Monday, July 09, 2007

Scrappy Stripes

Created for today's SCS challenge - to use up scrap paper and create background strips with the scraps. I LOVED this!!! I matched up some designer paper leftovers and cut the strips, then glued them to a piece of Old Olive cardstock to form the card background.
The main image is from My Favorite Things and is called Bundle of Bouquets. I stamped it on glossy cardstock and colored it with Stampin' UP markers. The sentiment is also from the MFT set - I cut it into strips and adhered it with dimensionals.
I thought this picture was sooooooo cute. The mama hen has all 20 of her babies under her and her wings. There is one little head peeking out from behind her wing - once this one climbed out they all started and it looked like they were just climbing out of her feathers!
We also found one more chick this morning that was missed when we cleared them out of the loft. It was in perfect condition, just a little lonley - so we put it in the box with the rest. This mama is now up to 21 babies..... can you imagine the stress??


Flossie's Follies said...

This card is beautiful, glad you found that other chick, he must have through everybody deserted him, I guess when you have 21 at a time you really don't know if one is missing.

Kim said...

21 babies!!!!!! Better her than me! The card and new family are both beautiful!!

Colleen, PA said...

This is too're right! Thanks so much for posting these fun photos...they gave me my biggest smile all day -- and I really needed it. Congratulations on all of your new arrivals.

Debbie G said...

The card is stunning!! Hard to believe all those little chick are under her wings.

Heather said...

What a great card!! Love all the different patterned papers you used. :)

What a good mama that hen is! :) So far I only have 1 to run around after, and she keeps me plenty busy... Can't imagine 21!! :)

Mary Lou said...

Hi Michelle,
I usually just read your blog (and love it-you know I just admire your style). Anyway, I had to make a comment on the latest editions-they are so stinking cute! I really do love chickens. Congratulations on all those sweeties.

Michelle said...

I love the picture! Mama taking care of her babies!
Your card is GORGEOUS!

Jan Scholl said...

we had a mouse who had that many babies and she got pregnant again before we discovered them! we named them all too-and loved them for several years.

chickies are so cute. well, all animals are cute as babies-except snakes!

Anna Peele said...

What kind of chickens? The hen is stunning!


Karen said...

Great card. Love all the layers! 21....WOW!

Angi said...

I love this card. It's really a fun design. All your little babies are so cute. They will definitely their mama busy!

Helen & Co. said...

Beautiful card, beautiful hen!!


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