Sunday, January 29, 2012

Countryside Retirement - Techno Stamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge # 205

I had to let the sketch sit with me for a while as nothing immediately came to mind when I saw the sketch challenge for the Techno Stamper Monday Lunchtime Challenge here 
But a friend is retiring soon, so I needed a retirement card.  This friend used to farm, and now likes to tinker in his garage refinishing furniture and doing general repairs. Hope he likes the card.

Here is the sketch:

My card:

Since I have been having difficulty getting my cards to sit straight during a photographic session (very much like most of us), I  decided to photograph the card at an angle since it was going to end up that way anyway.

Here's the way I normally photograph a card.  Which view do you like better?

Look carefully and see if you can see the Robin sitting on the barrow handle.  A sure sign that spring is coming soon.

Stamps: Countryside, Teeny Tiny wishes, Every Little Bit
Inks: SU markers, Early Espresso
Papers:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Well Worn Designer paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Houndstooth embossing folder, Decorative Label Punch, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1/4" Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon,


Anonymous said...

I love this card. The robin is so sweet, great attention to detail. As for the views I like your original view. Less shadows.

Thank you for sharing

Kris McIntosh said...

What a lovely card. Very serene and peaceful.

Cynthia Ferenz said...

He'll love it! Shows you know him and have paid attention to his interests.

MJ said...

Yep, I agree, great card. I struggled at first with this layout too, lol. Thanks so much for playing along this week!

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