Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Loving Thoughts of You

Good morning everyone....can you believe that February is almost over??? Where does the time go??? We had quite a rain this last weekend...we got over 3 inches on our farm outside of town!!! We have two rather large ponds that filled up quite a bit and two very muddy horses who love to roll around on the ground in the soft mud!!

This picture was taken before the can see how low the back pond is in the background. Now it's up about a foot or so. We had our yard in town mowed a couple of days ago and they bagged the grass so George could take it to the animals. He spread one of the bags in the chicken run and the girls went nuts...they pecked, scratched, and cackled  for hours!!! Animals are soo much fun to watch!!

Anyway...maybe I should tell ya a little about my card. I made this yesterday for the TLC challenge on Splitcoast. Holly challenged us to do acrylic distressing. The instructions can be found here in the SCS Resource section.
It's really easy...just emboss a piece of cardstock with an embossing folder, paint the whole thing with acrylic paint, sand the raised areas and then rub ink on the sanded areas. I actually had a juniper colored Adirondack Acrylic Paint dabber sitting on my counter...that's what I used to paint my background layer after I ran it through the Cuttlebug with a bird and branch folder!! The distressing was done with Papertrey Kraft ink and sponging on the Cat's Meow image was done with Sage Shadow. The papers are from Bo Bunny's Gabrielle dp and flowers and twine finish it off.
Stamps: Cat's Meow Sent With Love
Paper: Kraft, Vanilla, Bo Bunny Gabrielle dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Sage Shadow, PTI Kraft
Accessories: Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber, MFT's Ric Rac die, Sewing Machine, Twine, Primas, Nestabilities

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!


Dawn Easton said...

Joan, this is beautiful! LOVE that colour! Your flowers and twine are a great addition too!!!

Debbie said...

That sounds like a fun technique to try! Glad you got some rain and your card is beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

Sweet card Joan! love the aqua and brown and that giant rick rack panel! I love hearing about your farm animals!

Annette said...

such a sweet card...I love that fun image and the added flowers with burlap cute

Ellen said...

Awesome card Joan! Love the colors and your whole design, especially the ribbon treatment! thanks for sharing your pix, it's nice to have a peek into your corner of the world!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Such a stunning creation my dear! :) Love your monochrome colors and seam binding!! HUGS

jimlynn said...

Another WOW card Joan! Love the distressing on here - so pretty.
Glad y'all got some rain up there. We only got 1/2 inch, but it was nice

Kathy and Lucky said...

I live through your stories, I just love to watch farm animals and horses are my soft spot, they have such a great personality :) Your card is so pretty, love the image with the soft minty green.

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful colors, beautiful card. The technique sounds fun. Thanks for sharing. Glad you got some rain and its great that it filled your pond so much. We need several more of these rains.

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Joan, but its such fun hearing about your animals! I'd love to see a horse rolling in the mud!

Sewflake said...

Not only do I enjoy reading about the people and animals in your life, your cards are great with techniques to try.

Sasha said...

Beautiful! I love your colour combo, pretty image and flowers x

I am so envious of your home and beautiful surroundings. I love animals and would be in my element to have your horses and chickens x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- love the green flowers and the zig zag of the DSP- looks like ric rac.