Thursday, September 18, 2008

Plaid Tractor Note

Who said tractors couldn't be cute? My mom got me these images for Christmas last year and I just love them. They remind me of mowing the yard growing up. We had a big yard and I thought I was cool to hop on our mower, roll my sleeves up to get some sun, and zip around the yard on the "6th" speed. One day I did mow over a newly planted tree, so after that my dad tied little ribbons on everything to help me watch where I was going! We also had a little wagon that we could haul stuff in. I hauled my dog Blinky. She liked going fast too :) But our tractor wasn't nearly as cute as this one! I stamped my imaged with Palette Noir on the white and the pattern papers. Yep, the hay, wagon and tractor are all paper pieced on! I drew a little ground in with a Micron pen, then colored it in with a Garden Green watercolor crayon using my Niji waterbrush. The hay is raised with a dimensional. It's been awhile since I used my slit punch, so I put it to good use today. To decorated it up a bit, I added an eyelet and tied on some sheer yellow ribbon. I used sketch challenge 166 for the layout. Simple, yet cute!! I have to share this next picture with y'all. Ross came home last night wanting a salad for dinner. Supposedly, there is this really good Cobb salad at his work. He got it last week and I guess was just craving it again. So I told him to go for it. He totally blew me away with what he put together. Look how nicely he arranged it all too. It included: lettuce, eggs, avocado, broccoli, carrots, cucumber, crumbed turkey bacon, sliced mushrooms, feta cheese and tomatoes. It was sooooo good! We also had sliced mangos with it. I think we are going to add this to our favorite list; definitely wouldn't mind having it again!

Stamps: Tractor, Hay wagon, Sushi (all from A Muse)
Paper: Wasabi, TAC white, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey: Two Scoops
Ink: Palette Noir
Other: scallop scissors, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, dimensional, slit punch, eyelet, sheer yellow ribbon, Garden Green Watercolor Crayon, Niji Waterbrush
Technique: Paper Piecing


Danni said...

This is so cute and not normally something I would like but man, you made it adorable!

Rachel Hope said...

Oh My Gosh!!! How cute is that plaid tractor?????

Will you ask Ross to come make me a salad??? :)

Catherine said...

too cute and love what you did with the hay =)

Anonymous said...

Way cute, Kim! Love the story too! Anna

Barb said...

Adorable tractor! Definitely hits home around here (small midwest town)!

The salad looks so yummy!

Jessica said...

That tractor is adorable!!

And Ross has some skillz!

Tammi said...

CUTE! That's the first thing I thought when I saw the that your paper pieced it, cute idea! Great layout and love the slit part.

Ross is a keeper, yummy!!

Hugs from Robinville! :)

Maria said...

Fabulous job paper piecing, Kim. I love how your card turned out. Wow, that salad do look delicious. So nicely arranged that you almost don't want to mess it up by eating it. LOL!!


Cindy Karasz said...

This is so adorable Kim! I love the plaid tractor! Nice fall card, makes me thing of a hay ride!

Anonymous said...

That is just adorable! How right you are that tractors can be adorable! Haha never saw that one coming! The plaid ties it in perfectly.

I know, it's sad about Mr. Milich. And thank you, I certainly hope that the card helps him out during this tough time.

Leslie said...

Wow! That salad looks good!

The card is adorable! I love the pieced tractor! That's a great color combo too -- not one I would normally think of!

Suzanne said...

I love this card! I almost bought the tracker and the wagon this weekend. Now I wish I had bought it! LOL!