Thursday, January 26, 2012

Catered Crop

We've got a new challenge going on at Catered Crop... and it's to create a card or paper project using newsprint/bookprint/script which has been a hot element in card-making for quite some time.  We always have an inspiration board to share with you...our Top Chef, Linda McClain always creates the best boards. And, this week we're sponsored by Texana  Designs - so check out their unique stamp collection.

I wanted to create a homespun/vintage look and I think this fits the bill. The image is not colored with pencils or markers, but is a digital download I found online at the Graphics Fairy... what wonderful things you can find there.

I did the crackle technique over the rooster image using several coats of UTEE. I chose to use a page from an elementary school version of Webster's Dictionary for the newsprint and everything was antiqued with distress inks. It was an enjoyable project to pull together.

Check out all of the great projects that the Catered Crop design team ladies have put together. What a talented bunch they are! I hope you will come an join us in this fun challenge.

Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Something spooled - Twine & Ribbon
Stamp-N-Doodle - Include an Animal
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Birds of a Feather
Crafty Bloggers Network - Distressing
Creative Stamp Friends - Old-Fashioned or antique
Critter Sketch 3 embellishments
Heart Song Inspirations - Red, white and/or Ribbon  
Lollipop Crafts - Wing it
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Make it Monday with Kraft - Kraft cardstock - "Tie It Up"
Scrappers Delights - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Vintage
The Ribbon Reel - Ribbons/twine, button
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Anything goes


Michele said...

i love this card. the crackling over the rooster and all of the distressing gives such a homey vintage look to the whole thing. thank you for joining the "birds of a feather challenge" at the cbeerful stamp pad. and now i am going to go check out the catered crop challenge! xo from michele

Iulia said...

Oh, this is gorgous, Peggy! Love the way you crackled over the rooster:)This is such a special card, it's great to see something so cretive and...different:)
Hugs, Iulia

Michelle said...

Oh Wow - this card is fab, and the proportions are all great. I love it! Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Blogger Network challenge xxx Michelle

June Nelson said...

Hi Peggy its fantastic and I love how you have done the chicken wire at the top and evrything matches perfectly xxxxxx

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

PetraB said...

This definitely fits the bill, love the crackle effect! Thank you for playing along with the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Anja said...

This Card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Stamp Friends!

Vicki Romaine said...

A lovely card. I am so glad you used a rooster image It is refreshing. Thanks so much for sharing on "Birds of a Feather" on the Cheerful Stamp Pad. I hope you will come back often as this is a great project.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I love the uniqueness of this card! All of the elements go so well together! Very cool! Glad I saw this on Make It Monday - wonderful inspiration!
Karen C

Pauline said...

This is fan! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Shirley-anne said...

Wonderful image and exciting / interesting layout .Love the chicken wire piece and the ribbon and button embellishment .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Beth Moore said...

This is a simply fantastic card and I'm thrilled you entered in our Tie It Up Challenge over at The Kraft Journal! I plan to showcase this gorgeous card on our Feature Me Fridy segment of our blog scheduled for Friday February sure to spot by the blog on that day to pick up your Featured Artist blog button and thanks again for sharing this card with us!

Sharon said...

what a fabulous card! I love the rooster image and the crackle technique really helped create that vintage look. fabulous card!

Tracy said...

Oh! I'm a rooster fanatic so I adore this card Peggy! The cracked glass effect looks amazing. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal!

Crystal said...

Amazing card! Love how you used the UTEE! I have had some forever and am terrified to use it. Silly right? Love the country/vintage feel to your card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Critter Sketch & I hope you'll join us for our 100th Challenge & Blog Hop Celebration tomorrow.

Dawn B. said...

You are on a roll here Peggy. I LOVE this chicken too. My second idea is to decorate in chickens in my kitchen. I saw they are the latest fad and remind me of my granny. This is an awesome card.

Cindy-Up In Northern Michigan said...

Your card is fabulous! Love all the details, especially the crackling. Thanks for joining our "Birds of a Feather" Challenge over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!

Ann English said...

This is incredible! I love it! Really, really LOVE it!

Helen said...

Love that vintage digi, your layout and that fab gingham check ribbon. Thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!

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