Thursday, August 23, 2012

Old McBarn

Good morning, and welcome to our new release hop!
Adela Rossol, of Creations by AR, has been very busy, creating a fun set of templates.
The first template is Old McBarn - what fun!
Barn Closed

Barn Open
 
Next is a matching card - called Old McBarn Card, of course!
Card Closed

Card Open


My barn and card began with plain white cardstock.  I left the windows, doors, and trim white, and sponged the other pieces with Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Ink.  After I had it evenly sponged, I then scored lines to hopefully resemble siding.  Once the 'siding' was done, I sponged again, but with Antique Linen Distress Ink, allowing the score lines to be a bit more pronounced, and the barn to look older.

The barn roof comes off to hold items of your choice.  Mine was filled with yummies!

The card is adorable - the doors open in front to reveal one of Laurie Wilson's adorable Doodle Pantry pre-colored images, Quirky Donkey.  I sized, printed, cut to fit back of card, and adhered. Voila! The card actually opens on the back for your message...too much fun!  Not only that, but check it out - it folds flat for mailing...tee hee!
Card in A-2 Envelope!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Creations by AR team - they have some great projects to share! As you hop, be sure to leave a comment.  Each of us will give away one of the new templates!  Check back Saturday to see if you are the lucky winner!  Happy Hopping!

Patti J. (that's me!)

So, I have to share that my hero for this hop was my teamie, Sue.  She was so sweet, and offered to cut my files and mail them to me! (If you follow my blog, you know that I use my scissors :)  I had her just cut everything in white, not knowing how I would decorate them.  When the envelope arrived, and I saw all of those windows and doors, I was happy dancing at the post office - no kidding!  The cuts were all straight, so I could have cut them by hand, but it was nice not to have to do so!
So thank you, Sue Kment, you rock :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

73 comments:

Tethered2Home said...

The sponging technique adds so much. Just like old barn boards!

Deb said...

I love this! My three little grandsons would think this was just great! Would love to be able to make it for them.
Deb
mapawood@grm.net

Olga said...

this is over the top!!!! Awesome!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Okay, now my jaw is sore from smacking the floor! This is totally amazing! Not just a box, but a card also. This is way over the top incredible. E-I-E-I-O!

Auntie Em said...

Patti, your barn gift box and card are adorable. I love the weathered grey. The embossing really makes it look like barn boards.
What a great friend to cut the files out for you. :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Patti, your barns are so cute. I love the little donkey in the card.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Linda Wareham said...

I really like your barns, the colours are perfect. Loving the farmyard set too :)

Susie said...

Awesome!!! Wish I had a cutting machine that would do this.

MAGDA said...

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Julia Aston said...

Love your clean crisp gray barn with white trim Patti! It looks so pretty with your fence and animals outside!

Glittered Paws said...

Amazing - the barn is absolutely darling and looks so life like, like you photo props too. The donkey in the barn was precious. Great job girlfriend.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Patti you have done a super job on the barn. I love 3 D projects and have seen some fantastic stuff on your blog
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Charla said...

Your barn turned out super cute in white. And yes Sue is mt best friend and craftaholic buddie, she is a hero.

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the scoring and all the props. Cute donkey stamp too.

Julie S. said...

Awesome! I still can't believe it can fit in an envelope. Great photo props too. :)

JulieMc said...

Patti I enjoyed your take on the design. The siding and distressing turned out great. Thank you for the inspiration!!

Margaret said...

Your barn and card are so fabulous! they do look so real with the scoring. Love the donkey in the barn. Cute!

fairysparkle said...

Patti i love that you have used old macdonalds theme .Its really lovely and i can see any child loving that .x

Diana said...

Great creation. Thanks for sharing.

jude said...

I love the color, the animals in & around the barn. Great job!

alienanessa said...

Yep, you rocked it Patti! Those lines absolutely look like siding, awesome job!!

teachdanz said...

love the way you created siding on your barn and distressed the white paper to get the right color - clever!!
http://teachdanz.blogspot.com

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh!! These little barns are the cutest!!! I love how you've showed how it's put together!! Really clever!! Have to check it out!! HUGS

Axes DesigNs said...

Soooo pretty!!! thanks for sharing the technique is awesome!

Cheryl Bux said...

So many great ideas! Love your take on this design.

LynB said...

Patti - How darling to make the project into an interactive table-scape! So fun for little kids and imaginative play!

Cheryl W said...

This is just too much fun, Patti! I L.O.V.E.it. I have a BIL who is a farmer and this would be perfect for him. TFS

Andrea Kostelić said...

great blog... lovely barns, just maybe too... plain?

Audrey Frelx said...

