Saturday, August 27, 2016

On the Farm

     This faded piece of farm machinery needs some touch-up paint in John Deere green. 

      This is a birthday card for my oldest brother.  My mom used to tell how he would carefully arrange her throw rugs on the floor and systematically plow, plant, and harvest each field over and over with his toy John Deere tractors. He is a retired farmer and now has quite a collection of antique John Deere tractors. He tinkers with them all of the time. He loads them up repeatedly and shows them off at fairs and such.
     These strips of green, embossed with different folders, reminded me of the throw rugs. 
     These stamps are all from High Hopes Stamps. They are the first I have ordered from this company. I thought they were such a good deal. If you mount them yourself you get them for a nice price.

Copics: Y00,04,06,08
Inside of Card


Aud Sentiments - Masculine Sentiment - #36 - Winner: Top 5
 Cards in Envy - Hip to be Square - #38 - *
Crafty Gals Corner - Emboss - #19 - Winner: Top 3

Fresh Brewed Blog - Pokemon Colors - #3 - Winner!

Bellsprout #69
High Hopes - High Hopes Image - #3 - *
Julia Spiri - Vintage - #59 -  *
NBUS - New Stuff - #44 - *
Through the Purple Haze - Countryside - #5 - *


  1. Wonderful card, and I loved the story behind it. Cute image, will have to check out their stamps.
    Thanks for sharing you art.

  2. Beautiful embossing! This masculine card is just so perfect, love the story behind it. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Crafty Gals Corner.

  3. Love both the story and the card. Great colouring aswell. Thx for playing with us at Julia Spiri Challengeblog and hope to see you soon again.
    Hugs DT Ann-Marie / Annemi

  4. Hi Sharon! This card has so much personal meaning; I'm sure your brother will be thrilled! Love the cute images and what a great idea to emboss the different "throw rugs"; the idea really works to make them look like farm fields, too! Thanks for sharing your story and card with us at Cards In Envy's "Hip to be Square" challenge.

  5. Fabulous card, love the different textures and the wonderful old tractor and the cheeky crows. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  6. I love it, Sharon! The inside of the card is just as fabulous as the outside! I love the "throw rug" planted hills!! I'm originally from Iowa so this brings back happy memories!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7 and thank you for apologizing for not seeing the rules first. If there were prizes, you wouldn't be able to be in the draw, but there aren't any this time, so no worries about your entry! I appreciate that you found me again! Hugs, Darnell

  7. This is a fun image! Love the colours you have used. I am sure it will bring back many fun memories for your brother!

    Thank you for joining in with our For the Men challenge at Aud Sentiments and good luck,

    Hugz Tinz

  8. Great card and coloring.
    Thanks for joining us over at Through the Purple Haze Challenge 107 - Countryside


  9. Gorgeous colouring on this super cool tractor! Thank you for sharing you card in our challenge at High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

  10. What a fun card and adorable images! Thanks for sharing with us at our Hip to be Square card challenge at Cards in Envy.

  11. Growing up my father had a tractor just like that one! Love your card, awesome!! Thanks for playing along in our challenge over at High Hopes Stamps! Smiles :) Natalie

  12. Such a great fun card love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Julia Spiri. Helen DT

  13. AHHHH!!!! Thank you much for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges. I love you chose the bellsprout as your inspiration. That is one of my favorite characters. So cute... lol!!!

    Heather Dennis

  14. Love this card! I bet your brother will love it!