This picture was inspired by a National trust property not far from us that has a nature walk attached to the grounds. The Doc & I love to go there as they have a water meadow with a hide and if you go down about 3pm you will often see their prize herd of Aberdeen Angus cows having a drink along with the Herons and other assorted birds.
Whilst I did splash out on the stamps (Christmas Money) I did use everything else from my stash.
Here is a little thrift idea for you. Whilst taking down the Christmas cards received (I normally keep the handcrafted ones and give the rest to charity but this time I suddenly realised that the front of the shop bought cards were generally blank inside so making excellent white card stock so I now have an assortment of different sizes to use.
So my scenescape below is actually the back of a Christmas card! I used chalks to colour the sky, grass and pond using Ice Blue, French Blue, Olive Pastel and Dark Moss.
Trees were inked with distressed ink in Forest Moss, cows in Walnut Stain and for the fence I used StazOn Jet Black.
Stamps used were 'Stampscapes' old fence 293c, cows 157a & 172a, tree cluster 266d,( trees over the hill were the top half of ) lakeside cove 048e and sedge filler 251 for the grass texture.
Going to enter this into the new challenge blog over at
Craft a Scene#1: Anything Goes.
Also the following:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes (new stamps).
Simon Says Stamp: Something old (stash), Something New (Stamps & Technique).
Pile it On: Anything Goes.
Fasionable Stamping: Anything Goes using your New Stash. (new stamps).