Monday, December 5, 2011

Speckled Hen

Gingersnap Creations     GC126: Spicy Supply Challenge-Raffia

The month of November was Down on the Farm at Gingersnap Creations. I was  looking for some chicken wire paper, but never came up with any. I found an old vegetable bag in my stash, but it was red, it kind of looked like chicken wire. Nope, I didn't make it to the local hardware supply. So I thought I would lay the veggie bag on the paper and use it as a stensil. When I started dabbing the green ink pad on it came out like you see, no chicken wire effect, but I kind of liked what I was getting so I decided to go for sky and grass. 
I cut the nest out by hand and stamped it with my wood grain background stamp and sponged the edges. 
I have to give credit to Susan of Cat's Ink*Corporated, she made a card 8-31-10 with a felt chicken made with punches. That is where I got the idea to make this Speckled Hen with part of an Oval, the tip of a star, and 3 different hearts. I glued a tiny black bead for the eye, went around it with a fine black marker, and dabbed the hole with my white gel pen. Thanks Susan--my chick is a little different than yours, but your idea is fantastic.
And Thanks Gingersnappers for all you fun challenges.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

10 comments:

Terry said...

I just love this "speckled hen." Fabulous card and I love all the searching that went into this beauty! Enjoy!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Brilliant speckled punchy hen- I love it! The background is wonderful- and I love the nest and the raffia hay.

Michele said...

i love your creation. the use of raffia is perfect. i've got to find some and make something quick! thanks for the inspiration. xoo

Suze Bain said...

Love your speckled hen, looks very comfortable in it's raffia nest! xx

Jingle said...

Super cute!

judyjstamper said...

adorable and very creative!!

Gerri Herbst said...

Love your cute hen and all the straw in the basket. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Gingersnap Creations. take care, gerri

Shar said...

Lovin' that nest! Too cool!

Sharon said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Beverly and a perfect way to use the raffia!!!

SmilynStef said...

Your chicken is fabulous ... and the raffia is such a perfect little nest ... so glad you joined us at Gingersnap Creations.