Saturday, November 1, 2008

Chicken Trio



[Update: I mentioned Laurie Schmidlin's daughter when I posted earlier. There is a prayer request thread on SCS with more information. You can find it -->HERE.<-- My heart is so heavy for the Schmidlin family. Please keep praying.]

Today's card is one I made yesterday for both Jen's Sketch for You To Try and this week's Our Creative Corner challenge. First the sketch ... you'll find it posted at i{heart}2stamp, along with Jen's sample and November guest designer Becca Feeken's sample. Welcome, Becca! So glad you're joining us this month! For more inspiration, head on over to see what Amy, Carole, Shannan, and Susan have put together. We'd love to have you play along. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: SFYTT.

This week's challenge at Our Creative Corner, issued by our November host, Denise Marzec, is All About the Coloring. We're focusing on all the many different ways to color (Copic markers, Gamsol Magic, watercoloring, etc.) I love, love, love to color, no matter what the medium, but I have to say, watercoloring is still my favorite method by far! Be sure to visit Our Creative Corner to see all the different ways the OCC girls like to color. Or, for more chit-chat, visit their blogs: Cindy Haffner, Dawn Easton, Denise Marzec, Jennifer Meyer, Julee Tilman, and Lynda Benden. We're also super excited to have Lori McAree (LMcAree on SCS) as our guest designer for the week. Welcome, Lori! So what's your favorite way to color? Link up your creation to the OCC blog so we can take a look! If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC. [Note: Laurie Schmidlin is not playing this time. You may have seen this elsewhere already, but if not, her 12-year-old daughter, Ali, is very sick. Please, please, please keep this family in your prayers!]

I thought the large panel on Jen's sketch would be perfect for this adorable Anna Wight Chicken Trio stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs. I stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and watercolored with my Stampin' Up inks and an Aqua Painter. The red and black chickens are stamped and colored a second time, their bodies trimmed out, and popped up on top of the main image. The whole image panel is adhered to the card with foam boosters that I got from one of Jody Morrow's sticky sales. The sentiment comes from Let's Go For A Walk by My Favorite Things. The black criss-crosses are faux stitching done with a black marker.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend planned! Stay out of the kids' Halloween candy!



Stamps: Chicken Trio (Whipper Snapper Designs), Let's Go For A Walk (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Haiku dp (SU!); yellow dp (Pink Paislee); watercolor paper (Canson)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; So Saffron, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Crisp, Baroque Burgundy, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, and Soft Sky reinkers (SU!)
Accessories: sewing machine, paper piercer, black marker, air art tool, foam boosters, sponge daubers, flower (Prima and Daisy D's), black buttons, scallop border punch, narrow grosgrain ribbon (Offray)
Size: 5 1/4" square

37 comments:

Jenn said...

Love your card Amy! You do such a great job colouring the images!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Amazing coloring, Amy! Adorable image too. :)

Dawn Easton said...

What an adorable image Amy!!! Love the colouring...it's amazing, as always ;)

Cindy Haffner said...

Amy love your coloring, so cute.

Michelle said...

Oh, this is SO gorgeous!! Love the colors & those chickens just crack me up!! I love your coloring no matter which way you do it!

Jackie Pedro said...

Adorable! Your watercoloring ROCKS! I love this image, too!

Shannan Teubner said...

You know I love this image. Love your card! You're a rock star!

manicstamper said...

Wow this is stunning. Beautiful colours

Cindy Lawrence said...

Such a fantastic card, Amy! Love the vibrant colors, and those chickens are FABULOUS! {{hugs}}

Amy said...

Amy, you've done Anna's chix up real nice (in my best suthun' voice)! Gorgeous coloring and I love the sentiment panel and all the stitches!

SueB said...

They're darlin' ... and I SO admire your sense of color! TFS!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

This is darling, Amy! Fabulous coloring! Those chics are so fun!

Gretchen said...

So so cute! Your coloring is beautiful but I really like the stitching!! Great card!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Be still my beating heart! =)

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Amy, LOVE your watercoloring and fun design!! Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Amy, this is fantabulous! I love the image! Watercoloring is one of those techniques I've never mastered, but my jaw drops every time I see you do it! Beautiful!

Stampvanwinkle said...

How cute!!! I love Whipper Snapper Stamps. You have done an awesome job with this card. The layout is great.This just makes me smile.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous. What a cute image and you have coloured it beautifully. Warm regards

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Fabulous watercoloring, Amy! And love all that stitching, too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card Amy! Love teh cute image and the rich colors. TFS!

Marja Sch said...

Wow fabulous coloring. It's looks like the chicks are going to walk right into my room. Perfect. Hugs Marja

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Amy your card is beautiful!! Your coloring is fantastic!!

E.T said...

Love your card! the colouring is just great!

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Amy, this card is awesome! I LOVE the chickens and the colors are fantastic! BTW, your coloring is awesome too!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Amy, those are the cutest chickens I have ever seen!! I love your style, and your coloring!!
hugs, Jami

Darlene said...

Hi Amy,
Wow, I love this card! I called my 13 year old daughter over to show it to her. She loves to stamp and is always in awe of your work. She said "Mom, they are so cool, looks like two of them have the chicken pox!" I don't think she understood how funny I think that really is. I have been laughing about it for a few minutes and just had to share. FANTASTIC coloring! My favorite is watercoloring. I broke down and invested in some prisma pencils and gamsol last week and am going to try that medium also. Anna Wight is my inspiration for that. She just oozes talent, like you!
Have a Blessed day!

Michelle said...

What a fun and funky card! I LOVE that image, and your coloring is simply amazing!

texasjodylynn said...

That is BEAUTIFUL! :) You are just wonderful!

Stamp and Smile said...

So fabulous this card! I love the colors and details. Awesome is the word I need to use! Smiles :)

Catherine said...

WOW! what an great card and the way you color you image just gorgeous :)

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Amy, this card is so totally delightful!! How charming are those little chickens!! Great take on the sketch!!

silkeledlow said...

Fabulous card - Amy!!! Love the fun image and OMG your coloring is amazing!!!

Jennifer Love said...

Wow! This is a fantastic card...I'm jealous of your card recipients. LOL

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome coloring, love the stitching and papers too!
Thanks for the update on Laurie, I will keep her family in my prayers!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Those chickens are just too cute. Your coloring is amazing.
Thanks for letting us know about Ali. I will keep her in my prayers.

Becky

Cazzy said...

The chickens are such fun, what a lovely card!

Debbie Olson said...

Amy, I can't believe I've just found your blog--you do amazing work, especially beautiful coloring!

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