Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Farm Fresh Christmas-CTD523

Happy Wednesday everybody. I’m back for with my second card as the guest designer for the Color Throwdown Challenge and so excited to share my “ Farm Fresh” project with you.

The colors to use this week are Red, Green, and Tan. These are generic color names and you can utilize any colors and/or mediums you have in your stash along with any neutrals. 

I used CTD colors along with the Hay There stamp set and many other small supporting images all from Lawn Fawn. First I stamped out all of my images onto Neenah solar white card stock and colored them with copic markers, then added a few white gel highlights.  I altered the barn from the Hay There set with accessory images from the Frosty Fairy Friends (I used the light bulbs and the little snow patches). After playing around with the pieces and trying to add the lightbulbs on top of the barn, I decided to die cut a second barn and trim the roof off. I colored and adhered the bulbs, then layered the second roof on top, then finished it up with the snow drift and chunky Lawn Fawn glitter.

For the background sky I lightly blended a soft morning sunrise with distress oxide inks using my Blendability Brushes. The colors I used are Tumbled Glass, Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw. Then I cut the mountains with Lawn Fawns Stitched Mountain Border dies out of gray card stock, and the Forest Border hillside out of their glitter cardstock. I mounted the glitter layer on with foam tape to create depth and dimension. 

The first Lawn Fawn stamp set I ever purchased many years ago was the Snow Days set. And the trees in that set are still some of my favorites and much used. I stamped 5 trees and adhered them in a cluster with the barn before building the fence to go across the cardface. I glued some tiny stockings from the Christmas Dreams set on each fence panel then added my grass layer after stamping the greeting across the bottom and blending some Mowed Lawn distress ink on the grass blades. 

Finally, I added my Christmas clad characters (Christmas accessories are from the Happy Howlidays set) and brushed on a little bling with Wink of Stella on the mountain tops and Santa hats, then mounted it on a red card base.  I’m so happy with how much dimension my layers created and how much glimmer and sparkle this card has in the light  

Thank you so much for for checking out my post I hope you enjoyed reading about how I created this barnyard scene. For more inspiration please head over to the design teams blogs or directly over to the Color Throwdown blog for more details and how to play along by adding your creation to the in link challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by, Davina 


  1. this is so fantastic. love all your sweet colored images. so happy you are joining us for the Color Throwdown this month. welcome.

  2. So many wonderful elements and details in this gorgeous winter/Christmas scene!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create this month and happy you are joining us a guest!