Oct 6, 2013

"Out On The Farm"

"Out On The Farm"
It is time for another challenge over at 
and the theme this time around is Stenciling/Masking.
And it is World Card Making Day too...so a great time to join in the fun!

This one is for my friend Glenda ~
she lives in a shed out on her farm and always
has eggs for me ~ I love seeing her chooks
just wandering around every time I go to visit.
Especially when there are little chicks!
I'm always greeted with hugs, a chat, coffee, 
her latest cooking invention, laughter 
and a wander through the gums out the back of her property.
Time always flies and we both get to stop and relax a little.

For this card I have used the mini gears stencil which I strayed with some
dylusional ink and then went over the top of it with
the mini cells stencil with DI.
I masked off the shed and chooks and water coloured them with DI.
The colours were chosen to represent the harshness
of the Australian outback and its relentless heat.
I have used a little bleach on the barn and chooks to add some depth.
The gum leaves add the contrasting colours.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on this theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.

Thanks Glenda for being such a good friend.

Enjoy..And happy World Card Making Day everyone xxx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges ~


Terry said...

I have to say the background for farm scene is spectacular! Almost like a hot Autumn evening or the outback! You did a beautiful job with the masking of the shed that just pops! Love this!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, love the colors and the great design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Great masking and stencilling Dot, this scene has huge impact on how you have depicted the raging heat of the outback with those vivid hot colours and imagery. I love the bleaching too to give the highlights.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Dot, love the background and the colours are gorgeous ! Sue C x

brenda said...

A wonderful take on this weeks theme Dot, great colours and inking and love those hens.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Claire said...

wow Dot, this is a really gorgoeus project. The background looks fab and I love those chickens.
Claire xx

Netty said...

Your friend sounds wonderful as is the card you have made her Dot, Annette x

Shirley Chillman said...

Hi ya Dotty 0,6 bet Glenda's shack is a mansion really and the maid hands you the eggs.

Good job you told me what gums were otherwise I'm not sure where my mind would have took me. lol

Luscious make as usual with those fabulous Dotty colours.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Shar said...

Great autumn scene! Thanks for joining us at RRD for the Autumn Colors Rebel Challenge!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, love the colors :)

Meggymay said...

Wow, the background looks fantastic, the colours of a rich sunset, behind the perfect farmyard scene.

butterfly said...

Wow! Such gloriously vivid colours in that sky. Love the stamping, and that stencilled cog of a sun - fabulous!
Alison x

Ceal said...

Gorgeous! love your background!!
Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Dot! I feel like I have been transported to Australia! Fabulous composition. Love the colors you chose, too!

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous background and colours
Rosie x

Dangina Martinez said...

This is awesome! Love everything about it! You Rock!! Thank You so much for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. We are so happy you shared your fab project with us.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Buttons said...

LOVE the layering on this Dot. It really gives a sense of dimension, and I love that this also tells a story. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Great project! Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge. I hope you’ll join us in our next challenge as well.

La-Vie B. – Get Inky! DT
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Vicki said...

Fabulous fall card! Thanks for playing the RRD Rebel Challenge.

Jo Channon said...

Thank you for joining in the Allsorts challenge. I love the background technique and it really fits the theme this week Jo x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Dot, I can just feel the heat from this scene, fabulous background. Love the bleaching on the chicks, really makes them pop.
Avril xx

Cec said...

Perfect card to show off the colours of fall. Love the stenciling. Thanks for joining us at Frilly & Funkie.

Sol said...

WOW.. Beautiful Scene.. Gorgeous Background!! FAB FAB Strong colors.. and Amazing stamps! :o)
Thank you for joining us at ATSC! :o) Hugs Sol :o)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I love how strong and vivid this piece is, Dot! What a gorgeous background you have created and the stamping and coloring are just beautiful. So happy to have you joining in the fun with us for our recent Colours of Autumn challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Thanks so much for playing along.