Friday, November 13, 2009

...Farm Fresh Sketch 11 By Cindy

Happy Friday! It's Farm Fresh Friday time at The Greeting Farm Blog, and today we have Sketch 11 By Cindy. We are also using the wonderful images created by the talented Marina Neira again this week. These little woodland creatures are just the sweetest little things I've ever seen! I decided to use "Maggie Bunny"...after all, that is our little labs' name! She isn't so little anymore, though! LOL! I picked some of my favorite sheets of Bo Bunny patterned paper, then watercolored this little lady to match. I am in love with this color combo, so you might just see it again very soon! I have heard people talk about not being able to color simply because they didn't have any Copic markers, but I don't have any either! I always watercolor my images unless I'm with someone who will let me use their Copics! LOL! I will be posting a "Watercoloring With An Aquapainter" tutorial in the next week, so be sure to tune it for that!

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

Don't forget about the "WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE" contest! This is a TWO WEEK CONTEST/GUEST DESIGNER SEARCH brought to you by THE GREETING FARM! 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 critters for our next release through 12/31/09. Are you interested? If so, 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 card using Cindy's Sketch #11 with one of Marina's animals.

*Please Upload your creations by WEDNESDAY, November 18, 2009 at 11:59 PM CST into the TGF Galleria>Contests/Challenges>Farm Fresh Fridays>WILD WEEK 2

*This is a TWO WEEK cumulative contest, and you MUST COMPLETE BOTH CHALLENGES in order to qualify for the guest spot.

*The chosen Guest Designer will receive ALL THREE images by Marina in rubber, plus all of her digital images...they will also receive her December release. They will be working with Marina's creations exclusively, 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 am packing all of my stuff to get loaded up for a weekend at Pam Varnell's house. We are getting together with our stamping buddies Jessie Rone and Jessica those names sound familiar? LOL! We will be stamping our little hearts out ALL weekend, and you know we will be eating some good food, too. But first, my hubby and I are headed three hours away to watch our oldest son's football team play against the #1 team in the state. They won their Region Crossover game by one point, so they advanced to the State Playoffs. The six hour drive doesn't sound too appealing, but I will NOT miss my baby on that football field! GO LFO WARRIORS!!! Until later...

Stamps: Maggie
Papers: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Watercolor, Bo Bunny DP
Inks: Jet Black Staz-On, Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Baja Breeze
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, brads, ribbon, button, linen thread, dimensionals, nesties, big shot, aquapainter, white gel pen, scissors, rub-ons (sentiment)


Unknown said...

Adore this card Mercy!! It's fabulous.
*Screech* I'm SO jealous of you having a whole weekend with Pam, Jessie and Jessica stamping and having a blast! I wanna come too! Awww. ;0)
I'm rooting for your son in his match!!!
Hugs Viv xx

Lynda Nielsen said...

awwww, Mercy, this is absolutely gorgeous... Your coloring is superb, I love how you've gotten such a soft effect there. and believe it or not, I'm not usually a big fan of "greens" but wow girl, this is awesome!!! You may have changed my mind about "Green". LOL

Big Hugs

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so sweet Mercy, you have rocked the Challenge once again. Hugs Cindy!!!

Lisa Foster said...

This is so adorable Mercy! Great job with this challenge! I love that cutie pie image!

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

This is just too cute! She is a sweet lil bunny :)
I like what you did with the ribbon, I will deinitly have to try and figure that out ;)
Thanks for the inspiration!

:*) margie

Bethany Paull said...

Gorgeous! Feel free to use this color combo EVERY day. I just love it. Your coloring is drool worthy!

Pam Varnell said...

Gorgeous girlfriend. Love those colors and your coloring is fab as always. Oh, and not to forget that lovely "signature Mercy" ribbon treatment, gorgeous.

Can't wait for this weekend to start with my girls. Fun, fun, fun!!!! Hugs.

Kim said...

Beautiful! The coloring and coordination of papers are gorgeous!

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh crap!! Mercy, you just reminded me that Jess had asked me to do a watercoloring tute a while ago but I've been so swamped with deadlines and work that I completely forgot until now! (Tell Jess I said sorry!!) But I'm soooo excited to see yours because I know you'll do a better job of explaining it than I ever could! You have some SERIOUS talent girl! I thought you had copics all this time! I'm looking at your cards in a whole new light now! LOL Have a fabulous weekend!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww Mercy this is soooo DARLING!!! I love the colors and your coloring on this!! Beautiful job! It is funny how most of us picked this darling little one to use this week!!! :) you are right great minds do think alike :) lol!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

kadie said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! Beautiful job on the sketch and outta this world coloring on Maggie!

Jodi Collins said...

What GORGEOUS coloring Mercy! This is AWESOME!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh Mercy me (ha), this is WONDERFUL! Green is my favorite color, and I'm "wild" about these images. Awesome take on the sketch.

Have a fun weekend!!!


Danni said...

So adorable!!

Fran said...

I just love the colour combo, and your colouring is fabulous! I'm glad to see I am not the only one who watercolours, but I would love to try Copics :)

Jenny Gropp said...

Mercy -- this is too cute! What a darling image! Colored to perfection!!!

Jessica Diedrich said...

Your coloring on this is absolutely AMAZING! LOVE IT! Awesome take on Cindy's sketch, girl!