I love when a challenge takes me out of my comfort zone and forces me to create something I, otherwise, wouldn’t have created. I REALLY love when that same challenge ends with a project that makes me smile. That was how my Theme Challenge for this week’s Global Design Project challenge ended – with a big honkin’ smile. The Farm Theme is not something I would have ever tackled – it’s just not my wheelhouse – but the Barnyard Babies stamp set has been sitting on my shelf for months, begging me to use it. This challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to break it out!
Here’s my card for this week’s Global Design Project theme challenge:
- Barnyard Babies. Let’s take a collective sigh at how adorable the Baryard Babies stamp set it. Why has it taken me so long to use? This set is perfect for almost every holiday – baby celebrations, congratulations, birthdays – there’s even an adorable sheep with a Santa hat and coordinating “fleece navidad” sentiment. I mean, really. Could the pig and sheep and duck and chick and horse and cow and goat be any more adorable? Just check out all the fun sayings and images that coordinate with these adorable farm animals (you can click on the picture below to see the images in my online store):
- Highlighted Piglet. From the inception of this card, I knew I wanted to highlight one piglet in a line of other piglets. I mean, seriously – this little piggie is cute. I stamped a line pigs in Archival Basic Gray along the strip of Basic gray and stamped another on Whisper White and another on Pink Pirouette. I snipped the Pink Pirouette piggie (cutting off its tail) and glued it over the Whisper White piggie (his tail blends right in with the pink ones). The matting around the highlighted piglet really helps to showcase his adorableness along this slanted panel.
- Sweet Color Inspiration. There are two soft pinks in the Stampin’ Up! color families. Pink Pirouette has a gray hue to it so it pairs perfectly with grays and blacks. Blushing Bride has a bit more brown in it, so it looks amazing with dark and soft browns. If you like this combination of Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray, please feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Barnyard Babies Papers: Thick Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack Inks: Archival Basic Gray Accessories: 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to The Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!