Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pretty Pastel Chicky

Hello there! How are all my friends in blog land? I had a busy weekend hosting my hubby's Funsters group at our annual city celebration. He's a real clown and this was the last parade of the season. Our yard was a flurry of make up, clown noses, and lots of laughter! A really great group of guys and it was nice to have their families join us for the afternoon. Here's Mr. Gears.

I know I'll get boo-ed, but I'm actually looking forward to summer ending. I do prefer cool weather but it seems the busy-ness of summer keeps me from spending time in the craft studio. Hopefully things will slow down so I can get back to crafting. :o)

I have a sweet little chick to share with you today. We are having a Pastel Colors challenge over at One Stop Crafts this week and the fabulous Ellenphantastic is our sponsor. I used their image Chicky to make my card.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation

Image Detail
I colored the image with Copics, added bits of stickles to the outlines and applied a layer of Crackle Glaze over the egg shell. I really like the effect on the cracked egg and have to remember it when I use similar images.
 I was too lazy to go upstairs and cut a circle on my Cuttlebug, so I got creative with what was nearby. I'd just received a Stampin Up order with this mini scalloped punch in it. I punched several circles and adhered them in the shape of a larger circle. I actually think it's a cool effect. I got layers and dimension. I took it up a notch by adding faux stitching to the edges of each circle, and also on the circle in the card base. I generous layer of stickles over the accent gives shine and texture.
I have dimension by popping up my image and creating my own circle die cut, an added layer of Stickles gives it more oomph.
I created a larger circle by punching out several small circles.

Ins and Outs ~ Pretty Pastel Chicky
Stamps: Ellephantastic Chicky
Paper: SU Whisper White, DCWV
Ink: Copics (YR00, 07; Y000, 11; E40; B0000; G000, 00), Laser Printer; White Gelly Roll Pen
Accessories: 7/8” Scalloped Circle Punch (SU); Stickles (Orange Peel, Yellow, Frosted Lace, Baby Blue), SU Ribbon


  1. A lovely card and thanks for joining my stitching challenge at Allsorts this week
    x catherine


  3. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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