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Monday, September 16, 2013

"Down on the Farm" Squigglefly Challenge

It's "Down on the Farm" time at Squigglefly this week and this time of year makes me think of the farmers setting out the fruits of their labor by the road...it might be a clever display of straw bales and mums, or clusters of pumpkins...I know that we used to make several scarecrows and post them all along our split rail fence.  I chose an image by one of SF's talented artists, Marla Shega, called Scarecrow on his Wagon .  I adore all the shading that she puts on her images! I didn't have any farm animals so I though this worked just as well!
I matted the copic colored image on chocolate card stock then use a paper called Pioneer Plaid-so pretty.  The "frame" is a heavy embossed cardstock that I rubbed down with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and mounted on pop dots. I think it makes it look like leather!  I used a 2 sided gloss leaf tucked under the frame like falling leaves.  Then in the opposite corner I had a sticker with a spray of colored leaves-I put three knotted buttons there.  I DO love my buttons!!  Come join us on our weekly challenge and you could win a wonderful image from our artists!
I want to enter this in the Show Me Thursday Challenge at Sassy Cheryl's SMT blog

14 comments:

  1. Carolyn, this is a real stunner! I love fall colours and what a gorgeous scene you have created! Your colouring is amazing and I love that frame!

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    1. You are so sweet to say that Charlene! I got that frame from a friend in a swap--sooo lucky!

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  2. Beautiful card, Carolyn! I DO love the way you use your buttons!!

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    1. OMGosh--I have 2 FULL large jars of them-I think they're bottomless because the level never seems to go down!!! LOL I keep trying!

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  3. A fabulous card. I love this image and you have colored it beautifully.

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    1. thank you soo much-I love Marla's images and the wonderful shading!

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  4. Wonderful coloring on this fab image. Love your frame, papers, and design. Perfect for this challenge! Hugz!

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    1. You're so sweet Nancy! Things just fell in place so well-lol I had JUST gotten that plaid paper after saying "you don't need anymore paper!" LOL

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  5. Carolyn,
    Your card is just so lovely and I so love all the wonderful Autumnal colors!!

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  6. WOW. . .what a fabulous fall/Thanksgiving card. It's gorgeous girl!
    Thanks for joining us in the Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday fun!!

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    1. Am so glad you liked it Cheryl! I'm ready for the crisp Fall air!

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  7. Carolyn this is just fantastic! Your coloring is awesome and I love how you framed the sentiment. The little spray of leaves in the corner is the perfect embellishment!

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    1. Thanks I just LOVE this image!!! was a joy to color!

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