Well, I guess that kind of sums it up! With two children’s weddings within six months, and a heavy dose of regular life, I just found myself taking a few things out of my day to help get through it all. I have so missed this, it really does help keep me sane and happy. I have still created, but not at the same volume and just haven’t taken the time to share. Enough of that, so I am back to stay.
What better way than to be greeted by this adorable chicken, right? Last year during sale-a-bration there was a different chick stamp set. Here is the new one, and it has taken my number one favorite spot once again. There are others in the set, but this guy is the best! What makes it better than that? The set is free with a $50 product order. Free is cool, but I would have bought this one in a heartbeat.
I stamped the chicken in black stazon ink on water color paper. I knew I wanted the feathers on top red and decided to make the tail feathers match. It really was a painting process here. That is usually how my water coloring goes, layer upon layer. I put out my colors, real red, pumpkin pie, and daffodil delight, and painted until I was happy. I used a black marker to add some wild feathers and then hi-lighted with gold wink of stella. His little eyes were a bit tiny, so I used my marker to make them a bit larger.
The tag was stamped on a scrap of water color and punched with the classic label punch. The stamped area was smaller than the punch, so I punched it again on one side to shorted it up a bit. One quick hole punch and a double wrap of gold and black metallic thread and I called it done. The water color is adhered down with a heavy dose of fast fuse while the tag got layered up a bit with dimensionals. I forgot to include a photo of the inside. I tipped the chicken a bit sideways and stamped him as if he was peeking around a corner. I lightly water colored him to match the front and just giggled.
It feels good to be back. Now, to make sure I give myself time to enjoy this lovely process every day once again. It will be tricky, but worth it.
Have a creative day!