FFF: Digital and Something New

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wooohoo! It's Friday peoples!! :)

It's time for another Farm Fresh Friday challenge! This one is brought to us by the talented Farmer, Melyssa Connolly. She wants us to use a digital image and to try a new technique on our projects. Don't worry: it doesn't have to be new to everyone, just to you.

I was looking forward to this challenge since I'm not so brave when it comes to trying new things on my cards! Lately I've been seeing a ton of handmade flowers on projects so I thought I'd try to make one too. Not bad for a first try, right?! I used this tutorial by Wendy Smedley to make mine. I think next time I'd like to try some really bright patterned paper and really go to town on the distressing part! :)

I colored the fun digital image of Harold the Koala banging on his bongo's with my reinkers and aquapainter brush on some Georgia Pacific cardstock since it's all I can fit through the printer at Staples. The edges of each panel were sponged with either Antique Linen or Vintage Photo and I machine stitched there edges too. Although you can't see it in the picture too well, I sprayed the main panel with some Glimmer Mist to give it more sparkle - LOVE that glimmer mist! Then I added the rustic twine, some candy dots and the paper flower and I was done!

Check out what the Farmer's and Critter Crew created for today's challenge:

What are your plans for the weekend?? We're thinking about doing some blueberry picking and catching a movie or two at the drivein's. There's one about a half hour from our place and it's surrounded by farmland. It's so quaint! I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend close to home after all the flying, walking and driving I did last weekend with my girls.

Thank you so much for visiting today! I'll be back tomorrow with my card for tomorrow's Sketch For You To Try! :)

The Greeting Farm
'Harold Drums digi stamp' and 'Fly Away - retired'
Inks: Going Gray, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Cool Caribbean, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye and
Vintage Photo'
Papers: Georgia Pacific, Bazzil Basics, PP - Bo Bunny and K&Company 'DayDreams Collection'
PTI Rustic Button Twine, Basic Grey Green At Heart Buttons, Spellbinders Large Circle and Big Scalloped Nestibilities, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Pebbles Inc. Candy Dots - Brown, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals


Sparkplug17 said...

This is just darling!

Heather Schlatter said...


Wonderful Coloring even if you had to use so much of that aweful color I am allergic too!!! :-)

I love your technique you tried too!! Gotta try that some time myself!!!

I am so sad to hear you are not staying on the Critter Crew for the new term I will MISS you!!!


scrapn_momof2 said...

Adorable card. Great job on your handmade flower.

Kim said...

How adorable, the flower is perfect and that background paper is so cool!

kadie said...

I really really love this! That paper is super cute paired with this image. And I LOVE your paper flowers--great job!! Super cute layout.

My brother told me there was a small earthquake in DC today...it's hard to believe that we were braving the heat and poundin the pavement there a week ago today! Miss you already!

Jen Shults said...

This is just fabulous. I adore that flower you made and these colors are just wonderful. Always beautiful work to be found here.

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