Thursday, February 16, 2012

Chicken Friends


Hello there!  Welcome to this week's PPA sketch challenge.  I hope you're ready for another great Pals Paper Arts challenge! Margaret Moody has a wonderful sketch for us, so get ready to play along.  You'll have a whole week to play along with the challenge, starting on Thursday, February 16th. Grab your supplies and I hope you'll join us.




I'm no chicken when it comes to today's card!  I thought the chicken would be a great focal point, and it fit the label framelet perfectly.  I really don't know what I did before the framelets, I just love them a lot.  The second background was fussy cut around the main framelet, and now after looking at, I should of done a better job.  Oh well.  This great chicken image and all of the DSP comes from the Beau Chateau DSP pack.  Using your DSP is a great way to get a focal image, you just gotta think outside the box!


I wanted something different for my scalloped edge border, so I came up with using the smallest label framelet as a scallop.  I snipped the main part off, and just used the edges, since you basically cut them in half, you get two for each cut.  I do love how they turned out, the pearls just add a perfect touch.


I am going to admit to cheating here, the DSP and accents are all pink pirouette, and the beautiful pleated ribbon is blushing bride.  Usually I try to keep to the same colors, but it worked for this card.  The trio of flowers are sahara sand, soft suede and pink pirouette punched out of the itty bitty punch pack.  A tiny pearl and a friends tag tied with baker's twine just finishes it off.


Since this is a square sketch, my card is a 5 x 5 square.  I like the look of the bigger cards, it shows off the pretty layers real nice.  So what do you think?  Grab your supplies and play along.  I hope you were inspired today, enjoy!

Stamps:  Tiny Tags
Paper:  Beau Chateau DSP, soft suede, pink pirouette, sahara sand, crumb cake
Ink:  Soft Suede
Tools:  Big shot, label framelets, pleated satin ribbon, jewelry tag, bakers twine, itty bitty punch pack, basic pearls

12 comments:

Mary Fish said...

the showstopper for me is the little bunch of flowers and baker's twine . . . no wait, maybe it's the amazing edge you made with the framelits labels and the touch or pearls. wow--great card! hugs, m

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful! Your scalloped edge is genius and I love the tiny flower details as well! Love it!

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Sandie! I have to agree with Mary and Linda that your edging and flowers are the sweetest! So cool to see the framelit used in a different way. Even though I'm not a big rooster kind of gal, this is a gorgeous card with pretty delicate colors. I love it!

Kathy said...

I love your card -the rooster and the chicken wire background is adorable. Love your edging too. Your card has that shabby chic look that so many of us love.

Miranda said...

Gorgeous! My mom would love this card, she is crazy about chickens! LOL
Miranda :)
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Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Sandie! So many fabulous details!

Dawn Tidd said...

Sandie, I love all your gorgeous details. The pearls and scalloped trim and the little bunch of flowers, everything add up to a great card!

Margaret Moody said...

Love the way you've used this DSP, Sandie! Love the rooster and the pleated ribbon too! Very pretty!

Mike Funke said...

VERY unusual - and wonderful - color palette. What a great Easter card this could be!

Stephanie said...

Love the rooster!! What a gorgeous card, and happy to see how the two pinks worked so well together. Like others, I was really captured by your use of the framelits for your scallop edge - brilliant and beautiful idea!

Linda Fisher said...

I love all the CLEVER details in this card! You are oh so talented!

Tara Bilbao said...

Sandra - This is just lovely - I have been a fan since we were GDs together and I am always amazed at what you create. Your works are always perfectly edited and your embellishments are so unique and beyond my creativity.

Anywhoo - I just love your combination of DSP and embellishments for this card. All I can say is it is soooooooo pretty!

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