Good Grief! It has been a week since I made my last post. That sounds like a confession doesn’t it?? Hmmm, well here I am just “chicken” in.chicks close up

This week has been ca-ray-zee! On Tuesday, I actually drove 4 hours to Charlotte for some focus groups, did evening groups, then drove back home. All in the name of sleeping in my own bed… My friend Melisa tells me that I am driven to sleep in my own bed only proves that I don’t have children at home hahaha!

Now the report is written and the project is complete and I finally got to play with my crayons… literally!! I finally braved up, printed my images on kraft paper, and pulled out my Faber Castell Water Color Crayons. The technique turns out pretty neat but boy does this take a lot longer than coloring and blending with my Copics!!

I practiced first and created a simple CAS card, then I did it again and played in this week’s Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge SC450.Hambo Chicks SCS


For both of my cards I used the chicken from the Hambo farm pack (I pasted three of them together.) I told you that you would see more of these! I LOVE them. You can get each animal individually but the pack is the best value!! If you don’t use one of them on the first project, you will eventually use them! So it’s a win any way you look at!

Hambo Chicks CAS

I used dark chocolate and kraft card stock by Papertrey Ink, chocolate burlap ribbon by The Paper Studio and DP from the DCWV Playtime Stack. I added some texture to the backgrounds with my Cuttlebug hexagon embossing folder (I look it looked kind of like chicken wire??) I cut out my image and mounted it using Spellbinders Rectangle and deckled rectangle – my faves!!

This was a great personal challenge that was lots of fun! I will try it again…someday.

I hope you are inspired to grab out that coloring medium you haven’t yet tried. What’s the worst that can happen? You get messy and have some fun!!

I am going to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and have a GRRREAT weekend!!


PS and By the Way!! How Awesome – each of these cards were recognized in a challenge! And the CAS one was featured in Paper Crafter’s Library Trendy Tuesday – check it out!!

I am sooo excited!

The first one was runner up at the Cuttlebug Mania – Anything Goes – Manly Challenge!

The second one won the “In the mailbox” award at Cards in Envy – For the Birds challenge.

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