I could have been naughty and cloned out my wee accident with this one, but I couldn't do that to the real thing so here it is warts , or should I say coffee drops, and all.
I've done similar projects with the House stencil before (my favourites can been see here and here) but I couldn't resist doing another with the Wee Farm set. It's perfect for them.
I started off by placing the stencil on some paper to work out where I wanted everything and make sure the perspective was okay.
When I was happy with that I inked in the house and trees. I put the inner part of the stencil on that card and sponged on Jet Black Stazon. I kept the ink pad nice and wet by regularly applying the reinker, both to the pad and the Cut-N-Dry foam.
I then started the stamping with the fence but I messed it up and had to start all over again!
Eventually I got everything stamped neatly and I masked off the areas that I didn't want green. The hills were then brushed in.
You can see I haven't masked off the fence. I was initially concerned about this..........
...........but when I was out with Maya I noticed that the wooden fences were all green anyway. What luck!
It was all going quite well, but then my luck changed. Hubby had brought me up a cup of coffee and I was walking across my craft room with it when I slipped on some plastic. Coffee and I went flying...........
...............and my lovely scene ended up looking like this! Thankfully it was only a dinky cup of espresso but it still made a mess. Because it's on smooth stamping card it blistered a bit too where the liquid hit it. As you can imagine, I was gutted! I'd spent ages planning and making it and I couldn't exactly stick a butterfly over them all (they were more obvious in real life than in my photo).
I couldn't bear to bin it, so I did what I could to rescue it - another horse and a tree behind the barn covered up two spots and a bit of black pen covered the one at the top. The only one I couldn't disguise was the one under my Wee Cow (and trying to do so made it worse), so I like to think that my Wee Cow has just had a wee. It's the country!
I actually liked the busier look of it , so I added a few more trees too, as you can see on the finished piece at the top.
It's not perfect but I really enjoyed making it, well most of it.
Stamps and Stencil Used
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