Hello there, friend! Thank you for hopping on over and joining me for today's One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop! This month's theme is Down on the Farm!
Now I am the first to admit, I am a City Girl through and through! I'm not opposed to visiting a farm or even staying in the country for a few days though. I actually love farms, and visiting them! We actually take the boys often throughout the summer to a few farms in our area for fun family time. I especially love Springridge Farms if you're ever in Ontario! I love the animals, the sounds, and especially the scenery!
I can also admit that this theme was a challenging one for me! Farm/Country themed stamps aren't what I normally gravitate towards, but since I did have the This Little Piggy Stamp Set on hand and haven't used it much yet, I was happy to pull it out for this hop!
Isn't he so cute?! While the card may not look farm themed per se, it still reminds me of the farm! I say this because not only do you have a cute, dirty little pig that may be a bit stinky (did you notice the flies? hehe), but for some reason when I think of a farm, I also think of having family picnics out on the pasture just looking at the beautiful scenery.
I know there's definitely more to farming than that, but I always have images of freshly baked goods on the window sill. A bit movie-esque to think I would imagine. :)
In this little guys picnic basket, I cut out some apple shapes to fill his basket. For the basket itself, this is hand-drawn and cut out. I used Crumb Cake Cardstock and embossed with the Wood Plank Embossing Folder and added a little shading using Watercolour Pencils for a little definition. He's also coloured in using Watercolour Pencils and an Aqua Painter.
Along with the card, I also made a cute little treat holder. Perfect for those family picnics on the farm, or even for a country chic baby or bridal shower!
These treat holders were made with a piece of 6x6" Crumb Cake Cardstock and embossed with the Wood Plank Embossing Folder. I added in a bit of shading here as well.
The checkered vellum piece is a leftover piece of vellum cardstock from a past Paper Pumpkin kit. A good reason to always keep those extras! I then added in some cute ribbon, and voila! Just don't forget the cookie! ;)
Don't you just want to go on picnic at the farm now? I will gladly join you!
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Thanks again for joining me today. You can click on the 'Next' button to head back to the ever so talented Sara Levin!
Blog Hop List: 1. Sara Levin
4. Martin Stone
5. Liz Yuille
6. Mary Haugen
8. Tina Riddle
10. Jackie Aitken
11. Ashley Fifer
12. Elizabeth Jeanne
13. Rene Ondrajka
14. Melissa Davies
15. Dani Dziama
16. Rick Adkins
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