Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Top of the the Heap! (PEEP!)


How many chicks are in my set? If you guessed "one", "chick" again! TIP: If you ink up just the outline and omit the face, you have a backward facing chick! :)


For my little pyramid here, I added an upside down dotted "v" to make a little tail, just to see, and it looks really cute either way! try and see which you prefer! I stamped all these on SU! Summer Sun CS and cut them out, all I had to color was the beak and use my white gel pen for the eyes. I did NOT have to cut out the legs, just stamped my "stack" on the white CS, then put my put yellow CS on top, went over the stamped legs with an orange marker. I adhered just the body so I could slightly bend the wings forward, almost like they're flapping or reaching out to hug you! I drew a faux zigzag stitch with my pen since I DON'T have a Jenome (yet). That gingham is actually patterned paper(either Wild Asparagus or Magnolia, it's from the Costco slab they had a while back)

You can also stamp several of these turned around in a little group , and then stamp the whole chick image hopping up out of the pile facing you: and that's you're favorite peep! :)


THE DIRTY DOZEN Challenge for February will be up tomorrow, 2/20. Type in keyword DCS208 to view all the cards made by all current and former Dirty Girls using DD alumni images! I'll give you a hint about the one I've submitted, it's called: "Froggy Went a Courtin"

Chick back tomorrow! (and don't forget to read the post below with all the details about my latest contest for a chance to win FREE STAMPS!!! Think you can be top of the heap?? :)

13 comments:

Lee said...

That's an absolutely adorable Chickie Pyramid!! Oh and another great tip with stamping the chick backward........hmmm.....now you got the wheels spinning!! LOL I've got to research this Jenome everyone's talking about.......another new toy for me??!! LOL

Rose Ann said...

This is so adorable! There you go thinking outside the box again. I LOVE it!!

Linsey said...

another brilliant idea for these cheerleading chicks, lol! Love the backside tip, so cute! What a precious card, tfs!

Amber said...

those lil chicks are adorable! Thanks for the tip on leaving the face out for a backward facing chick, you're a genius!

wendyp said...

Love this!!! What a cute idea!

Donna said...

OH MY WORD! TOO CUTE!!

lakind@roadrunner.com said...

So, so cute! I love how versatile you make all your sets!

Neva said...

You top the stack with your creativity. Way to go

Terri E. said...

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all of your examples. I love, love, love all of the animals you have created. They have such personality and character. I haven't been able to purchase them yet, but soon they will be mine! Thanks for all of your hard work and creativity.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Diane Lapointe said...

Wowwwwwww,is he gonna fall!!!!
What a cute card!!! You come up with the best ideas!!!

Kathy W said...

So cute! Beautiful coloring and great example of how to use these very fun stamps. TFS.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is awesome, Melanie! I LOVE that you can omit the faces and make them look like they're backwards! WOW, how versatile!

dpkennedy said...

This is so adorable and I love the versatility! Great card and stamps!