Monday, January 14, 2013

CYP Challenge 145 ~ Gone Country

We have a fun theme for this week's challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. It's Gone Country and I can't wait to see the entries. The DT projects are so much fun. They make me happy just looking at them.

I was able to work with this cute Pig in a Puddle stamp from DRS Designs, one of our wonderful sponsors. This little piggie (couldn't resist) looks so darn happy wallowing in that nice cool mud. I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils and blended with a little GAmsol which is something I rarely do any more. Then because it still wasn't smooth enough to suit me, I used a Neocolor II crayon to colour over the top of the coloured pencil and smoothed that with my water brush. It must have been the paper I printed it on or the colours I was using. Anyway, it worked and now I know I can use Neocolor II crayons over coloured pencil. Two black half pearls were added to his face for eyes and a white highlight was added to each pearl. Then Piggie was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and popped up on foam dots for dimension.

The background paper looks like barnboard and comes from Colorbok's textures paper pad. The edges were given a light inking with Walnut Stain Distress ink to get rid of the white. A piece of gardening burlap was cut roughly and adhered to the paper with a TH Tiny Attacher to add to the rustic feel. Mr. Piggie was layered on top of the burlap. Dotty peach grosgrain ribbon was split at the end and wrapped aroung a silver buckle button. The ribbon wraps to the back of the barnboard paper and a second piece comes from the left of the buckle.

The sentiment was computer generated, printed on kraft cardstock, and a hand drawn sign was  created with scissors and prismacolor pencils. The sign was adhered with foam tape to a layer of black cardstock to create a shadow. Small brown half pearls are the nails in the corners. The final embellies are the three heart paperclips in the top right corner. It needed a shot of colour there and also to balance out the buckle.

I had so much fun creating this card. I hope you join us in this challenge. Be sure to drop by the Craft Your Passion Challenge blog to see the delightful projects from the rest of the DT. Thanks for dropping by my little barnyard today.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Quirky Challenge Blog ~ Something New With Pink (new button & pink pig and ribbon)
Card Makin' Mamas ~ Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs Challenge ~ Try Something New (new image from a company new to me)

Life is good; so is art.



Words and Pictures said...

Great colouring on the image, and I love the burlap layer!
Alison x

ParkNSlide said...

So cute and your sign and background complement the little piggy perfectly.

Michelle said...

Hi Bonnie,
this is so sweet. I love the little pig. You colored it fantastic.
xxx Michelle

Anonymous said...

I thought about choosing the piggy picture too but I think you did a better job with it anyways. Nice!

~ginny said...

Hey Bonnie! I really like the barnboard DP and the burlap together - and you did that piggy proud! Nicely done Bonnie!
RubberMAD (

Sara said...

Oh my goodness, that is adorable! thanks for playing along with CMM!

Pia S said...

This is too cute - I LOVE your little piggie and the great background you've made for it! The burlap is such a nice touch and I love the wooden DP you've used. Even the sentiment is sweet and I like the shape of it too.

Anonymous said...

You did a wonderful job with this little piggy (almost went for him too!).The papers are perfect and just love his eyes - really brought him to life.The clips and buttons are great details.
Lisa x

Kim Ryden said...

There are SO many elements on this card that I LOVE! That burlap is one of the best things about it! I love it! It's been fun playing with you all this month on the GDT!

Spyder said...

Love the pig!! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's 'Some thing New With PINK' challenge! New Challenge starts tomorrow evening!

((Lyn) DT