I grew up on a farm in beautiful Queensville Ontario, so this brings back sweet memories of playing on the rolling hills. Though, we never had sheep (it was a cattle farm.) My Charles Charming had sheep though. Lots of them! So it sends him down memory lane too. :O)
(From the Paper Garden Projects Farm Friends Stamp Kit)
Stamp: Sheep with flower in its mouth (Designed by Pink Cat Studio)
1 piece of Parakeet (lovely grass green) textured Cardstock
1 piece of Wedding White Cardstock
(from your stash or Paper Garden Projects)
Oh So Sticky tape
Tim Holtz Design Ruler
Scissors or a Stampin' Up word window punch
Copic Markers: Black, BG-15 Aqua, & RV-11 Pink
watercolour pencil crayons
White Marvy Uchida Puffy Velvet marker
To make the Rolling Hills Box:
Step 1) Print rounded basket template onto the textured Parakeet cardstock (lovely grass green.) You can use either template (the one with no dotted lines or the one with lines, whichever you're more comfortable with)
Step 2) Cut the box out on the solid lines.
Step 3) Score where the dotted lines on the score guide indicate. (Save assembling the box until last.)
Creating the fence (with a Word Window punch or by hand):
Step 1) Make a cutting/punching guide:
A) Cut a piece of Wedding white cardstock (roughly 3 inches high by 6 inches long)
B) Mark it at every 1/4 of an inch.
C) Cut the fence posts:
- If you're cutting by hand, then just cut away every other 1/4 inch section to make the fence posts.
- If you're punching, then cut the piece into 2 3 inch halves (so the punch will reach)
A) Check for fit: Make sure the punch marks (or cuts) go deepest on either end where the box curves down (You can dry fit it to check that it all fits well.)
B) Mark where to adhere it: Using the front of the box, mark the fence so you have a guide for where to adhere (You can draw the fence points on now too if you like, or just freehand cut them later..)
C) Add adhesive to the fence under the marks you've made
D) Trim the ends of the fence (using the box edges as a guide)
Step 3) Create the picket points (free hand or following your pencil markings)
Step 4) Fashion a curved fence railing:
A) Place the front of the box onto the top of a piece of Wedding White cardstock & trace the curve.
B) Move the box down about 1/4 of an inch & trace the curve a second time.
C) Cut the railing line out & erase pencil marks
D) Weave the railing through the fence pickets & adhere it (or you can just adhere the railing on top or behind the fence pickets.)
Step 5) Make a liner (for inside the front of the box) to hide the fence bottom mess:
A) Trace back of box onto a scrap of the Parakeet (grass green) cardstock
B) Cut front liner piece
C) Adhere front liner piece to the inside of the front of the box (over the fence bottom mess.)
Assembling & Embellishing the Box:
Step 1) Assemble the box (adding Oh So sticky tape on the 4 tabs)
Step 2) Stamp or Emboss the sheepie & cut it out (I cut the flower off.)
Step 3) Colour the sheep in with a black marker. (I used a black Copic Marker it adds contrast to the fence, but it also hides the swirl of the cut off flower.)
Step 4) Make grass strips by cutting wavy pieces & fringing them. Cut little pieces of grass for the sheep to eat too. :O)
Step 5) Adhere grass to the bottom of the box (on all the sides)
Step 6) Adhere the grass in the sheep's mouth (from the back.) Tombow Monomulti is just right for this application.)
Step 7) Adhere the sheep to the top of the box behind the fence (or wherever he/she feels like grazing. :O)
Step 1) Clone the Sheep (Dolly, is that you?) hehehe: Stamp or emboss the sheep onto Wedding White cardstock
Step 2) Colour your image however you like (I used Copics on the flower (BG-15 Aqua) & for a blush on the face (RV-11 Pink)
Step 3) Add a little shadowing (I used watercolour pencil crayons in grey & a light touch of black)
Make Dolly puffy
Step 4) Make your sheep puffy using a White Marvy Uchida Puffy Velvet marker. To add puffy pen details:
- Shake it up
- Colour it on (I like to dab in dots)
- Heatgun it right away for lots of puff (for less puff, let it dry before heat gunning it)
Making the hills:
A) Cut some of the Parakeet (green) cardstock to measure 4 2/8" wide.
B) Cut it into a hill (about 3 inches high & sloping down.)
C) Cut another 4 2/8" wide piece into a wavy strip.
D) Stamp "baa" on it & fringe it.
To make the sky (and the main card):
A) Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 11 by 4 2/8" & fold it in half.
B) Sponge blue pastel or ink onto it to create a cloudy sky.
C) Adhere the hills to it & adhere the strip of fringed grass at the bottom.
D) Finish by adhering the sheep too.
Thank Ewe for being Ewe!
You make the Net a place as lovely as rolling green hills!