Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sneak Peek and Prettie Wednesday!

I have my second sneak peek for you to see. This stamp set is called 'One of Those Days' and it is one of the three sets that will be released over at Paper Pretties tomorrow night at 8:00 pm EST. There will be challenges at the top of each hour and prizes will be awarded to the challenge winners! And......ANYONE WHO ORDERS PAPER PRETTIES' STAMPS DURING THE RELEASE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE A 25% COUPON FOR THEIR ENTIRE NEXT ORDER!!

Now, back to the card......

I decided that I wanted my little chicky friend to be wearing some feathers. Well, I remembered that my son had some feathers in his craft I turned my house upside down looking for them. And guess what? They were nowhere to be found! I probably found them on the floor one day and threw them out....

I really didn't want to make a trip to the craft store just to get a few I headed to our bedroom. My husband has this feather pillow that he is always complaining about. He says that the feathers poke through in the night stick him. So, I figured if they poke through the pillow, I should be able to pull some out! LOL

After I gathered up my feathers I set to work on colouring them yellow. I laid them on a scrap piece of paper, held them with my tweezers and dabbed at them with a Honey coloured ink pad from CTMH. I also coloured in my little chick with the same ink and an aqua painter.

After all of the ink was dry (this took longer than I thought it would!) I used my Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere the feathers to the image. I then gave the whole mess a good blast with my heat gun. By this point I had honey coloured ink up to my elbows. Don't be misled....this was not a tidy process! The egg was then paper pieced with SU! shimmery white cardstock. I used my paper piercer to pierce the holes around the image and hand stitched through the holes with yellow thread.

I stamped the sentiment and used my SU! punch to punch it out. The two mats behind the sentiment were hand cut. The small piece of ribbon tied on the right is from Making Memories trims and ribbons...the 'family' line. The papers are Creative Imaginations - Sonnets.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can all make it to the release party over at Paper Pretties!


Julie Masse said...

So cute!! LOVE the feathers Colleen! "See" you tonight! :)

Christie said...

Colleen, this is so cute! You are always amazing me with how clever you are!!!

On The Go Family said...

I LOVE this card. So amazing! I can just picture you in your craft room painting the feathers. It's so fun having seen where you work.