Monday, June 24, 2019

Birthday Chick - With a Twist


I love the Art Impressions stamps, but only own two sets.  I used the Spring Chicken set for this card to send to a friend who is older than I am.... 

I coloured the image with my Prismcolor pencils, following the image on the packaging for colour placement, but I used greys not browns.  To add some class, I added glossy accents to the mug and her glasses.

I grounded her with some grass, and then added chalk to the background to softly colour the sky, but having already stamped and embossed the sentiment, I left it white to add to the impact of it.

The twist is that this is an easel card

I embossed the panel with a net pattern, and swiped an espresso ink pad over it, then added buttons, and washi tape for a rustic/ farmyard feel. 

I was pleased how this turned out, and my friend loved it!

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Lovely Linda said...

How gorgeous Maxine - I love that image - your whole card is gorgeous - I am sure your friend will love it xo

Mia said...

What a beautiful easel card, Maxine. I have never made one, but I want to try. Great image and the glossy accents look amazing on the mug and the sunglasses. Hugs, my dear friend.

brenda said...

I have a couple of draws of Art Impressions, mostly the smaller scene building ones for use in class, they used to be easy to find in the UK but not so much recently. The image you have used here is such fun, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness, Maxine! This card is awesome!!!

Linby said...

What a fun card with a neat twist and great use of glossy accents.
Thanks for joining in with the Allsorts challenge.
Lynn x

jimlynn said...

Super cute inside and out!! LOVE that chicken!

JD/ Jill said...

Adorble card! That's a really cute image!

Glennis F said...

Your card is fabulous Maxine. I have just bought my first Art Impressions stamp set, I love their quieky sentiments

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just love this cute card! The AI images always put a smile on my face : ) Love the coloring and your sky too.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant spring chick here what a fabulous birthday card too.xx

Quillish said...

Haha.. what a cool chick! Amazing card Maxine, love the sentiment paired with this stylish chick. And the design as an easel is amazing to be displayed at the recipient's home. I am sure it'll bring chuckle, everytime.

Dawn T said...

what a fun card Maxine. Love that you made it an easel card. Added some dimension..

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great card, Maxine, really fun images Art Impressions. I don’t have any .. don’t seem to see them in Oz but must admit I don’t look either as have so many uninked!
Or neglected. (Love the use of glossy accents on the mug too. )
But confess to inking up a new one today! A Nellie Snellen, I didn’t even know they made them. I’ll hopefully be sharing tomorrow, it’s very very CAS, one layer. Love that EF too, but have enough of them too! Yess must use more NBUS. Should be a NBUS Challenge, fortnightly or such.
Pray the BCC is cleanly done for you second time around, second goes are no fun at all. My shin has gone backward in last two days .. may end up going to Drs again. Hopefully, am praying it will look happier at next dressing change. Did some gardening yest which didn’t help I suspect?
God bless dear Maxine thanks so much for your encouragement on the Wonderful Words blog.
Prayer hugs,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Neet said...

Absolutely adorable Maxine. What a fabulous image to use for friends cards and I can imagine it can be used in many ways to cover all kinds of anniversaries/celebrations.
You have made such a good job of colouring it and I love how you grounded your hen, something I always forget to do so have figures floating all the time. Must think of you next time I do a journal page - but I bet I forget the grounding.
Hugs, Neet xx

mamapez5 said...

A lovely fun stamp and perfect for a good friend. I like the subtle colouring and glossy accents. Kate xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

so cute and fun....giggle.
x Karen

Gerrina said...

A funny, but most of all beautiful card! Love the subtile colouring and that text is (almost) too much :)! Hugs, Gerrina

cotnob said...

This is a fun card Maxine, a super image and great design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Furrbster said...

What a fun card and great layout idea too!

Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

froebelsternchen said...

A wowser of card Maxine, hilarious and masterly created!

Joy Wilson said...

Lovely easel card! I love that chick! Great card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

The Craft Princess said...

Such a fun card!!! I love that you add the glossy really brings it to life. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fun card for your friends Birthday, glad she enjoyed it. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

stampingbowd said...

How cute is this!!! Love that fancy chick and her glossy cup of coffee! So fun!

Cindy said...

What a great card! Love the text too! Thank you for joining a gem of a challenge by Polkadoodles. Hugs, Cindy DT

Hannapanna said...

Such a fun card! Love the colouring and the sentiment is perfect. :) Thanks for joining us over at Colour Crazy Challenge and good luck.

- Hanna, DT

Monika Reeck said...

Cute Mami chicken
so chick with the Hat
and love your card opening too
beautiful and so creative

creationsnz said...

Well done Chick! a wonderful chicken card and I bet she loved it. CarolG