Friday, 20 February 2015

Bookish Chickens

Hi All,

Today I want to share the birthday card I've made for my dad :-)

I combined his card with the current challenge over on the Paperartsy blog which is all about paint - click HERE to find out more.

My project was heavily based on Anneke's journal page which I thought was so beautiful, you can visit it HERE. So here it is my take on it:

I used masking tape on the background first and then grunge paste through a JOFY stencil before covering with the new limited edition Lin Brown paints. I kept my design very similar to Anneke's project and used the same colours she did.

I sanded back most of the paint from the grunge paste and stamped the new wicked chickens from new Lin Brown set ELB18 and the sentiment from JOFY26.

I stamped the chickens again onto book paper, cut out and added to the card. Then used Snowflake and Little Black Dress through a TCW stencil.

Finally I added a smudge of charcoal pencil under the chickens to give them something to stand on :-)

To finish I mounted onto some black card and then onto an 8x8 card blank.

Hopefully Dad will like it - it's not really a traditional male card!!

Thanks for looking,

Claire xx




  1. What a gorgeous card, Claire.

  2. Who wants a traditional card when you can receive this gem Claire! Fab use of the funky chickens and a lovely background:-) xxx

  3. Love your take on Anneke's project. It's "happy" and those birds are funny. Can't see why your father would not like it, any way his daughter made it so he HAS to like it and I bet he will!

  4. I love this, Claire! It makes me smile and smile! I love how you used the book text with the chickens and the inspiration from Anneke is there, but it's still very individual and different. I would love to receive a card like this! Your Dad is going to love it! xxx

  5. I love it! The colours are gorgeous & the chickens are so cute.

  6. Wow wow wow super fun card, really love the colours and those new bird stamps from LB look awesome. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

  7. Brilliant springtime sunshine colours, and I love the little book page birds!
    Alison xx