Friday, April 15, 2011

Postcard Greetings

This weeks Bloggers Challenge is a sketch which our list Mom Lisa provided. It's a great sketch which I can see using over and over.
Bear with me since this sketch inspired a card which fit several challenges this week/month.
The card focal image is from Home, a stamp sheet from Artistic Outpost stamps. I colorized it using the distressedcolorblocking technique from the Feb/Mar 2011 newsletter. The panel behind and to the left is done using the dry embossed wash technique (Dec.2007 TJ newsletter, and this weeks Try That Technique challenge). All of the background layers are done in shades of BLUE which is the challenge at Ink on my Fingers--Sunday Challenge. Speaking of layers, There are 7 layers on this card. At Artistic Stamper the monthly challenge is LAYERS. And finally, Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Distressing. Let's see -- distress inks on the focal image, gesso distressing on the under panel, torn muslin for the bottom ribbon layer, and distressed edges on the image panel.
I can't wait to see how the other blog players interpret this sketch.

17 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

The Dry Embossed Washed panel is just perfect for that barn image from Artistic Outpost! Great job combining challenges!

Basement Stamper said...

I like that image a lot, going to check it out now! Great combination on this card with those challenges.

Ida said...

How did you know where I live!
Seriously this is a wonderful card and that seniment just cracked me up.

Hels Sheridan said...

oh that made me LOL hun... funny farm... I could send that from the Room of Stash ... thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper... fab sketch and love the textured bit x

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Great card, Barbara! That barn image is wonderful and you've paired it with such a fun sentiment! :D

Connie Paxman said...

You rocked this challenge and one of my favorite stamps...a perfect job on this card with the sketch.
Glad to be back playing with you gals.
connie paxman

Linda Monroe said...

What a fun sentiment for this image. It took me by surprise when I read it. Very cute.

JP Card Crazy said...

Terrific card! I love the sentiment...it would fit my life (on somedays) perfectly! Great job on combining so many challenges!

Terry said...

Love that focal image!! Beautiful design and colors! What a memory you gave me with that sentiment. My Mom and me use to sing that song!!!! Have a lovely weekend!

Nikki Bond said...

Great vintage looking card! Love it. {SMILES}

Lisa Bohler said...

Great combination of texture and pattern! Super job!

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your fab creation with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, fab colors too...Hugs Terry xxxx

njburk said...

You mean that is not a real postcard with the barn?!? WoW--I'll have to put that stamp on my wish list!!!
Great job on this--love it!
Hugs, N

Artyjen said...

Fun stamped layers...thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month
xoxo Sioux

Asia said...

Beautiful card :) Love the main panel :)

Barbara said...

WOW!...it always amazes me when people can combine so many challenged into one card....AND do it well!! Love your card.

MJ said...

This made me giggle--I need that stamp sentiment--fits us to a tee, lol! Great card, love the techniques used.