Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road??

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Because he was driving his Ford pickup of course!

I think this just might be my favorite Anna Wight/Whipper Snapper stamp I own. Not that I own a huge collection, but this one just makes me smile every time I see it. :) Who knew chickens could drive?!

On Monday night I sat at my craft table flicking through my binders trying to decide what image to color up and Mr Chicken practically jumped off the cling sheet at me! ;) The fact that my car broke down that day might have had something to do with it. Apparently it was a broken coil or something like that. Thank the Lord it was an easy fix this time! So on Monday night, coloring was my therapy. :)

Again, I used reinkers and an aquapainter to color this image. From start to finish, it took me about 45-60 minutes to color and that's including waiting for the layers of color to dry. I left some highlights, but I also used a white Gelly Roll pen to add some extra highlights. The plaid patterned paper and stitching really pull this image together don't you think? I'm going to have to get myself some more of that polka dot ribbon. It's from Michaels in that $1 rack of mini ribbon reels. Loooooove it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Tomorrow I have a Riley card for you!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper
'Ford Chicken'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Morning Marigold, Ruby Red, Buckaroo Blue, Cool Caribbean, Sahara Sand, Going Grey, Distress Inks 'Black Soot & Vintage Photo'
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Kraft, Core'dinations ColorCore, PP - K&Company 'Classic K Margo Collection'
Access: Ribbon, Button, Twine, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals


Mary Giles said...

This is a great stamp and you color it up so perfectly. That is some yummy ribbon and yes the stitching ties everything together.

Vicki G said...

Amazing!! And is there any other kind of a truck besides a FORD???

Have a great day Sandra!

kadie said...

Whenever this stamps comes out to play it's always magic. Your coloring is perfection and the chicken is trying to get to the otherside by driving right off the page. Fabulous work! And super glad to hear it was an easy fix for your car. No more stress. Bleh.

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Never seen this stamp before...I think it is so funny! Love your card, again.

Groetjes, Renata

Judy McMullen said...

Sandra, you've created another perfectly colored adorable image. Oh how I wish I could take lessons from you IRL!! Love how you pull it altogether with paper and embellishments!!!

Ida said...

Oh so cute and what a fantastic job coloing this image. It's wonderful and makes me smile.
By the way here in WA state we have commericals for Foster Farm Chickens and you should see how they drive cars (hilarious!).

Ila said...

Oh My!!..I love this Super Fun card ..and this Cute image!..Your coloring and papers are just Fabulous!!..Hugs, Ila

Jane Wetzel said...

OMG SANDRA....This is stinkin cute! I may have to get me this image!!!! :) tfs!

Randee E said...

Anna is such a fav of mine. Great person, great stamps :0) I have LOTS of her stamps, but not this one!! Too cute . . . I think it may have to go on my list :0)

Tab said...

Wowee, I adore your card hun, your colouring skills are to die for, you oooze talent, sweetie! I can see why you like this stamp it is adorable and I agree, I also thought chickens could drive too LOL!
Hugs Tab xxx

Christine said...

This reminds me of my Grandpa's farm but his truck was red!

I just can't believe how awsome your painting is. I'm hoping some will rub off if I just keep looking!


~amy~ said...

OhMyGoodness Sandra...I love it! Your cards are consistently fantabulous...look at your perfect coloring and stitching..oy vey sista...you rock!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Fabulous card Sandra! Love the country feel!!

Janiel/ janny said...

Sandra, your work is just so amazing!!! I love this!!! I have never seen this image either. and it's cute!! hugzz janny

Catherine said...

This is such a fun image! And thank goodness your car is up & running again!
Love the coloring on this - great depth. The white highlights are a great touch.

Just perused the watercoloring tutorial on your sidebar - awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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