Sunday, 16 June 2013

Chook Yard

Hi, I've been up with my chickens this morning cleaning their yard, so I thought this was an apt card! The flowers wouldn't last very long with my chooks though!

I'm going to enter the following challenges.

At Less is More, the challenge is to use hexagons in your project, and at CASology the cue card is yellow.

I used a craft nib to paint the raised part of the embossed chicken wire with silver ink to make it more defined. The rooster diecut is coloured with tombow markers and twinkling H2O's.

Materials used: Chicken wire embossing folder; Die-versions rooster die; Memory Box flower die; PoppyStamps grass die; CAS-ual Fridays sentiment stamp; Twinkling H2O's; Silver and Charcoal Versacolor ink; stickles; tiny brads from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)


  1. Fabulous - I wondered how the chicken wire would turn out... Mxx

  2. Gorgeous card Cathy, great colouring of the chicken wire!


  3. I love your cute chicken card - your wire looks so real:) I hope you have a lovely week - hugs xx

  4. A fun take on the cue card! Love the background! So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

  5. This is so fun, Cathy, the chicken wire looks brilliant! Anita :)

  6. What a great embossing folder, fab card!

  7. really fun card... thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

  8. What fun...and you have real chickens too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Oh, I feel like I'm right there with the chickens...i LOVE this fun, country-feel card! Thanks so much for playing along at CASology!

  10. Love this chicken wire embossing folder and the yellow card!

  11. How fun - love the tie in to the embossed chicken wire! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  12. I know I overuse this word, but honestly, there is no better word for this card than "adorable!" It has left me grinning from ear-to-ear, Cathy!

  13. great chicken wire cathy

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

  14. Hi Cathy. I LOVE that chicken wire!! I have long wanted to get a chicken wire background stamp, but I just recently saw the embossing folder ... this clinches it for me! I have to have the folder! Great idea to use the silver pen on the raised bits. Love your addition of the grass, flowers and the adorable rooster! Loll xx

    1. Thanks Loll, As I was colouring it I thought whether maybe I should've used a stamp, but I just love the raised texture! Also it didn't take too long to colour :) Cathy

  15. Gorgeous card there Cathy. Love the wire and know exactly what you mean about the flowers not lasting long!


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