There's a new 'Country' theme challenge which started up on February 7 and it will run until March 5. It's a sister challenge to the one at FarmQuest and this one is called "FQ General Store." The theme will always be "Anything Country Goes'' and you can find the challenge by clicking on the name above.
To quote from the challenge site itself, "What's included: farm, ranch, rural, country, dirt roads, gravel roads, picket fences, barbed wire, barns, farm animals, farm equipment, farmhouses, kitchens, canning, orchards, markets/farmer's produce markets/U-picks, sunflowers, scarecrows, hay, denim, plaid, gingham, burlap, frogs, fireflies, fishing, camping, pond life, brooks/streams, and much more. What's not included: city life, city buildings, city parks, playgrounds, amusement parks, suburbia life, shopping malls/centers, etc."
I just joined the DT and am excited to share with you my first card done for the "mid-month" reminder. I thought that since the name is "General Store," it might be fun to use an actual General Store image on my card. This was a coloring book page which I printed in grayscale, reduced in size, and then colored with polychromos pencils and ProMarkers. I used white gel pen to add highlights and black gel pens on the geese flying north for the upcoming summer. The sunlight rays coming through the tree were made by using bleach on a cotton-tip.
I cut the image with a QuicKutz die and inked the edges with a ProMarker. The background was dry embossed using my newest EF from Taylored Expressions. It's a cable knit pattern and I thought it gave a very 'country' feel to the card. The twine came from my stash.
If you love anything country, this is the challenge for you! We'd love to see you playing in our barnyard or field so come on along. :-D Happy Crafting. NanaConnie