TECC64 Party Chicken!

April 17th, 2009

Happy Friday! Lots to do today, but first on my agenda is the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge (TECC64).  If you’ve never played along with us, you really must give it a shot.  It’s a sketch challenge and in spite of the name, cupcakes are NOT required!  It’s a ton of fun and I know you’ll like this week’s sketch.  You can hop over to Taylor’s blog to get all the deets to play along.


My card this week features a super fun Whipper Snapper image “Birthday Chicken”.  Doesn’t he look excited about that yummy pink cupcake?  LOL!  I paired him with one of my all-time favorite lines of dp  – the 6×6 Salsa pad by Junkitz (too bad they aren’t around anymore!)  This is such a bright party-like color palette!  I used SU Summer Sun and Taken with Teal with layering.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions Branching Out.  The chicken was stamped onto SU watercolor paper with black craft ink and heat embossed with Hologram Highlights ep.  This is one of my favorite tricks to use with watercoloring,  It makes the image sparkly and softens the look of the black outline.  It also makes watercoloring much easier as the embossed lines prevent the ink from running into areas where you don’t want it.  This is a great method for beginners especially.  I used ink from my SU markers scribbled onto a CD and picked up with an aquapainter.

I just had to use one of my new EK Success border punches – see it on the Teal layer under the yellow dp strip?  The whole image panel is popped up on foam tape, so although it’s hard to see in the picture, the little cupcake banner is raised off the surface of the card.

Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Cupcake Crew has cooked up this week:

  • Ana Wohlfahrt
  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro  
  • Lynn Mercurio
  • Monika Davis
  • Sherrie Siemens
  • Stephanie Hargis
  • Vicki Chrisman
  • and this week’s Featured Sampler is Sandra MacLean
  • Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend.


    14 Responses to “TECC64 Party Chicken!”

    1. Sherrie Says:

      Oh I love Whipper Snapper cards! Yours is so bright and cheery….that chicken looks so delighted to see the cupcake! I can relate…..have a great weekend!

    2. denise (peanutbee) Says:

      Oh my gosh, that chicken is just TOO cute! Oh yes, he’s totally excited about that cupcake. hee!

    3. Vicki Chrisman Says:

      OH.. that’s how I feel when I get a cupcake!! lol This is SOOO CUTE Jami!

    4. loricraig Says:

      So sweet! Love all the bright colors! Adorable chicken! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

    5. Stephanie Hargis Says:

      This is so adorable Jami! I love all of those bright colors and your coloring is fantastic! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    6. Sandra_M Says:

      What’s not to love about Whipper Snapper images?! This is great Jami! Thanks so much for the shout out too – I’m so honored. 😀

    7. Monika/buzsy Says:

      Great card Jami. Love teh cute chicken. TFS!

    8. Lynn Mercurio Says:

      What a fun card Jami…that chick is so ‘happenin’ and happy. Love that patterned paper, and I’m happy to learn your trick about the hologram highlight embossing! Fantastic card!!!

    9. Jackie Pedro Says:

      Love that darling chicken, Jami!! Adorable card!!

    10. Michele Says:

      What a cute image! Your coloring is spot on! Such a fun card!

    11. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

      Oh my gosh Jami. This card is just too cute!

    12. Jenni King Says:

      Great Birthday Card!!! Love that DP!! Love that Chicken, too!

    13. Donna Baker Says:

      what a fun card! I love that party chicken!

    14. leslierich Says:

      What a cute stamp, Jami! I just love those Whipper Snapper images. Really a fun and cheerful birthday card. Very nice picture of you and Kurt, below, also. You look absolutely fabulous in your pretty dress and hat. The print on the dress reminds me of the Bella Rose DP, or that SU! rose set — what’s it called? Bella Rose? Anyway, you look so cute! I got a good laugh from your tanning story, too. If you want that kind of tan here, you have to have it sprayed on by hand — by an 18 yr old skinny cute little girl…I’m so NOT going to do that!

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