Monday, 2 June 2014

HMFMC #171 - LOTS OF LAYERS

The theme this week required lots of layers so I thought of the ultimate layer straight away (and her little mouse-y friends of course) seemed perfect. We keep a few chickens and I confess I have a bit of a soft spot for them so this gorgeous House Mouse stamp was a no brainer for me. I HAD to have it...


Here are some of our girls plotting in the garden


As ever, I coloured my image with Copics and Prisma pencils. I like nice strong colouring and this is a winning combination for me. I tend to do the main colouring with the Copics and go in at the end with the pencils to add detail and shading



and here's my card


I think you'll agree there are LOTS of layers. The card is to give a pal with a few fresh layed eggs, a tea cozy I made with an off-cut of scrummy fabric and a punnet of home grown strawberries (worry not, there WILL be more than two ;oD - I won't pick them until the very last moment for ultimate freshness).



Should make a nice impromptu gift. Hope she likes it. I must admit I'm seriously getting some more of that fabric for a kitchen blind. I love it!

It's been a bit of a week for chickens actually. Hubby and I were in town for a lovely lunch at Gaucho on Monday. Great food; great view and, I might add, a very nice bottle of wine too (slurp!)


Anyhoo, we couldn't manage dessert and felt we needed a bit of a stroll so we wandered through Trafalgar Square on our way to Covent Garden in the afternoon...


Now THAT is one BIG BLUE CHICKEN!!! Wonder where I got my inspiration from... can't think... ;oD

Lx

8 comments:

  1. Lauren your colouring is amazing sweetie !! Love the design of your card and LOVE that sentiment !!

    hugs Diane xx

    PS Love your fur babies as well !!

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  2. Oh Lauren I just love your post.
    Beautiful layered card with a cute image...your colouring is amazing and the card details so many. What a super gift set to receive.
    Great to have you with us as a GDT,
    hugs Dorte

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  3. WOWser matey - that card is simply fantabulous and your tea cosy is pretty splendid too. You know I was just wondering how you spent your week off and .... now I know! Looks like a good time was had by all but the highlight is your card and that blue chookie!

    Kathyk

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  4. What amazing coloring on this super image!!! LOVE it-I am sure enjoying all your wonderful GDT creations-they are just wonderful!!! ♥ Sue Kment

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  5. What a brilliant take on my theme Lauren, I just love it.
    Such a gorgeous card, your image is brilliant and beautifully coloured, so many fabulous details and layers - you have one very lucky friend!
    It looks like you had a wonderful trip - I would love that blue chicken for my garden, I think it would do much less damage than the real thing!
    Pauline
    x

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  6. Hi Lauren, I have this stamp and love it. Just like a chicken to tuck those babies in and take care of them. Wonderful card, layers are beautiful, including the fence, nice touch.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  7. This is such a fun card. Haven't seen this stamp before but am going to start looking. Love the die-cut details. Thanks for the inspiration!

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