Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Releases on The Farm!!! :)

Supplies: Colored in Copics, hair also colored in Prisma Pencils and a white gel pen/ For her tail, I first colored in Copics, then mixed TACKY GLUE with MATTE MEDIUM VARNISH (just a tiny bit of each), which I then brushed on her already copic colored tail. Before that dried, I sprinkled BIG, iridescent plastic glitter all over the glue/matte medium mixture. The glitter is hard to see in the picture, but it gives it that scaly, shiny look. I think it would be fun to experiment with sequins, different glitters, and even diamond stickles for her tail!/The burlap in the background is from the floral department at Michaels. I am sure a variety of netting or fabrics would look great and give Syren that authentic, mermaid feel.

HELLO and WELCOME to our APRIL release at The Greeting Farm!

We have been very anxious and excited for today as there is LOTS to be excited about! Again, please give a warm welcome to LISA HJULBERG, our APRIL Guest Designer!

And now, it's time to welcome the following new characters to the TGF LINE!

Surfer Anya
Wild Sprout Daisy
Creeper Syren
the new CREEPIN' KIT! a full, 8 1/2x11 sheet of RUBBER featuring
over $90 worth of stamps for only $48!!!!

We have another HUGE welcome and reveal for you today-the new FARM FRESH CHALLENGE BLOG! Please stop over and say hello as there is a SYREN CREEPER up for grabs there! It's Farm Fresh Friday, too-so our first challenge is up and RUNNING!

Once you do that, be sure to FOLLOW the new blog, because ONE lucky customer who does our DT Blog hop (below!) today AND becomes a follwer of our new CHALLENGE blog will be entered to WIN the CREEPIN' KIT! That's ONE HUGE PRIZE!!!

Without any further adieu, here is the order of our Farmers' BLOG HOP for release day:

You will have until 11:59 pm CST TONIGHT to comment and become a follower and we will happily announce the winner tomorrow morning on the TGF Blog!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Introducing the Seductive "Syren" by TGF! Wowza!

Hello Everyone!

The new Greeting Farm "Syren" release is so very special and exciting! I love beautiful, mysterious characters with big hair! Who doesn't?

For her hair colors, first I colored her hair with copics C9, C7, C5, C3 which are the colors I would usually use to create black hair. Then I added RV04, RV09 and V09 OVER IT ALL to give her purple streaks and that overall fuchsia glow.

For her fish scale texture on her merbody, I sprinkled some old fashioned snow flake glitter onto some glue/matte medium mix (which I painted on her merhalf).

Thank You for checking out this lovely lady!

Have a lovely day!


Buttercup :) xoxo

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dasiy Preview!!!!

Hi Y'all! Here we have Daisy by The Greeting Farm! Isn't she super cute with her spiked up hair and her bright-eyed stare?! :)

Supplies: Colored in Copic Sketch Markes, Prisma Pencils, white marker, distress inks

Thank You so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your week!


Buttercup :) xoxo

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Creeper Sasha!!!

Hello Everyone! :)

Allow me to introduce you to Creeper Sasha by The Greeting Farm! Isn't she a DOLL? I just love Creepers! With their big eyes, thick eye liner and spunkiness, they are too adorable and super fun to color!

The Creeper Collection will be available April 1st! And on March 31st, The Greeting Farm's Blog will have a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT regarding their challenges! So be on the look out for all that crafty news :)

Thank You for checkin' in!
Have a Wonderful Day!


Buttercup :) xoxo

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Break with Surfer Anya!!!

Happy Spring!!!

Stick a flower in your hair, grab your surfboard and LET'S GO! :D Surfer Anya pictured below knows what's up. Life is too short to live in a cubicle! Even if you love your cubicle, it can't hurt to get a little bit of sunshine. Let the beach reach your feet. And most of all, enjoy the ride :)

Oh, and Crafters: Happy Farm Fresh Friday, of course! If you so chose to participate in the challenge this week, simply make a Spring Themed card using your Greeting Farm Stamps! I look forward to your creations! One lucky winner who visits the DT Blog on Friday will win Surfer Anya!!! Another Lucky Winner who participates in the Spring Break Challenge will also win Surfer Anya!!! And Farm Enthusiasts, join us as we welcome our April Guest Designer: Lisa Hjulberg!

Thank You for blogging by!


Buttercup :) xo

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Monochromatic March Madness with TGF!

Hello Everyone!

