Monday, June 22, 2015

CCNS90: Morning on the farm

 This week's challenge at CCNS is Black and Red with a rooster.  Frankly, this was a real challenge for me!  I did grow up in Arkansas and even had pet chickens but I can't say I ever made a rooster themed card.  But then I spotted the Impression Obsession Farm Girl die set from the online store and it was easy peasy!  :)

I started with a Darice honey comb embossing folder and black card base. I then used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A to trim a piece of red card stock for my angled layer.  I had some wood grain paper that I thought would look great as a barn background.  I ripped and sponged a white piece of card stock with  Evergreen Bough  and Walnut Stain to make it look like grass and dirt in front of the wood grain paper.  I cut out the Farm Girl die set out of white card stock and also out of red card stock.  I paper pieced her dress on her instead of coloring it all red.  I used my Copics to add shading and colors to all the pieces.  I later went back and used a white gel pen to add some details to her dress.  The fence and rooster is popped up with  small Joy! foam pads. I had to google a picture of a rooster in order to color it - what would we do without google? My duck would have been lost in the white background so I added a black bracket tab using MFT Blueprint 13 - it also helped balance the card.  

Diana Nguyen, Impression Obsession, farm girl

Thank you so much for looking and hope you can play along this week.


Don't forget that you can use the coupon code DIANAN-10 to the Classy Cards 'n Such on-line store for many of the items I used today.