Monday, March 11, 2013

Chickie Couture Part 2

Hello, DeNami friends! I'm back with a second edition of Chickie Couture!!! As many of you know my husband and I just recently spent five months in New Zealand with side trips to Australia and Bora Bora! Such an amazing part of the world!!! It was an INCREDIBLE journey full of experiences we'll treasure for a lifetime!!! My chickies for this month's Chickie Couture feature were inspired by some of our adventures!

First up...snorkeling chickie!!!

Anyone else out there LOVE to snorkel?!?! It's so much fun, and I find it completely fascinating!!! The colors, the sounds, the ocean current, the coral, the sea creatures, the plants----it's a feast for the senses!
I created snorkeling chickie by first stamping the Large Chickie I60 image onto light yellow cardstock. Then, I placed a piece of printer paper over top. Using the underlying chickie image as a guide, I drew the snorkel mask, snorkel, and flippers onto the printer paper. I cut these pieces out and used them as templates to create my colored cardstock pieces. Once my chickie was assembled, I used several other DeNami Design images (see supply list below) to create an underwater scene for him to snorkel in! Here, I used him on a card, but I think he'd also be super cute on a luggage tag----especially if you're headed somewhere tropical!!

Stamps: Large Chickie I60, bubbles & seaweed from Under The Sea Stamp Set PF39, fish from Sea Friends Stamp Set PF41 (DeNami Design)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Robin's Egg Color Box (Clearsnap)
Copic Sketch Markers
Cardstock: White PC21, Sky Blue PC33, Charcoal PC44, and Desert Orange PC37 (DeNami Design), Harvest Gold (PTI)
Tools: Cutter Bee Craft Knife (EK Success), Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Punch: Patterned Circles Large Edger Punch (EK Success)
Quickie Glue Pen GL01: (Sakura)
AtYou Spica Glitter Pen: Clear (Too Marker Products Inc)
Copic Multiliner Pen: 0.3 Black


Next up...paddle boarding chickie!


I tried out standing paddle boarding for the first time in Bora Bora and fell in love!!! It's awesome and a great workout too! The board is from the Surfboard Trio M56 image. I hand-drew the paddle on brown kraft cardstock. You could also opt to leave the paddle off and create a surfing chickie instead! FUN! (Although I'd make my waves seriously bigger for that activity! HA!)

Stamps: Large Chickie I60, Surfboard Trio M56, Large Bold Hibiscus M47 (DeNami Design)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Robin's Egg Color Box (Clearsnap)
Cardstock: White PC21, Brown Kraft PC11, Sky Blue PC33, Black PC23 (DeNami Design); Harvest Gold (PTI)
Dies: Small Standard Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Ribbon: 3/8" White Grosgrain (DeNami Design)
Quickie Glue Pen GL01: (Sakura)
Copic Multiliner Pen: 0.3 Black
Tools: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Scor-Tape: (Scor-Pal)
Adhesive Tape Runner and Zots: (Therm-o-web)

Well, that wraps up my second edition of Chickie Couture!!! I hope you're enjoying this feature as much as I am!!!

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a little prize package that includes: a Large Chickie Stamp, a "happy birthday" cling stamp (in honor of DeNami's birthday month), and a Quickie Glue Pen!!! Comments must be received by Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 11:59PM PST! I'll choose one random winner from all comments received and announce the winner here on my blog on Thursday, March 14th! Good Luck!!!

------------------------------------------- promised here are some photos from our overseas adventures! (Keep in mind I came home with 2600 photos on my computer...HA! this is just a glimpse...)

 Hiking - Kaikoura Peninsula, NZ
Shark sighting while snorkeling - Great Barrier Reef, Australia
 Barron Gorge Falls, Australia

 Punakaiki (Pancake Rocks), NZ
 Buller Gorge Swing Bridge (yep...we hiked across that)

 Anchorage Beach, NZ

Hiking up Stony Bay Peak, NZ

 Morning ritual - Bora Bora

   Parasailing - Bora Bora
 Bora Bora

 Hokitika River Gorge, NZ
 Sunset - Hokitika Beach, NZ
 Hiking - Fox Glacier, NZ
 Lake Matheson, NZ

Lake Pukaki, NZ

Doubtful Sound, NZ (from helicopter)

Milford Sound, NZ (from boat)

Hiking Mt Iron - Wanaka, NZ


Kristie Goulet said...

