Thursday, June 9, 2011

Little Things

I was coloring images last night and I started playing with these chickens.  The stamp is from Lasting Impressions.  Isn't it cute?

I started with a 5 1/4 inch square base (Yes Olga, I said square) of Pure Luxury card stock in Sweet Corn.  My designer papers are from two different pads by DCWV.  The one paper I decided to use the MS fence punch on to make it a little more country looking.  After using a Spellbinders die to cut out my image, I went around the embossed edge with a gold Sharpie marker.  Coloring is done with Copics and sponging is done with VersaMagic ink.  For accents I used flowers from the bridal dept. at Michaels with pearl accent centers.  My sentiment is from one of my very favorite digi sites called Create with TLC.

I could not find a challenge that this fit into, but its okay.  I had so much fun coloring it that I didn't want to wait.  Please keep cool, and I will see you again soon!

13 comments:

Wendy said...

Great card, Mary Anne! Sometimes it's just fun to make a card not centered around a challenge! I love the image you used and the sentiment is perfect!

Betty Benton said...

Great card, Mary Anne! We went to a restaurant last week which was in a garden setting. Wandering around on the grounds were two different types of chicken "couples" (one pair was the fluffiest chickens I've ever seen!, as well as a peacock and a peahen. You just never know what you're going to run into!

Carol L said...

This is so stinkin' cute with those baby chicks and mamma hen! The fence punch was the perfect border to keep them all protected from the elements :)
I hope you're staying cool over there! I have to go out this morning and pick up a prescription - aack! I hate going out when it's hot, I've turned into a serious wimp!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

You did a great job coloring... they look like they are fresh off the farm! FANTASTIC card GF!

Patti P. said...

And what a great job coloring you've done....this is so gorgeous. Love the papers you've chosen and the die. Looks so realistic. Sometimes it's fun to just make something for fun....tfs with us.

Kerrie said...

Your colouring is just stunning!... love the image, reminds me when I was young and playing at my aunts farm....

Selma said...

I agree that your coloring is stunning. I love the layout you designed to show off that chickens. Great card Mary Anne.

Olga said...

square is good!!!! told you yesterday it was gorgeous!!!!! I left you something on my blog the other day and forgot to tell ya, it's that age thing LOL

catdidit said...

Awesome Mary Anne! Love the picket fence punch, perfect touch with the chickies!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love love love your coloring - perfect choice for the frame too! this is awesome card....and your sentiment is adorable with image...
so how are you enjoying this heat! LOL

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is so pretty, love the image and the colors. Great idea to use the Sharpie around the edges I will have to remember that one :) Have a great weekend.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Love this image and such great coloring. Do I see a new nestie! I could make cards with roosters, hens and chicks all day every day I just love the look. In person they are as loud as can be. LOL

Janice M said...

What a cute immage!! I need those nesties!! Love them. I haven't been keeping up with the chllenges thr last 2 or 3 weeks so I can't help ya out there. Sounds like we should have a nice and cooler day tomorrow, enjoy!!