Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Old McDonald Has a Farm

Our twist this week on Sketch with a Twist is to use a country theme.  This card was a real challenge for me.  When I looked at the sketch, I wasn't sure how to tie the image on the top to the rest of the card below, especially if I used ribbon.  I played with my new Country Charm set for a bit and then left it for a few days while I went to my brother's wedding; a very long eight hour drive into the interior of rural B.C.  After looking at log fences for cattle for hours, it finally dawned on me what to do.  Unfortunately, I don't have a fence stamp.  I am not an artist.  I don't draw.  I confess, I pulled out my quilting ruler to measure all my posts so they were evenly spaced and my fence was not crooked.  Once I had my grid done, I then free-hand drew the fence over my pencil lines  to get a more organic look.  To be honest, I'm quite proud of my efforts.  Once that was done, I stamped my images and sentiment.  I then masked all 4 stamped items and began sponging my background.  I then added in some grass bits with my Copics.  I don't do scenes very often because I tend to worry about fudging it near the end after putting in a lot of effort but I do always enjoy the effect once I've tried it.  There's something very relaxing about sponging backgrounds...

Challenges this Card Meets:
Speedy TV's Sketch with a Twist - Country Theme
The Craft Room Challenge - Something New - My new Country Charm stamps from Mark's Finest Papers
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use Animals on your Card
Creative Card Crew - Down on the Farm
Creative Corner Challenges - Cute Critters
Send A Smile For Kids - Animal Challenge


  1. those are seriously cute farmyard stamps!! great fun card, Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  2. Really cute and so perfect for our Down on the Farm challenge.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  3. Hi, cute stamps and lovely farm scene.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m