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! ;)