Do not ask me why, but for some reason I became fixated on including a rooster in my card! To make the background I light sponged the bottom portion of the card with Fired Brick Distress Ink and then stencilled the bricks with the same ink. Next I added more detail with Aged Mahogany. Pumice Stone and Fired Brick markers - I wanted it to look rough, like an aged country wall. Then I sponged the rest of the card with Mustard Seed ink and stamped the sunbeams with a Darkroom Door Stamp. I wasn't that happy with the result, so I used a watercolour brush and Spiced Marmalade ink to make a more abstract effect. Next came the Rooster. I didn't have a stamp, I thought about a Silhouette cut file, but in the end I went with a free digital image from The Graphic Fairy and used TAP paper to transfer the image. To finish, I stamped the sentiment from Concord & 9th, the machine stitching and matted the panel.
So now it is your turn to join in the fun at the Mixed Media Card Challenge - you can link your card up here and get lots more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.