Saturday, February 2, 2008

They MADE me do it!

Honestly...they MADE me! It all started last night after my sweet and thoughtful post about the RAKS I received from Tosh and Cammie! Wasn't I nice about their fabulous cards? Huh? Wasn't I?

Shortly after posting I got an email from Tosh , and she was daring me to make a card using kraft cardstock, since I said I was afraid of it, and had never made one. I simply said, "No way....can't do it." Then, after a LOT of badgering, she started calling me a big chicken! Can you believe it?????

This morning I got an email from Cammie challenging me (really kind of daring me) to make a kraft card. I am convinced that there was some collusion there, don't ya think?
So...........since they dared me, and Tosh called me a chicken, I made a "Kraft Chicken" card. At least, this was the closest thing I had to a chicken! LOL!

The bird/chicken image is from Inkadinkado and is called Squawk . I stamped it on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

The stamped image was colored using Tombow markers and a blender pen. I used my rectangle Nestabilities to frame the image.

The sentiment, also from Inkadinkado, is called Girl Time . I love that little stamp! I cut and embossed using my circle Nestabilities. To complete the card I added a little May Arts ribbon.

Now...the next time I'm going on and on about how sweet and wonderful those girls are, would someone PLEASE remind me of the kraft chicken? LOL!

Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget to register for the Dreamy Treats! I will be announcing the winner tomorrow night.

26 comments:

Kate said...

I like the different design, it's very interesting. Great colouring, love the technique. Look forward each day to see a new card!

Kerry J. said...

Love those inka stamps!! There's just something about that bird!!! Colouring is beautiful as usual. You rocked your Kraft card girl!! Love all those nestie layers - kraft is just another neutral right?

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Michelle, I have NO IDEA what you are talking about!! I LOVE this card!!!!!! The scallops...the coloring...the polka dot ribbon...and that bird!!! Man, I just LOVE this!!! You did so well on this, so that should quiet those girls for a little bit...(hopefully)..LOL!!!!

Carolyn King said...

I really don't think Laurie was innocent?!?!?!

Anyway, You did a FANTASTIC job with the kraft AND the image. Your coloring is amazing. LOVE this and such a cute quote!!!

You go girl.....this will keep Tosh quiet (giggle!)

Jennifer said...

Ha haaaaa! They gotcha, eh?! That's what friends are for!

Actually, though...your card is beautiful. I'm lovin' it. You know, this might be a new nitch for you, ya think? OK...maybe not but it sure is cute!

~ Jennifer

Carol said...

they need to make you do this more often!! you did good girl!! I love this bird image and the way you colored it. very cute, very simple, great card:)

misskitty said...

love it. friends are supposed to make us grow and become better. you did a beautiful job and you are a good sport.

dd2njoy said...

Your crafts chicken card looks great!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Woo-Hoo!!!! Told ya so!!! I knew you could do it!! And it's Fabulous!! The kraft bg just makes the framed image POP!! Love your *chicken* too!! Your coloring is PHENOMENAL!!! I love your Krafty Chicken card!! Guess I'm gonna hafta come up with a new nickname for ya now, eh? And Laurie was just as guilty I'm sure!!

Patty W said...

Don'tcha just love a dare ! Made you step outside your comfort zone a bit but it's fabulous!

Love it!

Lynda said...

Great card Michelle! See, Kraft CS isn't so scary!!! Your coloring is fantastic! Have a great day!

~Lynda

Glitter Queen said...

I think you did marvelous. Works well with the stamp and colouring you did.

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

Great chicken kraft card!! I think I need somebody to challenge me to use kraft cardstock too!

Diane said...

Wonderful colouring and I really like the looks of the kraft card. You certainly rose to the challenge

Deb Neerman said...

Well, it's obvious you needn't fear the Kraft c.s. anymore!

Great design, get colors and coloring, great sentiment; this Kraft card rockzzzzzz!

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

kraft is now your friend...embrace the kraft!! this is great and i am really thinkin' in need that "chicken" stamp!

Mikesgal said...

Cute card! I love the shading around the chicken.

Cindy Vernon said...

What a fun card!

Alexandra said...

Well, you rocked this Kraft challenge - this card turned out wonderfully! Love the coloring, and the little chicken is cute! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Susan G said...

Now that little bird is just adorable. I need to get him/her. Don't shy away from the kraft cs anymore. You did a fabulous job.

Melissa said...

Hahahaha! This is fabulous!

Darlene said...

Wow--you did it. Love the card. I collect chicken rubber stamps--I know I am strange. Darlene

Anonymous said...

Cute chicken card........kraft is not so bad after all!
Sharon Canter

Cathy M said...

Love these cards and the saying is so perfect. Cammie knew you could do this challenging. I love your coloring and great layout.

JenMarie said...

This is super cute!

anni said...

Fabulous job using the Kraft CS! That image is so darned cute!! I love how you blended in the background too! I've got to learn to do that!! Thanks for sharing!