Thursday, August 23, 2012

Old McBarn & McBarn Card - 2 brandy new templates by Creations by AR!

 If you are looking for my WMS preview post - please scroll down one post!

I'm so excited to share two wonderful new templates Adela is releasing today over at Creations by AR

OLD McBARN: and  OLD McBARN CARD!     How cute are these!  These templates come in PDF, DXF and SVG formats. (PDF you can print and cut - DXF and SVG you can use with cutting machines)
On the left is Old McBarn Card (that fits in a regular A2 envelope!) and on the right is Old McBarn - a little box where the roof comes off!   I decided to make old barns like the kind I've seen sitting in fields on abandoned farms in New Hampshire or Maine.  I used the PDF files - printed them on kraft card stock and cut them out.
To make them look old -  I first painted the barn wall pieces with Picket Fence Ranger Crackle paint and the roof, doors and windows with Frayed Burlap Crackle Paint.
After the pieces dried,  I rubbed my Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink pad over the white pieces.  Then I rubbed  my Vintage Photo Distress ink pad over both the white pieces and the roof and window pieces.  This gives a great aged/distress look - just what I was hoping to achieve! 
Then I added die cut tissue paper grass inked with Photo Distress and pretty die cut flowers and punched ferns around all sides.  I added a brass brad door knob and a stamped rooster ready to wake everybody up with his cock-a-doodle do!  I adhered everything with ScorTape to be sure it held with the crackle paint and inked surface.
Here's a close up of the roof where you can see the crackle of the paint. And below is the box opened up. The box measures 3" long x 2 1/4" wide x 4" high
And here is my coordinating Old McBarn card -again I started with the template printed on Kraft card stock, using the same crackle paint and inking techniques for the distressed look.
Adela designed this card so there is a little 3D piece on the front -  you can open the barn doors and see inside. This card folds flat to mail.   I have a little rooster and the sentiment 'Good Morning' in my barn!

 And here is the inside of my card.  I carried the distressing onto all the surfaces. If I want to stamp or write something here to the recipient - I'll adhere a square of plain card stock.
And once again, a shot of the two template projects! (Please note:  the doors on the card do actually meet in the center - but they are still opened a bit after folding them to take the pic with them open!)  

Now the fun part!

You can win your choice of one of these new templates!
How?  Just leave a comment on each blog linked below - there will be ONE random winner chosen from EACH of our blogs - so you have 8 chances to win!.

I will post the winner from my blog right back here on Saturday.

Please check out the rest of the Design Teams inspiring barn creations!  and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!

Adela Rossol:   http://cbyar.blogspot.com
Amy Park:   http://tethered2home.com
Julia Aston: you are here!  http://www.createwithjulia.blogspot.com
Lisa Somerville:   http://www.lisasomerville.com
Magdalena Cortez:   http://axesdesigns.blogspot.com
Sue Kment:   http://suesstampingstuff.blogspot.com

Stamps:   Roosters & Good Morning sentiment from French Country set by Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Kraft, Rustic Cream, Harvest Gold, White, Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo.
Accessories:  Fern and leaf punches - Martha Stewart, Primula Blooms Die - Memory Box, Punch a Bunch flower punch,  Ranger Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence, Frayed Burlap.  ScorTape, brad - Bazzill Basics/Imaginisce, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive., grass die - My Favorite Things.

63 comments:

Tethered2Home said...

I adore how you made the barn look weathered ... just like my FIL's in the back 40.

Anonymous said...

I love this. It would be perfect for my three little grandsons.
Deb
mapawood@grm.net

Anonymous said...

I love this. It would be perfect for my three little grandsons.
Deb
mapawood@grm.net

Linda Wareham said...

I love the way you painted the barn, and the grass just finishes it off perfectly - gorgeous :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Julia, I love your blog picture and your rustic old barns are fabulous. This really shows another way to use the templates.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Sue D said...

Love the weathered barn look and the addition of the landscaping and the rooster.

MAGDA said...

ME ENCANTA ESTA PLANTILLA ES GENIAL, LOS MOTIVOS QUE HAS UTIIZADO LE VAN FANTASTICO, UN SALUDO MAGDA

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh My Oh my I am enjoying this hop and this sure is a stunner love the rustic look and the flowers
Cheers from Bangalore, India
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

~amy~ said...

Wow!! Awesome projects Julia!!!

Charla said...

Love all the flowers and fun things to look at around York barn.

Julie S. said...

Wow! Fantastic project!

JulieMc said...

WOW Julia! You put so much thought and effort into these creations! I love your take on the "aged" barn. Thank you for sharing!!

Margaret said...

Wowzers! This is fabulous. I love how you weathered the barns and added your embellishments to make a scene.

fairysparkle said...

