Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bessie and Her Funny Farm!

I purchased this set last year and really haven't had any inspiration to make a card with it. I decided to surf the net and found my inspiration piece in a children's downloadable colouring page.
I started with this picture for the direction of my card. I coloured the barn and silo with my markers and blended it well with my aqua painters. I then heat embossed with clear powder to make the silo look glossy (In my mind it was supposed to resemble metal...oh well!)

The many background layers have been run through my cuttlebug, adhered with double sided tape and then quilted with my sewing machine. I have sponged the various layers with their co-ordinating inks to add some more depth. The sun is embossed with clear embossing powder and then heated with my heat gun.

Now onto the fun stuff! Meet Bessie and Baa. Bessie, the lovable cow has been watercoloured and then flocked so that she is fuzzy and warm. Baa, the sheep has been covered with fluffy goodness with my liquid applique ;)

This card is so much fun to run your fingers over with all the raised embossed backgrounds full of bumps, fuzz and fluff! I thought that this card would make a cute belated birthday card with the phrase "It's pasture birthday......Hope ewe had a mooo-valas one!"
It's cheezy I know, but I thinks that it fits the card! lol

Card Recipe:

Stamps: On the Farm, Scenery
Paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Wild Wasabi, Watercolour, K&Co. DP
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, SU Markers, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sewing Machine, Markers, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Flocking, Heat Tool, Embossing Powder, Liquid Applique, Sponges


Busy Momma said...

all I have to say is WOW!! your cards are amazing!

Andi Mead said...

I think the way you did this is cool. I just used this set last weekend, it turned out CRAZY. I used bold brights. A definate challenge for me. I think I failed ;) Your cards are unique. I really like them! Keep posting!!

Barefootstamper said...

What a FAB card! Actually all the cards I've seen on your site have been off the charts. I'd love to borrow your mojo for the week! You got a shout out over at Card of the Week.com -- check it out at http://www.cardoftheweek.com/2008/05/card-of-the-w-3.html

Thanks for sharing your work with us!

Alli Miles said...

You do incredible work!!! I love you attention to detail, texture as well as giving life to your stamps by adding dimension and perfect colour.

Beth Norman said...

Too darn cute.

Anonymous said...

Can you please tell me where you got the farm set? It's too cute. Great work, can't wait to see more!

Paper in the Works! said...

Hi Annonymous,

I purchase this set from a lady on splitcoaststampers. It is a retired Stampin' Up! Set called "On the Farm"
- Hope that helps :)


Jacynthe said...

I am amazed at how many details are in your cards!! This one is a little piece of art!!