Sunday, February 14, 2016

Congrats On Your New Roost

I found a little time this afternoon, to create a card for a couple who just bought their first home.  And...I'm playing along in a challenge.  It's been a VERY long time!

Take a look at this great sketch at Retro Sketches - rs #202.
 Here's my take on the sketch.

I remember that this young couple's engagement photos included some pics taken on a farm.  So, when I came across this sentiment while browsing my stamp sets it seemed like a great choice for this card.
To get a bit of a distressed look, I used the rock-and-roll inking technique for both the sky and field stamps.  After stamping the sky, I swiped some clear Wink of Stella over the sun rays.  In real life it looks so sparkly!
It was fun to finally join in on a card challenge, again.  :)

Thanks for looking!

Supply list ~
ink: early espresso, cucumber crush, crushed curry, tip top taupe (SU), versamark & onyx black (Tseukineko)
card stock: early espresso, sahara sand (SU), white (Recollections)
stamps: on the farm (PTI)
dsp: adventure bound (SU)
other: clear wink of stella (Kuretake), early espresso embossing powder & linen thread (SU)