Cozy Cupfuls for Paper Players # 407
Girlfriends for As You See It

Layering Rooster for The Library Challenge

Hi Everyone.

Happy Sunday.  I hope you all had a great weekend.

Before I share my card with you, I would like to say a very big thank you to the team at the Library Challenge for choosing my mermaid card - in this post - as a featured project on their site!  I've said this before, but it is no less true, I create cards for challenges because it is a good way to flex the creative muscles and inspires me to try different things.  When one of my cards is chosen as a featured project - it is always such a thrill :-)

Now, on to tonight's card.  The Library Challenge focus book this week is one near and dear to my heart.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Let me give you a little background.... my bestie, Pammie and I were very different girls.  Pammie was blond, blue-eyed, skinny (she wasnt (enviously) called Twiggy for nothing!) Pammie was arty, I wasn't.  My brother was the arty one and used to spend time with Pammie on tricks of the trade.  Pammie danced and I played sport.  The one thing Pammie and I both did was write short stories and poetry.  And, we both have a particular fondness for Maya Angelou.  So, when I saw this challenge, I couldn't help but play along :-)
Instead of going with the caged bird theme, I decided to use the inspiration from the front cover instead.  Such a strong graphic image silhouetted against that background.
I used my favorite Hero Arts die and my blog followers know that I have used this particular die often.  However, I used it as a stencil instead.
I used my Altenew yellow and orange inks to create the background sun and then stamped the Hero Arts Layering Rooster silhouette stamps to create the bird.  As I was going for a silhouette, I didn't need the layering pieces :-)
Here's a closeup of the sun:
Layering Rooster closeup (1 of 1)
The rooster needed several stampings to get it to cover up the bright orange - thank goodness for the Misti!  I stamped the sentiment and die-cut it with my stitched rectangle.  You know, I don't think I will EVER get bored of the stitched edges :-)
Here's my full card:
LibraryChallengeAngelou (1 of 1)
I decided to create this as a birthday card - can you ever have too many?  I used another two of the layering rooster stamps on the inside and a sentiment from Altenew finished off the inside.
LibraryChallengeAngelouInside (1 of 1)
On a personal note:
If you missed my post last night - you can check out the photos of the Monarch here.  Tonight, I have another butterfly photo for you - this one of a White Admiral.  We put out the oranges for the orioles, woodpeckers, etc. but as they start to rot they really attract the butterflies.
White Admiral (1 of 1)
I'll be back tomorrow with another card - and another photo.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
  • Stamps:  Layering Rooster - Hero Arts.  Inside Sentiment - Birds of a Feather - Altenew
  • Inks:  Altenew
  • Card stock:  110# Neenah Solar White




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What a perfect take on the book cover - the rooster looks so striking against the sunset. So glad you are enjoying the challenges. Thanks for joining The Library.

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