Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tilda with Mr. Rooster

Hi everyone! 
I have an Easter Card and a story to share.
OK, so here's Tilda with Mr. Rooster from the Little Easter Collection. But I like to call him Franklin.  He reminds me of the chickens we had back in the Philippines.  A few years ago, we went back home to the Philippines for a month long vacation.  And whenever we go home, my ultimate goal is to eat everything that I can't eat or buy here in the States. The local fruits, delicacies, my Auntie Marina's dishes and some native chicken soup or dish.
Our family friend brought us sweet potatoes, cooking bananas, huge mangoes,  jack fruit and all kinds of native fruits. He also brought us 4 native young chickens. Yes, live chickens...2 females and 2 males. And I thought, this is gonna be 4 delicious chicken dishes. (OK I'm not going to all the gory details about how a live chicken would end up in our dinner table)

As soon as my son saw the chickens, (he was 6  at that time) he was so excited too.  But my excitement was different. I could smell the aroma of my favorite chicken soup just looking at the chickens.  And I couldn't wait to get those chickens in the pot.
The following day, I heard my son playing and talking to the chickens and giving them names.  Chickie, Kenny, Daisy and Franklin. Franklin had red and black feathers.  As soon as I heard their names, I knew I was never gonna see those chickens in the pot. He played with them everyday...fed them, and  took care of them. He even reminded us every day not to hurt his chickens. Whenever he found feathers on the ground, he would interrogate everyone and ask "Who pulled out the feathers? And whoever did it should put them back!"

My son loved the chickens especially Franklin. He begged me to bring Franklin with us back to the States.  And he even offered to share his passport.

At the end, I never got my chicken soup. And the memory of Franklin and the gang still remains.

Anyway, back to my card.

I colored the image with Distress Ink Reinkers and I use 2-3 different colors for the feathers.
 And I also added some sparkle using Spica pens.

Skin: Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo
Hair: Walnut Stain
Dress/Bow/Shoes: Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Black Soot
Rooster: Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey, Black Soot, Broken China
Back ground: Antique Linen

Wild Orchid Crafts for the flowers and  I also rolled up some roses. I used Glimmer Mist on the red rose. The feathers, lace, ribbon and seam binding are all from my stash.
DP is from MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally


Thank for visiting my blog today. I hope you like my card.
I'll be back on Friday with another card!

Have a wonderful day!

PS: By the way, if you wonder what happened to the Franklin and the gang? Oh yeah...they were in the pot as soon as we flew back here! :)


  1. Mae.. love this one!!
    and nice story too ..

  2. It is absolutely gorgeous card! Interesting colors. I love this Tilda with Mr. Rooster.

  3. Ha ha, I love your story, Mae! What a sweetheart your boy is! I can picture him playing with the chikens and you realizeing the dinner is not going to
    Love your card! Amazing details and gorgeous coloring. Love what you did with the ticket and the sticker letters- great idea! Hugs, Elizabeth

  4. Your card is beautiful and this stamp is very cute!