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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bandana Scarecrow

Here's another card featuring the Bandana technique from the current Technique Junkies newsletter. The colors I used in the background were Distress Old Paper and Peeled Paint (and possibly Scattered Straw - can't remember LOL).

I started by stamping the scarecrow (Firecracker Designs by Pamela) on cream cardstock with black Staz-on, adding to the length of the stick a bit, and coloring in with a blender pen and Distress inks. I cut a mask and then stamped the corn stalks behind him, coloring them with the background ink colors.

I roughed up the edges with a Tim Holtz distressing tool, crumpled the panel up, flattened it out and sponged Distress Antique Linen and darker brown around the edges. I layered this to black cardstock, and added some little cs accents to the top by cutting strips of the brown cs, cutting one end into a point and then cutting the tip off. They're attached with black brads going thru the front and back layers of the strips with the main panel in the middle.

The tag is cream cs stamped with the phrase and edged with Antique Linen, then layered to green and black cs. I put a black eyelet thru the hole before tying the Stampin' Up! ribbon thru.

So the panels are just adhered to the background piece, which is layered to black and then brown cs. And it's done! Now, who's ready for fall???! :o)


Anonymous said...

No, I'm not ready for fall! But I love your scarecrow card, Nancy. Love those a-bit-unusual colors.

Michelle Zindorf played with the same image in her latest tutorial. Both of you have Fall on the brain! lol

Evelyn in Oregon

Shelly said...

So autumnal and full of depth.

leenda said...

Excellent artwork! Perfect colors!

Manna said...

Very nicely done! Love the colours on this one!