Thursday, January 12, 2017

Irresistible Fat Chicken ~ CCMC440, PP326

Oh boy!  Create with Connie and Mary is back again with a classic color combo for you this week.  I'm playing with brand new stamps and it's so much fun!  I just love, love, love this chicken set called {Hey, Chick} from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  The images in it are so cute!  I can't wait to use it more!  For now I settled on the fat hen.  We live on a farm and up until two years ago we've always had chickens.  I can tell you that there's nothing better then farm fresh eggs.  Chickens are such fun creatures...funny to watch.  I colored my fat hen like some of the classic leghorn chickens we had here on our farm.  I stamped her three times. Once on the Crumb Cake circle, and twice on scrap white.  I fussy cut one entire chick out and only the wing off of the other.  I used the smooth end of my poker tool and a mouse pad to give my chicken a little dimension.  Then I lined her up with the chicken on the crumb cake and popped her up with dimensionals.  Lastly, I popped up her wing. I ran my Crumb Cake marker over the lines or feathers on her body and then colored her comb and wattle red.    

I'm also playing along with the Paper Players this week.  The challenge there is to used a recycled item.  My recycled item it the black and white Irresistibly Floral Specialty paper.  This was a cast off from a different project and I'm so glad to be recycling it here because it works great!  I think I used my brayer with classic black ink to ink up the paper.  I remember that it wasn't black enough for the project I intended it for, but I like it here.  It gives kind of a chalk board type feel.  I like the pattern because it reminds me of eggs.
I also used the Hexagons textured impressions folder to mimic chicken wire.  I love the way it looks!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Hey, Chick, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Crumb Cake, Black, Real Red, Versa Mark
Paper: Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red, White, Irresistibly Floral DSP
Accessories: White EP, Nesting circle die, linen thread, Hexagons textured embossing folder, dimensionals

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!


  1. Oh, this is great! I love the dimension you gave your little chicken! Love that black on the DSP, too! Does look like a chalkboard! Great job with the color challenge this week!

  2. LOL....when I saw these colors, my mind immediately went to this chick too! CUTE!

  3. the chick! Awesome choice of colors too. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  4. Jenny, I agree with you... chickens are such fun creatures - they never cease to amuse me. I love how you recycled the DSP - its a perfect backdrop for you focal image. So glad you were able to join us at the Paper Players this week

  5. So cute! I started out in the same direction as you with the chickens, but I didn't have any DSP that I liked to accompany my I went the tool route. Love your card! Love the chalkboard look with the's perfect! Love the little popped up wing also! Lots of little details like that make a card!

  6. Really cute and fun card! I just love this stamp set! Love your fussy cutting. Worth the extra effort for the fab effect!

  7. So cute! Love the mix of embossing and the DSP. I need to pull out that DSP more often.

  8. This is just awesome! I am sadly waiting for my "chicks" to arrive as my set is on backorder. What great inspiration for when it arrives!