Friday, November 6, 2009

...Farm Fresh Friday : Where The Wild Things Are

Happy Friday, everyone! It's Farm Fresh Friday at The Greeting Farm Blog, and we are celebrating Where The Wild Things Are! We are taking the time today to show some special love to the artwork of Marina Neira as well...and I have chosen to use her creation, Marlene Monkey, for my sample today.

I found these wonderful patterned papers from SEI and We R Memory Makers at one of my local scrapbook stores...and I fell in love immediately. The colors were right up my alley, and the prints were just scrumptious...they jumped right off the shelf and into my basket! teeheehee! This was one of the few times that the patterned papers actually dictated what I wanted to do with a card. Usually I start with a sketch and go from there, but the papers won out this time! I hope you enjoy my watercolored creation!

Now let's see what the other design team members have created for your viewing pleasure:


Yep, you heard it right! For the first time ever, The Greeting Farm is having a Guest Designer Search to work specifically with the WONDERFUL animal images by Marina Neira! We are looking for someone to work with these adorable critters for our next release through 12/31/09. Are you interested? Here's how to throw your name into this WILDLY awesome contest:


*You MUST use a TGF image by Marina Neira. If you do not own any, there are several digital downloads available through the TGF store. Normally it's not like us to use specific images, but because this is a Guest Designer contest, we want to see what you can do using her stamps.

*For this week's CHALLENGE, you must create a "WILDLIFE" themed card using one of Marina's animals. Whatever that means to you is what you should create! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

*Please Upload your creations by WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2009 at 11:59 PM CST into the TGF Galleria>Contests/Challenges>Farm Fresh Fridays>WILD WEEK 1

*This is a TWO WEEK cumulative contest. Although there WILL NOT be a prize this week, there will be at the end of NEXT week's contest. The chosen Guest Designer will receive ALL THREE images by Marina in rubber, plus all digital images by Marina in addition to the December release they will be working with and will be asked to sign a one-month Guest DT contract with TGF.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by! I did NOT get a chance to post my project yesterday...thanks to our new fur baby, Maggie. Apparently, she woke up Wednesday and decided the take a "stupid pill"! LOL! She was totally berserk all day long, and wore me out. I couldn't take my eyes off of her the entire time she was awake, and she only slept for twenty minutes the WHOLE DAY! Needless to say, I was so ready for her to go to bed that night...and I wasn't far behind her either! :) Hopefully I can share that project with you some time this weekend! Until tomorrow...

Stamps: Marlene Monkey (The Greeting Farm)
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Soft Suede, Watercolor, SEI, We R Memory Makers
Inks: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede, Cameo Coral
Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat gun, aquapainter, nesties, big shot, sewing machine, dimensionals, horizontal slot punch, ribbon, button, linen thread, mat pack, paper piercer, brads


Jackie said...

What a cute little image, lovely card :o)
Jackie xx

♥Rach♥ said...

Love the colors you used for this card, they really pop!

Unknown said...

Aww this is as cute as a button! I love the colours you've used Mercy and the little monkey is coloured to perfection.
Have a great weekend my friend!
Hugs Viv xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Wildly cute Mercy, I love Marlene!!

Kerri said...

This is so cute, and the dp and colors and fabulous! I would have had to have them too : ) LOVE your watercoloring!!!

Pam Varnell said...

This is just beautiful girl. Love those colors and I especially love your coloring. And then there's your sewing, wowzers!!! Love the whole card.

Oh yeah, poor Maggie!!! She is so misunderstood.

Jessica Diedrich said...

Gorgeous, Mercy! LOVE the ribbon/button (of course, LOL) and the AWESOME stitching! Still lol'ing over the dog and her "stupid pill". I wonder if it's the same dose my DH took yesterday. LOL! just kidding... hahahahaha!!!

Sandra MacLean said...

LOL!! Apparently I missed the memo where we were told to use Marlene Monkey! LOL This is just gorgeous Mercy. I love the vertical panels and the patterned paper is perfect for the challenge!

Elena said...

Adorable card, Mercy! Love these DP too! What a cute layout you created! I really like the sewing!

Danni said...

This is adorable!! Love it!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWWW - super duper cute card - GF!!!

Lisa said...


The papers are beautiful and you really knew how to put it all together in one fabulous card!!!


Betty J Schaub said...

love your colors and your image is too cute!

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Such an adorable card! Love how tall it is ;) Very cute! Awesome coloring!
TFS :*)
Have a fab weekend!
~ margie