Michelle Last

Stamping&Blogging Sketch Challenge using From The Herd

Today’s card was inspired by a sketch from Stamping&Blogging. I am a design team member for this weekly sketch challenge and love having guidance of a layout for my card.  This week I was itching to use the new stamp set from the Spring & Summer seasonal catalogue called ‘From the Herd’.
From-the-herd stamp set from Stampin Up

It is such a fun set and the sentiments are not only useful but fun too!  I had a little colouring in session with my blendabilities and coloured the background with soft sky (the lightest blendie) so as not to detract from the adorable characters in the image.

From-the-herd stamp set from Stampin Up

The cows head was too large to fit in the 1 1/4″ circle punch so I drew a pencil line around the parts which would fit and hand cut the parts to protrude the circle punch.  I stamped the inside too and used up the left over piece of the top note die cut….
From-the-herd stamp set from Stampin Up

It made me laugh as it looks like a giant speech bubble for the animals – I wonder what they would be saying?

I did use a bit of artistic license which you will see when you see the sketch below.   I added grass using the fringe scissors and the sentiment in part of the top note die is supposed to be the banner on the sketch 😉
Stamping&Blogging Sketch Challenge


So lets go and see what the other design team members have made using the same sketch…

Sandi MacIver -USA

Amy Koenders – USA

Lee Conrey – USA

Claire Daly – Australia

Caroline van der Straaten – Netherlands

Marine Wiplier – France

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

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  1. Deborah Grueser says:

    I love your take on From the Herd. I have made a card using the ‘Herd’ all together but this idea is great! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love it!! That definitely made me smile this morning. So many cute little faces peeking out from the circles and your woodgrain background behind them is just perfect! The grass is a fabulous finishing touch. 🙂

  3. How cute are those little critters! Such a unique way to use this stamp set and awesome colouring. Thanks for the inspiration and have a happy week Michelle 🙂

  4. I LOVE this card. Makes you smile!!!

  5. Patricia Owens says:

    Awesome card Michelle! Thank you! This gives me so many ideas using them as individuals! Love it!

  6. OMGosh, I giggled as soon as I opened your blog, how stinkin adorable is this!….and so creative….You absolutely rocked the sketch with this one my friend…

  7. This is amazing Michelle! I love all those little farm animals and to do a collage of them like this is to die for! Love it!

  8. Joan VanCourt says:

    Ooooh, this is so cute and funny. I love this set. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh wow Michelle !! Love it and as you know this stamp is on my wish list !!

    hugs Diane xx

  10. Just received this stamp it’s sooo funny. My granddaughter is getting married in July she asked me if I would make the guest book, as they are farmers I just new this stamp would be perfect for the front cover of the book, when I showed it to her she thought it was hilarious and gave me the go ahead, can’t wait to see the finish project. Will post it when complete XX

  11. Love how you went out of the nine dots, so cute. Thank you for sharing.

  12. OK…so now I feel like I NEED this stamp set. !!! This is amazing….love it to bits!! You did a fabulous job, a lot of work sweetie but so worth the result. Thanks , hugs from Shelagh.

  13. I absolutely love how your mind works! This card is great! Super cute.

  14. oh this is sooooooo adorable!! Love how you changed the image by using punches!!

    Sandra 🙂

  15. Oh Michelle, your card makes me smile ! A funny card for a funny girl ! 🙂

  16. Absolutely ADORABLE

  17. Patricia Duffy says:

    Your card certainly. Fought a smile, it’s brillian.
    Can’t believe that when I clicked on StampinUp to have a look at some things….
    your name was there!!! How scary is that??

    Patricia x

  18. Patricia Duffy says:

    Sorry about the spelling mistakes , blooming IPad!!!

    Patricia x

  19. hahahahaa 😀 your card is really funny 🙂 totally cool 🙂