Monday, July 25, 2011

Oh Barn! Peachy Keen Face It Friday Challenge

Well, I didn't make the design team I submitted a layout for, but I sure enjoyed creating the layout and the suspense of waiting to find out who made it.  There are a TON of talented crafters out there but I am going to keep at it and work on improving my skills!

Sooooo, as some of you know, Peachy Keen Stamps has some of the CUTEST face stamps ever and I haven't been using mine much so I decided to take part in their Face it Friday challenge, which I have never done before.  I must also mention this card was made for my dad, because I got his birthday mixed up with my nephew's and forgot to tell him happy birthday.  Maybe this will cheer him up.  It makes me smile when I look at it!

The challenge was to use a Peachy Keen stamp and also a pun.  I had seen this pun somewhere before but I have no idea where.  I just got Country Life cartridge and loved the barn on it so I used it for this card.
I like to make my cards on 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock folded in half.  It gives me lots of design room.  I used Everyday Paper Dolls and cut the farmer at 4" along with his pitch fork and animals.  I used the Peachy Keen stamp from the PK 490-Everyday Character Face Assortment.  There are just so many uses for this set.
I just drew on the face for the pig and the chicken, then quickly went to and purchased the Critter faces set :)
I love the innocent shocked look on his face!  I used my Copics to do all the coloring, drawing in his hair (I didn't like the cut for the hair) and also to add highlights and colored the band on his hat.  I used Peacock Liquid Pearls for his overall buttons and a white Gellyroll pen for the dots and details. 

The barn was cut at 3.5" from the Country Life cartridge and filled with my Imagine cartridge Country Carnival but all the other colors and patterns come from the Imagine Hopscotch cartridge.  I just love being able to create something so fun with nothing but white paper!
The title was cut with the rope font from the Old West cartridge and filled in with a pattern from Country Carnival also, then I went in with my E57 Copic and went over the rope cuts so they would show up better.  These letters were cut at .6" on the Imagine. 
When I created the hills and grass in the background, I cut two rectangles at 5 x 7 and filled then with patterns from Hopscotch then cut them and pieced them into the background.  I had some small strips left over so I used one to put on the inside of the card.  I found this free rope font from which took me a total of about 3 minutes to find, download and install.  So easy!

So, wish me luck on the challenge and my sweet daddy a happy birthday!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. tooo cute...Love it!!!

    Eva :0)

  2. OH my word!!! All this detail on a card??? I wouldn't want to give it away. I love how all the elements on the card looks rustic, perfect for a farm card. And your farmer...he has to be the cutest one I have ever seen!!

    Thanks for playing along with our "So Punny" challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps.

  3. holy cow! lol this is soooo darn cute! the face on the little fellow is perfect ! :)
    ~your newest follower!

  4. Adorable!!! Your coloring is awesome! Thanks for following my blog! Hugs, Cathryn :)

  5. Super cute card! Great details!


  6. oh this is ADORABLE!!!


  7. Bwa ha ha ha ha! Good one! I love puns. :) I love all the detail on this card! I'm sure anyone would forgive a forgotten birthday if they received this! :)