Wednesday 22 June 2011

Rise and shine!

I'm hosting the challenge on the Crafty Secrets member forum over at Splitcoast Stampers this week and I'm asking people to use checks on their projects. Lots of possibilities with this one - gingham ribbon, punched squares of paper, plaid paper or fabric...

I chose to stamp my checks by repeat stamping the border pattern from the Farm Chicks set to cover the paper. The fact that they're clear stamps makes this easy as you can see exactly where to line up for continuous coverage! I stamped two piece with the checked pattern and then overlapped them, trapping short pieces of raffia into the join for "straw" and stitching across to secure them.

I used the "Cock-a-doodle-do" sentiment so this could be a simple "hello" card or it could be used to congratulate somebody who's just achieved something to crow about!

I do like to make a project with a single stamp set and minimal other "stuff" from time to time - it's very satisfying!

Farm Chicks (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)

Simply Smooth

Adirondack by Ranger (Espresso)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Satin red)

Copic markers
Natural raffia
Sewing machine and thread
Foam tape

Thanks for stopping by!


Gez Butterworth said...

FaBuLous card Joanne. Beautiful colours :)

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful colouring....and love the raffia idea.

Caroline said...

Love the colours on this card and the plaid border, fab!

itsallrosi said...

very fun!

Jackie Elwin said...

super card and really does have a farm like feel to it, the rafia is a great addition.

Kaz said...

This is gorgeous Joanne, fab stamping and colours xx

Janice said...

Lovely card Joanne!

tracy said...

very nice joanne :)

sam21ski said...

Fab card Joanne, great checks

Sam xxx

Deborah said...

Wonderfully rustic! I love the checkered frame.

Alison said...

Fab rustic card! x

Sue said...

wow those colours really stand out, clean and fresh looking with a real farmyard feel about it. Love it.
Sue x

Karen said...

How handsome is that cockerel???? Absolutely fabulous card, the rafia straw is inspired xxx