As I drive through our Northern Indiana countryside I see fields upon fields of just sprouting corn and beans. After a really hard crop last year with an extended mid summer drought, I know the farmers are really hoping for a better year. I've been thinking about a card based on this and when I saw today's challenge was garden scene I tried to put it into paper. I'm not sure the scale worked out just right....oh well, such it is. I die cut my fence then stamped with Weathered in stamped off Sahara Sand. I used my scoring board borders plate to add the scored "furrows" to my Espresso dirt then used a green gel pen to add my sprouting plants. I die cut my watering can in Brushed Silver. I sponged my Marina Mist base with clouds at the top. I embossed a frame at the bottom and embossed my sentiment. I had die cut the birds thinking about having them on the fence, but they were way too small.
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013 GMT Views: 907
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 44958
Thu, May 23, 2013 @ 7:37 AM
Gail, I like your approach to your idea of this card. It really does tell the story of the growing season. Those little seedlings start off so small, and grow into a bountiful harvest. Hopefully this will be a good year for the farmers. Thanks for playing along today.
Registered: November 21, 2007 Location: Regina, SK Posts: 22986
Thu, May 23, 2013 @ 7:45 AM
This is just wonderful, Gail! Love your inspiration for this and I truly hope that this year is much better for the farmers! Your creativity is fabulous...love the die cut fence and your hand drawn "sprouts"!
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