Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Help! The Chickens Are Molting

Hi! It's Candy with a 2-page layout to share for Linnie Blooms Designs this month.

I am completely in love with my chickens and I have to scrapbook every little thing they do. When they molt, or lose feathers and replace them with new ones, they look absolutely ridiculous. So, like any good moma, I took lots of pictures and created this layout.

I am also completely in love with the little pockets from Linnie Blooms and I knew one would be perfect for this page.
I started with a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. I applied it to the pocket with Archival Ink. Then, I used a combination of Distress Inks until I got the right color. I glued down the front flap and then added a little resin button from Melissa Frances. Then, I added a bit of green twine and filled it with some of the feathers I have picked up from the chicken coop.

On the opposite page, I used some Linnie Blooms Canvas Squares and Pennants to create a banner for the title. I colored the canvas pieces with Distress Ink and added plastic letters from Tim Holtz to the top. To create a look of stitching, I topped each piece with tiny staples using the Tiny Attacher.

I love the rustic feel the canvas pieces gave to this layout. What do you think?


  1. This is just wonderful, Candy! How extremely creative of you to capture these memories in such lovely fashion! I love the pocket…you're right that it's perfect for this layout. So many fun elements and photos…I love the rustic look this piece took on with the LB pieces too...this is really awesome!

  2. This is fantastic.... and a double too! woot we have chickens also they are alot of fun! and they look a little funny when losing there feathers. love how you used the pocket!

  3. Great LO Candy! Then a double LO at that. I have such a difficult time doing double LO's and you make it look so seamless and awesome. And I adore the feathers!! Great LO!

  4. whooooooowhoooooooo!...awesome layout!!! so very creative!...loveeeee your chickchicks!!