Wednesday, September 3, 2008

on the farm

Happy hump day. Last night I participated in an online class over at Cornish Heritage Farms' forum. We made magnets. Since I didn't have the stamp set that was used for the class, I had to make a little substitution. So I chose some individual stamps that would still work for small items. I picked Bossy the Cow and Clarice the Sheep by Cornish Heritage Farms and a goat by Whipper Snapper Designs.

I first stamped the images on white card stock with black stazon and then punched them out with a 1-1/4" circle punch. I colored them with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I then punched out the same size circle from cereal box chipboard and glued each stamped circle to a circle of chipboard for added stability. I sponged some chocolate chip ink around the edges to tone down the brightness of the white card stock. I then backed each with a scalloped circle punched with my new EK Success 2" scalloped circle punch. Then I coated them all with 2 coats of Plaid Royal Coat Decoupage Medium. I attached a magnet strip to the back of each one and I was done.

The remainder of the project is to make a bag topper and put the magnets in a bag with the topper attached. I haven't done that part yet.

stamps: Bossy the Cow, Clarice the Sheep (CHF), goat (Whipper Snapper Designs)
ink: jet black stazon, chocolate chip
paper: white, black, cereal box chipboard
other: prismacolor pencils, gamsol, sponge, decoupage glue (Plaid), paint brush, 1-3/4" circle punch & 2" scalloped circle punch (EK Success), magnets

Thanks for stopping by.


Bonnie said...

These turned out great Melody! I didn't have the right stamps either, so I substituted Baby Love.....I think they turned out pretty cute - but with that set how can you lose!!
Not posting it until next week......

Diane said...

I love those,too cute!!!!

Starla (star) said...

Very cute!