Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Taylored Expressions - Blast From the Past Blog Hop (16 Nov)


Hello Friends!  I'm glad to be participating again in the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop.  The theme for today's hop is "Thankful".

I wanted to ink up my Green Acres set, to create a happy scene for a Thank You card.  That's the plan anyway cos would you believe it, I've never been on a farm before!
Here's the attempt:


I think this might be the first card I've made in a long while without any embellishments nor die-cuts. Just stamping and colouring.  It's so relaxing to just colour the images and see the scene come to life.  I didn't have the right Thank You sentiment, so I had to use the sentiment from Sunflower Wreath and the tree peeking from the side is from Love Grows Here.  I do apologise for using two images from the newer sets to complete my farm scene.

Here's another look at the stamped images:


For copics fan, here are the markers I used:
Barn & hay (R39, R37, R35, E19, E17, E15, E13, Y21, Y26), Tractor (YG01, YG03, YG25, C01, C03, C05, C09), Farmer (C01, C03, E19, E15, E13, BG72, BG75, B91, B93, B95, E000, E01, E31, R20), Chicken (YR18, YR17, YR15, YR13, BG72), Fence (E17, E15, E13), Tree (YG01, YG03, YG25, E15)

To finish off the card, I did some sponging around the stamped piece, using Memento Summer Sky on the top half and Memento New Sprout on the bottom half and adhered it to a Cranberry cardstock.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the hop.

20 comments:

Cassie said...

Oh my goodness, this is awesome, Kary! I love that set (another I want), and your coloring is amazing :D

wendy said...

GASP.... what a terrific card...your coloring rocks! cute scene you put together too!

Nancy said...

What an AWESOME card! I love all your coloring - just beautiful!

Crafty Math Chick said...

HA! I used this set too! But I like your card much better than mine, it is so colorful and colored so beautifully. Very well done!!

michib said...

what an amazing colouring job! it's awesome!

Lindsey said...

What a fabulous farm scene! You don't need to visit a farm when you have one on a card... :P

Lisa Petrella said...

FANTASTIC scene you've created here, Kary!!! Your coloring skills are AWESOME!!!! And I LOVE the sentiment too---so perfect!

Natalie said...

Fabulous coloring, Kary!! Love it, a wonderful scene!

sharon g said...

You are really good at Copic coloring. I always love to see what you have done. I am a novice.....THANKS>

Christine Ang said...

For someone who has not been on a farm before, you have done great justice to the scene. Beautiful colour combo.

MaxineD said...

Kary this is sooooooo story-book cute! Just gorgeous!
Blessings
Maxine

StampNK said...

Oh my goodness, that is the cutest card ever!! I just love your coloring technique!

Karen L said...

Such an adorable farm scene and I love the colors. You are so talented with those Copics!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, this one is sooo cool! It truly looks like a farm, dear Kary! Though we don't have red sheds like that here in the Netherlands,I wish we would, it looks gorgeous! But I think you'll only find those in USA or Australia maybe? Love the scenery you created!!! Pretty!!
Hugs, Wendy

lynn said...

such a cute farm scene, kary! this is the kind of card to showcase your wonderful talent of coloring:)

Crystal said...

Your copic coloring is stunning! Love the whole scene!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous coloring!

lisa arana said...

oh my, what a fun little farm scene. super cute kary.

Pryn said...

Adorable card! Your shading is absolutely PERFECT on that barn!!! I am in awe :)

Chere M. said...

Love that it is one layer, but so much detail. I get nervous coloring on the actual project because I feel like a will make a big boo-boo and have to start over. Just gorgeous.