail!

Glad you had some good family time this weekend--so important!

Sorry about the snow ahead--spring snow is always the worst! Hope it passes soon & that spring comes to stay!

Have a wonderful day...

Julie

Carol said...

Super cute card. Love the image and the twine! TFS

*Vicki* said...

Gorgeous card Michele! Beautiful design and coloring!! :)

Renee said...

love this country looking card!! just adorable. hugz n blessings.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michele.

Hugs Riet.xx

1CardCreator said...

Sweet, that ribbon and red go so perfectly with that sweet image, looks fab!

Jocelyn said...

Sounds like a super busy weekend!!!!

I adore this card....my all time favorite....hens, and chicks and Roosters!!!! PERFECT!!!

Wishing you a Happy Week!!!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Super cute chicken card Michele! Love the blue sky with your sunny yellow color and the twine. I'm going to show it on my blog post tomorrow and will link back to you

Thanks!
Sandy

Something Special said...

I am just wild about that cupcake card. You are very talented. Come see my new blog look, as I would love to get your input. Take care, hugs from the other 1 L Michele