Good MORNING peoples!! Now EXCITED does not even BEGIN to cover the feeling I'm feeling right now. I've typed this post up 1000 times over, so it's all ready and waiting and PERFECT for this AWESAUCE day we're gonna be having. Let me tell ya what I'm waffling on about..
So the title of the post might have given it away, just one tiny little bit *big grin*.. have you guessed yet?! YEAH BABY!! I'm gonna be a Premiere Farmer for The Greeting Farm. I've known for like.. what? TWO MONTHS!! Just the fact that I've been able to keep it to myself is a miracle!! Never the less. Last minute Lucy hasn't failed to be extremely last minute.. which is why you might only spot one project on this post before I get it updated.
I'm useless. I know. Here's hoping the one card I did actually make on time (even that was a little late..) will win you're hearts. Let me introduce you to..
Blush Bettie and Thank You Background
Is she not the cutest thing you've ever SEEN? You know what I especially love about this image? How the folds in her dress make it super easy to get a neat contrast between the light and the dark areas. You'll know what I mean when you go to colour her up in the very near future! *wink, wink*
I've coloured her using my ProMarkers and FlexMarkers to match my papers from My Minds Eye. I then went ahead and stamped her onto a post it to make a mask. Laying the mask on top of my image I stamped the Thank You background on top of her to create a subtle effect. The 'Oh Hello' on the orange banner is part of the Blush Bettie set and is the perfect sentiment for multiple occasions.
I've then embellished with some Wild Orchid Craft and Ribbon Girl goodness as well as a few buttons from Durham Market and some mint green liquid pearls which I could just EAT, they're so shiny!!
You guys know what you've gotta do now, don'tcha?! Head over to The Greeting Farm Blog NOW and see who else is gonna be a Premiere Farmer this term as well as their drool worthy creations! Be sure to stop by there during the week, as there's gonna be more new eye candy and other surprises in store!!
Thanks for stopping by today - and I promise I'll be back with my other card ASAP!!
**UPDATED to add my second card**
**UPDATED to add my second card**
So next up is a more sepia, paper pieced looking Blush Bettie.
I can only apologise for my poor photos, the weather has been c-r-a-p here in England lately. Typical British summer, huh?
I've coloured all of her skin and hair using a combo of March Hare, Tan, Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Cocoa. I dunno, she looks kinda grubby in this picture. Gahhh. I've paper pieced Betties dress and socks and added some shading with my ProMarkers to help the papers blend into the image a little better. I've stamped the sentiment from the set onto a little scrap of vellum, punched it using an SU! punch and tucked it behind that gorgeous pink daisy paper.
I'm not usually a one for pink, you regulars already know that.. but do you know something? I'm totally feeling this card. Perhaps.. eventually.. I'm overcoming my fear?! LOL!! It always helps to have delicious papers and embellishments on hand though, huh?
So, that's it from me for DAY ONE. Remember there are gonna be previews and sneaks and brand new farmers and all sorts of fun and goodness right the way thought til July 1st when this release is launched for you lucky peoples to buy!! Stop by The Greeting Farm Blog regularly!!