I am lucky enough to have three different sets of Hobby Art stamps, all on the theme of the farm and countryside. They are really good and will mix together to create different scenes. There are three or four different groups of sheep to make quite a good flock.
Just take care when you start a scene like this and make sure you have your fences etc the right way up. How do I know this? Oh yes, I managed to get the wall on top of the fence - don't think that would work in real life, and there was no way to get out of that one. Just take a deep breath and start again. The other thing I have learned is that you do not need to colour every leaf on each tree separately, a little white space between gives a better effect. I was never taught that in art classes at school. It was only by listening to talented people like Barbara Gray that I understood that.
Any farmer would have a fit (unless he was an organic farmer) if he saw the poppies in the corn or wheat fields in the background, but they do brighten up the view.
Another gem I heard from Barbara Gray was how she now looks at everything with a different eye while travelling round the countryside. I know just what she means, I find myself looking at things in a totally different way now, looking at the way the hills fold and change colour for example. When I was teaching a few years ago, I encouraged the children to look carefully at things and draw what they can see, not what they think is there. I very much hope that I did not put them off drawing in the way I was put off in my own time at school.
I also hope very much that seeing what I can do will show you that anyone can do it. Come on, take a deep breath and join in with our challenge over at Craft A Scene. I know you can do better that I can.