Tuesday, March 14, 2017

it's Not a Chicken

How are you, well I hope?  It's been lovely and Spring-like for the last couple of days - which hopefully will help everyone get over all these nasty cold bugs.  I'm getting mightily sick of lemsips and Covonia!

I've been having a bit of fun with stencils, ink and all sorts of other mediums (media?) this week, so thought I'd see whether I could use one of the pieces I'd made work with the "Allsorts, Layered" March Sketch File LO

I needed an anniversary card, so made this

Stencilled piece
I used a Tonic oval die to cut an aperture in some scrap card, washi-taped it to some smooth white card and inked the shape using a couple of diffeernt shades of peach and pink ink
I slipped the hearts stencil underneath the piece with the aperture and stencilled the hearts in a couple of shades, then moved the stencil a bit and stencilled some more of the hearts
Next I added some gold Alchemy Wax through the stencil, and then just a small amount of gold glitter gel (Sparkle Medium from Imagination Crafts)
Smooth White card
Patterned Papers MME "Gather" and "Heart Day"
Hearts stencil (Joanna Sheen Signature collection)
Scraps of Black Bazzill
Butterfly die set (Apple Blossom Dies from CraftStashUK)
Card Candy circles - I also punched a couple of tiny hearts from some of the circles 
Computer generated sentiment 

Here's the sketch  
I substituted my stencilled oval for the rounded rectangle on the sketch and flipped a few layers too, but that's ok 😉

Sketch File, March 2017
On my desk the card looked fine, I quite liked how it turned out - but now looking at it on the screen I suddenly thought "Oh!  It looks like a chicken!"
I turned the screen round so Hubby could see and asked him "Does this look like a chicken to you?", for a moment he looked slightly bewildered and then thefog cleared and he saw what I meant!  🤣 🤣
Oh well, too late, this card is long gone into the post and beyond any tweaking!
 I used the oval aperture piece and the same technique with a different stencil and colours but its sitting on my desk waiting for some inspiration on how to finish the card. Watch this space.....

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Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card I love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

Kathy this is wonderful
Gr Karin

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Kathy, love the beautiful design and colours.
Linda xxx

Karen Whittaker said...

Love this..gorgeous colours xx

Andree said...

A wonderfully colourful card Kathy. Definitely not a chicken though xx

Rose Andrew said...

Wonderful and Happy Fun Card .
Hugs Rose

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Lobe this color combo. Gorgeous

Tracy Welham said...

Great card, I love the colours and textures. I don't think it looks like a chicken lol. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Cathy Clowes said...

Another stunning card Kathy. The colours are fabulous, so springlike. Cathy x