Tuesday, April 2, 2013

An Amish Quilt

I haven't used this stamp in a long time, but it's called Quilt Barn and it's from Rubber Cottage. I bought it at a little stamp store near Lancaster called the "Rubber Buggy" that sadly closed several years ago. (You can still find this stamp on their website.) The store owner carried a huge line of Amish-related stamps and I had to have this stamp the minute I laid eyes on it. I thought of this stamp as soon as I saw the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #153 to use the letter "A" either in your image, or your sentiment. I consider this to be an Amish quilt, since they used to paint quilt designs on their barns. I omitted the sentiment because I don't think this needs one. I tied a simple piece of ribbon around the bottom just to add a bit of interest.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I wish you all a wonderful week!

Carol

12 comments:

jimlynn said...

Wow! Carol, this is simply awesome!! Your coloring is gorgeous and am glad you didn't add a sentiment to take away from its beauty. So pretty.
Lynn

Darnell J Knauss said...

This needs a frame, Carol!!

JD said...

Beautiful card, Carol!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, this one is phenomenal! I love your coloring job. I got a history lesson also with your post today. I never knew the Amish painted designs on their barns. I really think a sentiment would have taken away they eye away from this piece, so I think you made the right decision to leave it off. The ribbon is the perfect little touch. Talk to you soon.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is such a great stamp, Carol! Fantastic design! You know how I love scenes.

Wendy said...

Oh WOW, this is gorgeous, Carol! Love the image and your coloring! I love anything Amish and your card is no exception! Nice job!!!!

Shannon White said...

Wowie! Beautiful Beautiful Miss Carol! Love your Wonderful coloring on this Beauty! And you know I am loving those big fluffy clouds! ;-)

Hugs
Shannon

Pat Garvin said...

Awesome barn. I would have to have this one also. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Benzi said...

Oh my goodness, what an awesome stamp and card. We have an Amish community about 40 miles from us. That is the first thing I thought of when I saw this super card. I just love it, Carol.

Winnie and Patty said...

Wonderful card! Your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

wannabcre8tive said...

A very beautiful card. I love the barn quilt. Thanks, for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Angie said...

Wonderful image! Gorgeous card! Love your A! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!