Saturday, October 1, 2011

Le Coq

When I saw this awesome vintage rooster on The Graphics Fairy a few days ago, I knew I would have to come up with something to make with him. I love chickens and I love French stuff. As it happens, two challenges came up today where this guy fit right in.

The CardMaker magazine card swap forum is having an online mini crop today in honor of World Cardmaking Day. One of the challenges was to use a farm animal on a card.

The challenge at Our Creative Corner this week also celebrates World Cardmaking Day. The challenge is to create a project inspired by a country other than your own. Obviously the country that inspired my card is France.

In addition to the rooster, I also downloaded the French ephemera at the top of the card and the floral paper at the bottom from The Graphics Fairy. The only stamping on the card is the two little ornamental designs in the corner of the ephemera piece and the fleur de lis on the sentiment. The sentiment is computer generated. I inked everything with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, added some hand-stitching, lace, ribbon, flowers, a button, some twine and a stick pin.

Since I downloaded my papers and main image from there, I am also submitting this to The Graphics Fairy for Brag Monday. You can submit any projects you have made using Karen's images on Mondays. She'll pick a couple of her favorites to feature the following week. Just a neat little thing to recognize her followers. Karen is very generous and has awesome vintage images. If you like vintage at all, you owe it to yourself to check out her site. You won't be disappointed (and everything is free!).

Thanks for looking!


Janice W. said...

This card is fantastic too!

Sharon said...

What a fabulous french card! I love it! I think the rooster is fitting, and I love the paper you downloaded, too! You should add this to 'brag it monday' @ graphics fairy.
thanks for playing along with us @ OCC

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

That is so cute. I love roosters and this is my kind of project!

fairyrocks said...

Georgeous work with that chicken...I must admitt I don't do chicken except...well I won't go there.
That is something to crow over indeed LOL Keep smiling and creating.

Tui Nathan said...

Your card is beautiful ... I love the french feel and the distress inking .. . and your ribbon, flower treatment is the perfect embellishment to complement the card!
Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner!!!

Nicole said...

Amazing once again!
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Jennifer Rzasa said...

Such a great card! You really got the French look down! Thanks for playing along with us at OCC

Anne Marie said...

Judy, this is lovely! French country fabulous, as a matter of fact! Wow! I love all of the wonderful details you added! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner! :)