Monday, September 15, 2014

Using My Chicken Stamp

When I read that the challenge at Shopping our Stash is to use a chicken (or other bird) image, I was thrilled.  See, I have a chicken stamp, but I hardly ever use it.  This challenge gave me the prod that I needed to pull out that stamp.  I decided to make a scrapbook layout.  This layout, with photos from a farm day trip, walks a line between CAS and shabby-chick...I mean chic.  :)

Supplies: chicken stamp from Good Stamps Stamp Goods (old company, no longer making stamps); sunburst stamp & teardrop stick pin from My Mind's Eye; gold ink from Tsukineko; black ink from Hero Arts; cardstock from Bazzill; acid-free notebook paper from Cachet; stickers & dotted paper from October Afternoon; white thread from Singer; blue thread from DMC; ribbon, doily, & heart stick pin from a Natalie May prize pack; chipboard birds from Scrapmatts; pen from Zig; charm upcycled from broken necklace; sequins from my stash.

Almost everything on this layout is more than six months old, but the chicken stamp is by far the oldest item in my stash.  It used to belong to my husband's grandmother.  She was a farmer and raised chickens, so she likely had no shortage of reasons to use this stamp.  I, as a city girl, have far fewer reasons to stamp chicken images, so it's always an exciting occasion when I pull out the chicken stamp.  On this layout I stamped it with gold ink onto a doily.



I also stamped a My Mind's Eye sunburst image a couple times.



Since other bird images are also allowed for this challenge, I incorporated a couple Scrapmatts chipboard birds.



I seem to have a bit of a sewing vibe going on with this page...I sewed gathers in a plain white ribbon to make a ruffled border, I added some simple stitches around the metal sunshine charm, and I decorated the doily with stick pins and scraps of thread.


Today is the last day for the chicken/bird challenge at Shopping our Stash, but there will be a new challenge starting tomorrow.  I encourage everyone to check out SOS--it's a great motivator to get you using what you already have.

11 comments:

LeAnne said...

Thanks for popping by my blog, Denise! I LOVE this little chicken stamp...too bad they don't make it any more. Wonderful layout!

Carol L said...

You did your hubby's grandmother proud with her beloved chicken stamp! Great layout with wonderful elements and fun photos!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very cool page!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a good eye for layouts, and this one is no exception. I like how the stamp, although not the focal image, became such an integral part of the overall piece. Nicely done.

IrinaR said...

Very interesting stamp, Denise! Cool happened to write to this photo !!!

Ann Dolina said...

I love your chicken stamp and the yellow lettering. The yellow lettering makes me think of a farm kitchen and yours too! What farm did you visit? Looks like a fun trip.

Denise Price said...

^ Gibbs Farm in St. Paul (by the U of M campus, at Cleveland & Larpenteur).

Lynette Jacobs said...

I love the chicken stamp. I am always stoked to be able to use something that has been sitting in my stash forever.

Chana said...

Great Chicken Stamp! We were amazed by the number and variety of Chicken stamps unearthed by this challenge. Fun layout of what looked to be a fun day. Thanks for playing along with us here at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah

Patricia said...

very cute !!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Lovely!! Great colours together & awesome chickie stamp!