Friday, May 17, 2013

Happier than...

It's time for a new Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge (May 15 - May 31). Our theme is "On the Farm" and the only real rule is that you send in at least one card (Donation guidelines here). 

We're sponsored by Wings and Willows; I couldn't resist using their sweet Pig in Mud digi stamp:

I really enjoyed this week's Crafty Cardmakers "Use 3 techniques" challenge; I chose Distressing (inking on the card & image, and distressing on the flowers & leaves with a Prima tool); Embossing (the "mud" is applied with a Versamark pen and heat-embossed with Brown Sugar powder by ZING); and Making your own Flowers (I cut these on my Cricut years ago!). 

I colored the image with Copics; I used Blender Solution and Aida cloth to add texture to the grass & grass. The couds are filled with a white glaze pen. 

The sentiment is by TLC Creations; it and the image were cut/embossed on my BigShot with Spellbinders dies. I added some yellow Liquid Pearls to the sentiment piece. The flower brads & washi tapes are from my stash.

Tuesday Morning Sketches
Crafty Cardmakers #91: Pick at least 3 Techniques from list (Distressing, Heat Embossing, Making your own flowers)
Creative Creations Challenge Blog: For a Child
Digi Makeover Challenge: The Great Outdoors
Drunken Stampers #126: Farm Animals
Incy Wincy Designs: Animal Antics
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Flower Power
Tuesday Morning Sketches #198: Sketch (rotated 90° CC) + Lots of Flowers

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  1. Love your muddy pig. That embossing powder has worked a treat. The washi tape background is very effective, and I guess would have covered our 'patchwork' theme as well.

    Thank you for joining us

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers.

  2. Great card! Love the washi tape!
    Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week!

  3. Fabulous card - and a perfect sentiment too!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  4. So cute CG, I love the sentiment you used, it's perfect!

  5. So sweet! I love this image and your fabulous coloring. Great design! Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers!!

  6. Thanks for joining in with creative creations I love your cute piggy he's so sweet x

    Love Jacquie xxx

  7. Eep, I get to thank you for playing along in 2 of 'my' challenges :) Love that! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Drunken *hiccup* Stampers - and I'm so pleased you gave my sketch a whirl at TMS! I love that you rotated it. The mud on that piggy is awesome - and the amazing texture with the Aida cloth! Totally fabulous :)

  8. CG, cute pig..made me smile. Thank you for using our sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  9. This is really cute!! Love that image!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  10. What a cute little piggy! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  11. So fun! Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  12. Aww...this is too cute! Thank you for playing along with us in the Flower Power Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

  13. Cute card! I love the mud!! Thanks for playing along with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x

  14. Great little piggy!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers, Cindy


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