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.
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.