Edna and the sisters are spending a little time in the country with F is for Farm Life! And darn, now I've got the opening theme from Green Acres stuck in my head. Yep, I'm old. :D (Also, you're welcome; I could have embedded the video, so you would have an ear worm too. But I just linked to it, instead.)
My brother has a farm — a hobby farm, where the animals are more pets than farm animals. Along with horses and donkeys and sheep and (∞)... there are a number of goats. (I think nine at last count.) So that was my inspiration for this week's card:
My snarky sister Chris noted how grungy and technique-y this is for me, and she's right — it's the Tim Holtz effect, I'd say. Especially the Hipster stamps... they just seem to call out for layers and *stuff*. To start my card, I stamped my goat then masked a circle as well as adding two tiny goat ear masks. Then I stamped a text background and added a little stencilling. Mr. Goat is watercoloured with Zig markers. The sentiment is embossed in white on purple to go with his hipster tie and spectacles. I added a couple of off-true paper layers and called it done. And since this is quite a layered card for me, both with papers and ink, I'm linking it up to the current Wednesday Simon Says Stamp challenge, Layer It Up.
We have quite a menagerie of farm animals on the blog today! Visit to see what my sisters and our newest Queen of Snark, Lisa, have cultivated! You have until February 9th to join us.
Supplies: black, purple & Hero Arts latte layering cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Signature patterned paper, chipboard, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Hipster & Hero Arts Newsprint Background stamps,Versmark, MFT black licorice, Memento grey flannel & broken china distress inks, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Zig markers, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz burlap stencil