Monday, February 23, 2009

Hen Scratches

Today I thought I'd take on one of the challenges that SCS puts out. The challenge today was Rubber Band Stamping.

First I was to take a block and wrap rubber bands around it. Then take that banded block and using VersaMark, stamp a piece of cardstock. From there I took embossing powder in orange and embossed my banded image. After that we were to take sponges and sponge over the embossed image.

This made my background layer and we could do anything we wanted with it. Well, once I had it done all I could think of was hen scratches. So, that's where my creativity lay the hen house :)

Since I was in the hen house I needed to use some 'chicken' wire accents on my card as well.

Set: Best of Cluck
Accessories: Acrylic Block, Rubber Bands, VersaMark, Orange Embossing Powder, Cutter Kit, Sponges, Only Orange, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, So Saffron and Gable Green cardstocks, Orange Grosgrain, black wire, beads, StazOn Black ink, Only Orange, So Saffron, Gable Green & Close to Cocoa inks, Blender Pens, Prima flower, Rhinestone Brad, Filigree Brad

Thinking of my family up in Maine today, they were hit hard with snow. Mom told me this morning it was about 15" and this evening she is one of many without power. Prayers going out to them that power is restored soon.


Elizabeth said...

Katie... I am sending good wishes to your family as well. I think everyone on the East Coast is pretty tired of winter.

I love your card and the Rubber Band technique. The stamped image is perfect.

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow that rubber band technique is so cool! TFS! It is perfect for this card as well!

Hope your Mom is doing well post-storm and that power is restored.

Gina said...

Great job with that challenge, it fits the chicken image so well.

Wishing the best for your family.

Holly said...

I don't think I've heard of the rubber band technique so this is great! Love the colors and the darling theme! Too cute!

I hope your family is OK with all the hard weather. I've got a sister in MA and she's already fallen and broken her wrist this winter - hoping things will stay calm for the rest of the season!

Surfin' by with an Ocean's Hi...

Kay said...

Hey, I have that set :) I forget about it because I've had it for a while, but it is so cute - and I love what you did with it. Never heard of the rubber band technique either, so something else to add to the list of things to try!

Hope the snow melts soon!

Mary said...

Everything works really well together on this card - great job!

Howdy from Ocean's 11!

Kim said...

I love this card! And dangit--I just put this stamp set up for sale! Now you're making me want to keep it!! Maybe nobody will buy it :)

Saved By Grace said...

I'll be praying for all of the families in Maine. Yikes that is a lot of snow.

Love this hen card I collect hens and this stamp is adorable, great technique...