Friday, 7 July 2017

Less is More #335 - Colours of your country's flag


Whipped up a card for Less is More #335, using a pre-loved SU stamp set I bought recently. I kept to red, white and blue for UK's flag colours:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank

- snippet of white card onto which I stamped the crazy looking chicken and sentiment (from SU's 'Hey, Chick' stamp set) using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- then coloured the image using red and blue Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, adding a touch of grey so the chick didn't appear to be levitating :)

- die cut the image panel using a Lil-inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' die

- mounted the image panel onto trimmed snippets of red and blue card before gluing it onto the card front

Done! I do love this stamp set - it makes me smile everytime I see a card made using it. 😍

We've been away for a break in Germany, visiting the little ones and their Mama.  I did my best to keep commenting on the Playground - but some of my comments may have seemed quite brief. Am much happier using a laptop when typing out more than a sentence or two! Normal service will now resume.





31 comments:

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Such a cute card :) i love that bird image, its adorable and made me smile too !! Hope you have a fun weekend.
hugs

Fiki said...

this is so great card!
hugs

Mrs A. said...

Now that's some hairdo. Love this fun image. Pleased the girls liked their bracelets. Hugs Mrs A.

Liz said...

What a brilliant image, Di, love your card. xx

Christine Alexander said...

this bird really brings a smile to my face, I just love him to bits :)

Stir Your Creativity said...

That chic has swag :) Loved it

Jane Willis said...

That "hair"! It reminds me of the heyday of the punk craze in the 1970s. Hilarious!
Hope you had a lovely time in Germany and lots of grandkiddy cuddles.
Jane

Lindsey said...

Such a funny image! Would never have thought of Mr Chickadee with red and blue hair but it works so well!! X

Aquarius said...

That is one smile-making chick - patriotic too!!

SARN said...

FAB-U-LOUS! I loved that SU set too, but never got it! Seen some great cards made with it & this is one of them. Xxx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Hey what a gorgeous funky little chick Di, and it certainly gave me a smile. If only they looked like that in real life too! Hee hee! A fabulous way to showcase those flag colours and thanks for playing along at Less is More

Sharon said...

I love this card...made me chuckle lots!! xxxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this funky chick Di, a fantastic card.

Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Di this is a great card l not only like the colouring used on your adorable image but the card colours too to show our national flag another great creation as always .....hope you enjoy your weekend xx

brenda said...

Such a fun creation Di and very patriotic as well.

B x

Pat said...

This chick is so cute Di and great for the LIM colour challenge. x

Kathyk said...

LOVE this!

Kathyk

Cara said...

Great card love how you coloured his head and tail feathers x

Linby said...

Great take on the challenge - such a fun card.

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what a very fab stamped image and I can quite see why it makes you smile as I am smiling while typing after looking at your card.
Love the redwhite and bkue colours also.
You ahave coloured it perfectly as well.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Izzy Scrap said...

Such a fun take on our challenge ! I also love this stamp set, it reminds me Chicken Joe in the film Surf's Up ! What a great idea to give him the colours of your flag ! Love it ! Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

Kathleen said...

Last but, not least , for my commenting tonight. What a brilliant, fun. image and love the way you have used the challenge colours, a super LIM card and a brilliant take on the theme.

Kath x

Neets B said...

Love this image. I would never think to use an image like this for these colours but it's fab. He looks like he's wearing cheerleader pompoms! haha Awesome!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Janice said...

What a great image Di, love your red, white and blue CAS card! Hope you had a wonderful trip to Germany.
Janice x

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my gosh, I laughed out loud when I saw this. This is my favorite SU set of all time! That chick just cracks me up and to see it with red and blue "hair" is hilarious. You made my day! Hope you enjoyed your getaway.

ionabunny said...

Oh my, this is so cool. Love the patriotic chicken. Too cool. HUgz

Darnell said...

Great to see that goofy chickie back again and this time all patriotic! Great to see you back again, too, safe and sound! I did laugh about you using the word "normal" in any way relating to you, haha! Oh, sorry, Miss. I'll wash out my sassy mouth with some wine. Hugs, Darnell

Di said...

Saucy little minx! xx

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is one cool chick! Such a fab image and card - love it! I am glad you had a nice time away. Hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

KandA said...

FABULOUS card Di, LOVE that super fun chick xx

Sue - said...

Love your patriotic chick! Like you I love this stamp set. Sorry I'm a bit behind on my commenting but slowly catching up!