Today's CAS challenge took us to this Pinterest picture for inspiration http://pinterest.com/pin/231935449530738465/. It brought to mind a couple of Indiana farmland sites I pass on my travels....one is a blue barn that I love which the teal shutters reminded me of, and the other is a barn with beautiful leaves along the side that looks a lot like the insp pic. So, I tried to take all three ideas and meld them into one. I started by taking a piece of white cs and doing the faux wood technique with using direct to paper swipes using: Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, and Island Indigo. I then stamped with the Weathered bg stamp in Indigo for the crackle. I cut this into a 2 inch strip. I then cut my white piece 4x5 1/4" and stamped my foliage inking with More Mustard and thumping with Cajun Craze and Riding Hood Red. I added some Pool Party sponging. I took a pencil and marked the 2" edge then fussy cut my leaves and adhered both pieces to a Pool Party base. I used a Cajun Craze marker to ink first the "happy" then the "birthday" and omitted the balloons from my sentiment.
*Just remembered that I also used a tissue to swipe some Whisper White over the top of the blues before I overstamped with the crackle.
Date: Monday, November 5, 2012 GMT Views: 1295
Registered: January 7, 2007 Location: Southern California Posts: 35193
Mon, Nov 05, 2012 @ 8:28 AM
Wow, wow, wow! Beautifully done, Gail. Thank you for telling us all the details of how you created that 'barn wood' panel. I was contemplating another card that focused on the teal wood and now you are giving me new ideas... TFS.
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Registered: May 9, 2007 Location: Wisconsin Posts: 8026
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 @ 7:10 PM
Ooooooooooooooooo Gail..................I LOVE this one as well! I love your weathered wood look with the leaves coming up over the top of it.
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