Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Down On The Farm

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!!! I hope that you are seeing at least some semblance of Spring's arrival!! We have been fortunate here in WNC because the daffies and tulips are in bloom and everything is greening, making me want to make my trek to the flower/plant buying places...remembering my grandmother told me NEVER before Mother's Day!! But why do they sell them way before Mother's Day??? For those who can't resist, like MOI!!!!


As promised we are on a nostalgic trip Down To The Farm today with Edwin's "Is This Your Egg?" from the Easter Collection 2009, Tilda's Sun from the Stamp Club 2007, and the Pink Bench from the Pink Collection 2008. All of these cute stamps are available at Magnolia-licious . And for those of you who happened to read yesterday's post, I think I used almost everything I had laid out...except the feathers from the OLD hat (they won't be missed, I'm sure, BUT if anyone needs them I can mail right away) LOL...So...what do you think???




I wanted a primitive Americana feel to the card so I pieced the background with blue dots and green checks and made the sun from a yellow gingham. I found the pattern for the barn in a children's farmyard coloring book and altered it to fit the 6X6 card. I made the barn from a barn red CS and colored it with Copics after penciling in the boards. The door and hayloft were stamped on Kraft and cut out, coloring also with Copics...I added crossbucks on the door with an opaque white pen. The roof of the barn was cut from Kraft CS and rubbed with pewter metallic to give the look of old tin. The bench was stamped on Kraft but to give it more texture it was also colored with Copics, cut out, and popped up on dimensional tape. Edwin and that cute chicken were stamped on Prism Cryogen White and colored with Copics to match some of the DP I used on the inside (yellow plaid). They were then popped up to be on the same level as the bench. I'm sure you notice what an excellent surgeon I am!!! Jacque's brain says...sitting chickens have no legs!!! LOLOL


I fully intended to use the feathers BUT I decided that to keep the primitive feel, I would use raffia instead...besides don't some of those old feathers have diseases on them????? I made a bow from the raffia and placed it in the hayloft to give the appearance of hay as well as serve as a cute decoration, I think. I also added 3 little chick buttons at the bottom on the chicken scratch stitching...Note: using that stitching all over the card was tooooooo much chicken scratch!!


I then added a small yellow crochet flower, hung some brass farm implements on the barn wall and placed a red polka-dotted fabric brad (which carries over to the ribbon used on the inside of the card) in the upper right corner from which I dangled a couple of eggs. I also colored the eggs with Copics. Farm eggs aren't white, are they???



On the inside of the card I used the patchwork DP on the first side and made it into a quilt by placing embroidery knots in the proper places. On the other panel I stitched the 2 remaining DPs to make a quilt square on the floral background, added the polka-dotted ribbon to match the button on the front, placed a yellow jotting place and finished with another yellow crochet flower.

I don't know much about farms but I sure did enjoy doing this little Edwin card and building this barn for him!! And if you happen to need a barn built, just call on me!!! Have hammer, will travel!!! lol If you have questions about anything I have described, please let me know. I would love to hear from you!!Until next time, be safe, and happy Magnolia-ing!!! Hugs!!

20 comments:

Danni said...

Another masterpiece!! Wow, you really did create the perfect farm scene! Love it!! Awesome job!

Sheri said...

Oh my gosh! Masterpiece is..RIGHT!!!! wow...wow...wow...incredible.

Sandy said...

This is super cute and has so much detail! Great job!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

This is my kind of card!!! I am so in love with this! Scenery cards are my very favorite, and you knocked this one out of the park! Such wonderful details such as the tools hanging from the barn wall! You're amazing! I love it!

ladydiana said...

Old McDonald had a farm built by Jacque! What an adorable card. So much thought has gone into it and you certainly "built" the card. I love the quilted feel of the inside. Fabulous card!!!
Diana

Kerry D-C said...

Just darling Jacque! so fun!

PBrown9624 said...

Your cards are such masterpieces. Well done!

Jessica G. said...

Another amazing creation, Jacque! All your elements create a beautiful scene and I love the quilted inside!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Very cute card. Edwin looks stylish (for a farm boy) in his overalls that you colored so well. Thanks for joining our challenge.

Suzanne J Dean said...

So cute Jacque! Love the awesome scene you've created & all the great embellies! This is my favorite image of Edwin--I've got a thing for chickens/roosters, LOL!

hugz,
Suzanne

Cami said...

Oh I just love the scenery you created with that red barn! Such imagination and improvision to create something this cute! I love all your creations and congrats on joining the Magnolia-licious DT. We will all learn alot from you! Hugs, Cami

Candy said...

Fantastic Jacque!

Laurel said...

What a great farm - I love the stage that you set with your cards - it is so creative - I just love it; then Edwin makes it all come alive! Just a work of art!!

Teri said...

Love it! I'm not very good at making scenes and you make it look so easy :)

Cheryl said...

Hi Jacque! Love how you've created this scene with Edwin! It has everything!
Huge congratulations on being added to the design team! You are so deserving of this honor!

Rachel said...

This is soooo adorable!!

Suzy said...

Dear Jacque,
You have created the sweetest scene I just love it. Your work is just beautiful and I am so proud to have you as a DT sister :)
hugs,
Suzy

smallcity said...

This is so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeee, great coloring, love the farm scene.

Carolyn

Chris (catt871) said...

LOVE THIS!!!!! Edwin looks right at home at the farm!!!!

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