Monday, April 21, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks Sketch Challenge, Frogs and Goats

Hey, Chicks, Frogs and Goats.... it's a farm, remember?!
Lesley gave us this great sketch for today's challenge
Be sure to see what all the other girls did. Julia Stainton -Lesley Langdon -Kim Hughes-Sherrie Siemens -Lisa Strahl - Julie Campbell -Lisa Silver -Allie Miles-Kristine Reynolds

As soon as I saw this Frog Chorus, the new Tom Allen Friendly Kritter being released tomorrow, I thought of three part harmony. Here's my frog trio singing their hearts out for someone's birthday The frogs were stamped with Distress Black Soot then immediately embossed with clear EP. I used Adirondack reinkers to watercolor them. Broken China Distress ink was sponged for the background.

I wanted to be able to use the larger sentiment from this great set coming soon (we started sneaking this one early!! shhhh, don't tell *wink*), called Birthday Centers. Since it was 3-part harmony, it had to be stamped 3 times...right?! I found a wide piece of regular bias tape (from my sewing days...haha), sponged my Fired Brick Distress ink across it...voila...I had my bass, tenor and alto cheers! The verse is from the same set. Oh, you're gonna love it!!

I would have liked to have stitched like the example, but if you could see what I'd have to move to get to my machine...... ugh! It was easier to just use the Scor-It!

All images are Cornish Heritage Farms

Tom Allen's Frog Chorus Mona Lisa's Birthday Centers

Cardstock/PP Georgia Pacific DCWV My Mind's Eye

Ink Distress Black Soot, Fired Brick, Broken China Adirondack reinkers

Accessories/Tools Waterbrush Clear Embossing Powder Bias Tape Dauber Nestabilities Scor-It Dimentionals

This card fits a business size envelope ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I have to share some pictures with you.

Quite a few of our friends and family homeschool their children. Every year they have a "Project Fair". This year we learned about Eskimos, Poetry, Insects and Goats.

The family with goats brought their 2 sets of twins, not quite 2 weeks old. They brought bottles filled with Mama's milk and each child got a chance to feed them. 4-legged kids are just too cute! Mix them with 2-legged ones and oh boy...let the fun begin!!

The 2 boys are my grandsons (out of 5).

Thanks for stopping by!


Sherrie said...

Love the fun frogs with this sketch Dawn, you again rocked it! Love the pictures with the animals too!

Unknown said...

What a great card Dawn! So fun! Love all thos photos you included too! Beautiful shots and what a fabulous time for the kids. Can I bring mine?!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Your grandsons are cutie pies. I love your card too! Especially love how you used the scor pal!

Angelnorth said...

Great card Dawn, love the three part harmony idea! Your grandsons look like they were having a good time and my goodness, look at those curls!

Bunny B said...

Nice card! Great shots of the kids with animals :) Adorable!

Jayne said...

Love the goats and your grandsons. Great pictures. I can't believe that you're a grandma...look way too young.