DDIC4 My Little Chickadees

It’s time again for our Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge! This week, Lori chose some beautiful plates from Acacia.


(I’m also combining this w/ SCS Sketch Challenge.)

I love birds and I knew I had just the right chickadees image from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I stamped them with the chocolate ink and colored them with Prismacolor pencils. I used the Out of the Box Nestie technique (tutorial HERE) to cut them out, but I used a nesting rectangle set from Quickutz. Masking the birds, I sponged on a little of the Neptune ink.


After matting on a chocolate brown layer, I tried something a little different on the white layer. Recently, I tried embossing card stock using a piece of plastic canvas. I liked it so I tried it with a piece of finer mesh vinyl (sold for cross stitch bookmarks). First I lightly misted a piece of white card stock, placed it on the Spellbinders tan embossing mat, placed the vinyl mesh on top and ran it through my Sizzix. I love how it turned out! It looks and feels just like artist canvas. I left the small piece white but on another, I brayered over it with the Neptune ink, stamped my feathers background (Anita’s/Sugarloaf) w/ the chocolate ink and colored them in w/ markers.


The green bg was done w/ the forest branches Cuttlebug folder. I added some punched out circles as faux brads.

Thanks so much for looking and please visit the rest of the Divine Diva Team. We would really love for y’all to play along in our challenge. Lori is offering some terrific blog candy for this challenge.

Lori (chanteuse)
Chat (nitestamper)
Keri (stampinupconsultan)
Angela (mudflapmamma)

stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle, Anita’s
paper: white, chocolate, wild wasabi
ink: Ancient Page chocolate & Neptune
accessories: markers, Prismacolor pencils, CB forest branches folder, Quickutz nesting rectangles, vinyl canvas, 2 sizes of hole punches, foam tape, brayer



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8 Responses to DDIC4 My Little Chickadees

  1. Oh wow, Julie – I love this! You did a wonderful job with both challenges. Your coloring is outstanding and I loved the different textures, patterns, and dimension! Just gorgeous!

  2. This is gorgeous Julie!! Your coloring and the image is gorgeous! Love the dp too! Your creations are always amazing!

  3. I really love the patterns used on this card. The embossed piece and then the canvas look too. Wonderful!

  4. Very pretty, Julie! Lovely soft colors.

  5. stunning creation, love the beautiful stamp birds. great inspiration.

  6. Julie this is beautiful. Your birds look wonderful and your coloring is outstanding.

  7. another fabulous, creative card from you, Julie! love the double out of the frame images!

  8. WOW this is stunning. I really like what you have done here. Hazelxo