Thursday, March 25, 2010

Theme Thursday - 2x4 + New Stamps From Oxford Impressions!

For this week's 2x4 challenge from Theme Thursday, I decided to create a trio of mini cards using the new Farm Boy stamps from Oxford Impressions and one of my all-time favorite techniques from the Technique Junkie newsletter - Faux Designer Paper. OI stamp collections are perfect for this technique because they include so many different stamps!

This technique was a great opportunity to try out some of my new Distress ink colors. I used Forest Moss and Wild Honey. Great color combo!
Such a great quote! I don't feel all that happy when I'm weeding in the hot sun though.....
 
Isn't he adorable? All of my images were colored using Distress inks and a water brush. I still struggle with coloring, but I am learning to love it! To finish off all of my cards, I did a little stitching around the edges.

31 comments:

  1. Standing ovation! I love the color combination for these mini-wonders. Beautiful!

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  2. This is wonderful, Shelly! Love how you colored that rooster!

    Cyndi

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  3. these are fantastic!!! great colours!!

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  4. Ooh, these are gorgeous!!
    lovely colors!

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  5. These are great - I keep wanting to try coloring with Distress Inks. You've inspired me to move it up the list!

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  6. I love these - everything a bout them is fabulous - particularly the colour combination and the colouring!

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  7. OMG Shelly these are outstanding.
    Wonderful play with the stamps. Love them all.

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  8. These are wonderful, Shelly! Love the colours!

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  9. HI Shelly, these are awesome, love all three.
    Debby

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  10. These are all fab! I love your new colors and your composition is really great!

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  11. What a great set! I was playing with a roaster also for mine but just couldn't get it to work...yours are lovely!

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  12. wow - these are all so gorgeous!!! love that new plate from OI! Wish I was on that design team. :)

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  13. What fun cards!

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  14. Lovely trio! And thanks for the explanations and links!

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  15. Your coloring is very pretty - I love the new colors of Distress Inks! Love your little trio, too. So cute.

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  16. Each and everyone in great! I love the stamps you used, and the rich golden tones. Fab!

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  17. oh wow!!! i love that you made a collection of three ...they look wonderful!!!

    great work!

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  18. Shelly, these are fantastic!! You've really captured the feel of the Farm Boy Collection!

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  19. Shelley, your farm boy set is just wonderful, so down to earth and beautiful. I love the golden colors. They go with things that are outdoorsy and vintage. BTW, I notice you are from MS. In the olden days I graduated from MSCW. (Have I told you this before and have forgotten it???)

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  20. Love your farm trio, especially that cocky rooster! You are right at home in the 2x4 format! These would make great plaques for a kitchen wall, done up in size a bit. thanks for sharing!

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  21. Shelly these are wonderful! Your work is always awesome! Marva

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  22. These are just adorable! I'm especially partial to roosters!

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  23. These are just great! Love the coloring! The images is beautiful!
    Hanne

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  24. what a wonderful trio
    super colours and background.

    yes that is a lovely technique , so many possibilities

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  25. Love these Shelly! Your color combinations are fabulous:)

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  26. great stamps and love the colour combinations

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  27. Colours are so perfect for those images. Love this. Lynne M x

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  28. That farm boy is just too cute! Love this triptych!

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  29. I'm getting caught up on my blog hopping and had to visit. Your projects are always inspiring!

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