Friday, 25 November 2016
A View of the Countryside
Another week has slipped by and once again I wonder where the time goes. The other day one of my friends rather cheekily suggested that I need to go on a time-management course. At my age indeed! I don't think it is a question of managing my time but more a case of me trying to cram too many things into each day. Most of it is fun stuff so I am not complaining!
At this time of year, living in the countryside I miss the green and golden fields of summer which have been replaced by the ploughed brown earth of winter. So today I have decided to post a little reminder of days gone by when ploughing was a much tougher job but probably a more tranquil one, without the use of heavy farm machinery but just the gentle plod of the horses hooves and the jingle of their harness.
Using a Stamp Addicts stamp set Gypsy Caravan No. 2, I have stamped on watercolour card and coloured with a combination of distress inks using a blending tool and watercolour pens. The scarecrow is from the same stamp set which I have also watercoloured and then cut out and mounted with foam pads, offset to the side of the card. Finally I have sneaked in a rabbit from a Hobby Art stamp set Fawn & Flora CS046D. I must admit to being a huge fan of Hobby Art Stamps as not only do their stamp sets feature main images that can be used as the focal point on a card but they also provide lots of handy little additions like this one. I hope you like it.
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