Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Down on the Farm

This is my card for the August Challenge Your Stash group on SCS.  This is our 20th month of de-stashing-a year and a half into our challenges.

The premise is to create a card or something else that uses only items that are in your own stamp room--nothing new is to be purchased.  The hostess each month posts their challenge to the group and the card is due to be posted on the 28th. Each person in the group creates their card with their own image, their own papers, their own embellishments with their own supplies--using up items from their own stash!  The card can be for any occasion and each person is encouraged to send the card on its way to someone so it can be admired.  It is a way for us to step out of the box a bit and create something that follows a challenge--isn't that what a challenge is supposed to be.  And--no money is spent as all items are to be already available in each of own stamping spaces.

Vickie posted our Augsut challenge--Down on the Farm!  Create a card that has anything you would find on a farm.

I know what you find on a farm as I grew up on one in Central Wisconsin. Of course--you would find a barn! I inked up this Inkadinkadoo image and stamped it on watercolor paper.  I knew it was a large image, so I used my watercolor pencils for a softer look to highlight the image.  And, pretty much every farm also has barbed wire, so I had to use that.  I have a 4 inch scar on the inside of my lower leg that is a forever reminder of the sharp wire on our farm!    This was a fun card to make--thanks Vickie for a fun challenge to use items in my stash!

Here is the inside of my card:

If you check some of the blogs on my sidebar, you may find others who have posted their cards today or in the next day or so.  There may be more posted in the thread on SCS, so you might want to check out the link here.  We also have a keyword for the SCS Gallery--it is CYSAUG.  You might see many cards there is you do a search.

I hope you enjoyed my card and I know I am excited to check out what my other hoarders, I mean stash reducers have made!  Thanks for stopping by today!  For September, I up and I have already posted our theme.  Be sure to check back to see what we create on the 28th!

Image/Sentiment:  Inkadinkadoo Barn Stamp-no name on it

Cardstock: Watercolor paper; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Real Red, Early Espresso; Creative Imaginations Barbed Wire Patterned Paper 

Ink: Gina K Designs Amalgan Ink-Jet Black

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Watercolor Pencils, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon and Brads


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Ouch! I'm sure that scar was no fun to receive, Barb. But your card is awesome, even if it does remind you of your encounter with barbed wire.

Adriana B said...

What a nice serene scene! But OUCH on the scar… :(

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Barb - seems that barbed wire is universal - there's plenty of it on our farms too... love your paper, that is sop appropriate for this card :)