It’s Farm Fresh Friday at TGF!

Happy Friday, everybody! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left such lovely comments on my new release blog hop post! I always love reading your comments…you made my day!
It’s time for a new Farm Fresh Friday challenge at The Greeting Farm, and this week, we’ve gone MONOCHROMATIC! 
What does that mean? Basically, you use various shades of only one color (I picked yellow). You can also use a neutral like white to offset the color.

A monochromatic yellow palette might look something like this:

There are lots of variations, of course, but I thought it would help to show an example.
Here’s my card, featuring “Anya Strolls” and TGF’s “Fence Die“:
When I was putting the card together, I thought it needed some white to break up all of the yellow, so I used the “Mini Clouds Die” to bring in a pop of white.
To make the sunbeams, I first drew a pattern on cardstock that was the same size as my main panel on the card. Then I figured out where I wanted the sun to be, and drew rays from the center of the circle to the edge of the panel. I cut along the lines and traced the pieces on to my patterned paper, cut those out, erased the pencil marks, and assembled it like a puzzle.

I added machine stitching along the gingham panels to give the rays extra dimension.

So, what do you need to know to join in our challenge? Here’s the scoop:

  • You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image.
  • Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz at the bottom of the challenge post on the TGF blog no later than Thursday, May 9th at NOON CST.
  • You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria. (If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the comment section!)
  • The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win their choice of an in-stock SINGLE RUBBER STAMP or a 4×6 set!
Don’t forget, there’s still time to enter our Retro-Fresh challenge (polka dots and/or plaid)! Check out the challenge post for all the details!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


It’s a fence-tastic Tuesday at TGF!

Hi, everybody! It’s our last day of May previews at The Greeting Farm, and today, I have some fence-tastic cards to show you…along with a preview of our new fence die!

I chose to do two cards…one with each new Anya and the fence die. It’s a great way to build a scene on your cards and projects!

Here’s my first card with “Anya Strolls”!
TGF supplies: “Anya Strolls” stamp set, TGF Fence Die. Other supplies: patterned paper (“Kneehighs” 6×6 pad – Basic Grey; yellow polka dot paper is a scrap from my stash), assorted Copic markers, ink (Memento Tuxedo Black, Espresso Truffle), butterfly accent (Pink Paislee).
I added the butterfly accent from my stash because I thought it would be good for the puppy to have something to look at, and to chase later!
For my second card, I chose “Garden Anya” and made space behind the fence die for a little pocket, which is also a great place to add a gift card!

I also used TGF’s cloud die and flower die to help accent the scene, and I used an embossing folder to make the woodgrain pattern in the fence. I just inserted the die cut into the folder and ran it through the machine!

TGF supplies: “Mini Cloud Die“, “Mini Fleur Stamps and Die“, “Garden Anya”. Other supplies: patterned paper (“Green at Heart” 6×6 mini pad – Basic Grey), assorted Copic markers, embossing folder (Sizzix/Tim Holtz), sewing machine, kraft cardstock, ink (“Melon Mambo” – Stampin’ Up, “Northern Pine” and “Tuxedo Black” Tsukineko Memento), gift card.

So, what do you think? All of our new dies and stamps will be available TOMORROW in the TGF Store! Be sure to join us for our DT blog hop tomorrow, where we’ll show you some more fun possibilities with our new release!
And, one lucky reader/commenter will win their very own fence die! Just comment here and on the TGF blog and we’ll draw a random winner!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!