Saturday, February 27, 2016

With a Chick Chick Here...

... and a Chick Chick there.

Here a chick, there a chick, everywhere a chick chick.

The JessicaLynnOriginal design team is showcasing the cutest little chicks today........ so you're going to see them all over blogland. That being said, if you've arrived here from Maria's blog, you are in the right spot in the blog hop. However, if you've arrived here some other way - and I am glad you're here! - you really are going to want to go back to the beginning so you won't miss a single post featuring this cute stamp set...

I made a couple of cards....

I rarely stamp on designer paper, but decided to do so on this card.... and then because the paper wasn't very heavy, I decided it would be better to color it with my colored pencils rather than Copic markers.That was a good thing, because I had just purchased a Finesse Blending marker for colored pencils and I wanted to give it a try. Oh. my. goodness. I was soooooooooooooo impressed! It worked like a charm! I can forsee using colored pencils more often now that  I have this amazing blending marker.

I tried something new on my second card, too. I'd never done the masking technique when stamping before, so I hunted up a good tutorial and then tried it with the basket and the fence. It worked!

I colored the area behind the basket with a shade lighter markers, to give the appearance that the basket was dulling/muting the color.

Oh, and just so you know.... the fence is actually stamped twice. Yes, the fence piece does work to repeat again and again to build a fence row, if one chooses. Of course I used a Stamp-a-ma-Jig to help line it up.

Thanks for stopping by. The next stop on the hop is Jennifer's blog. And be sure to go to the JessicaLynnOriginal Craft, Create, and Share facebook page. JOIN! Because the members of that group will receive a special code for free shipping today in the JessicaLynnOriginal store. How cool!

Images/Sentiment: JessicaLynnOriginal Brentwood Spring Chickens stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Colored Pencils and a Finesse Blending Marker
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Bordering Blue and So Saffron
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones

Images/Sentiment: JessicaLynnOrigina Brentwood Spring Chickens stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Colored with Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Pacific Point
Designer Paper: Pebbles Family Ties Paper Pad
Embellishments: Oriental Trading Dots and Paper Studio Gemstones


Wombat said...

I adore both of your cards. You did a fantastic job with masking the fence, it looks amazing. Love how you colored both cards, too.

kiwimeskreations said...

Gorgeous cards Jeanette - love your top one with all the wee chicks :-) Good on you trying new techniques.

Doudou said...

Cute creation!

Katydid Cards said...

Oh my gosh, this is just so cute. You warmed my heart!

Lynn McAuley said...

I am loving Farmer Owl and his flock of chicks! How adorable, Jeanette!

Salnclts said...

I love the papers you used on your projects! I love using Spectrum Noir Blendable Professional Pencils- colored pencils are awesome! :)