Hey crafty friends! I’m so happy to be back on Hello Bluebird blog with a new little scene and this time I’m taking you to a farm to celebrate a birthday. As always I used images from different sets to create my little scene, I stamped my images using alcohol marker friendly black ink, cut them all using the coordinating dies and then colored everyhting using my alcohol markers.
Here are the stamp sets I used:
- Beach babes for the pig,
- Party on the farm for the goat, sheep, rooster, chicks, party hat and bow,
- Pig out for the duck,
- Feed the birds for two birds,
- Silly birds for the 2nd part of my sentiment.
When the coloring was done, I created and colored all my background elements, starting with a very simple sky on a 5,5 x 4,25″ panel, using tumbled glass and salty ocean distress inks along with a cloud stencil, and colored the sides only because I knew that most of the panel would be covered anyway.
Next I cut three scalloped Basic Borders out of red cardstock to make the roof of the barn and applied fired brick and black soot distress inks to bring more interest to those pieces.
I also cut two grass borders using a die from Grassy Knoll. One (behind the barn) that I colored using shabby shutters and mowed lawn distress inks and one (in the foreground) that I colored using antique linen and gathered twigs distress inks.
Next I cut some elements out of some woodgrain cardstock to build the structure of the barn, and to match the whole scene and get a consistent look I also applied distress ink on those pieces: gathered twigs distress ink on the four edges of each element as well as some texture.
I assembled everything, starting with the roof. I stuck my three roof pieces on a pieces of dark brown cardstock using double sided sticky tape and then trimmed the paper on the sides. I also attached one of the wood planks right behind the bottom of the roof, and I used small pieces of foam squares behind each scallop section to bring more dimension, and then I assembled everything on my panel using double sided tape, liquid glue and foam squares.
Once everything was glued in place, I created my sentiment. I started by white heat embossing the 2nd part of it ‘It’s your birthday’ below the banner, and for the 1st part I cut some letters using the Oliver Alpha die set to create the word ‘Herd’, and this way read ‘Herd it’s your birthday’. And I glued those letters above the banner right on the roof.
Off screen I added white highlights and details on the images, and applied a coat of glossy accents on the letters to make them pop. And that’s it! I hope you like this cute barn! Wish you an amazing day, and see you next time!