Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Newton's Nook June Release - Chicken Scratches

i'm so excited for this month's release from newton's nook!! it's AMAZING!! i can't wait for you to see everything!

today's set is called Chicken Scratches,and it's hilarious! it's perfect for tags, layouts, cards, anything! and the best news is, all of the sets will be available for purchase june 20th here! :)

i love the little chicken wire image in this set - it's so wasy to build a background with!

for my first card, i used that chicken wire image to create a background, matter of fact! :)

i painted my card base with a layer of gesso, and then dry stamped the image into the gesso while it was still wet.
this left impressions, and instantly added a subtle layer of texture! 
once the gesso was dry, i painted on a think layer of distress paint in blue and grey.

then i colored the images (the clouds are from the spring showers stamp set!) with copics and popped them up for some dimension!

don't you just LOVE the sentiments in this set?

my 2nd card is really FUN!!
ha ha!!

how could i NOT do a 'why did the chicken cross the road?' joke?! i just had to create a fun scene like this! the road is some washi tape, and the images were, once again, colored with copics and popped up!

inside the card is the punch line of the joke:

so fun, right?! 
i just LOVE cards that make people laugh!

Would you like to win Chicken Scratches? This set will be given away to Two lucky winners
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, June 19th at 9pm Central Daylight Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 16th

Valerie Ward
Tessa Wise

Ria Montefalcon  - Guest Designer
Donna Idlet  - Guest Designer

thanks so much for visiting, and don't forget to comment for your chance to win! :)


  1. Oh, my goodness!!!! That 'Why?' card may be the best ever! I love it so very much! Totally made me actually laugh out loud! And so cute, too!

  2. Gotta have this set. Love how you created the background on both cards.

  3. Love the fun background you created in your first card and the second just made me LOL!! Adorable!

  4. fun cards, love the background on the first, and the second is so much fun!

  5. A whole lot of fun showcased with your cards, especially the 'chicken wire' (of course!!) on the first, and the 'road' with the second! Brilliant!

  6. such a fun cards!!! Love how you did the background on the first card..

  7. I had to laugh when I saw the age-old question - why did the chicken........
    The inside is as cute as the outside. Love the clouds on the first card and the sky. Both cards are great.

  8. Fabulous cards. Love how you created the background on the first card and the road scene on the second.

  9. I love the background on the first card, Samantha, and the second one is SO CLEVER! Love 'em both!

  10. I am still giggling about your chicken crossing the road on the second card. So fun and so clever!

  11. He he he ! LOVE the punchline! that "Why" card is so fun! Also love seeing the close-ups of the other one - so pretty with all the texture!

  12. Fun cards! Love the chicken wire stamp for your background, and the very clever road!

  13. OMG OMG OMG!! AWESOME CARDS for today ladie!! ;) I LOVE them both but that Why Card just ROCKS!! SO FUN!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

  14. These are both great, love the texture you created with the gesso on your first card, and the WHY card cracks me up, so creative!!

  15. Your funny card is just too clever!!

  16. I really like both of your cards, both are great!

  17. Your cards are both super cute! I love the texture of the first card from stamping on gesso. And I love the humor of the second card. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Such fun cards with an adorable set!

  19. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MY! I loooooooove these cards! That first one is fab! It looks like a sky but with chicken wire--- LOVE! I love love love that second one--- the question and the design! You knocked my socks off! YOU ROCK :)


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