Wild chick, wearing bonnet…

Hmmm, that description would suit me well, but I’m actually referring to this card I made last night.  We had our first thunderstorm of the season last night.  Quite a light show!  But a great kick start to what I hope is the end of the possibility of snow for New England.  So I’m thinking Spring chicks and bunnies!


Isn’t this stamp set adorable?  Terri from Beautiful Impressions, of Westbrook, CT gave this stamp set (from The Cat’s Pajamas) to me as a gift on Saturday after I had taught two sessions of Copic 101 at her store.  She is the nicest lady and I enjoyed my classroom chicks (and my first gentlemen stamper too!)

Lots of Copic coloring glory here, which is why I was admiring the stamp set in the first place.  When you feel coloring confidence you seek out stamp sets that allow you to explore those possibilities.

The background is colored with a combination of B00 and BG000.

The dirt and branch are E55 / E57. 

The leaves are YG03, YG97 and a bit of W2 over the top to bring the color down a notch.  Finished off with the Green Spica on the shadow side for fun.

The carrots are YR09 and YR14.  

Mr. Bunny is C0/C1, pushed out with the blender and then a bit of RV00 and RV32 for ears and nose.  I also put a dot of BG00 for his eyes, and a dot of the Black Spica glitter pen for the pupils. 

Both the carrots and bunny casted shadows in the dirt with W3.  (hard to see in picture).

Chicks are Y00 / Y18 / Y34 with a touch of Orange spica around the edges, and Gold Spica for their little feather tufts on top of the heads.  The bonnet has some E55 blended out and cross-hatched with the Champagne colored Spica Glitter Pen, and the Pink and Purple Spica on the elements of the bonnet and bow.

The ribbon detail is kind of special. First, I used YR14 on the senter of the Cosmo Cricket ribbon to make it orange rather than white in the center.  Then on the Prima lace, which was an allover natural, almost ‘string’ color — I colored the circle elements to be like Easter Eggs, using Copic Markers and highlighting the tops with matching Spica glitter pens.

Finally, I grabbed the lightest 00s I had for each color family utilized and highlighted the words of my sentiment.

The papers are from Cosmo Cricket.  I used one of the journaling cards as an element on the bottom, because I liked how the silhouette of the bunny and flowers brought the brown element of the dirt and branch into the rest of the card, contrasting against the white so as not to make it seem dark.  I didn’t want a distressed image, so I didn’t want to edge things in brown here.  I want bright and Spring-y (and chocolate – let’s not for get chocolate).


  • S 8633 CL ‘Beans and Bunnies’ from The Cat’s Pajamas by Susan Blanchard
  • Honey Pie collection papers from Cosmo Cricket
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities, Oval Scallop and Round Scallop
  • Lace from Prima
  • misc. egg-shaped buttons
  • Copic markers
  • atyou Spica Glitter pens
  • waxed linen thread
  • pinking shears
  • Clearsnap Chalk Ink in Creamy Brown

Ok, I’ve got a million things to get done this week – as I’m sure you do as well.  But take the time, at least once each day (or night, as in my case) to MAKE SOMETHING.

Type to you soon.


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