Funky Chickens

HAPPY HAPPY FRIDAY!!  We’re on Day 5 of our  New Stamps Showcase Blog Hop at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and today I’ve got two cards to share that I made using a couple of our new Cracked Critters stamps-Cracked Bird and Cracked Chicken.


I was having so much fun creating these two cards, that I completely forgot to take pictures while I was going along-Sorry about that!  But that doesn’t mean I can’t tell you a little bit of what I did to put them together–It was easy!


I’m also using stamps found in the LCD New Images category; 2″ Grunge Border and Misc Words stamps on both cards-Love Them!  Here, I stamped the Cracked Bird onto my background with Jet Black Archival and masked off.  I then used a variety of Distress Inks to ink up the 2″ Grunge Border stamp, spritzed the stamp with water, then pressed onto the panel.  I heat set, then repeated the process two more times to create that colorful & grungy background.


I removed the mask of the Cracked Bird then layered a separately stamped, heat embossed and fussy cut bird onto the panel.  I smudged with Hickory Smoke DI and my water brush then added an outline with white gel pen.  I added a few pieces of tissue tape to anchor the image, then ran through my sewing machine for a little extra texture.


I roughed up the edges of the panel with my paper distresser then ran through my sewing machine again to add the stitched border.  I added the Funky word band, which is just one of the words within the 6″ x 7″ Misc Word stamp, inked the edges with Hickory Smoke DI and attached to a pink card base.


I did the same thing to this card, except I kept the background black & white and I water colored the Cracked Chicken.


I also added a bit of paint splatter and ink spritz to the background of each card, to give them an even grungier look!  I mounted this panel onto a dark purple card base.


These Cracked Bird images are just a couple of Cracked Critters that LCD-CV Owner/Designer Linda Malcolm designed, after being inspired by cracks in a sidewalk-How cool is that!?  A perfect example of never knowing where creative inspiration may come from–COOL!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the first couple of projects I’ve made with some of our Cracked Critters images.  I’ll be back in our New Stamps Showcase Blog Hop next week with another card I made using the Cracked Party Cat stamp–a totally cool image!  It’s one that just makes me smile, so hop on by next week and see what’s up with this party cat!!

Thanks soooo much for stopping by!!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • Stamps:  Cracked Bird, Cracked Chicken, 2″ Grunge Border & Misc. Words (Lost Coast Designs)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Markers, Paint & Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Gel Pen (Sakura); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)
  • White, Black, Pink & Purple Card Stock (PTI)
  • Finger Knife (Fiskars); Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Gun; Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios)

2 thoughts on “Funky Chickens

  1. There is a fabulous urban feel to the ATCs and that was before I read about cracks in the pavement (sorry, sidewalk!). They are such funky, cheeky chickens, definitely bringing a smile to my face.

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