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Monday, February 11, 2013

Chickie Couture #1

Hello, DeNami friends!

Lisa here with a brand new feature on the DeNami Design Blog: Chickie Couture!!! As many of you know, I absolutely love dressing up DeNami’s Large Chickie image in “outfits” for special occasions. Oh, I’ve had him/her decked out as a baby in a diaper, a leprechaun with a shamrock, a princess with a magic wand, playing in fall leaves, celebrating birthdays with party hats and cupcakes, and the list goes on. The goal of Chickie Couture is to show all of you how much fun it is to dress up this chickie image using your crafty supplies and a bit of creative imagination! Each month I’ll choose a theme and dress up a chickie (or two) accordingly using a variety of supplies and some hand-drawn elements. Then, I’ll show you how those dressed-up chickies can be used on your craft projects.

Lets’s get started! Since February is the month for L-O-V-E, I decided to venture to PARIS, the City of Love!!! And without further ado I’d like to introduce you to Jacques:

I started by stamping the Large Chickie image in black ink onto a piece of white cardstock (Note: Hang on to this for future use.). I placed a piece of lightweight printer paper over top of the stamped image. The paper needs to be thin enough so that you can see the chickie image through the paper. Now using the underlying chickie image as a guide, I free-hand drew the French beret and mustache. Then, I cut the beret pieces and mustache from the printer paper. I used these pieces as templates (hang on to these for future use), traced them onto colored cardstock, and cut them out. I stamped a scarf from Making Frosty Friends (Lawn Fawn) onto red cardstock and cut it out. Then, I stamped the Large Chickie image onto pale yellow cardstock, added some color with markers, cut him out, and dressed him up. FUN!

I decided to incorporate Jacques into a card layout. Since he’s French, he’s obviously quite the romantic, right?!?! So…I gave him a flower from the Spring Flowers 1 set and added a Rectangle Word Bubble that has him saying “I love you” (in French, of course). I wanted to give the card a post-card feel, so I added the French-colored stripes in the background and a ledger patterned panel created with the straight lines from Basic Borders 1 set . A little baker’s twine, an ordinary paper clip, a splash of patterned paper, and VOILA! There you have it!

Supplies (for Jacques card):

NOT LISTED: marigold cardstock, rectangle dies, polka dot paper, adhesive, paper clip, Copic markers, Making Frosty Memories, Smitty's ABCs, Black Copic Multiliner pen

But of course, we’re not quite finished. Dressing up these chickies is addictive, not to mention Jacques needs a friend! So…I created Jean Luc:

Creating Jean Luc was super simple because I already had my beret “templates” from creating Jacques. I followed the same process I described above, only this time I added a mustache from Hot Concoctions (Paper Smooches) and left off the scarf.

I printed off a free clipart image of the Eiffel tower, die-cut a Polaroid frame, and adhered the clipart within the frame. I stamped Bonjour over the tower image and dressed up the frame with a strip of washi tape and a button threaded with baker’s twine. Then, I added Jean Luc to complete the picture! As you can see I used the frame as a focal point on a CAS card, but you could also use it as a tag!

Supplies (for Jean Luc card):
NOT LISTED: marigold & light grey cardstock, Eiffel Tower clipart, frame die cut, Smitty's ABCs, Hot Concotions, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper

How could you resist this versatile chickie stamp? This is just the start of the series....I'm sure you'll want to snag this image so you can create some cute scenes, too!
  • Lisa is giving away one Large Chickie stamp on her blog, Bellalistona.
Well, that concludes this month’s Chickie Couture Feature! I hope you enjoyed it! I’d love to hear your feedback! And…any guesses as to what my theme for next month will be???

Lisa P.


Pam Wendt said...

You have totally inspired me to start dressing up my Large Chickie! He's so cute to start with, but now I see how much fun I can have! What darling cards!

DisneyGirl0828 said...

Adorbs!! Paddy O'Chick next month? Love it.

Tina M said...

Oh my gosh, how cute are these guys?!?! They can be my Valentine ;)

Awesome job with your Chickie!!!

Marlena M. said...

This is SO CUTE!!!

Lisa said...

How fun are they!!! I'm thinking next month that Jacques and Jean Luc might take a trip to Ireland! What a great way to debut your special feature ~ great job!! ;)

Amy Smidebush said...

Lisa!!! I burst into joyful laughter as soon as I saw Jacques! These cards are the cutest thing ever! SO much fun! J'adore Jacques et Jean Luc!!!! Les cartes est magnifique! (My French is a little rusty, but I think that's correct. LOL)

~Tammy~ said...

Ok this is just so fun and made me giggle! I seriously can't wait to see what else you come up with! How about to honor my old stomping grounds a chickie with an aloha shirt!

Emily Keaton said...

Lisa, this is just awesome!

Sue D said...

Very clever and cute and I like this new feature. Will it be a St Patrick's day theme next month?

Barb said...

oh em gee...i love these too! so creative Lisa!

Dana said...

Oh no you didn't...TOO MUCH FUN was had in the making of these cards Lisa. I can tell! Jean Luc and Jacques are awesome and I hope that Denami creates some "accessories" for the large chickie just like this!

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