Happy Farm Fresh Friday! Today we are celebrating March Madness by making a monochromatic card or project using The Greeting Farm stamps! I chose to keep my colored image separate from the monochromatic papers and patterns. Yes, her bathing suit is orange but I refrained from "oranging up" her skin and hair.

"Cheeky Beach" is SUPERCUTE and makes me long for a day on the beach!

"Cheeky Beach" by The Greeting Farm

Happy Crafting Everyone! Know you are welcome to share your Monochromatic March Madness cards with everyone at TGF's Splendid Stamping Blog here.

Thank You for stopping by! I wish you warm sunshine, relaxing breezes and good company in your days to come! (And today too!!! :)


Buttercup :) xoxo

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Going Gothic with Tiddly Ink's!!!

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Hello Everyone and Welcome!

It is a privilege to create, to make cards and to share them with whoever cares to look. Thank You for being here. My hope is you find some inspiration, and leave with a smirk, if not a smile ;) ;) And that you don't leave "TAINTED & HEARTBROKEN" as the two gals in these cards below.

"Tainted" and "Heartbroken" are two of my new favorite digital stamps designed by Christy Croll at Tiddly Ink's! "Tainted" represents that strong girlfriend that doesn't let you sit on the couch and cry in you Cheerios after you go through a tough breakup. Tainted is the girl that rips off your comforter, and makes you go out there, ride a motorcycle and save the World while you're at it! "Heartbroken", on the other hand, is the girl who is crying in her Cheerios, who forgot her coffee in the microwave, left her icecream in the bathtub, and hates couples in commercials because, "they're too happy!". I believe we each have a little Tainted and a little Heartbroken in all of us. But overall, I would say we're a well adjusted, full hearted bunch! ;)

"Tainted" digi by Tiddly Inks/Background rubber stamp by Stampotique

"Heartbroken" digi by Tiddly Ink's

As you can see, I am on a Feather Trend right now! I am loving feather extensions in people's hair and that whole feathery look! And this trend has made it's way into these 2 cards! Why not mix up fashion, card making, drama, all of it up!? Go for it! Go Big!

Thank You for stopping by!


Buttercup :) xoxo

Color Challenge FFF with TGF's "Dee Dee"

Hey Hey!!!

DEE DEE! I love her! And this is my first creation using this sweet little gal! When hearing of this Farm Fresh Friday's color challenge: Apricot, Turquoise & Spring Green, I instantly thought Dee Dee would look AWESOME in these fun springy colors! And she does!


About the Coloring: For her hair, I wanted to give it a slightly comic book feel with those deep blue highlights! In order to achieve that blue/black hair, I used Copic Markers C9, C5, C3, C2 and B39. Skin: E13, E35, E37, Eoo & E000 (for eyebrows)/ Cheeks: added to the original skin color: RV04, R85, R81, Rvoo. Eyes (shadows on the eyeballs) : C3, C1. Clothes: G21, G82, YG41, YG95/ YR61, Yooo, YR21, YR23, YR24/BG02, BG05

Enjoy this Color Challenge! One lucky winner will receive one single TGF stamp of their choice! FUN!

...thank you for visiting my little blog!

Hugs & Kisses! Or high fives and fist pumps if you're not a hug & kiss person! :D


Buttercup :) highfives and fist pumps

P.S. xoxo ;)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Use Up Your X-mas Stash this FFF with TGF

Hello Everyone!

Christmas is SO "Last Year" isn't it? It seems like it was so long ago but it was really just a couple months ago! Still, like many of you, I may have a little extra holiday flare hanging out in my scrap paper bins!!! Thinking, "Oh, I'll use this NEXT year!" and maybe I will! ;)

This Farm Fresh Friday, The Greeting Farm challenges us to bust out our holiday papers, trims, tapes, brads, glitter, buttons-ANYthing holiday-y, and put it to good use on a project for either today, or maybe this Christmas!? Have fun with it! I personally enjoy making an "out of season" card. It's nice to play with snow and gingerbread images, just to go take a stroll in the warm sun...

For my card, I used "Miss Anya Dressy" by The Greeting Farm. I love aprons! Different aprons for cooking, cleaning, painting and crafting! Here, Miss Anya has just finished tasting her batch of freshly made gingerbread men! Yum!

Happy Farm Fresh Friday to you all!

And Good Luck! As one lucky participant will with a Cheeky Beach stamp!!!

Have a fabulous day!


Buttercup :) xo
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