Friday, July 10, 2009

The Roosters of Smithville

On our trip last weekend we spent a morning in Historic Smithville. Walking around the little village we went in and out of the shops there and happened upon these roosters. They were begging to have their picture taken.

I decided to use them as an inspiration for the Limited Supply challenge for Friday - to stamp an image 3 times and crop it.

So here are my roosters.
The stamp set is Rustic Rooster and I stamped it in Basic Gray on Whisper White and used markers to color it. I punched them out with my oval punch and back them with Ridinghood Red scalloped ovals. The card base is Basic Gray, and then a layer of Ridinghood Red. I used a scrap of Basic Gray DSP and More Mustard torn on the diagonal for the next layer. The ribbon is Bravo Burgundy with a bow of Basic Gray Taffeta.

Oops - it seems I didn't read the directions carefully enough. We were only supposed to use brads or eyelets as our embellishment. Hope I don't get a ticket for using the ribbon!


  1. oh love the roosters!!! What great inspiration!!!

  2. Fun layout Lorraine! Love the roosters!

  3. Roosters are my weakness. I lined the space above my cabinets with them. Love their colorfulness. HATE to be pecked by one though.

    I saw your photos and was thinking what I could do with my own rooster stamp...........I've never even SEEN one!

  4. I had to show your photo to Joe. He loved it and I'm stealing it. Gonna see what I can do with it. (the last photo if you're interested) I'll let you know if I can come up with anything.


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