Saturday, August 15, 2009

TGF Week of Challenges Day 5 AND TGF Farm Fresh Friday

Hey all! First of all, I want to say 'Hi' to my very first Follower (YAY!) - Julie from JuliesOpenWindow - Thanks Julie!!!! Now go check out her stuff & leave her some love - she rocks!

And now - cards!

The final challenge in The Greeting Farm's Week of Challenges is to follow a sketch. ANY sketch. SO, this one by Amy Rysavy won my heart; I found it on Midnight Scramper's blog.

I decided to break out Geisha Anya for this one, 'cause when I was digging though my scrap box trying to decide what to use, I came across this cute fan paper (from the Far East DCWV stack, I believe). For the record, the colours are pretty sketchy in the photo - the base is a stone grey, which matches the background of the fan paper; the purple is an almost-perfect match to Copic BV00. The flowers are actually Ivory Brides' Table Confetti, coloured with said Copic; Geisha Anya was coloured with it, and with C5 & C7 also. The ribbon is a dark purple, which matches the dark purple fans on the paper. Stupid lighting!

Of course, I couldn't just decapitate the poor when you open up the card, there she is! Since apparently I'm a half-wit and can't stamp straight, I decided to pretend that I meant to have her all crooked in there, instead of trying to make it look straight. I have to say, though - not really sure I 'LOVE' it... I mean, I don't hate it, but it's not my favorite by far!

For the Farm Fresh Friday challenge, you were to use sewing - which I am horrible at! (You can actually see some practice stitching on the white bg paper the card is sitting on - lol) I guess, though, for someone who's never touched a sewing machine prior to this past Monday, I think I'm doing all right!

I thought I'd use Alice, from the Wonderland set, for something a little different - you don't see her much in these challenges. I used the mushrooms from the set stamped in Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink on the Kraft cardstock, just to dress it up a bit.

This is another one that I don't really 'love' - but it will do in a pinch to have on hand. Emily gets rather upset with the fact that she never gets any mail, so perhaps this one will show up in our mailbox one of these days... And I just now noticed how awfully crooked Alice & her background are - I think I'm seriously lacking in sleep! (Or at least, that's what I'm blaming it on! LOL)

Thanks for stopping by today... Remember, watch out for those White Rabbits!

xo, ~S~


  1. What a lot of lovely eye candy, here, Stephanie! You and are are kindred spirits in our love for The Greeting Farm! Consider me your second follower!


    P.S. What adorable little girls you have.

  2. Both cards are beautiful and I especially love the colours you've used in both of them.


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