Yee Haw!!! This hars the weekin' n' I'm as giddy as a sow in slop! I's reckon yer wonderin', "Why in tarnation is she ramblin' on in her native tongue fer?" WELL..it's because I'm so stoked about our latest challenge happening over at Our Creative Corner! Our very own lovely Liliana has set a theme, so close to my heart, of
Let's Go Country & Use Some Plaid!!
Waa-Hoo! I didn't have to reach far for this one as I reside in the resort,Villa de Podunk, but the process of creating this frame was insanely fun and I hope you like the outcome. So grab yer pitchforks, them milking pails, overalls, sexy green tractors, and your love of art and creating and come on over fer a spell. We'll leave a light on for ya! Liliana has graciously included this inspirational photo to assist in your creative endeavors. This doesn't need to be just a card, she'd love to see projects too!
I drew inspiration from the dried corn husk textures in the back, the white of the dishware and the scenery itself made me think of a wonderful gathering of family.
Here is a basic "blah" brown frame that I've applied patina colors to. Even did a little powder embossing on the edges with TH's Ultimate Grunge stamp.
These were colored letter blocks (3"x3") that I found at a local thrift store. There were 5 of them for a quarter...MINE! I sanded them down, filled them with Patching Plaster, let that dry overnight. Sanded them again to level out the plaster, then coated them with a light spray of clear sealant.
This little bird house was given to me by my Mom (She's an avid flea market junkie too) because she thought it had project potential. She was right! It housed the cutest little corn husk family.
Here is their new home. Surrounded by spare corn husks that fell randomly from the sky when the local farmers were burning off their land, again...MINE! A few berry sprigs snipped from a wreath I felt had ample to share and that little plaid and raffia bow. The plaid is an old dishcloth that I soaked in coffee and married with another country element. The pinecones, well they are just all over the yard.
The blocks got a new life by printing out the words on my PC in 3" x 3" squares, rounded the corners with a punch, mod podged them onto the blocks and then stained the corners lightly with TH's Antique Linen DI.
These hearts were THE coolest things to make. Using a recycled tea can, I punched out hearts with SU's Heart to Heart punch. THEN, first time for me ever, used my new Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Rust & Espresso) with the Adirondack Pearl Mixative; purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, to turn silver into these gorgeous country feeling hearts. I dry embossed them a bit to look like punched metal. That's it! All made from cheap finds, freebies or recycled products.
If you've made it this far in the post then hopefully you're inspired and anxious to get started on your very own country card or project!
We'd LOVE to see you there. Please visit my incredibly talented teammates as they also have some amazing country inspired ideas for you too.
Heaps a Hugs n' Happy Crafting...
Theme: LET'S GET COUNTRY!
(Use some Plaid too)
NEWS * NEWS* NEWS
Coming in October, Our Creative Corner will be revealing a brand new element. We are replacing our Guest Designer spot with Top Talent Thursday. What does this mean? It means, the entire day, our spotlight will be on a specially chosen winner!! Want more details? You'll have to check back in October and see what the buzz is all about. Submit your entries and the stage could be YOURS!