Saturday, April 18, 2009
Greetings from the farm
This week's High Hopes challenge is distressing. I decided to use some of the farm stamps that I haven't had a chance to use yet from the February release. The chicken, pig, farmer, and farm background are all separate stamps. I stamped and masked the image to create my scene. Since my scene was fairly large, I decided to create a simple card where the image really is the focus of the card. After coloring my images with copic markers, I sponge the edges with dark chocolate link. Then, I distressed the edges with a pair of scissors. I cut a kraft card base (card is 5x7) and sponged the edges with ink. I added a pure poppy mat, sponged the edges again, and added it to my card using foam adhesive. The design is very simple, but I like how it lets the busy farm scene take center stage.
Check out the High Hopes blog to see all the design team creations for this challenge. Have a great day!
Stamps: Farm Background, Brewster, Farmer Clem, Miss Peggy (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Cardstock: white, kraft, pure poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: dark chocolate (Papertrey Ink), black (Momento)
Tools: sponge, copic markers, scissors