Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Falling for You

The challenge at IO is to use fall colors. I need a card for a guy so made this. I started with PTI canyon clay card stock and embossed it with my score board to make a place for the sentiment and embossed the top and bottom of the piece  and sponged some walnut distress ink on top.  I cut the IO wheat in different colors and tied with a piece of string. The I stamped the IO sentiment and cut the thoughts from smoky grey card stock.

I will enter this in the IO Falling for You Challenge

Down on the Farm

I am so happy that my good friend and personal cheerleader,Donna Pheland, has joined the  Double D design team. Donna encouraged me when I first started making cards and has continued to encourage me and inspire me with her fabulous designs. But now, on to the challenge. Look at this fun-filled mood board that Diane put together for us. 

This mood board transports me back several years to when we lived on a farm. We had the barn, the livestock, the vegetables and the flowers, but I confess I dried my clothes in a drier. I was also excited when  I saw this mood board that Diane created.  I thought,YES, I have another excuse to use my barn die. I shared on a post some time ago that I made my husband a very expensive birthday card because I bought four die sets to complete his card. He loves anything that has to do with a barn cows, farming etc, and Karen Burniston had the perfect pop-up dies for his card. I only used two of die sets for this card, but at least I am getting some use from them. For my card, I chose the barn with the sunflowers from the Mood Board.

Papertrey Ink - Cover Plate: In the Woods DieI started with a PTI In the Woods cover plate die cut and colored the leaves and branches. I backed it with a piece of card that I had sponged with dessert sand and summer sky Memento inks 
*NEW - Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Pop-It-Ups - Barn Pop StandI cut and assembled the barn and glued it to the sponged piece and then placed the tree die cut on top. I added some haystacks and pitch fork in front of the barn. Both of these dies are available at Dies R Us

          *NEW - Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Hay There Pop Stand

 The sun flowers are from Melanie Muenchinger's Stately Flowers 5 which is available at Gina K Designs.  I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and then fussy cut them. 

Now it is time to think about life on a farm and check out the brilliant inspiration from the design team at Double D Challenge Blog. The designers are looking forward to your "Down on the Farm" creations.