‘Lil Chickee Easter Treats

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying this Easter. I am having Easter dinner at my grandparents’ house where I will get to visit with many people in my family, so of course, I didn’t want to show up empty handed! This is the little treat holder that I made to give to each person.

Chickee Easter Treat 1

Chickee Easter Treat 2

Here is a link to the tutorial by Connie Stewart, that I followed to put the base of this “egg throne” together. The exceptions to her tutorial are that I used a 1 3/4″ circle punch for the egg to sit in, and I used my Scalloped Tag Topper punch for the top.

First I stamped the chick from Honeycomb Happiness on watercolor paper with black archival ink to keep it from smearing, then I used my aqua painter to pick up some Crushed Curry ink to color him (or her?) in. I used my Pumpkin Pie marker to color the feet and beak, then punched it out with my 2 1/2″ circle punch and added a rhinestone studded flower in Watermelon Wonder. I adhered a strip of 1″ x 2″ piece of Birthday Bouquet DSP at the base before gluing the chick image to the egg holder. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Easter Lamb stamp onto whisper white cardstock and punched out with the Washi Label punch and adhered above the image. A little tip regarding the Easter Lamb stamp – you may not always want to stamp both the image and the sentiment together, so I cut the sentiment apart from the main image and mounted it on the end of my wood block, this way I don’t have to worry about masking off the main image every time I want to use just the sentiment!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Rachel

 

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Watercolored In the Meadow

Every time I looked at the samples of the In the Meadow stamp set featured in the occasions catalog, my eyes were drawn to the beauty of the watercoloring. I really, really wanted to CASE it (Copy And Share Everything)! What I love about the watercoloring technique is that it’s not meant to be perfect and in fact, it adds to the artsy-ness of it if there are little imperfections.Here is my CASE of the catalog card:

In the Meadow Watercolor

 

To create this card, I stamped the images in black archival ink to prevent the lines from smearing when I applied water to it. Then I used my Soft Suede, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, and Hello Honey inks to color in the water, mountains, trees and grass with my aqua painter. Finally, I picked up some Lost Lagoon ink with my aqua painter and made sure it had a lot of water on the tip, then I just flicked the ink onto my card in random places. I love how this turned out! So much so, that I decided the technique would be super fun to teach at my upcoming workshop this weekend.

Thanks for looking!

Rachel

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