Oh wow tjis is beautiful ,i really love the flowers etc x

Diana said...

Wow, just wonderful. Love the papers you used and all the details on and in your barn.

jude said...

Very nice, old style barn. thanks for sharing!

alienanessa said...

I'm sitting here in utter and complete awe! Not sure if you could have rocked this any more, good gravy, lady!! Every single picture makes me think that your creations are real, that those are actual barns. Hmmmm, LOL!!

teachdanz said...

wow!! you are so creative!! I love your take on this - its rustic New England charm, great work!
http://teachdanz.blogspot.com

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word girl!! This is so amazing!! What a stunning design!!! I love it!! :)

Annette said...

wow wow wow this is stunning...what an awesome design...I love it...so creative

Adrenalina said...

I love the way you give the old to the barns... thanks for sharing!

Axes DesigNs said...


I love the way you give the old to the barns... thanks for sharing!

Pauline said...

Wowzers Julia! What an amazing set! I love your barn gift box, and the fun barn card, amazing texture with the paint, and that rooster is so fun! Love it!

Jill Norwood said...

Incredible barn box and card! Wonderful templates and I love the distressing and the rooster! :)

Cheryl Bux said...

I love the weathered look too!

LynB said...

Julia - The aged paper is fantastic and your barn design so darling! Glad you shared how to get that look!

Cheryl W said...

I just love all your fantastic details. The pretty flowers against the rustic barn are perfect!

Andrea Kostelić said...

great blog... I really like your card, it totally looks like old barn

Sherry said...

Gorgeous ... :-)

Mary Roberson said...

You achieved a totally different look by using the distressing paint techniques and adding the rooster and flowers. The card is ingenious, in that the doors actually open (plus it fold flat to mail).

Patti J said...

Squeal! Julia, this is so much fun! I am so impressed with your textures, and beautiful gardens, such a realistic looking project!

stampndeb00 said...

WOW!! I love how you made the barns so old and the grass, flowers and rooster just really added a rustic look. "Love It"!!

KER said...

love all the realistic textures...wow

Marybeth said...

Your barn is more than amazing! Love it and all the work that you put into it.

Liana Miranda said...

UAU !!! Amei !!!

tazwwoman said...

Rustic look is terrific---It is so popular right now! Love it!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are fantastic. I love the weathered look. TFS.

Anonymous said...

Blog hops are so much fun and I always come away with more ideas. Love the card template. Thank you for sharing

Pam said...

Great job! The distressing looks so much like the real thing.

Ginny said...

Love your barn colors. Does look like the ones you see along the roands.

disneylisa said...

Oh, I love the weathered look and how it cheered up with the flowers. Great job.

Sandra W. said...

Only one Word: WOW!!!!!

CTgirl said...

This is just wonderful how you aged the barn! Love the flower and grass detail!!
Hugs
Rene

Lynda said...

Julia, these are fabulous projects! I love the way you finished them...so realistic!

Angela Miguélez López said...

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

Eva said...

Wow!!! Very beautiful card. I love it!!! ;)

PashaCou said...

Oh my, I just love the aging on your set, the flowers really make it all come together. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Hugs,

Brennen said...

I like the weathered look. And the little yard in front is fantastic!

Adela said...

Oooohh, great rustic look and technique, Julia! I love how you decorated the set... your garden looks great! Thanks for sharing!

Debora said...

Muy bueno!!! me gustan los colores

A Touch of SOL said...

Love the rustic look...awesome technique. TFS

Brooke said...

I love the weathered look. The rooster and flowers add a nice touch.

Linda L said...

I love, love, love what you did with the barn templates! The washed out look of the barn with the contrast of the bright flowers. The good morning and the rooster...just makes ya want to be there! Great Job!!!

ursula Uphof said...

Love the finish on your projects and my fav. is the McBarn card. Thanks for shring...will be back to have another look.

dwaldenrn said...

You did a great job of distressing this, it looks like it is about 100 years old plus. Great job.

lisa808 said...

Your 'old' barns are fabulous!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

WOW! Love this.

Alta O said...

I LOVE your techniques!!!..these aren't "ordinary" cards...they're EXTRAORDINARY! Thanks for sharing!

Krystal said...

You did a great job of distressing this!!

I love it!

Carol said...

The weathered look on your barn looks so realistic!!

Lovestampin said...

Would love to use this template for my son in law who has chickens. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie K. said...

Julia, your barn is adorable. Love the wood effect you did to it and the grass and flowers are perfect! Lovely job...

Carpenters said...

The distressing and colors you choose are amazing! My husband's family are all farmers, so I could definitely get a lot of use from these templates. Lovely!

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