Monday, December 7, 2009

LOC The Chicken Run

It is time to show you the last two New Release Sets from Layers of Color.  This set is called Rise & Shine art stamp set and is so much fun to work with!  I decided to use a Bird house Template and make it into a 'Chicken Run!' 

I used the amazing Wood paper from McMahon Five Designs, you need to check it out it is amazing to work with - it is made from real wood and cuts like a dream - you can also use your border punches with it and it actually goes through the Cuttlebug - there are so many different timbers available - there is even cork, you can find out more about it here !!

The roof was made with a SU Scalloped Border Punch and attached to the edges.  The 'door' is made with black CS and a circle cutter.  I stamped those gorgeous chickens onto white CS and coloured them with chalks and a blender pen!  I popped the hen and one of the chicks up on dimensionals to give it more dimension.

The fence was punched with a MS punch and sponged with Distressing Ink, a length of narrow gingham ribbon which has been knotted is added across the bottom of the fence.

The flowers have been stamped with the Merci Boutique art stamp set, lightly coloured it with chalks and added Kindy Glitz to the very centre of the flowers for that extra bit of sparkle!  The image has been cut out and  added to the top of the Chicken house door.  The middle flower is from some artifical flowers that I picked up at a second hand shop - it cost me 10 cents for about 24 flowers - aren't they a perfect match for the stamped ones!?

This card is for the Something Sweet Challenge where it is all about birds....and as far as I know Chickens are birds! LOL!
It is also for the Our Creative Corner Challenge where they are counting down the Twelve Days of Christmas and we could choose any day - This is for 'Three French Hens' -  that extra chick is an 'understudy' incase one of the other chicks gets 'stage fright!' LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and for all of the encouragement you give me - it means so much to me!  God bless you


  1. hi Linda, we are thrilled to have you join us honey, i think your creations are amazing! and this chicken Run is certainly a Stunner.
    Wow all the work that has gone into making it is certainly appreciated by us onlookers.
    Thank you so much for joining us for a Sweet Stampin Challenge Linda, really hop eto see you join us again next week!
    lots of love emma xxx

  2. This is fabulous, Linda. I just adore your work! I like the idea of a chick understudy! LOL!

  3. This is just so georgeous Linda. Loz

  4. OMG this is just so cute,love all the fabulous detail and the scene you have created is amazing!!!
    Hugs xx

  5. Too stinkin'-cute Linda! Love the layers....it really is precious!

  6. Goodness,Linda, did you hear that loud crash? That was my jaw dropping on the floor after seeing this masterpiece!!! Girl, how do you come up with stunning ideas like that? I love your chicken run....way fun. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  7. what a gorgeous idea - love it!! Your attention to detail is second to none, never mind your colouring!

  8. How adorable! Very clever. The detail is amazing, Linda!

  9. Wow, Linda, this is amazing. I'm drooling here. How very cute. Love that new stamp set from LOC and it works great with the 12 Days challenge at the OCC. You really rocked that one, girlfriend! So happy that you could play along with us this week at the OCC!

    Hugs & blessings,

  10. I tell you, this can not get any cuter!! I'm just dancing along with all your fine feathered friends! How delightful, all those country details, what a lovely home you've made for them!

    You're amazing!

  11. Oh Linda! This certainly is adorable! You are such a creative genius to use the Rosewood paper to make a hen house! Awesome job!! I'll be sure to add it to the gallery! :) Thanks for making such a fun project to inspire us all!


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