Earlier in the year I made a couple of cards with this darling little chick from a sale-a-bration stamp set. I instantly fell in love. So did my mother. I decided she needed to have one of her own and not just a card.
A prior paper pumpkin kit had this frame along with pretty little things to make a wonderful decorative gift. I couldn’t make it for my own mother since she gets the same kits each month and I didn’t want to give her something she already had. It sat upon the shelf for some time. Until last night when I needed it, the frame that is. I also used the wrapping cardstock and ribbon to go around it. Now I will send it away for an early mother’s day gift. She will be super excited.
The little chick was stamped in black stazon on a 4 x 4″ sheet of water color paper. I started pulling ink pads until I had everything painted just like I wanted. I did use my heat tool a few times along the way to set color when I wanted to layer another. The yellows I let all blend together without worry. But I wanted the cheeks to stay pink and tried to keep the beak a little more under control. The shadow needed to be dried before the background was applied, but that is about it. After I put a touch of marina mist for blue eyes I used wink of stella to give them some sparkle. Just a fun little project to make my mom smile. So fun.
Have a creative day.