Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fun{tashe}tic and a pic

Hey there my friend!  Welcome, welcome!  I will save the pic for later, right now I have a card to share.  A card that I consider to be my bravest move yet.  Aside from glitter, spray mists are my next least fav.  BUT, I have since changed my mind.  Embellish has a fabulous color palette along with the use of paint or spray mists.  I really don't like to get that messy when I craft so I was apprehensive.  Until that is, Jennifer McGuire's Inspiration Showcase class.  I am branching out!  Oh, I also made it 4 inches square, so it fits with the latest CAS-ual Friday challenge!  Score!


Starting with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and some pearlized water, I took a paint brush and saturated it with ink.  I then flicked the brush across the card front several times and let it dry.


Once it dried, I stamped a turquoise strip and my sentiment in brown.


Lastly, I stamped my mustache image in gray on Smokey Shadow paper, cut it out and popped it up.  I then rounded two of the corners of my card, and of course added a bit of bling!


Here is a look at the inspirational pic:


So a bit different for me, but overall I really like it!  Now how bout a pic?  We decided to expand the family and adopt a few pets...for their eggs of course!  Check out our new Barred Rock chickens.  We named them Sassy and Gretchen.  They are a hoot!


Thank you for humoring me.  I just had to share and I will show you their coop at some point too.  Right now John is still building it, so these gals have been living in a small cage!

Have a great day,
Lindsay

Supplies:
Paper: Vintage Cream Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Fun{tashe}tic, Telegram The Craft's Meow
Ink: Chocolate, Slate Fresh Ink, Turquoise Tsukineko, Walnut Stain Distress Ink Ranger
Embellishment: Gem Kaisercraft, Perfect Pearls Mist Ranger
Tools: Corner Rounder We R Memory Keepers

27 comments:

  1. I'm definitely going to have to give the spray ink a try again! This is such a fun card. But I'm super jealous about your chickens! They are so pretty, and I bet the eggs are a wonderful bonus!

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  2. Oh, this is so cute!! Love that mustache..lol...that's adorable. Sassy & Gretchen..cute!

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  3. Fresh eggs are the absolute best! Super card, what a way to branch out with style!

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  4. Your card is too stinkin' cute!

    I really wanted chickens here in AL, but they are not allowed in city limits. They are beautiful girls. I bet you will enjoy all the fresh eggs. Can't wait to see the coop when he is finished. :)
    Hugs~

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  5. What a super cool, FUN card this is!! I love the splatter! And your girls are cute (umm, the chickens that is lol!) My sister wants to buy a couple of chickens for their eggs too. As many eggs as my family eats it would probably be a good idea for us too. You should do a post on what you do to take care of them, I'd be interested :)

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  6. This is completely awesome!! I love your paint splatters and that stache is so great!!

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  7. Love this card! You've given me the courage to try a little splattering of my own! With me luck! As for those chickens? I LOVE THEM! Believe it or not, I had a pet chicken when I was a kid. I only wish I'd come up with a great name like Sassy or Gretchen! I hope you'll share more stories about your new life as a chicken mama!! That is too darn fun!

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  8. oh i LOVE your splashy card! way toooo fun!!!!

    Chickens...I love them!

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  9. Branching out...? Do yo need to? You are so versatile and I can't imagine more ways... But sure, WHAT A TREAT!! Love your new creation! The new PETS are too fun. Do share their "progress"!! SO glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  10. Super fun card. Love the sprayed ink, so fab. And I am really jealous of your new pets. Enjoy the fresh eggs.

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  11. Sure doesn't look like you're new to spray mists and inking. This rocks! :)
    And those chickens are gorgeous - love the stripes!

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  12. This card is TOO CUTE!!! I lovethat mustache....adorable!

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  13. What a sweet and cute card. Love how you made the splotches and great blue and brown colors.

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  14. Oh very cool! I love your card! I was wondering how you got your ribbon to go like that, it is a stamp! I want it!

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  15. OHHHHH! You are TOOOOO amazing--just fabulous! SUPER CLEVER! LOVE this card!! And I LOVE your new pets--I grew up on a farm with chickens--LOVED it!!

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  16. Ok...this is just too much fun! Way too cute and clever!!!

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  17. This is awesome! And I can't wait to hear all about the new additions to your family!

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  18. cute card! love that splattering! so, have you been able to get some eggs out of those chickens yet? must be exciting!!

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  19. Yowser!!! I LOVE that spattered effect! Great card Lindsay!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  20. This is such a fun card! Love that sentiment!

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  21. Great card! Love the colors and the rounded corners!

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  22. Your mustache card is so super fun!!!! Way to step out of your comfort zone, girl!!! And congrats on your new chickens!!

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  23. Oh wow! Love love this card! So simple yet stunning!! That's all I can say :)

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  24. Oh yee of little faith! Spray inks are a perfect match for you, brave girl. Love this unique card and those chickens too! (and I also love it when you play along with CAS-ual Fridays. You always get my attention in creative ways!)

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  25. Sooooo CUTE!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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