Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Rustic Chickadee

I've been fiddling around with this one for days and have finally decided to call it a card. My vision when I started out was to recreate the look of hand-tooled leather. I think I did get some of that feel, but now that I'm looking at it I think some debossing would have helped.

I stamped the chickadee (smARTworks Chickadee Wishes) on celery green cardstock with brown chalk ink, colored it with Prismacolor pencils, and blended with a colorless blending pencil. Then, using a scalloped circle as a mask, I sponged on two shades of brown ink and then embossed the frame with clear EP. The clear dots are Crystal Effects. The pinecones and pine boughs are from the smARTworks Bough and Cone set.

I'm hoping to get some stamping time in tomorrow, but that will probably be it until next week. Hubby and I are going to Gillette Stadium this weekend to see the New England Patriots home opener on Sunday. It's a night game and since we were going to need to stay over on Sunday anyway, we decided to make a long weekend of it and stay over on Saturday too. That means that I get to spend some time at the outlet mall in Wrentham.'s only fair!

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. GREAT card!! I just LOVE all the details!!! :0)


  2. Wow, this is just beautiful! I wouldn't have thought to use those colors, but I really like the result. Hope you had fun on your mini vacation!

  3. This is just adorable! Thanks for sharing it...And I just love your blog!


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