|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.