Coop Sweet Coop

Good Saturday morning.  I haven’t been able to post regularly this past week.  Don’t you just hate it when your job gets in the way of what’s really important.  LOL!  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.  The inspiration site was a Pinterest site that focused on postage stamps.  I was inspired by the French Cockerel Stamp and  Farm Yard Animal-Chicken Stamp.

KC Roosters and Chickens right

I decided to create a fun rooster and chicken scene complete with a chicken wire background and chicken coop.  I thought while I was coloring the rooster for my scene I would share a few step by step shots.

My first step was to apply Wild Honey ink over the body and head of the chicken.


Next I applied Black Soot ink to the tail and chest area.



The next step was to apply Fired Brick to the comb and body.



I finished by using Spiced Marmalade to blend all the different body colors together.


I used the same basic steps to color the chicken and chicks.

KC Roosters and Chickens center

I scored the body of the chicken coop to create the appearance of boards and then sponged it with Vintage Photo ink. The door frame was made using two small rectangle dies.  I attached the chicken wire section directly to the card base.  I originally cut the chicken wire using gray cardstock but it just looked dead so I used white to add more contrast to all the red and green. The frame was attached to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape.  All the grass sections were tucked into the scene and attached with glossy accents. 

KC Roosters and Chickens close

The rooster, chicken and chicks were attached in the scene with mounting tape and rolled glue dots.  The butterflies were added to draw the eye up and add a little dimension to the sky area.

KC Roosters and Chickens left

I’m sure you have noticed the change in my blog template. It was necessary to make the change so my blog would be more user friendly and responsive to mobile devices.  I’ll be coming up with a template that is a little more interesting soon but for now I am enjoying the soft colored background.

I hope to have more regular posts this coming week.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Card Size:  5.50” x 4.25” 

17 thoughts on “Coop Sweet Coop”

  1. Thank you very much Kitty, for showing your process. Is the instrument you use to color with the Pan Pastel’s mini applicators? I am so glad you list all your supplies below your post. It makes it nice for those of us who may not have used certain things before. I have never tried those applicators and will look for them next time I am shopping. I have learned a lot from you over the years. You are quite an inspiration. You make all your animals and flowers so realistic! I just love seeing your creations. Thanks for sharing not only the finished project but also how you accomplished it. You may or may not realize it but you are a mentor to many of us!

  2. Tonilea, I use the mini applicators for coloring. They are a wonderful tool for blending color. I use them constantly. I’m sure you will enjoy them if you give them a try. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and for such a wonderful compliment. I appreciate it more than you know. I feel so honored and thrilled that you find inspiration from my projects. HAve a great weekend.

  3. What a wonderful card! It takes me back to holidays as a child on my late Gran’s farm in the mid 1900s!!! LOL
    In particular I love that cockerel, he’s ‘the real deal’. As usual your tut is crystal clear – thank you Kittie.

  4. Kittie, I can 100 % echo what the other ladies just wrote as truer words were never spoken. I am just thrilled with your super cute cute “coop” today. I am absolutely in love with this card !!! The chickens, the rooster & your amazing easy to understand tutorial on how to color them just pleases me so much. I certainly had a lot more money in my checking account before I started following your amazing posts but I’ve never been happier. You make my day & I make me want to get out my inks & dies & get back to crafting. I’m off to play & it’s all because of you …
    hugs, Janie

  5. Good Afternoon, Kittie Say! have a new home page. Wow!elegant. Bright, black an white easy read and your creations come over super.
    I just love these chickens. such a wonderful scene. Tonilea is right, you are a mentor, i get so inspired everyday. My die collection shows that too. thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your friendship, and sharing your blessed talent…..LOL have a good week-end.

  6. Love the new look to your blog….
    This is such a cute idea and as always, your coloring of the critters is amazing. I think I could hear that rooster crowing…lol. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us…..

  7. I sure do miss you when your not here but then you make up for it with another gorgeous card. This Coop is so cute love all your details and coloring, so realistic. Was surprised by your page this afternoon, it was so different. Interested to see what you change. Happy to hear more will be coming from you and that work hopefully has lessened the pressures on you.

  8. Yowzers they look just like chickens!!! How DO you DO it??? You dream up this beautiful scenes and you create them. This is perfect and the colors spot on!!!!! I love what you do!!!

  9. Oh, Kittie … another AWESOME card!! I LOVE it (like always)!! I appreciate that you share your creative steps … you make it look so easy!! I can’t wait to give your inking technique a try. I’ve missed your regular posts … hopefully work slows down and we’ll be seeing more of you and your delightful creations!!

  10. I love, love, love this card. The colors are all so beautiful and such a sweet scene. Thanks so much for the tutorial … this is definitely a card I am going to make.

  11. Just amazing Kittie…all the colors that you put into that rooster…no wonder he is so realistic….thanks as always for such a wonderful tutorial…you are so good to share so much with us.
    Exciting to see you have a Gallery where we can drool over all your creations at any given time.
    Have a beautiful day sweet one.

  12. This is super – love the setting you created. Your instructions are always wonderful and you make it look so very easy ! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity !!


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