Thursday 27 May 2021

Spring Chicken

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Now for todays cards. First I have a card to share at Allsorts where they are celebrating their 12th birthday. That is so impressive particularly as it is a weekly challenge. So many cards. Congratulations to Brenda and her team, they are celebrating by asking for anything with bright and sunny colours, so I have a rather wild chicken to share.

This chicken was stamped and heat embossed in silver and then painted with brusho paints. This is a Woodware stamp that I got at a bargain price from Craft Clearance, it only cost £1.50! I do think he is rather special.

I enjoyed making it so much that I did another. This one was heat embossed in pearlescent chocolate and coloured with my zig clean colour real brush pens.

You can see how I also stamped the insert and the envelope in this picture.

I am sharing my first card at:
Allsorts - week 625 Happy bright and sunny colours
A Place to Start - #5 Anything goes

I am sharing my second card at:
Addicted to Stamps & More - make your mark
AAA Cards - #190 7th Birthday. My card is a birthday card (still a spring chicken at 7 I think!)

Cardstock: Hot pressed watercolour paper; adorable scorable coated card for the card bases
Ink: Versamark, Zig clean colour real brush pens.
Stamps: Decorative Cockerel by Woodware
Dies: Stitched rectangle A6 by Create a Smile

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Mac Mable said...

What an amazing chicken stamp and what a bargain Hilary. Both cards are vibrant eye catching and I love the sentiment and the insert and envelope with the second fabulous card x.

GerJanne said...

Oh wow, this chicken is so wonderful. And with the heat embossing it looks so beautiful! The envelope makes it a perfect set. I love that (but forget it to do most of the times)

Christine Alexander said...

what a wonderful image, love the colours from the Brushos ")

Ashwini Rao said...

That's one majestic chicken!! Love all the floral patterns on it - definitely a bargain! And I love how you've used it! The first one is just fantastic with all the bright colors and I love how it has a tinge of abstract coloring. And I love the chocolatey look of the second one. Fantastic cards, Hilary!

brenda said...

What a fabulous Chicken Hilary, non of mine have flowers like that! It looks fabulous in both colourways but I may be edging toward the one embossed with pearlescent chocolate EP, I'm going to look for that as my favourite EP has always been copper and this might be a close contender.

Lovely to see you at our 12th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge, thank you so much for making a super happy and sunny creation to share.

B x

I Card Everyone said...

I think I can hear your Rooster crowing about all the lovely color you've given him, Hilary! Both so wonderful!

Wendy L said...

They look amazing, Allsorts challenge this week, xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Love the fabulous embossed chicken and great Brusho background
Carol x

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, your brusho background is lovely and that chicken is awesome embossed. The chocolate embossing and coloring is so beautiful. I love the colors you chose. That is a cute sentiment.

Cat Craig said...

What fabulous colors you have achieved. Looks wonderful. Thanks for the heads up about Follow it. I got an email from them, and now you are the second blogger I follow that has tried it. I'll probably jump right on the band wagon.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

This chicken looks just regal, Hilary, it's so intricate! Love both the versions and especially the first one with silver embossing and the colourful Brushos!

Bonnie said...

What an awesome chicken, Hilary! Love it with the Brushos and colored with the Zigs! Two very different looks.

Ros Crawford said...

What regal chickens!! Love both cards and the inserts are fabulous!! Have a lovely weekend!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards with those chickens, very chic...., the colours are gorgeous ...xx

papierelle said...

He stands there so proudly, what a splendid specimen!
And you succeeded in splendid cards!!

Jane said...

Such intense and rich colours. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Milla said...

Your heat embossed chicken is gorgeous!! And i love the rich colours you used. Thanks so much for celebrating with us at AAA Birthday!

Loll said...

Beautiful rooster image, Hilary!! He looks amazing on both cards. I love the first with the bright, bold colours and silver embossing. The second is gorgeous embossed in brown with great mix of colours. And what a great deal you got on this image!! xx