A poorly post from me this morning. I've been to the doctor this morning and I've been told I have acute tonsilitis :( Very painful and not a bit cute!
Anyway, it's friday morning and it's time for another challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog and my lovely teamie Emma picked the theme for this one, and it is...
F for Feathered Friends!
A bit of a toughy for me as I don't actually have a lot of stamps of birds! So I went with a trusty Magnolia stamp and made this card:
I used Memento "Rich Cocoa" to stamp "Tilda with chickens" and then I masked her off and used a Whiff of Joy "Tree stump" stamp and then masked it off too and used another WOJ stamp "Fall Grass", both of which I've had for ages, I think they came in a seasonal kit. I like the slightly more subtleness the rich cocoa gives the image.
I coloured her with my Pro-markers this time. Skin: Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal, Blush and Pastel Pink. Dress: Dusky Rose, Budding Rose and Pale Pink. Hair and tree stump: Umber, Chestnut, Cocoa and Caramel. Grass: Emerald, Bright Green and Meadow Green. Flowers: Magenta, Cerise and Cocktail Pink. Chicks: Gold, Sunflower and Lemon.
I used my large standard circle and big scalloped large circle nestibilitie dies to cut out the shapes.
I then used distress inks around the image: Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass and Frayed Burlap.
The papers I used are from Echo Park "Country Drive" pad. I used some Stampin' Up! bevelled window panes and adhered some contrasting paper to the back of them with glossy accents. I then threaded some ribbon from my stash through the panes and stuck them to the bottom of my centre step card. I used an old cheapo alphabet stamp set that I've had for years and the Rich Cocoa memento inkpad to stamp out my sentiment which I then cut out into rough squares and used the same distress inks as before to, well, distress them! They're attached on with foam pads for a bit of a lift. I finished off the lettering with a clear stardust pen. I stuck the feathers (also from my stash) in at the top, but I'm not sure about them, they kinda look like what they are - an afterthought!
The inside finishes off my sentiment (Happy Birthday, Chick!)and uses the same materials as the front plus a papermania flower brad.
And that's me card! If you go over to the Alphabet Challenge Blog you'll be blown away by the gorgeous creations the rest of the DT have come up with!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge Blog; Shapes
Little Claire's Designs; Doing the rounds
Paper Sundaes; Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog; Shape it up
Southern Girls Challenge; Fancy Folds
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge; Freebie week
The Corrosive Challenge Blog; Hit the bottle - glossy accents
Top Tip Tuesday; Spotty dotty
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge; Punches or die cuts
Just Magnolia; Soft spring shades
Thanks for looking! And welcome to my new followers!