Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday Challenge @ MelJen's Designs

Hello Friends! Time for another fun challenge on the MelJen's Design Team and Challenge blog. This week, our challenge is
Use KRAFT card stock on your project

I chose to make an Autumn card featuring the absolutely adorable, Farmer Crow.

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I printed Farmer Crow onto my favorite card stock, colored him with Copic markers and die cut him. While the focal was still in the die, I used an ink blending tool to add distress inks to create sky and ground. I added random stamping and texture to the main kraft piece, too. I also printed the Two Leaves digital image and colored them with Copics and used them to accent the twine here.

After coloring, I accented the lines with a glitter pen. I love doing this. It adds a subtle sparkle and shimmer. It looks like a bit much in this photo because it's under a bright lamp, so the camera could pick up the sparkle. The little speech bubble you see there is cut from a sheet of patterned paper.

A little look at the inside for ya!

I created the greeting using a really fun stamp set from Lawn Fawn, called Harold's ABC's. I stamped it in Versamark and embossed it. I added some more of the Two Leaves stamps on the inside, along with some more gingham paper...bringing the outside in.

I hope you are able to join us this week for this challenge. I love visiting your blogs to see what you create. Just remember, that you must use a MelJen's Designs image, in order to be included in the random drawing to win FREE digital stamps of your choice.

That's all I have for today. As usual, please stop by the Design Team blog and be inspired by what the other Team Members have created to share with you.

Thanks for dropping in!




Sheila H said...

Your card is darling, Barb. I love the colors, patterns and textures of your DP and embellishments. And your sky and ground behind the cute image are fantastic - your technique is flawless.

Jeanne said...

Well, hello to you too, Mr. Cute Scarecrow! What a fun card, Barb. Perfect for the fall season. I really like everything about this card, but specifically, your background looks amazing. You've combined colors and textures wonderfully to evoke a comfy fall feeling. And I love your signature sparkle, too. *Ü* Excellent work!

Life and Knits said...

Beautiful card! When I get to bed at night I dream about being able to color this good!! Absolutely stunning!!


Denise Goeldner said...

Amazing Autumn card love all the details and layout stunning hugs xx