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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Monochromatic Cock-a-doodle-doo

easel card standing
card open to show message panel
close-up of focal image
close-up of background panel
close-up of propping panel

I actually set out to practice inking techniques when the Doodle Something challenge reminded me of a set of stamps I'd not used. The doodles made me think of a cockerel's tail feathers (I'd been looking at the cockerel stamp with Easter in mind). I have tweaked this Creative Inspirations sketch a little by replacing the sentiment with a gem.

Recipe
Focal Image Stamped (Elusive Images Easter Greetings), heat embossed (Stampendous Detail Copper & watercoloured (Twinkling H20s). Oval (cut using Xcut Shape Cutter) edged with Stickles Glitter Glue.
Background Panels Using Distress Ink cardstock was inked, dampened with moist paper towel & stamped (Elusive Images Funky Doodles).
Propping Panel Image stamped (Hobby Art Easter Eggs), heat embossed (Stampendous Detail Copper), coloured (combination of Twinkling H20s & Stickles), cut out & mounted onto punched (Woodware) scalloped oval.
Message Panel Punched (Woodware) & scallops inked (Encore Copper).
Cardstock, metallic twine & gems from "stash".

Challenges Entered
Charizma Cards #12 - Spring Has Sprung (Easter images)
Crafty Cardmakers #17 - Spring into Spring (Easter images)
Creative Card Crew #47 - Vintage/Aged (aged look of background panels, traditional Easter images, brown colour scheme, the gems remind me of amber)
Creative Inspirations #53 - Sketch
Cupcake Craft # 84 - Spring or Easter & lots of chocolate (Easter images, chocolate colours)
Cute Card Thursday #105 - Dimensions (easel card format, background/image panels mounted on foam pads, 5mm high gems)
Fussy & Fancy #7 - Easter
Pile It On #12 - Animal-Riffic
Quixotic Challenges #18 - Monochromatic
Saturday Spotlight SSHP24 - Inspirational Coffee (coffee colours)
Simon Says Stamp - Easter/Spring & some glimmer (Twinkling H20s, Stickles)
Stampin' for the Weekend #35 - Easter
Stamp Something - Doodle Something (stamped doodle background panels)

23 comments:

Audrey said...

What an elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Crafty Dawn said...

Really like this card and love the monochrome look, stopped by to say thanx for joining in with my candy good luck!

Love Dawn xx

Emma Lockley said...

oh wow very creative and certainly a vintage feel, the monochrome colour combo is stunning.

thank you so much for joining us at Creative Card Crew, good luck
love emma GDT xxx

Vee said...

A really pretty Spring card, Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is FABULOUS. I totally LOVE it!! Great coloring job on that rooster and the eggs. The color scheme is perfect for vintage. I think you rocked both the Creative Card Crew and the Creative Inspirations challanges!! So happy you could play along with both challenges.

stephanne said...

Holy Macaroni, that is a ton of challenges!! Well done!! Is it a natural response to make sound effects at the sight of a rooster, because I just crowed!! Your images are coloured wonderfully and I love the distressing effects!! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Creative Inspirations!!!
Stephanne

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just fabulous ... I LOVE IT!! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! This is so gorgeous!! Love the image and the colors are fantastic!! Awesome job combining all these challenges together!! :) And thanks for sharing it with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!!HUGS

*Vicki* said...

And thank you for playing along with us at Stamp Something too!! :)

Annie said...

fabulous project! thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Jack said...

Love this
Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)

Erin... said...

great colors and a fun little image! wonderful easel card! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something and saturday spotlight too!

Biscuitlid said...

beautiful card, you've really captured the vintage theme and added in the chocolate and Spring perfectly

Fab to see you at Creative Card Crew and Cupcake Craft
Hugs
Victoria
x

Krümel said...

What a great card! Love that big cock and the beautiful chocolate papers you´ve used.

Thanks for playing with Cupcake Craft this week and a Happy Easter to you and yours!

Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

judie said...

beautiful card, love this image and the way you have made itlook vintagey, well done and thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

Rosanne said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Crystal said...

Oh WOW what a great card, love the easel design and these yummy coffee colors...Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight1

Vixykins said...

Wow what a fab card hun, beautiful colours, love the whole look of it :)

Thanks for coming to play at Crafty Cardmakers x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful!! I just love your take on the sketch!! Your choice of dp and colors with that rooster is perfect!! Love your rooster!! Awesome take on the Sat. Spotlight Challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments!

Donna said...

Brilliant card and just perfect for our Easter/Spring & Chocolate theme this week :) thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake :) Donna x

Stampin Mindy said...

Very elegant, masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this week!

Maria Matter said...

oh wow Paula, this is gorgeous hun! love the elegant vintage look!
Thank you for playing along @ Creative Card Crew!!
Blessings, Maria

April Rose said...

This is a beautiful Easter card! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
Hugs,
April