Thursday, July 21, 2011

From one chick to another...

Hello! Are you staying cool? The power was out here for about 6 hours yesterday; when it resumed, we found the central air wasn't working. Talk about hot! Fortunately, the high temps finally receded last night, now today we had a bit of rain to cool things off. I hope the worst of it is over.

I was able to play the SCS sketch challenge yesterday; it had been awhile, so I was glad I could play! It was a fun sketch and I went with one of my "go to" images, the Stampendous Calendar those chicks! I also used some paper in my stash that I have been hoarding a bit; I like it so much that I didn't want to cover it up, so I used vellum for one of the panels. I did run the vellum through the Cuttlebug to add a bit of texture. The chick is colored with pencils and her flowers are accented with glitter. I made a felt rose with the MFT Rolled Rose Die-namics die, which I have been using a lot. The roses are so easy to make! Also, it is so much cheaper than buying flowers...I'm all for saving a bit when I can.

Image: Stampendous "Flower Chick"
Sentiment: Inky Antics
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU! Regal Rose and Soft Suede, KI Memories DP, The Paper Studio Vellum
Embellie: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Cuttlebug/Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, MFT Rolled Rose Die, The Cat's Pajamas CutUps Die (leaves), Felt (PTI Simpy Chartreuse/Rose from my stash)

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are able to stay cool and work a bit of stamping in!



Amy said...

Very cute! I like the embossed vellum over the DP.

Linda Palmer said...

This is so sweet. I love those chicks too! Your coloring is so pretty and your paper is gorgeous. I love your rose. Mine don't look that good when I try..I need to practice more I guess. Anyway your card is beautiful.

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE that paisley pretty! I haven't played with that sketch yet, but love the layout! I can't imagine not having AC...we've got a heat index of 110 today and tomorrow the regular temp is predicted to be 101! Hate to say it, but I'm ready for fall!

Chris said...

this is adoarable!! love the dots in the middle!

Kathy said...

This is just darling! Love your vellum trick over the dsp. Cute image and I agree, those roses are wonderful!

Donelda said...

love that you used vellum (what a good idea when you have awesome dp!) and your rose is perfect!!!

Larissa said...

Very lovely card! Cute image and I really like the embossed vellum. Nice idea my friend! :)