WooHoo itís Teapot Tuesday and Sheri gave a fun story this week about Farmer Black and the community food bank. Our job is to bring tractors, trucks or even wagons to help get the veggies to town. Our job is also to bring some cheer to Mr. Black, he is the 91 year old dad of our fellow teapotter Yabadodo aka Faith.
The challenge went live this week so I didnít have extra time on my side to paper piece or do a stair step, in hindsight it was a good thing as it made me water colour with distress inks and finger paint the sky and fields.
The tractor is a Scrapping Memories digi stamp (there were little people sitting in the cart but I chopped them out). Little Faith started out life as a Sassy Cheryl digi image. She is rather huge compared to the tractor Ė must be the fresh country air and all those veggies. Both images were coloured using an aquabrush and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I used Copics on little Faiths face, arms and legs only.
The sky, clouds and field were finger painted. When everything was dry I went berserk with the aquapen, distress inks and Prisma coloured pencils. I mounted the images using 3D tape then did a doodled border using a white Sharpie paint pen.
Reading the story about the food bank reminded me of the time I moved to the country and joined a local country womenís association. I was the only member asked NOT to bake cakesÖfunny how these things stick in your memory.
Have a great week everyone.
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 GMT Views: 1077
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22665
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 @ 10:15 PM
Oh my gosh, I love it! Not only am I such a Sassy Cheryl fan but I love your signature scars that you put on them! Your cards would put a smile on anyone's face, Susie! Asked not to bake- that definitely would be me although my baking is far preferable to my cooking! This is an exceptional card and I just adore that image and your watercoloring! The wisps of color for the field is fantastic!
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 @ 10:17 PM
How fun this is! Great finger painting...love your tractor and trailor and the tomato on the end of the forked tool! I wish I could doodle like you do...Great card and it will surely bring pleasure to its recipiant!
Registered: August 13, 2006 Location: Calgary, AB Posts: 5546
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 @ 10:22 PM
Susie you have once again made a fantastic card. I love the pieces of wood in the wagon and the whole scene is super. I know my Dad will have a big grin on his face when he gets this. Thank you so much for taking the time to make a special card for Dad. TFS
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Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9160
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 @ 10:35 PM
Where are you finding the time to make all these amazing cards (note to self- because of Susie I need to find some more adjectives for "fantastic"). I love your Sassy Cheryl cards..each one is a masterpiece. All the little details are so fun. Who needs to bake when you can make such terrific cards. Like I always say...corn flakes and milk works for almost any meal.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 101744
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 8:02 AM
Gosh, Susie - I LOVE your background. I'm glad that was "all" you had time for yesterday. The texture in the sky is totally fabulous, and I love the look of the wheatfield. The tomato reminded me of when I worked in Guernsey - it was one of the national symbols because they used to be such an important part of the economy there. All the glasshouses/greenhouses are still there. At least, they were when I was!!
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 35193
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:25 AM
Ditto to everyone else's comments..my favorite parts of this card are the drywall tape on the tractor and the cornstalks in the wagon..what cute details! The bg is amazing..finger painting..love how it looks! And as for your baking...that's what bakeries are for..you buy something and pass it off as homemade!
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 12:30 PM
Oh SUSIE!!! You are such a delight! I LOVE reading your stories as much as your amazing works of art!!! LOVE your super CUTE Sassy Cheryl image and your coloring is wonderful! Your background with all the different layers of colors is fabulous!!! Love the "hay" in the tractor cart and how you added the dry wall tape to the tractor too! So VERY creative and Awesome!!!