Thursday, 25 February 2010

60th Unusual Male Birthday Card

Hello and good evening to all of you out there in blog land.

Remember I said in my last post that Matt had asked me to create him a card for a colleague at work, well this is what I came up with.

The brief was chickens or a walking stick.  

My colleague and I located some little pink chickens, which I sort of had to paint as they were far to girly. 

I spent last night thinking as I fell to sleep and today at work with a couple of more crafties finalised my idea of creating a chicken house card.  

I used A3 white card to make a tri fold card in this shape, using valley folds from my crafters companion to ensure crisp folds, Matt gave me a hand.  I then used my Victorian cut line to make some wood latts and used Tim Holtz vintage photo to give the latts some depth.  I made a door and Matt used my copics on my little chucks.  I had placed a base coat down of jesso and then some Jo Sonya cream.  Matt used my branch punch (and broke it) to make the grass at the bottom using several green left over papers, which I stuck on.  Feathers are used for the chuck wings.  Sentiments are computer generated.

I will now have to go shopping for another Branch Punch :((((( :)))))))))))))))) 

Believe it or not this card folds down into a triangle, ready for it's envelope and that took some work I can tell you.

Hope he likes it...............................................................


Anyway lucky for me this card actually fits (I think) into the following challenges - well at least it will make everyone smile. 





Well I am now in need of a rest, but would like to welcome my new follower Janet to my little area of weird blog land.

Thank you all for your recent comments, all gratefully received and very much appreciated

Hugs and chucks

Kate xx

8 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Kate ! this is brilliant ! :-) the chickens are very cute and the way you made the house is soo clever ! well done !! :-)

thanks for joining the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

Sue said...

Hi Kate
oh wow this is brill i luv it, luv the way it folds, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Kate. Thanks for joining us over at Cards For Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love the chickens, he really must love them. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyx

Tracey said...

OMG how clever !!!! this made me chuck - - le, geddit lol how inventive, no I know why you had been punching so much grass , good luck with your new one ! Well done on combining so many challenges XXX

Sharon said...

What a fantastic project Kate! Love the chickens and the grass effect. Very clever indeed.
Thank you for joining us this week at Colour Create.
Sharon xx

cindy said...

Fun card. Love it.

Deanne said...

Awesome card Kate! So unique! I love the ribbon feathers! Thanks for joining in at Colour Create!

xx-Deanne

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