Thursday, June 26, 2008

Happy Birthday to a Great Chick!

This is so cute it cracks me up...hee hee

This is for today's Ways to Use it Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers - challenge to use Birds of which there are so many great ones out there. One of our middle son's best friends is a girl, and she's great and fun - she keeps up with the boys in hockey and soccer...our son adores her.

I was thinking about the bird sets I have and thought - how about a fun non-easter chick? I wanted a vibrant creation, fun and still girly....but fun enough for a boy to give.

The egg is paper pieced with the fun Bali Breeze papers and popped up...her little beak is also pieced and popped with a teeny glue dot. I mirrored the cracked egg look with the strip of Pumpkin Pie through the center by just trimming out the progressive triangle shapes.

I decided to pierce all over and then highlight with either SW markers in the basic colors or with white gel pen. I added a little marker edging on the layers to give them a little more definition. Gel pen highlight around the HB in the circle, *To A Great Chick* is hand written.

Here's more of a closeup.

Stamps: A Good Egg, It's Your Birthday
Ink: Black Stazon, Purely Pomegranate
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Bali Breeze DSP
Accessories: Piercer, SW Markers, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, White Gel Pen, Rhinestones (K & C Company)


Denise said...

This is just adorable!! Love the bright colors and your paper piecing with that cute little chick!!

Amy Sheffer said...

So glad to see you blogging!! Welcome! Love the card - I think the bright, fun colors will be perfect for your son's friend!