Saturday, January 27, 2018

Down on the Farm

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 

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Dotty Jo said...

I love this, Lindsey, it's a beaut! Always loved goats, although I was amazed at how much they smell! Jo x

Barbara Godden said...

Super card, so different for you but I can see the affect TH has on you. great use of both stamps, and masking too. Love it.

Chris Dring said...

Soooo technique-y and layer-y, and I LOVE this!! Well done Sistah!

Jane Willis said...

Those Hipsters always make me smile and all that lovely layering and masking has made a really stunning card with the "old goat"

Lisa D said...

OMG! I can totally see that ol' goat saying that. Awesome coloring.

Donna said...

Your brother has donkeys and goats???
Does he have baby goats??
ACK I love a wee baby goat, they are so effin cute!
Your card is super rad and so Holtz-esque!!!
Which of course I adore!!

Tracy Freeman said...

This is just fab and I'm so jealous of your brother ! I used to work with Donkeys and Goats and they are great, so much fun and they have so much character.

Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x