Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas at the Chicken Farm!

Merry Christmas and welcome to my chicken farm! By the end of the post, you'll understand my welcome... ;) 

I've written twice before about a swap I have with friends over on FB in a private group. We are having a swap based on the alphabet. We are up to the letter C and are doing chickens. I had a blast with this swap! I cannot wait to send my cards out! I've shared three before today... now I am sharing the last four. We are a group of eight. I need to send seven out... later... when the Christmas rush calms down... I'll make my own to keep. :) Besides... I'm not sure I could chose! I love them all!

I used Rooster Provincial from Hobby Lobby or Countryside Villa from Michael's paper pads for all these cards. All card stock, ribbon, feathers, flower and twine are from my stash. All of the images were colored with Copics. 

On this first card, I wanted to add a plastic sunflower I have stashed somewhere in my craft room. I became frustrated looking for it... have you seen a previous post called Art Space? I had good reason to become frustrated! :-\ I did remember I had a clear stamp of a sunflower... actually... I have three, one in rubber but that one is large. Sunflower stamps are like coffee / tea stamp sets... I cannot pass them up! Typewriters and phones are two more I have several of! I can't imagine ever having a need for more than one... but I'm getting off the subject. 

This first one is Little Wood Rooster from Meljen's Designs. I stamped the sunflower stamp three times and did a fussy cut on two. I then layered the three images. I applied Liquid Applique in brown to the center of the flower for added dimension and when I went to dry it... it turned tan! I then went back over it with a dark brown Copic.  

This image is Chicken Cute from MilkCoffee on Etsy. I liked how the feathers behind the mat looked! I thought it was such a fun look! :)

I liked the feather look so much I repeated it! :) The large chicken image is Get Well Soup from Fresh Brewed Designs. The smaller image is Chicken Soup from Raisin Boat. Aren't the feathers fun?

This last card is actually made from some printed paper I received long ago from a friend. The entire packet were farm fresh and french kitchen images. I love this rooster head image! I layered several flower pieces I had to create one fluffy flower.

So are you in agreement? Was today's visit kinda like visiting a chicken farm? ;) lol Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous Christmas with loved ones! :)

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