Hello, hello! I hope you're having a good week. I spent all of yesterday with my mom and a friend of hers who is visiting from out of state. We took a short road trip to a neighboring county which has numerous boutiques and antique shops in and around a small town with a substantial Amish community. At the "English" owned shops, I found a few vintage paper and alterable items to use in artwork. At the Amish grocery store, I stocked up on things like basmati rice, couscous, and spices, as they charge much less for them than our local grocery stores do.
Being in a rural area, we saw a lot of rooster and chicken decorative items (both new and antique). This made us think of another friend of my mom's, who is decorating her new kitchen with roosters. My mom texted her several photos of things to ask if she was interested in any of them (some rather jokingly, like a large rooster cut out of sheet metal which was displayed on the door of a former outhouse!). And thus roosters became the unexpected theme of the day; so much so that I ended up buying her something rooster-related at one particular store. I think she will appreciate some unexpected happy mail, as her husband was diagnosed with cancer in the spring and their entire summer has been spent "doctoring."
To accompany her gift I created this card featuring, what else, a rooster! I used a variety of patterned papers from my stash that go with the color scheme of her kitchen. The rooster from Oxford Impressions was stamped on vanilla cardstock and colored with Prismacolor pencils and distress inks. The sentiment is from Red Lead Paperworks.
I planned to share more photos of our day, but my photo editing program is giving me fits. Until I find a new program and learn how to use it, I'll probably stick to posting the bare essentials.
Thanks for popping in!
Red cardstock from Stampin' Up; miscellaneous patterned papers from my stash; very vanilla cardstock from Stampin' Up; rooster from Oxford Impressions; sentiment from Red Lead Paperworks; splatter background stamp by All Night Media; Ranger Archival black ink; Prismacolor Premier pencils; odorless mineral spirits; antique linen and vintage photo distress ink; round and scalloped round dies by Sizzix; oval and scalloped oval punches from Stampin' Up; border punch by Martha Stewart; pop-dots.