Hello, the Global Design Project Challenge for this week is an animal theme challenge. Of course I grabbed the "Hey Chick" and "Hey Birthday Chick" stamp sets and dies, because these crazy chickens seem to be appearing on many a card lately :)
Actually I created this card a week or so ago on a whim, and posted it on my Instagram as a, "have a good weekend" message to my friends, a kind of, end of the work week celebration. And at the time I forgot the bling - what? - yes! - I forgot the bling - these ladies need bling, so I had to recreate it ;) Also, I really wanted it to seem like the chickens were dancing along a cobble stone path, away from the barnyard constraints as free range chickens tend to do. The regular 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card just didn't seem quite right when I finished it, so, Hey Chick Cocktails Version #2 was created, and voila, GDP#279 entry.
I started with a 8 1/2 x 8 piece of Basic Gray cardstock, scored at 4. Added a 8 1/2 x 1 1/4 strip of 'cobblestone like' patterned dsp from the In Good Taste designers series paper. Each strip of Basic White is popped up with dimensionals, and is cut at 8 1/2 x 2 1/4 & 8 1/2 x 3/4. The word 'cocktails' is cut from the Love You More Than dies on Coastal Cabana, and the wording is my handwriting, just because these friends look like a Gertrude and Gladys to me :) The chickens are coloured with Stamping Blends in Smoky Slate & Rococo Rose; Gray Granite & Rococo Rose; Crumb Cake & Flirty Flamingo, I always use Petal Pink for the beaks, and legs and then add Crumb Cake on the legs to alter the colour a bit. The cocktail is Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight and Purple Posy. And finally the bling is the wonderful Artistry Blooms Sequins.
Please click on the picture to be taken to Global Design Challenge #279. Enjoy the inspiration and have a super day!