Friday, May 18, 2012

Shabby Chic Rooster

Hello friends!  I fell in love with the inspiration picture from Papercraft Star's challenge this week, which is to use Checks/Gingham:


If you look carefully, there is a rooster pillow on the gorgeously-dressed bed.  I took inspiration from that, as well as the bed skirt, the colors and the cream flowers on the nightstand.


This little rooster has never seen ink before, and he's been nesting in my house for a few years.  :-/  It's from a Fiskars set called Vintage Farmhouse (link at the end of this post).  I colored him with Copic markers.


The lacy stamp border is from Sweet Stamps (Swirly Parchment Frame).  I thought it kind of looked like fancy chicken wire.


The gingham gets kind of lost after all I put on this card, but you can still see it here!  The flower is from the bridal department of my local craft store, and I dolled it up with Crumb Cake ink on the edges, a large pearl and some clear glitter, too.

Other challenges entered:


I promise to get back to visiting you all on your blogs sometime soon.  Life is SO hectic right now, and it's all good, but oh my!  Don't know if I'm coming or going.

Two quick happy notes -- I was excited to see that THIS Christmas card of mine has been repinned over 110 times on Pinterest.  Wow!  I am floored and honored.

Also, in early June, I will be joining another design team, and I just can't wait to share my happy news fully with you!  Gotta keep it secret a little while longer.  :o)

Enjoy your day, and thanks for visiting!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Vintage Farmhouse - Fiskars; Swirly Parchment Frame - Sweet Stamps; Gingham - Market Street Stamps
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black - SU; white - PTI
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain - Ranger
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; Venise lace - eBay
Other: flower - AC Moore bridal dept.; pearls - Queen & Co., Recollections; markers - Copic; Garden Trellis punch - Martha Stewart; glitter - SU; Postage Stamp punch - EK Success

22 comments:

Marisa said...

This is one classy rooster dawning his lace and flowers ;) Lovely take ont eh insp. picture. You are like a rising star, Colleen!! So glad so many wonderful things are coming your way after such a trying year last year :) God is good!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, I love the rooster and the great dp you used.

Linda Callahan said...

This is one handsome fellow! That lacy border is soooo pretty!

Sylvia said...

What a lovely card, Colleen, love that rooster! Thanks for joining us this week with a fun card for the Papercraft Star "Checks or Gingham" challenge.

Marie said...

Super lovely card, Coleen. Fantastic combo of stamps, coloring, die cuts etc. Thanks for sharing with FTTC.

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely precious, Col! LOVE that you got to use your chicken stamp, and those swirly, stamped edges and your lace and bit of gingham... SWOON! LOVE it to pieces! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Lisa said...

Just look at your dapper rooster posed among the prettiness! Awesome job with the inspiration photo Colleen. YAY for all of your good news...well deserved girl ;)!!

Annette said...

wow this is stunning...You could frame this..it is that pretty....I love that rooster....

Anonymous said...

Fun card! Love the fancy chicken wire - sort of French looking if you ask me. Glad to have some good news from you to look forward to. I have had one heck of a last 10 days. More later.

Chris R. from Iowa

Donna Bowman said...

Great shabby chic card Colleen!! Love how it fits into the different challenges so perfectly! Congrats on your new design team - can't wait to hear more about it!!

♥Jan♥ said...

Ah yes, the bridal department ! I paid the same amount for flowers (50) in the bridal dept as for 6 in the scrap dept. What ?? Love your gorgeous card - though I must say, I don't want any roosters on my bed, not so very cuddly at all. lol You always make the most wonderful cards, *sigh*. ♥♥♥ -J-

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Colleen. Love that image and the coloring. The lace border image looks great... and I love the lace! :o)

Linda R said...

Congrats on your happy news. I just love pinterst.
Your card looks great great.

yyam said...

Oh wow! You make the most classy cards! I love how you layer elements so beautifully!

Congrats on being repinned so many times....awesome! :)

nwilliams6 said...

I totally love your card, but I am IN LOVE with that bed - WOW. I want to redo my room now to match it. If only I didn't spend all my extra money on this fun hobby....

Beautiful card and you did an fantastic job with your card - love every detail.

Hugz!

Bonnie said...

What a handsome fellow you have here! I love your chicken wire too.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the chicken image--LOVE the softness of this card...LOVE it all (like always:))!!!! You rock:)

Emily Keaton said...

Shabby, yes, and rather Provencal, as well, I'd say!! This is really cool, Colleen. That gingham looks great, and I love the rustic touches. Very stylish!!

Jacki Randolph said...

Gorgeous design and coloring!! Love the shabby take with the papers and lace! Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with us at Sweet Stamps Challenge!

E.T. said...

such a classy creation and beautiful colours!

Benzi said...

Oh, I love this, Colleen. Roosters and gingham certainly go together. And, the chicken wire is fancy, but perfect. Super creation!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME card!! I LOVE the FUN details that Rooster, the Fancy Wire, the lace EVERYTHING really!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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