Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Chillin' & Chicken

Here are my works of art for today. Firstly, Snowbunnybella arrived home yesterday just covered in snow, of course. This card is actually for BSC01 sketch challenge at SCS, on the Stamping Bella forum.

The card base is Tempting Turquoise to which has been added some designer paper from the Pocketful of Posies Mat Stack. I stamped Snowbunnybella onto some white c/s and coloured her with Prismacolour Markers. Her coat and boots are Tuscan Red and the furry bits are Brick White. I went over the coat and boots with my glue pen and dusted on some White Fun Flock and brushed it off for a Faux Suede look. You can see this technique at Papermonkey, where I first saw it yesterday. Great technique! Perfect Puff was added to the furry bits and heated up with the embossing heat gun to make it, well, puffy! I finished it off with some Maya Road velvet flowers and silver brads. Oh, you may also notice some stippling around the edges of the white c/s and the designer paper. It was done with Night of Navy ink and a stipple brush.

Next up for your viewing pleasure is a card for my friend, Lesa. She is fighting a huge battle with breast cancer just now and I want her to know I'm 'chicken in' with her to see how she's doing. What a fabulous lady and, if you like, you can read about her progress on her blog.

As you can see, the card front was made to look like a barn, at least that was the intention. To do this, take a light colour c/s (I used River Rock) and swipe the white craft ink all across the card front. When that dries, swipe the same colour ink all across the card front. Again, I used River Rock. Then, with a ruler and black marker, draw in the horizontal lines. Make sure you offset the vertical lines to look like boards. Then free hand the nails and blotches on the "wood". Very simple and effective. Okay, then I cut out a circle, stamped the image on white c/s, coloured it it and placed the net stuff over it, again cutting out a circle so as the entire image was not covered up. That's all there is to that card and I hope it brings a smile to Lesa's face.


Suzy said...

Woo hoo I love it Barb! Doesn't it just get all plush and soft? Flocking powder is my new favorite toy!

Fantastic card - I love how you played with different shapes.


Shannon McGann said...

These are both such cute cards! I love snowbunnybella! She's adorable! And the chicken is too cute!

Heather Grow said...

Hi Barb. I love the technique you used to "age" the chicken card.

Jennifer said...

Barb, your barn background is perfect! I thought it was patterned paper at first look. Super job.

The Bella card is darling. Such fun cards both!

tyrymom29 said...

Love the barn background also ...LOOks amazing ...THat bella im gonna have to make her travel to my house also LOVE LOVE LOVE her !!!! TFS

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

You have Snowbunnybella! Lucky duck! LOVE your cards!

Alexandra said...

These are too cute Barb!! I am FINALLY able to do some blogging and creating again and just caught up on all your wonderful postings. What a nice friend you are - I am sure she will appreciate that you made a card for her! I will keep her in my prayers! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Stampin' Meg said...

wow- I thought that barn background was PP- you did an incredible job hand creating this!

NormaJ said...

Barb this is absolutely amazing.
It is the cutest card I have seen
that makes me laugh and go aw-w-w
at the same time. Lovely work on
those boards. I'll have to remember your technique. I'm sure your friend will love it too.