Spring Chickens

This week’s challenge on the iCopic blog is to use red Copics to color an image.

I decided that in the midst of winter, it would be good to have a little taste of spring. So I chose a Stampavie stamp that featured baby chickens.

I love Stampavie stamps — especially the ones designed by Sarah Kay. They are sweet and bring out all sorts of feelings of warmth. I think they just want to reach out and hug you!

(click on the image for a close-up view)

I used DCWV papers from their Green Stack — made from recycled paper. I love the texture on these papers and it’s easy to mix and match the patterns.

I added buttons, a brad and a flower from my stash and a bit of Distress Ink to add some color/dimension to the flower.

Here are the colors I used …

I used the chisel end of the dark brown (E44) to edge each of the papers. I think it gives it a nice, finished and professional look.

The Harvest

I love Stampavie stamps … especially those by Sarah Kay.

For this one, I colored in Copics and then layered it on papers by Little Yellow Bicycle (yellow) and Doodlebug (browns).

I cut out a mini tag (Lifestyle Crafts) and added a ladybug stamp by Hero Arts. I used a bit of Distress Ink and some fiber from We R Memory Keepers and attached with a 3D dot.



Shrinking Stampavie

I have quite a collection of Stampavie stamps. I just can’t resist them … they are so adorable!

And I have a new obsession with Shrink Plastic.

Naturally, I wondered what would happen if I combined the two …

Isn’t it cute? I love the juxtaposition between the black and white stamps and the full-colored version.

I colored the main stamp with Copic markers. The others are stamped on Shrink Plastic using Staz-On ink and then heated until they shrunk. I added ribbon from May Arts (it reminded me of watermelon seeds), a pin from Maya Road, a bird charm from My Mind’s Eye, Dew Drops by Robin’s Nest and leftover cardstock.

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