Tuesday, June 3, 2008

*farm chick* - SNEAK PEEK!

Here's a sneak peek of the new Hen and Chicks set by The Saltbox Studio scheduled for release on June 10th. I guess you could say I have a thing for chickens. They remind me of my grandma's house out in the country and the rooster she called Chick Chick. I don't know how many times that mean old bird cornered us kids out in the backyard... or how many times we had to call Grandma to come save us! They also remind me of my mom's kitchen which is decorated with her never-ending collection of hens and roosters. As a kid I couldn't figure out for the life of me why anyone would want to collect chickens of all things, but it's funny how the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and now I have a beloved collection of chickens in my kitchen too!

When I pulled out the red gingham paper and the old advertisement, I couldn't help but think of a restaurant here in the Midwest called The Iowa Machine Shed. It's decorated with old tractors and such, and the waitors all wear straw hats and bib overalls with red bandanas hanging out of their back pockets. The tables are covered with red checkered tablecloths, and the walls are full of old tin advertisements and antique farming tools.

I really wanted this card to have a country flair. I wanted it to take me back to my childhood visits to grandma's house and to all those chickens in my mom's kitchen... and I think I nailed it! (((wink)))
Images and sentiment by The Saltbox Studio. Notecard, ivory cardstock, and yellow patterned paper by A Muse. Red gingham paper and old advertisement by Crafty Secrets. Black cardstock, punches, and sanding block by Stampin' Up. Brilliance graphite black pigment ink. Copic markers, spica glitter pens, and multiliner pen. Pop dots. Ribbon by JoAnn's Craft Essentials.


Anonymous said...

I love it Becky! Love the old vintage ad as a backdrop too! Great card! ~~Pam

lexi said...

wow, this is so awesome becky!!

jenstamps said...

WOW!!! I love this!

Sara in WI said...

Go, Machine Sheds! Yummy!
Great card! I can't wait to get some in on those new stamps, myself!
Sara in WI

Novell said...

Um...yeah. You nailed it! This is so Country Kitchen! Totally adorable. I want to borrow your creative brain just for a day!

Shari said...

I love this card Becky!! Looking forward to the new stamps!