Today's card is sweet and simple, except for the coloring part which took more than a while. The funny thing about all the coloring is that the white chicken gave me the hardest time. This city girl had no idea how to paint a chicken and had to look an image of a chicken up lol. I am headed to visit Allan's uncle's farm in Rosetown, Saskatchewan this summer and am enduring constant teasing about all the farm work I will be doing and the dinner I will be meeting first - ugh lol. Let's move on to the card details :) I wanted the keep the image the focus so kept the layout design quite simple, adding texture and color as the eye candy.
I stamped the Sarah Kay for Stampavie image Country Girl with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then colored with the Copic Markers you see above. The camera didn't pick it up, but there is a soft wash of blue around her for sky, which fades into the white cardstock thanks to the Colorless Blender.
I matted the card with Stampin' Up! Textured cardstock in Pumpkin Pie. The matting on the image is Bazzill Washboard Textured Cardstock in Fiesta, which has a soft, lined texture that contrasts nicely with the deeper linen texture of the Stampin' Up!.
I punched the Fiesta with the Stampin' Up! Eyelet Border Punch and the Boho Blossom punch to add a few flowers. The buttons are from a pound of buttons bag I bought at Walmart for $1.99 - quite the deal.
The leaves are a Stampin' Up! Little Leaves die cut made from Garden Green textured cardstock. This is fast becoming a favorite, and it was only $5.95 CDN. I love cheap thrills :)
Design Tip: Usually when you add your embellishments you pull from the colors used in your image or the background paper, but when the layout is this simple, you can add some punch with a jolt of color that comes out of nowhere. It is still warm toned and hey, yellow and blue, which are in the card, make green :)
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