Good afternoon Friends!
So far I have featured lots of bunnies in my Easter cards, but not so many chickens...well rest assured I have been making some and I am going to start by putting that right today with two cards featuring stamps by Inky Doodles and Magnolia (the larger stamp in the second card)...
For the first card I did take inspiration in arranging the hens like this from a card in Inky Doodle gallery on their website. I embossed the card using a chicken wire mark and then inked over with mustard seen distress ink. The eggs and greeting are from the same stamp set and the images were coloured with Promarkers
I created the second card as an example when we used the Triple Layered technique in our workshop last month. I stamped the hens on to three layers of patterned card by Pink Petticoat and then matted and layered on to yellow card stock.
The greeting and larger hen were both stamped on to polka dot paper from Pink Petticoat. I also decorated inside with the polka for paper but didn't photograph it (you can just catch a glimpse).
Whilst on the subject of chickens, we had some sad news when we dropped our girls off at the farm for their own little holiday last Friday. I was telling the owner about Penny and how eventually we would have more Orpingtons and he told me that they had lost the two hens that were their breeding stock to a fox. One of them was Penny's mum...the Cockerel (Penny's Daddy) was traumatised but spared, probably because he is as big as a fox anyway. He will have to carefully source some more stock now, buy he himself has been working less hours and letting the helpers do more for the past year because his wife has been very poorly and they have two young children. I felt so sorry for him, because he works so hard and it's a lovely place. Here's hoping things start looking up now she has finished her treatment.
I know some of you said yesterday that you would like to see more of what was in those bags from the show on Saturday...well fear not...all will be revealed on my WOYWW desk tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by!
Love and Hugs,