Thursday, July 7, 2011

Down on the Farm with Digital Delights

Join us this week at Delightful Challenges 
for Down on the Farm!

My card this week features Farmer Giles and Sally the Sheep in a Stair Step card. I also used the Down on the Farm Accessories set, Down on the Farm digi paper, and the Sentiment Set.

This is a great new series with a variety of farm animals, Polly and Petey, Farmer Giles, an accessories set, a great sentiment pack, and some really wonderful digi paper. I especially like the gingham papers.

This first picture is the front of the card as it is folded and ready for the envelope.

I used the apple digi paper to paper piece the tree foliage.  The tree trunk, barn and fence are all colored with Copics. Isn't the greetings sentiment perfect for this set?

When the card is opened and on display you can see the farmyard scene in layers.  The hay stack has been colored with Copics and then layered with Flowersoft.  Farmer Giles is colored with Copics and cut out to enhance the 3D effect.  I made two Sally the Sheep characters also colored with Copics.  

One of my favorite memories growing up was crawling through the tall grass in my grandfather's apple orchard. So of course, I had to add layers of grass with the aid of an old Marvy punch.

Flip up the lid (so to speak) and you can see the inside of the card where I will be able to write out a note to the lucky recipient.

Here is a close-up of the paper pieced tree. 

Card Recipe:
CS and Papers: Wild Wasbe, Down on the Farm digi paper
Markers: Copics – B00, B24, 100, E35, E57, R20, G14, R29, C1, C3
Access. and Embellishments: Flowersoft, Ribbon, Michael’s flower brads, Hex brads, Retro Flower punch, Marvy Grass punch, Spellbinder/JustRite die
Coloring Medium: Distress ink sponged on paper edges
Special Techniques: Stair Step Card

Be sure and take a look at what the wonderful Design Team has come up with for your inspiration. 

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This card will be entered into the following challenges:

I hope you join us this week at Delightful Challenges for "Down on the Farm" and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your fabulous creations.

Have a great day!


Lisa Foster said...

Oh My Goodness! This is jaw-dropping fabulous, Nancy!!! What a perfect, awesome card! You've really done an excellent job!!!

Wendy Hall said...

Absolutely stunning Nancy!
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh Nancy this is so beautiful !Using a step type card is so good for making a scenic card

Lisa said...

wonderful job, I love it!! all the detail is amazing!!


Hi Nancy
A gorgeous and fabulous card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh hun I just love it! Those goggly eyes are fab!

Hugs shell xx

Unknown said...

such a detailed card!
Stunning creation Nancy, you've done it again!

Ann Craig said...

Anyone of any age would love to receive this cute card with all it's little secrets to find each time you look at it. Fabulous work and thanks so much for joining us at jac-inks challenges.

Berry said...

Super cute! I love the dimension thanks for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Lisa Jane said...

awwww - cute little farmyard scene
Thanks for linking up at Make it Monday this week
Lisa x

Unknown said...

Hi Nancy, goodness that is a little work of art! Just perfect. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design. Sarah

Linda Anderson said...

Ahhhhh, this sure is super cute!!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.


Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine....


Unknown said...

Really cute card:)
Thank you for your participation in the challenge to the SAM.
Hugs New DT Marika

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Hehehe!!! totally cracking up at your blog title and this sweet and funny card. I often think of the days when I escaped from the funny farm.... sigh. :D
This is really too cute!

Thank you for playing along at our Month long prize challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Heather D.

Natascha said...

Great card. Thank you so much for joning us over at Bearly Mine Challenge. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

tiggertastic said...

this is so creative, love the 3D effect you have created

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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