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Friday, January 22, 2010

...Farm Fresh Summer

Happy Friday! It's Farm Fresh Friday time again at The Greeting Farm Blog, and this week's challenge was designed by our DT coordinator-extraordinaire, Jessica Diedrich...Sunshiny Send-Off! To celebrate the first appearance of TGF products at CHA in California this week, we were to create a bright and cheerful summer card. My sample showcases the images from the set "Sweet Messages" by Marina Neira. The images was stamped in black onto watercolor paper, cut out, then attached to the focal panel with dimensionals. The focal panel was cut out using Spellbinders' Deckled Rectangle Nesties...I LOVE those! I paired her with some patterned papers from the Ooh La La For Her pack by My Mind's Eye. The vertical panel was edged with a piece of melon cardstock that was punched with a Martha Stewart Border Punch, then stitched along the same side as the border punch. The circular panel was cut out using the Spellbinders' Circle Nesties, then pierced using a paper piercer and circular piercing guide. I also distressed the edges using my Heidi Swapp distressing tool, and finished the card by adding a rhinestone flourish by Me & My Big Ideas.

Now let's see what the rest of the design team members have up their sleeves for today's challenge:

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by to see me, and I will see you back here tomorrow with a creation for Crazy 4 Challenges! Until then...

Supplies
Stamps: Sweet Message (The Greeting Farm-Marina Neira)
Papers: sand, melon, white, melon, Ooh La La For Her (My Mind's Eye)
Inks: black, caramel, cocoa, chocolate, suede, melon, kiwi, olive, baja, coral
Accessories: MS border punch, dimensionals, sewing machine, nesties, big shot, mat pack, paper piercer, circle piercing guide, aquapainter, scissors, rhinestone flourish

16 comments:

Peggy said...

How sweet is this!! Love your card!

Yvonne Hagane said...

This is so cute!! I love the happy colors you use, and your layouts are fantastic! Well done!

Cindy Haffner said...

Mercy this is darling, I love that layout.

Lisa Foster said...

Oh Mercy! This is too precious! Love it! :)
Hugs,
Lisa

the whimsical butterfly said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Coloring and I love how the colors really pop on the Kraft. Beautiful my friend!!!

kadie said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Def a bright and happy card! I really love the distressing and the little pops of color. Just lovely!! Have a great weekend, Mercy!

Shawne said...

What a sweet card, I love the bright colors and your sketch!

Sparkle said...

Just darling! Love the bright colors and the bling.

Danni said...

Love your coloring and the dimension!! Awesome card!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

This is just too sweet! I love the distressed edges and that shadow just makes the image pop.

Randi said...

What a stunning card Mercy!! Exquisite coloring and your amazing layout showcases it perfectly!! WOW!!

Robin McK said...

Mercy,
This is too cute! Love your colouring and the layout!

Christi said...

Gorgeous distressing!! This is wonderful!!

LORi said...

Super Wonderful Card Mercy!! Love the colors...they are some of my FAVorites!!!

Kim Nath said...

Adorable, it is such a treat visiting your blog!

Sammi said...

oooh..this is just so so sweet!!
xx