Friday, September 4, 2015

Kinda Eclectic Farmer's Market for As You See It Challenges

I love a good Farmer's Market, don't you? I love looking at stall after stall of excellent locally grown produce. But even more I love looking at the crafts that people are selling! The creativity and the artistry are really inspiring! More than that though, is the social aspect of the market. For two of my daughters, who live in small towns, the weekly Farmer's Market is a real social affair.

A good percentage of the population will turn up to shop and to visit. Usually there are some good eats on site and a good time is had by all! Farmer's Markets are especially colourful and abundant in the fall when the harvest is on and I was thinking of that when I went to create my Design Team sample for As You See It Challenges today. As well as the sketch challenge from As You See It, I wanted to do a Colour Challenge from Pals Paper Arts:

The colours for this challenge, as you can see, are Delightful Dijon, Old Olive and Cajun Craze. These are not the easiest colour to find coordinating Designer Series Paper for, but I remembered the Old Olive Gingham design in the Farmer's Market Designer Paper and I took it from there:

  • I used Sahara Sand as my neutral on the card base and the wood design paper to make the vertical element in the sketch.
  • I wanted ribbon in one of those three colours but I had zip! So what do you do when you want ribbon in a colour it doesn't come in? You die some ribbon! I decided to make my ribbon Delightful Dijon, so I took some Whisper White cotton ribbon and spritzed it with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and about 30 drops of Delightful Dijon reinker. The Stampin' Up! Stampin' Spritzers are just what you need to do this. They are very inexpensive and they work beautifully. Whenever I use one I keep the mixture in the spritzer and mark the colour in permanent marker on the tube so I know what colour is in it. The spritzers are so cheap you can afford a lot of them. The alcohol allows the ribbon to dry quickly and you can speed that up with the low setting on the Heat Tool. You can use the high setting very carefully, but it is not recommended as it can melt some types of ribbon.
  • I used the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set for the leaves on the tag. I inked them up in Old Olive and then used Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon Stampin' Write Markers to add some fall colours to them.
  • The sentiment is from A Little Something stamp set from the Holiday catalogue and I used markers as well to ink it up.

Well, that brings to a close our first week of the Holiday Catalogue. I hope my posts have been helpful for you, but there will be many more samples as the weeks go on, so I hope you will come back often and check them out! Have a great weekend. I'm looking forward to attending our local Provincial Exhibition and just enjoying the atmosphere of a Fall Fair! I'll take some photos!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

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  1. Sweet tag! So cute with the gingham background! Glad you joined us at PPA!

  2. Those are great colors for your fall country card. Thanks for the recipe for coloring ribbon too.

  3. What a great card. Makes me think fall picnic. Love how you used the markers on the leaves. Thanks for playing along at PPA!


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