Awesome!!! I love this!!!

Sherry said...

My Son Would Love This As Well As The Cows And Etc .. On Your Display Lol.. Gorgeous Template Everyone Did Such Awesome Job On It ..

Mary Roberson said...

I really like the clean look you achieved by the white distressing and the machine cut windows(that was sweet of Sue), your projects look very professional. That donkey is too cute! Love that little addition;)

KER said...

great look with the sponging and scoring

scrapclose2theheart said...

OMGoodness! Are you not clever or what? I love this & what recipient wouldn't just have the best time with it? Such a blast! TFS!!! I am so far behind but I will have to try to come back & do the entire blog hop! I love your work though! And this was MOST excellent & I had to stop & take the time to tell you! :)

stampndeb00 said...

Your barn is so cute, I love how you added the animals around it and the little donkey in the barn is just adorable. Very cute. : )

Liana Miranda said...

ADOREI !!!

tazwwoman said...

How beautifully simplistic! Love it.

Rhonda Miller said...

These are great and I love your backdrop for your pictures. TFS.

Pam Sparks said...

How cool Patti! Adorable creating! Fun scene creating! Love how this fits in the envelope!

Eileen Bernier said...

Perfect. Another good idea shared. I love the 3-D card idea. Another idea to file away. Thank you for sharing

Ginny said...

I love the way you used the scoring for the barn wood

Pam said...

Fabulous. It looks like real wood.

disneylisa said...

Your barn looks very real and I love the image you used.

Gvendalen said...

Awesome! Gorgeous project! hugs, Helena

Sandra Westerik said...

I like the colors...

Sandra W. said...

I like the colors!

CTgirl said...

Lovely CAS barn! I like the whole scen you set, so fun!!
Hugs
Rene

Angela Miguélez López said...

Muy buen trabajo.
Me encanta, es precioso.
Gracias por compartirlo.
Besos de colores

Eva said...

Beautiful card!!! It's a cute and white farm. Thanks ;)

Lorie said...

Wow, my friend, this set is fantastic! I would not have thought of scoring the barn for the weathered look. You are SO smart!

PashaCou said...

lol, I love how you used the animals to make it look like a real barn!! Just too cute.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Hugs,

Adela said...

Patti! So you have your own "cutting machine" (aka Sue). How sweet of her to do that! I really like how you made the barn with that washed look. I wish I had done that! Love your card, too!

Brennen said...

Love the way you staged this with all the animals. That's just what it needed! And it's amazing that the card folds flat.

Rush'd Lady said...

Too cute! As a dollhouse fan, this is right up my alley! :)

Debora said...

es un trabajo muy lindo

A Touch of SOL said...

Love, love, love the monochromatic look of your artwork. Thanks for sharing your artwork.

Brooke said...

Patti, that looks just like my shed in the back yard, only mine doesn't have a horse in it.lol

Linda A said...

Love what you did with the barn and the donkey is ADORABLE! Too, too cute!

Glenda Atkins said...

The Doodle Pantry Donkey looks so comfy in his 'home'( the wonderfully done barn)!

dwaldenrn said...

These are absolutely adorable.

Sandra J. Strickler said...

You did a gorgeous job!

ursula Uphof said...

Patti, I love your barn, so clean looking. The card is my favbourite, but I am beginning to like the barn very much. Thank your for the inspiration, hugs, Ursula

Krystal said...

EXCELLENT proyect!

Carol said...

So cute with the weathered gray!!! and that donkey is so cute!

Debbie K. said...

Love the look of the weathered wood and the donkey is great in there. Adorable!

Carpenters said...

My husband's family are all farmers, so I could definitely get a lot of use from these templates. Lovely!

Beth Norman said...

Oh Patti, this card really rocks. Your scoring of the walls is perfect. You got really creative with this template.

Carolyn King said...

soooo coool!!!! love your fabulous barn!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG...the little gift box barn and the card are absolutely adorable....the barn wood background look awesome and I love how you added the little donkey to the inside of the card...just precious!!!!

Iris said...

Oh my...it is so awesome! Love all the little details and the fun interactions. Great job with the colors and making it!

Shirley said...

OMGosh!!! How totally fun, Patti! and how creative. I love it. I have really missed your art!! What a keeper!

Seleise said...

Patti J, you've outdone yourself! From the weathering on the barn to the precise way it's all put together - AMAZING! STUNNING! AWESOME!!

Beate said...

OMG....the card and matching barn box look incredible! AWESOME creations!
Hugs and smiles

Lynne in NI said...

WOWEE, what a fab creation Patti! And love your photo setting too ... I always loved playing with all my plastic farmyard animals when I was a kid!