Saturday, March 8, 2014

Country Charm Merry Monday

Even if I hadn't had a screeching headache all week, this week's Merry Monday Challenge would have sent me for a loop. Country charm?! Stitches and buttons?! Lions, tigers, and buttons, oh my!
I liked the idea of the challenge and the folksy feel of the inspiration photo.  That didn't mean I had any idea beyond a stamp I felt had some country charm to it.  However, once I sat down with my stamp and my guidelines, my card fell together very easily.
I used a faux stitching along the edge, first putting down a line of tiny holes with a pattern tracing wheel and then drawing the stitches with a fine point pen. I couldn't find the small wooden buttons I wanted to use but that worked to my advantage because the star buttons I found had a nice country feel to them.  I was actually pleased with how this card came out.

The Fine Print: Stamp by Stampin' Up, designer papers by DCWV, twine by May Arts, button from my stash, and colored with my old favorite Prismacolor pencils.  The wording along the stamp reads: Winter, a lingering season is time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sensational journey, and enjoy every idle hour. -John Boswell.

13 comments:

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card, the papers go so well with the lovely image and I love the button xx

Cherie said...

Great job capturing the country feel. I like the button you ended up using, it's got a holiday feel being green and a star. Hope your head feels better soon.

Carol L said...

Very pretty card with a real homespun feel to it! I love the faux stitching!

Janeen said...

Eeps yes, folksy country charm isn't me eithe but you du guud my friend, u dun guud!

Karen D said...

What a great idea to use a tracing wheel with drawn stitches, they look like the real thing!! Very clever. I love the stamp too, a wonderful quote/verse around the edge. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Susan Joyce said...

Glad you joined us this week at Merry Monday Judy. You used a very pretty country themed image and I like how you did the faux stitching and added you button with the twine.

Notes by Nina said...

Very cute card Judy, this image is adorable. Thank you joining us for Merry Monday.

Lori said...

I love the "folk" country feel to this card! You did great! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

JD/ Jill said...

This is a really cute card, and you managed with the country theme quite nicely!

Karren said...

Your stamp was perfect for this challenge! Love your layout and all your country elements. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

You had the perfect image, Judy! I love that star button and you've done a fantastic job on the "stitching"! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Darnell J Knauss said...

A PERFECT county Christmas card, PJ! I love that you can create with such diversity as the challenge dictates!! I didn't even have a headache all week and I couldn't come up with anything. Hope you are over them now! Hugs, Darnell

Anja (scrappie) said...

Lovely card great take on the challenge.