Monday, April 5, 2010
The Mother Hen
I'm an Artsy Mother Hen, according to MontissoryMom. How appropriate and quite funny! This weekend my mothering skills were none to be desired as Saturday night I was in the Emergency Room with my youngest finding out where in his little body the penny was that he swallowed, Sunday morning the Easter Bunny forgot to hide eggs and that afternoon I attempted making a desert three times. Yep, I'll take Artsy Mother Hen any day!
This was such a fun card to make. I started with the idea of creating an unconventional Mother's Day Card for Happily Ever Challenged: A MOTHER of a Challenge and decided to take the opportunity to paper piece the design for the latest Moxie Fab Challenge: Picking Up the Pieces. The image is from an on-line coloring book. After the paper piecing was complete (the hen in white and red and four different shades of gold for the chicks) I finished the card with stitching that I call "chicken scratch" and there you have it.
Supplies Used: SU Kraft Cardstock, SU DSP (Basic Gray, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, More Mustard), CM Orange Journaling Pen, Fiskars Scallop Border Punch, Thread, Printer
And for good measure, I can't post about hens without showing some eggs! These were done shortly before the trip to the ER.