Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Egg-cellent Edwin

Stamps: Magnolia 'Edwin -- Your Egg?' and 'Log', My Sentiment's Exactly 'Little Birdie', Weathered. Cardstock: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Daisy D's 'Paisley Sugarplum' DP, chicken wire DP from unknown source. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Copics, white gel pen. Accessories: raffia, Basic Grey 'Wassail' rub on, oval Nestabilities, SU scallop border punch, copper .

This little Edwin is part of Magnolia's 2009 Easter collection, but I think he has even more potential! My very talented friend, Jacque (Jacque's Joie de Vivre), offered several suggestions for accompanying sentiments; be sure to check them out on today's KL Stampin' N Scrappin' blog post.


Several other helpful resources were used to create this card: Copic Creations has a wealth of tutorial links for coloring blue jeans and the sketch is this week's Just Magnolia challenge.


One difficulty I had making this card was trying to decide if this a hen or a rooster? At first I thought it was a rooster because of the tail plumage. Once I started coloring him/her, I wasn't so sure. We had the regular white chickens while growing up and they didn't have nearly the tail feathers this one does. Guess I'd better brush up on my chicken knowledge before I start up my own coop!

And I'll end on an appropriate quote, also provided by Jacque:

"If you were born lucky, even your rooster will lay eggs." Russian proverb

16 comments:

  1. Too funny, Jessica..First...what a great card...your coloring is wonderful!!! But if a vet doesn't know the difference, who does??? hahahhaha...I am giggling aloud this time...You are so talented!!!! Hugs..Jacque

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  2. Jessica,
    fabulous card. Beautiful coloring. thanks for all the links

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  3. What a beautiful card Jessica,l love the images and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  4. That is so darn cute!! I would love that lil guy!! My family has some exotic hens that have coloring like that so its OK! LOL.. Just wanted to drop by with some SheetLoad Love! *wink*

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  5. AWW!! Look at how precious Edwin is!! I adore this fun scene and your colors are perfect girl!! :)

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  6. Your card is darling! I love the country feel to it.

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  7. Fabulous card!
    Love your beautiful colours and gorgeous detail!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia!
    hugs
    kim x

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  8. too cute Jess!! Your coloring is magnificent!

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  9. You always do such an awesome job with those Magnolias. This is so cute! Great job!

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  10. :) You are too funny...and this is ONE FANTASTIC card Jess!! Seriously--everything about it from your colors to raffia to stamps...LOVE THIS!

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  11. Your colouring is just stunning! Wonderful card! Also - thank you for your sweet words about the folder card tutorial. I hope to see one of yours soon for our RoP Challenge. Wish you a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend. Kram - Anki

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  12. this is a fabulous card, great colouring.thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia blog challenge this week. Hugs Rach.xx

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  13. Wonderful card - fabulous colouring and so much beautiful detail and a fabulous choice of papers. Thanks for joining us this week x

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  14. such a gorgeous card...Edwin is fabulous...thank you for joining in the Just Magnolia challenge xxx

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  15. Great card! Your coloring is gorgeous.

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