Saturday, July 25, 2015

Challenge 162 Country Strong

It's time for another challenge over at and this time it is design team sister Peachy's turn. August 2-8 in the USA it is national Farmers Week so to celebrate this she has asked us all to come up with a country theme project.
I have chosen to make the 8x8 Birthday card for my Dad and when he has finished with it it will go in to a deep frame to hang on the wall in either their or my home.

I used a sheet of doily paper on the base then matted on to a gingham sheet two different papers which I attached a ribbon across the join.
The cockerel is cut from a sheet of Graphic 45 paper which I distressed the edges and inked. Then I cut out 12 sunflowers and layered them up around the image using different heights. The Bonne sentiment is cut out of another sheet. I still have plenty of images left and more sunflowers.

Now its your turn to join in make something with a country feel.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Challenge 161 Young Childs Card

This time around over at it is my turn to pick the theme for us all to play along to and I have chosen "make a young (under 13) child's birthday card". This gives us all plenty of excuse to play along as we all know a young person who will be having a special day soon don't we?

Here is my card and I couldn't have got further away from 13 if I tried lol.

This card was made for an order and I think I used a sketch I found but maybe not!
I used a "Verve" sentiment and lots of Spellbinder dies. I also used a Tim Holtz stencil and painted the hearts on the back plate, I put about 4 layers for depth. I always think a first birthday card is more for the parents and a keepsake rather than something the child will look at and enjoy so plenty time for teddies etc to come.

Have fun with this challenge and link up.