Cute cards and even more awesome pictures of your trip! TFS!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I wanna go too!!!!! Beautiful pictures and what an awesome time you must have had! Thanks!

Dana said...

Ok, I came here to tell you how much your darling cards inspire me, but now I cannot stop oogling your travel photos. I'm so green with envy Lisa. What a trip of a lifetime. Thank you for letting us live vicariously through you;)
(and don't enter me in the giveawy!)

Emily Keaton said...

Not only did Chickie have a fabulous time on his New Zealand activity adventures, it is obvious that you and your husband did too, Lisa! Your trip photos are absolutely amazing – wow! I love how you outfitted Chickie for all of these fun "downunder" activities. You amaze me!!

Linda said...

Wow! Your pictures are so beautiful! What a wonderful opportunity you had to explore! Like others I came to say how adorable your cards are...and got lost in the beauty! You did take a cute stamp and make beautiful and adorable cards!

Bev Chapman said...

The cards are very nice and interesting that you added to the existing stamps with your own me a million ideas thanks. The pictures of your trip are amazing...thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Very fun ideas! Happy to see the chickie enjoying the water sports!
Your vacation pics are incredible! What a fantastic trip!

Lisa Elton said...

Lisa these ROCK, how darn cute!! LOVE LOVE your pics, what an adventure the two of you had!!

Lillian Child said...

Okay, that snorkeling chick just had me smiling out loud this morning! TOO dang cute! And what an amazing vacation you must have enjoyed in Australia. Those photos are simply stunning!

Lindsey said...

These pictures are, incredible! Wow! What a trip. And tis little chick is too cute...seriously, I'm in love with him snorkeling and on the surf board.

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Happy Birthday to DeNami!! Thanks for the giveaway! The cards you made are super cute and the trip pictures are amazing! makes me want to get away...NOW!


C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

oops forgot to give you my contact info (if I win)


Unknown said...

Very cute and creative! Love the pictures of your vacation, so pretty!

Anonymous said...

what cute images, love your cards!
and the photos of your trip are amazing!
linda patti

andrea said...

Just when I thought I'd seen the chickies do everything!!! great cards! I love all the photos of the more, please!!

Arlene D said...

Snorkeling feeds my soul! I love your snorkeling chickie! What a fabulous trip you had!

Heidi H said...

Your photos are phenomenal! It must have been hard to leave such beautiful places. Love your cards - I have such a soft spot for chickies, and your cards are so cute.

Theresa said...

Hi Lisa, Oh my goodness your cards are just absolutely adorable!! I love the first one with that snorkel. So cute!! The second one is just darling too.

I love the photos from your time away. Wow is it gorgeous there. Looks like you've had a great time.

I'm well. Hope you are too!

Sue D said...

Awesome photos and love the chickie projects. I did some snorkeling in the Florida Keys many years ago when I was in college and really enjoyed it.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You do realize that I've been to many of those places???? Grin...

Loly Borda said...

Awww your cards are adorable! And your pics simply fabulous, I'm glad you could enjoy all those world wonders. Thanks for the chance.

Greta said...

Your chickie's are adorable! Amazing pictures--what a trip!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Super sweet cards and WONDERFUL pictures! What an amazing trip it must have been!

Carol Meadows said...

I love the tropical trips I have been on & I really got excited with your tropical chickie cards so that I will have to order some of the stamps I don't have to make it work. I love your turn out & anxious to make my own while I'm off from surgery. Thanks for the ideas. Carol M in TX/

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love those chickie stamps! So adorable. Looks like a great trip!

Diane Herr said...

I was over at the Denami site trying to get an order together and I was surfing around and found your cute cards on their blog. I love that big chickie snorkling! So Adorable! Thanks for the ideas!!

claudia shadler said...

wowza, seems like wonderful places to visit - cute chickie cards :) takes for sharing pics!

It was so nice to meet you - hopefully we'll be able to meet next month again :)

C :)