Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Farmhouse Greetings

Hello friends, welcome and thank for stopping by!!  You know if this was in real life I would have a hot brewed coffee waiting for you - or tea if that is your preference.  My husband upcycles furniture and does a fabulous job with it - this means I live in an every changing house LOL!  Some of the pieces are so beautiful and just have to stay with us - the latest pieces are a very 'French Farmhouse' look - who doesn't love that.  It did remind me of an older Layers of Color stamp....how perfect is that Rooster Topiary!?

I started by stamping the Rooster onto texture card stock using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black Ink. Next the image was coloured using Chameleon Pens, and layered onto slightly larger Maroon card stock.

Narrow green checked ribbon has been wrapped around patterned paper from my stash, the layered image has been adhered using double sided tape and adhered to slightly larger dark green card stock.

For my card front I used a piece of garden wire/lattice to emboss white card stock.  I love to try different things but have a rule - don't force anything - the outcome could be lethal.  The embossed layer has been adhered to a slightly larger dark green card base, with the layered image adhered near the top of the card front.

I have cut/embossed the Honeycomb from the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Honey Bee Etched Dies using gold card stock.  This has been popped under the lower left corner of the layered image and glued into place.  The circle sentiment is from Fancy Pants and has been popped up using Scrapboook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Watercoloring
International Art & Soul  Be Inspired by a Movie (the Chicken Run)
Pile It On Land Animals and/or Sea/Water Creatures
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - ANYTHING GOES - NO TWIST
Cardz 4 Galz - Dimensional Elements
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
The Male Room  - Anything Goes 
Scrapy Land Challenges Always Anything Goes with Die Brand SL sells
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes + Option: Winter Fun
Papercraft Business Challenge Anything Goes +  option New Beginnings
Ike's World A for Animals / Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless yo

                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. Awesome card. Great layers and textures. Totally love the look of this! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  2. *gasp* Hi Linda!!! I ♥ this stamp set, I have it too! I soo miss Layers of Color. I haven't stamped an actual card in years, unfortunately. Your card brings back warm fuzzies. Thanks so much for linking up at ITD's CREATIVE PLAYGROUND!! Hugs

  3. Thought I recognised that image - love this card Linda, and the colours are so rustic together!

  4. That's really beautiful and I love how you coloured him :-)
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

    IKE x

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  5. A beautiful card with lovely textures too. Thanks for joining us in our challenge of 'Choose a Movie' over at IAAS. Hazel x

  6. What a great card! Love everything about it! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  7. We always look forward to your visits to our neighborhood. We never fail to find a fabulous creation from you on our front porch. Love the composition and all the great textures! Looking forward to you next stroll past 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner/Designer
    613 Avenue Create Challenge

  8. This is sooo much fun! I love all the different elements and card design! Thank you for joining the Paper Craft Business Challenge!

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. A super card. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.

  11. A Very lovely card, Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month. Donna - DT Member

    Please visit the new challenge blog The Paper Funday Challenges at: www.paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com

  12. What a great card and stamping on the textured card gives it a really different look.
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room.
    Linby x

  13. What a fun image! Great design. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  14. Excellent composition and design. This is a delight. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create.

  15. Oh My Linda - of all the cards you have entered this is my FAV!!!! I am a farmhouse girl so I am drawn to this, but I love the background & the faux wire & your image - WELL DONE!! Thanks for sharing with us at Papercraft business Challenge!

  16. This is a wonderful papercraft project ! Every detail seems so well thought out and well placed. Thank you for always submitting such inspiring and visually pleasing projects!
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  17. This is such a fun card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #1 at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Why not join our other other challenges at Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday.

  18. Awesome card and fabulous card design,love it...thank you for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  19. I love everything about this. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  20. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with the Creative Playground.

  21. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional winter fun” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)


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