This week is Tickle a Teapotter week, it's our reward fo all the weeks we send out cards to those in need of cheer.
This week we are going out to Old Mac Stamper's farm, where because of the drought last year, feed is in short supply. Though the wheat itself is for humans, the silage will be fed to the animals. This wheat field also has echinacea growing along the borders. Mrs. Mac Stamper uses it for her home remedies for colds and such.
The wheat has been stamped onto cream c/s with black and mustard inks. The acetate was first colored with alcohol inks for the sky and grass, then on the front, the echinacea was stamped. This is layered over the c/s panel.
There's a little bee brad and a butterfly, cuz we all know you have to have the pollinators to get a
The frame is cut with the wonky rectangles die and embossed with the chicken wire ef.
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Tue, May 28, 2013 @ 6:37 PM
Aren't you clever for bringing wheat AND echinacea! Smart! You even brought a bee to pollinate the crops, wow. Gorgeous scene with perfect clouds and even a butterfly. Beautifully done! Won't the farm critters be pleased. Munch, munch.
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Tue, May 28, 2013 @ 7:54 PM
So pretty Jennifer!!! LOVE the silhouette of the wheat and your beautiful coloring in the background! That frame is wonderful with the cool die cut center and the fantastic chicken wire embossing folder! Your bee and butterfly add just a bit of whimsey and sweetness! Beautiful card!!!!!
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Tue, May 28, 2013 @ 7:55 PM
love the silhouetted wheat and Echinacea. so neatly framed with that funky die-cut and cool county chicken wire...might be needed to keep some of our critters in control...:0)....TFS
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Tue, May 28, 2013 @ 8:30 PM
Wow Jennifer this is fantastic. I saved it to My Favs before I even wrote this little note. Your card is perfect for this challenge, but it would also make a beautiful sympathy or a serene "thinking of you" card. Some lucky treapotter is going to be very happy.
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Tue, May 28, 2013 @ 11:14 PM
Oh gosh, it's so long since I've stamped an image on acetate and coloured the back - thank you for the reminder of how good it looks. I absolutely love the silhouetted wheat, reminds me of my second holiday in France when I was a teen. And the echinacea is a neat idea, and would look beautiful in real life. The wheat fields I saw in France had poppies and cornflowers.