Welcome to the first Blog Hop for 2017. Our members had a choice for this month - a Valentine theme or our favourite product from the new Occasions catalogue/Sale-A-Bration brochure.
It turns out that nearly every one of my customers chose the Hey Chick stamp set as one of their free items from the SAB brochure. As soon as I saw the brochure it was the stamp set I immediately zeroed in on. I don't live on a farm but for whatever reason I love chickens. My best buddy in Washington State has real chickens and I enjoy visiting with them when I go down. I'm also interested in seeing the varying colours of eggs they produce. Not just white and not just brown, but shades of blue, pink and yellow. Maybe my chicken interest stems from my love of owls and the collection I had in my early twenties. I now have a collection of chickens in my kitchen and I share them with you here.
|Tiny glass roosters sitting on my kitchen window sill.|
|One of my clients was happy to trade her rooster light for a couple of stamp sets. He sits on my dining room hutch.|
|This is my chicken/rooster collection on my kitchen floor. The black & white rooster on the far left is my latest addition - a Christmas present from my husband.|
For this card, I inked up the embossing folder as described above then placed the front of the card base on top, closed the folder and ran it through the big shot. Here's a photo to show you the placement of the card base.
For the colouring, I mostly used the new Watercolor Pencils (p.24 of the Occasions catalogue) and an Aqua Painter (p.18 of the Annual catalogue). Here's a tip for you. You don't need to colour over the entire image with the pencils. Just outline the image and colour over any of the dark lines then use the Aqua Painter to pull the colour into the white areas.
I hope you have enjoyed this post. All of the supplies used are listed below and link directly to my online store. Be sure the use the January Host Code Q2RNCBA6 when ordering to have your name entered into this month's prize draw.
Please have a look at all the blog entries for this month by following the links below. Any questions, be sure to contact me. Happy stamping!