Friday, April 06, 2012

Inventory Reduction Challenge # 76 - Create Own DP

Well, what can I say!?  It's my second week back and I'm late again :(  But it is still Friday - does that count?
Creating my own designer paper was a tough one for me.  I thought about what to do all week as I was making a birthday card for my son, a birthday card for my grandson and 3 Easter cards.
My hubby drives 6 Amish students and their teacher to school and back home every day.  Occasionally he gets some home baked treats which he shares with me.  I finally decided to make a thank you card for the mother of 4 of his riders.  We learned that she does all of the cooking for her family on a wood cook stove.  I just happened to have a stamp for that!!  I also had stamps of 2 sizes of bowls and a crockery jar holding utensils.
I stamped the images on SU Sahara Sand using VersaMark Dazzle Frost ink.  They show up quite well on the cardstock, but didn't photograph that well.

Then I stamped the images to create a kitchen scene keeping in mind I was doing this for an Old Order Amish lady.

I image that her cook stove might look like this.

I tried to make the tea kettle looked like the blue and white spatter ware and the Dutch oven like hammered aluminum.  I don't know if she would have cloths on her shelf of not.

I put some low key flowers in the corner just because it needed something!

Here is the open card showing the table with another large mixing bowl - maybe her bread bowl - on it.  I'm not sure if she would have a tablecloth on it or not, but my stamp did.

The stove, shelf and table stamps are from Magnolia-licious.  The two bowls and the utensil crock are from Peddler's Pack.  The cardstock is SU Garden Green and Sahara Sand. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hooked on Craft.

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing time with me in this cozy kitchen.

Please be sure to check out my team mates' blogs to see the fantastic designer papers they all created.



Danielle said...

Hello Kathy, well this is so pretty! I love that kitchen your created. I am certain that the Lady who will receive the card will appreciate.
have to tell you, it was not easy for me either, making my background paper.
have a nice Easter Hugs.

Chris said...

Absolutely adorable! I love that kitchen scene! You colored everything so beautifully, Kathy! Great card and great job w/ the challenge!

Happy Easter,

Barb Hardeman said...

Awwwww, Kathy! This is the most thoughtful card I've seen in a long time! What a wonderful gesture to recreate an Amish kitchen scene for this woman, even down to the blue splattered kettle! Wonderful creation! Oh, and I can see the softly stamped versamark images on your hand made designer paper! You've done a smashing job my friend! Hugs...Barb <><

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful creation, I love this little scene, very creative
hugs Julie P

cathylynn said...

Good morning Kathy, Wow what a fabulous scene you've created. Lots of special details. I can tell you put a lot of thought, time and love into this project. Great job!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Louise said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous background matches your scene perfectly

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Kathy!
what a super job you did on this card. your coloring is awesome.
I love the design and the flowers are just enough.
hugs maz

Kelly Neis said...

Kathy your card is really cool, I like the old style kitchen you created. The background is perfect as it enhances the kitchen but not overwhelm it. Very creative. I enjoy your story and how you thought this out. I imagine when I make cards but I cannot articulate as well as you did. Great job.

Elle said...

Your background dp is perfect for this project. A great card for your Amish recipicant. Very well done!

syllie said...

Kathy, what a great kitchenscene. Also you did a beautiful job to create the perfect matching DP for it.Love it all.

Sandy said...

I absolutely adore your creation!!!! I love country and country homes and you certainly have touched my soul with this FANtastic card. I LOVE IT!

cabio's craft corner said...

Wonderful card and love the cute scenery design of this project :o)