Calmness & Quiet Joy

This week’s OWH Stars & Stamps Midweek Throwdown is the theme “On the Farm.” 

I don’t really have any farm stuff, but I do have the Stampin’ Up! set Country Morning – it contains a rooster, that’s as close as I can get.  Of course, the rooster stamp has never seen ink, and today it didn’t either.  I chose another stamp from that set instead.  These flowers look to me like they’d belong on any farmhouse kitchen table.

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About this card:  The image from SU! Country Morning was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with my Derwent watercolor pencils.  I punched the image out with a Marvy/Uchida 2 1/2″ circle punch.  I layered it with a pieces of SU! Brocade Blue cardstock cut with a scalloped circle die on my Big Shot and popped it up on dimensionals.  The background blue plaid paper is from Jo’s Stash.  Peeking out from behind it is a white strip punched with my scallop edge border punch, and on it is the sentiment from the same stamp set. The mat is a generic tan cardstock.

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4 Responses to “Calmness & Quiet Joy”

  1. Colleen
    February 3rd, 2011

    I agree, it would be lovely on a farmhouse table.

  2. holley
    February 3rd, 2011

    this is perfect for any table at a farmhouse!!! Very pretty! ;)

  3. Susan S
    February 3rd, 2011

    love your card – these colors are great together. I feel like I’m looking in the window of a farmhouse

  4. Jan Hunnicutt
    February 3rd, 2011

    I like your take on the challenge Julie, your card is fabulous! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!