Monday, 14 January 2013

Craft Your Passion #145 Gone Country

Happy Monday!  Its that time of the week where there is a new Craft Your Passion challenge, and this time we are asking you to go country.  Here is what I came up with:

I started with this lovely winter scene from DSR Designs.  There is something about wintery snowy trees that I love.  Once the trees were printed on white cardstock I distressed the edges and inked them.  I added some glitter pen to the trees to mimic cold winter day after a storm.

Once I had the image I started construction of the rest of the card. When I think country I think homey patterns, natural textures, mismatched embellishments, and a bit of distressing.  I chose papers from a My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline pack.  I thought the floral and the gingham combined with the white washed wood patterns were perfect.  I cut everything down and inked the edges with light brown.  A kraft card base was perfect for this project.

I matted the image with the gingham, and adhered the floral and wood patterns together. Once I added some ribbon and twine I foam taped the image panel to the front, and added some mismatched buttons threaded with twine.

A final touch to the card front was a twine bow and two mismatched stick pins.  For the centre I layered some of the same patterns, and some distressed and inked white.

Now its your turn!  Simply create your country project and link it up at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Sunday January 20.  You have a chance to win some great prizes so don't forget to check the blog to see what is up for grabs!

As always the wonderful DT has some lovely projects for your viewing pleasure.  Don't forget to check them all out! :)

I used the following supplies to make my card:

Card Stock:  Neenah Desert Storm, Solar White, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody 6x6 pad.

Stamp:  DSR Designs Stamps Winter Trees

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown

Embellishments:  May Arts Jute Twine, American Crafts Satin Ribbon, Little Yellow Bicycle Stick Pins, buttons from stash, Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter Pen.

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, Scotch Quick Dry, glue dots, foam squares.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart scoring board, Ranger Blending Tool, Tonic Dressing tool.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

  1. One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
  2. Pause Dream Enjoy - Use Ribbon
  3. Party Time Tuesdays - Sparkle, Glitter, and Shine
  4. Ribbon Carousel - Winter Spirit


  1. Love that scene. Thanks for joining us at PTT.

  2. This is gorgeous Cathy - I love it! Stunning! Laura x

  3. It is lovely Cathy. I like the buttons and the backgroundpaper.
    xxx Michelle

  4. I LOVE this card! I love the paper layering, I love the tree image, I love the little pins, and I REALLY love that little row of 3 buttons! SO CUTE!!! It's been fun to play with you all this month on the GDT!


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