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Just Chicken In!

*** Be sure to check back later today for my Meljen’s Designs DT post ***

I am excited to be a Guest Designer for Shelly’s Images again. We were asked to work with this image, Hen. The timing couldn’t be more perfect since I am going to go to the Wisconsin State Fair with my family later this week. (There is a cream puff as big as my head in the near future!) I’m sure we will see a few hens similar to this while we are there.

This is the first time I used Prismacolor pencils and OMS on Kraft. I’ve seen people around the web doing this and love the results. (If you want to see a master of this technique, check out Dorcas’ blog.) I love Shelly’s images, especially her animals. They all look so realistic but with the shading she includes in the image, they are always easy to color and use. I used an old Sweet Stop Sketch (SSS118) for inspiration.

Please stop by the Shelly’s Images blog to see what her talented designers have made with this image.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Hen by Shelly’s Images
  • Inks: None
  • Papers & CS: Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, misc. kraft CS, Dutch Mustard from Jillibean Soup DP pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Prismacolor pencils & OMS
  • Embellishments: Papertrey button twine, misc button & trim



Basslady said…
gorgeous card! love the image!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo
Cheryl said…
oh this is one gorgeous card just love that image,gorgeous coloring hugs cherylxxxx
She's a happy hen on her eggs, huh? Great stitching!!! i've got to get back to my machine at some point!!!

The prismas on craft looks great. Going to check Dorcas blog.

Have fun w/ the fried butter!!!!

Maria :)
Pop's Cards said…
Love this the colours are fab and the stitching looks great, thanks for joinign us at Sunday's with Crissy this time hugs pops x
Dorcas said…
You did a great job on this Cheryl! Thew more I color on Kraft the less I want to color on anything else. Its addictive. Everything looks so creamy and yummy.
Thanks for the shout out!
Anita said…
Wow, Cheryl, this looks fabulous! This is amazing for your first try (so far I've been too "chicken" to try coloring on kraft - I know, bad pun lol). I agree Dorcas is the "queen" of kraft.
Audrey Pettit said…
Wow! This is sooooooo beautiful, Cheryl! Look at all those layers! Gorgeous coloring job on that hen, too. You are just amazing!
Helen Dooley said…
The is "sew" perfect. Ok sorry I had to- lack of
This is a great card. The image is amazing. Thanks for playing along on For Fun.
Sara said…
Cheryl... This card reminds me of growing up on the farm! But your card is soooo much cleaner! Lol! I just love all of your creations, you are very talented! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful rest of the week! Happy Creating! Sara
Janeen said…
what a great card and perfect coloring, like the twine for added effect. thanks for entering this fun card in the ANYTHING BUT RIBBON challenge with Friends of Speedy the Cat.
What a fabulous creation Cheryl! LOVE all the stitching (very country) and your coloring is AMAZING! So happy to have you as our Guest Designer at SI this week! Your work is AWESOME!!! Happy Day to you!

Shelly Images DT
Wow--you did a great job of coloring this cute little hen card!!!! And a great job with Speedy's challenge this week! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!
Marlene said…
You did very well!
Kathy D. said…
I love cards that have images you don't see all the time! What a cute card. Congrats on being a guest designer.
Thanks for playing with us at For Fun Challenge! Hope to see you Wednesday for the next challenge!
michele said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl love the image on Kraft it looks great must try that :) have a good weekend hugs x
Shelly's Images said…
Just fab, fab, FABULOUS Cheryl! I love everything about this card. And the coloring on Kraft is so wonderful.

Thanks so much for being part of our team this week. We always enjoy having you join us!
Karin said…
Your chicken looks so real! Beautiful card and have an extra cream puff for me :)
Annette said…
This reminds me of my 'girls' (I have 5 chickens). Great image Cheryl. Thanks for joining us at the 2 Sisters ‘On the Farm’ Challenge this week. Annette xx
Katie said…
Lovely, really like the stitching and the twine!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)
Nicola said…
Great colouring on Kraft for this beautiful card, love all the finishing touches that compliment the image perfectly!
Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx
Carrie Sampsel said…
Really pretty. I'm a country girl so I just love images like these. You're coloring is fabulous as well.
Pat said…
You've done a wonderful job with the prisma's and I love all the stitching that you did to pull this card all together. Thank you for joining us a Paper Creations Ink - Pat
Miranda said…
lovely card Cheryl, very cute
thanks for joining paper creations ink this week
Michele Spera said…
Love the image and whole cute card! Thank you for joining us at Sundays with crissy
Chris said…
I was so intrigued by the thought of a cream puff as big as my head I forgot why I stopped here. Oh, yeah, your card. Your coloring of that chicken is wonderful, and it's a lovely card but I can't get my mind off the cream puff.
thanks for playing with us at Cooking It Up With Katie.
Joanne said…
Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo
How cute. I love the country look of this card and the layers and trim. Beautifully done. Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. Hope you can play with us again this week.

Bear Hugs,
Beautiful Creation Love your work

Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink
Gaynor said…
Beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at craft your passion and good luck, Gaynor DT x
lisbeth said…
Love your card, thanks for joining us at Cooking it up this week
Georgina said…
A lovely card. Such a different image.

thank you for joining Little Claire's blog challenge.
What a fab card--reminds me of when I was growing up! I loved our chickens! So country! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at RCC!
Helen said…
Great card and beautiful colouring.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

Helen x
Deena said…
This is a great that chicken image! Thanks for joining in at the Opus Gluei this week...hope you play along again with our next challenge!

This is a great image. Love the patterns and papers you paired it with. Great job.

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