Saturday, February 23, 2013

French Country!

Black, Brown and Red is the theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges for the next two weeks!  This color challenge was chosen by the lovely, Brenda and for extra inspiration and great art viewing stop by FSC!  Remember there will be a prize and Top 3 selection, so pull out those stamps and have some color challenge fun! 

All stamps are Stampin Up.  My French Rooster was stamped in Black Archival, in which I removed very carefully the inked areas from the comb, wattle and feet, which were colored using Distress Markers.  Once heat set, the feathers were colored using markers.  I wish you could see the shimmer on the lighter feather colors on my Rooster, which was gone over with Spica Glitter Pen, Sand!  I then inked over the white areas and shaded, stamped the floral swirl with Archival Coffee and colored with Spun Sugar and Wild Honey.  A sparkly center was added.  The brown base was stamped using the background French Script in Black.  The back panel was inked distressed and stamped with another French Script stamp in Red.  I wanted to mail this without too much worry, so decided to not add embellishments! 

I thank you for stopping by today and hope that you will join in this color challenge!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Inks:  Distress Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Old Paper, Barn Door, Archival Black and Coffee, Stazon Red
Markers:  Old Paper, Barn Door, Spun Sugar, Wild Honey
Stamps:  Stampin Up

40 comments:

Debi said...

Terry, I love this, cause not only is it gorgeous but it's also one of my all time fav Stamp sets, debi x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry, I love the old rooster, and the swirls have a real feathery look...which go beautifully with him. A gorgeous card Terry!!!
Dot x

Lynn Stevens said...

Awe, Reminds me of my little Miracle. Well not so little anymore.
He's beautiful Terry.
hugs Lynn

Linda R said...

Your card looks amazing. I just love that country feel it has. You did a great job..

Hugs~

Cheryl said...

oh hun,you know I have just seen this and oh I totally love it,the detail is brilliant,just adore your work hun so creative hugs Cherylxxxxx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Terry. Your rooster looks so proud the way you have coloured and displayed him in the frame and the stamps are perfect for the design.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Buttons said...

Fantastic card Terry. Love the rooster - so different from the norm. Hugs, Jenny x

SanDee1899 said...

Fantastic! Wonderful card!
Well done!
XOXO
SanDee

craftattack said...

Lovely tag, you have used the colours really well. Your rooster stamp is very pretty, too! Valerie

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Terry ! I've got that rooster buried somewhere, I think I need to dig him out ! Love how you've framed him and used the colour combo. Sue C x

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, your rooster is gorgeous and such a great country rustic feel to your card. Hope you have a lovely day. xx

Karin said...

Beautiful card, the colors are great and i love the rooster!

PetraB said...

What a gorgeous rooster, love the vintage feel!

Ira Huberts said...

Your rooster has a great vintage feel, your card looks gorgeous Terry! Hugs, Ira x
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Pam said...

Very country indeed, love this!

Sandi McLean said...

He is gorgeous! And you nailed the perfect subject for the colour challenge..

Redanne said...

Really loving that French Rooster stamp, he looks so proud of himself (like they do!) and the frame around him sets him off beautifully. Love this card! Hugs, Anne x

Marjie Kemper said...

Great color combo! Love the stamped frame and bold image.

Krisha said...

Hi Terry, NO embellishments are need on this card, it is just perfect the way it is. Love that rooster stamp.

Linda M. said...

Hello Terry, I love the rooster and your color details. Have a great week.
Joyous Wishes, Linda

Sophie said...

Oh, Terry, wie wunderschön...
Ich liebe alle Tiere, die auf einem Bauernhof zu finden sind.
Die Karte ist zauberhaft.

Sophie xx

Donna Ellis said...

a wonderful design - love the touch of colored lace by the frame, too!

Chris Warner said...

Very unusual, just great. Am luvin that rooster. Chris xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful card Terry
Great stamps and colors.
greetings Janny

Sharon said...

This is fantastic Terry! I love the rooster and great colours - has a real country feel to it!

Vada said...

Oh Terry, Wow!! From one Farm Girl to another, Outstanding!! I can almost hear his morning song..
Hugs Vada

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card, love the Rooster.
Yvonne x

Samantha Elliott said...

Loving this Terry! Great idea for the colourway! I have a similar stamp which my friend bought me and now I want to give it an airing!
Gorgeous!
xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Terry! I love rooster images! Great design work. Hope all is well. Hugs, Yvonne

Michele said...

absolutely lovely Terry! great challenge and great piece! xo

Maria Ontiveros said...

You know I love roosters!
Great work today.
Rinda

Ellie Knol said...

Love your card. The rooster looks as if he's in control! Have a great week.

xxx Ellie xxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Terry
You absolutely captured the essence of Provence and rural France with this incredibly stamped card.
So gorgeous.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, I love it.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful, Terry! I love your colouring of the chicken,

Lucy x

Alexa said...

What's not to love about a chicken?? This card is beautiful - the colours are so suited to the subject. Lovely idea to create the frame for the image. Sorry I've not visited recently - new job is eating up time & energy! xx

Sue said...

Your rooster is wonderful Terry, beautiful colouring and I love how your framed him. This is so full of special finishing touches x

Claire said...

Hi Terry, this is beautiful! Love the way you've framed that rooster and the whole vintage, rustic feel is fab-u-lous. Have a good weekend
Claire xx

Esther said...

Terry - a lovely card, gorgoeus country style and clever stamping ! Esther xx

Sandra said...

What a great color combo! Love that rooster stamp! Stunning card! Hugs, Sandra

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