Sunday, August 16, 2020

The Dairy State

Wisconsin is known as the Dairy State, and home of one of my favorite foods...cheese curds! I love that I can travel less than 30 minutes any way and stop for some fresh, squeaky cheese curds. Along the way I see many diary farms complete with red bards and a lot of dairy cows! Pretty Paper Boutique is hosting a challenge, the first being Home is Where the Heart Is and I was inspired to create a little dairy farm scene that represents my home state and where I currently reside.

I created a one-layer story book inspired card featuring two classic Lawn Fawn sets, Critters from the Farm and Critters from the 'Burbs, my first ever Lawn Fawn stamp set. I stamped the scene with brown ink onto linen colored card stock. The images were colored loosely with light shades of Copic markers and a small dose of colored pencils as well. A bit of masking and doodling helped complete the scene. I added details with a white gel pen, inked the edges of the card with linen distress ink and finished with a stamped sentiment.

Even though the winters are extremely long and extremely cold, and most of my immediate family live far away, I do enjoy calling Wisconsin home!


  1. This is as cute as cute can be Karen!!

  2. Super sweet Karen, I have always wondered why cheese curds squeak but they are such a yummy treat. Always the best growing up when we would stop and pick some up at the cheese factory we passed en route to our cottage. Miss you my friend!