Saturday, May 10, 2008

Have You Heard?



I fell in love with this Chicky Night stamp by Penny Black a few months ago after seeing it on Paula Williamson's blog. (Michelle at Stamper's Dream was nice enough to special order it for me!) The stamp is actually a row of four chicks, but I modified it to fit Jen del Muro's "Sketch For You To Try" for this week. You can see the sketch, Jen's sample and guest designer Toni Whitnell's sample over at i{heart}2stamp. Carole, Shannan, and Susan each have samples as well. I hope you play along, too! Remember to use keyword SFYTT if you upload to SCS.

I trimmed out my chickies and placed them outdoors (fringed Wild Wasabi on top of Soft Sky). Kinda looks like the 19th hole on a sunny day! It's hard to see in the photo, but I created some clouds by sponging white craft ink into the negative space left by the scallop punch. All coloring is done with an aqua painter and reinkers. The chicks are a little glammed up with some Hero Arts bling.

Speaking of Stamper's Dream, sadly my time as guest designer has come to an end. Thank you, Michelle, for the opportunity to design for your store! You have a true heart of gold, my friend, and I feel richer for getting to know you a little bit during the last month!

Tonight I have my scrapbook club coming over for a make-and-take and some crop time. Tomorrow, I'll show you the spread they're making. No peeks for my club girls this time - I want it to be a surprise!

Thanks for visiting!



Stamps: Chicky Night (Penny Black)
Paper: Papertrey White (for card base), Wild Wasabi, Real Red, So Saffon, Soft Sky, watercolor paper
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, So Saffron, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion, White craft
Accessories: wide red grosgrain, 1/4" red grosgrain, "Heavenly" primas, white flowers from CTMH, Real Red button, paper piercer, swiss dots cuttlebug, pewter hodgepodge hardware, small oval punch, 1/4" circle punch, aqua painter, scallop punch, crystal gemstones by Hero Arts

14 comments:

  1. Those girls are divine! Love the card.

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  2. amy, this is so stinkin' fun!! you ROCKED the hen house this time!!

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  3. this is such a super cute card!

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  4. Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy)May 10, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Amy, this is adorable!! I'm a HUGE Penny Black fan, & I love what you did with these ladies!! Fabulous job cutting out, which I'm not that great at, & I love how you did the grass & the clouds ~~ one of my very favorite cards you've every created!!!

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  5. Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy)May 10, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Sheesh ~~ where's the edit button? LOL ~ That should read "one of my very favorite cards you've EVER created" ~ I know you knew what I meant :)

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  6. aw amy - thats hilarious! great job on the coloring too ....
    and no peek? guess i gotta wait :-)

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  7. So totally cute!!Love those chicks!!

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  8. What a fabulous card! I love the embossed layer and those chicks are great. Love your blog!

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  9. So so darling!! I love the colors and those chicks are so hip!

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  10. oh amy that is just too cute!!! love how you did the sketch :)

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  11. What a fabulous card! I just love everything about it!!

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  12. This stamp is a HOOT!!! Your design is awesome! Thanks for sharing your card :-)

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  13. This is amazing! I can't believe the detail! I love how you trimmed around the chicks and made a scene with them.

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