Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Down on the Family Farm

We're visiting the farm this month at Gingersnap Creations.  This week's Random Redhead Challenge is Livestock.  You need to include at least one livestock animal in your creation.  The rest of the farm fresh Gingers have some great inspiration for this challenge, so please visit us down on the farm:  GC127
You have until December 18 to link up your submission.  Rogue Redhead Designs is this month's prize sponsor.  You just might be the next Ginger Gem!


For my design team project, I chose to work with a photo of milk cows from the Huber family farm (my dh's grandparents).  The brass plate is from a milk can.  It says
St. Louis Mo
Raw Milk
Permit No. #2306  
George Huber 
Hillsboro ILL

I like to go to auctions and antique shops.  On this layout I have a couple of my treasures:  the center milk cap and the Meadow Gold Dairy milk order card.  My dh gave me an old Almanac, one of his flea market finds.  

I love the patterned paper.  I chose to wet distress it to remind me of peeling wallpaper in old farmhouses.  The ledger paper underneath looks like something a farmer would have on hand. 

Additional materials:
Jenny Bowlin BINGO card
a paper doily misted with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst spray in Hag Wart's Orange (Bella Creations November sponsor)
Patterned Papers: Riddersholm Design The Day Before; Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer, both from the Flying Unicorn on-line store
Ranger distress ink in Vintage Photo

12 comments:

craftattack said...

Very interesting piece with so much to see; love all the old bits and bobs, and even nicer that you can relate to them! Valerie

Emily said...

So nice to see local items in a layout!! This is fantastic!!!!!!

Tab said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

Suze Bain said...

A fabulous layout with great embellishments, love that you've used a personal photo. xx

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous, such a beautiful inspiration! Love all the layers of goodness you have here.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a great collage.

Shar said...

Fab collage! Very pretty!

jennaroo said...

This is really really cute!

Sandi said...

Oh I do adore this! And of course the family connection just makes it that much better..:)

Plush Possum Studio said...

You've outdone yourself with tis one, Helene. It's brilliant! Love all your fetching touches with textures, color, and positioning. This really is a stunner of a piece. Very inspired, and so also inspiring to view.
Bravo!
Rose

trisha too said...

Helene, this is a wonderful piece--all the bits and pieces, so perfect for this, and what a great design!

:)

Mynnette said...

What a beautiful layout! Such an interesting idea for a page--LOVE it! :)

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