.....and this is my card - a vintage farm scene.
I've mentioned before that the same card done in a different colour can totally change the look of it and is great for when you're lacking ideas. This was one of those occasions.
I was looking through photos of my old card designs for inspiration, when I came across this card that I made in July last year. There's no modern machinery in it and I thought if it was done in sepia it might make a nice vintage card. So that's what I did.
I tweaked the design slightly but although they're essentially the same card, I think they look quite different.
Today's card is stamped on kraft card. It has quite a rough surface and my ProMarkers and ink didn't blend very well on it but I think it adds to the rustic/vintage feel.
I also tried to incorporate a lot of texture. The scarecrow's coat is a printable burlap (hessian) paper (bought from the Silhouette Store) that I printed out onto textured card. I used some Distress Ink to distress it (how appropriate!).
The edges of the card were distressed by very carefully running a pair of decoupage snips along them. I knew I would find a use for them one day!
The embellishments were a free gift with an old Mollie Blooms magazine. That's also where I got the idea for the bow from. I thought it was perfect for this card.
I hope you like my card. There's lots of fab projects from the rest of the DT and I look forward to seeing this month's entries. Don't forget that there's a £50 Claritystamp voucher for the winner.
Congratulations to this month's winner and Top 5. As always the entries were stunning. There's so much inspiration there.
Before I go, as my card features poppies I thought I'd also share this photo that I took a couple of days ago when I was out walking Maya.
It's a white poppy and I'd never seen one before. If I'd seen it before I made my card I would have left one of them white.