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9/18/2015

Crazy Bird

 
Good evening and I hope you're ready for a lovely weekend. I've spent the afternoon doing some much needed housework; then my SU lady came by to drop off my order and we visited for a while. She is just back from visiting some European cities, so it was fun to hear her talk about the trip highlights. They had a great time. DH will be gone most of the day tomorrow, at a car show with our old high school buddy...so who knows what I shall get up to while here on my own?
 
I did finally catch up some blog visits, so thought I'd post this card that has been waiting. Another of the Crazy Birds...aren't they just so goofy? This guy was colored with Zig Watercolor brush pens, and he turned out better than the first effort. I was ok with his colors. This was on 140# Strathmore watercolor paper. Better results with the Zigs I think.

 
 
CB was die cut with a stitched circle die. After seeing cards with circles inserted & trimmed to a straight edge, I thought I'd give this a try. I was a bit limited, as the blue brusho background was a snippet, so sizing was a consideration. The yellow & green swirl also a snippet, and even the gold "S" shape at the top right...yep, waste bits from a die (ergo, snippet in my book). I thought the shapes were pretty swirly, and 2 happened to land together. Hmmm...that looks like an S. Stick a rhinestone at the join, and there you go! Actually I might consider CB a snippet too, as he was a practice piece that has been driftin' around looking lonesome for a card or something. I always smile when I see it float to the surface.
 
The metal sentiment is a tiny charm bought at Whimsodoodle on our last trip to Florida. I got a bag of these things, and where did I put them? How did I find this one, you might ask? Well, the bag had spilled when I brought them in the room, and this is one that didn't get rescued (and stored away safely, never to be found when I want them). When I was moving stuff aside on the desk, there it was. I kinda thought it was meant to go on this card, since it appeared as it did! (no, I'm not really superstitious, but ya know???)
 
So glad you enjoyed the porch photos. They were made last year (I think), but other than the fact that the front lawn is green, not patchy as it appears in the photo, and we didn't plant the purple verbena by the steps this year...it all pretty much looks the same. The verbena didn't get an encore...because it simply took over, and spread everywhere. Even creeping up under the bushes, and over the walk. Yet it didn't thrive out under the mailbox at the street, where we wanted it to be lush and thick. That looked patchy. Neither of us has a green thumb. LOL. I'd love to have anyone who likes, join me on the swing. I'll provide the coffee or tea... your choice.
 
Hope you get a smile from CB and if he makes you grin, that's my job done! Big Hugs & Thanks for joining me this evening.

38 comments:

Andrea W said...

Terrific Crazy Bird card! I love the colors you used. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Veerle said...

I still don't have them but I absolutely love these crazy birds Mary. And you have made a great card with them, love it.
Hugs, Veerle x

Maxine D said...

Oh yes - CB made me smile, and I must say I love your snippitty card Mary.
Blessings
Maxine

brenda said...

As always a super creation Mary, I am loving these funky birds I keep seeing around blogland and thinking they must go on my 'need' list. I very much like the curved lines and contrast of colours.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

brenda said...

Popping back Mary as I am not convinced blogger accepted my comment and didn't want you to think I had missed looking at your lovely funky bird card.

B x

Sarah said...

Yep, I'm smiling, those birds have that effect!! Love the colours you have chosen here Mary and the curve suits the design brilliantly. We are really enjoying the new DM series not only the Martin and Louisa storylines but the hilarious Bert and Al too!! Thankfully next week will be my last doing holiday cover for a while so life should get back to normal and I will just be doing my 18 hours a week...fingers crossed!! Have a lovely weekend xx

Kath said...

A great card - I love these crazy birds! I love the layout of your card too.
Kath x

Kath said...

A great card - I love these crazy birds! I love the layout of your card too.
Kath x

Sammy said...

Love this card Mary! And those birds are so brilliant. Right at the top of my wish list now.
Enjoy your alone time. I'm sure you'll find something to occupy yourself. ;-) x

Sue said...

I love the bird:)

Hope you enjoy your 'home alone' day. Sue

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Mary, good morning!
This is a lovely card!! Fabulous how you coloured this crazy bird, he is so fun, and i LOVE so much the design of your card!!
The circle inserted & a little trimmed is a very wonderful touch, I will try myself one of these days, you inspired me!
And love sooooo much the brusho background that you made with a snippet!! Such a gorgous effect!!
Beautiful emebellishments, too! I also usually store away safely a lot of things, but then I don't found them when I need... And when I don't search them, they appear... :D
Have a great weekend!

Marilyn said...

Cute!!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant make including my fab TH stamp set love the birdie and colours.xx
{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

Carol L said...

I just love these crazy birds, and I love how you colored this guy and placed him on those curvy panels! The finished touches are just right, and yes - he brought me a big smile this morning :) As soon as I jump in the shower and get dressed, I'm heading out to my front porch to sip some freshly brewed coffee and just enjoy the lovely weather.........until the neighborhood dogs all start their chorus - then I'm done with peace and quiet ;)

Stampsnob. said...

Love the design and that bird is de BOMB as the kids would say....Lis

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design Mary, I love your water colouring of the crazy bird. They are goofy but very cute and fun. Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

Di said...

Wonderful Mary! I think that particular CB is my favourite one of the lot! :) There's just something about the wry look on his face :)

Hugs

Di xx

Sandy said...

these birds offer so much fun and a good change to use one's imaginations!
Nice job painting Mary!
Sandy xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

So fun!! He is a real cutie! Love how you staged him too. The "snippets work amazingly well. Wish I could use things from my snippet box - it just keeps getting fuller!! Maybe I should try to open it once in a while to take things out rather than putting more in! You really have a knack for putting bits and pieces together nicely. Love that stitched border too.

Faith A said...

I LOVE that bird in his blue and think your adaption of the dies for the shapes is ingenious, love your metal sentiment and yes! it HAD to go onto that card.
Have a great weekend.
x

Bonnie said...

I love how all your snippets came together on this, Mary! And your bird is colored perfectly! Such a fun card that makes me smile!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, I just love CB and your little guy is so cute, the facial expressions are priceless, Kate x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Those TH crazy birds always crack me up! Great card, Mary! Love your colouring and beautiful background!

cotnob said...

A brilliant card Mary, such a wonderful image and beautifully coloured.
Pauline
x

Lisa said...

This is so adorable, Mary!! I love the sweet bird!! You colored him so beautifully!! The background looks amazing!! What a gorgeous card!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jacee said...

Love these crazy birds! fabulous design Mary, love the colours you've used too.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend Mary.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

jimlynn said...

You just made my day with this little rainbow crazy bird! SOOOOO fun and cute! Love all the colors on him too. Great design. Don't you just adore those birds!
Lynn

Rosie Guiher said...

What a cute bird. Love how you colored him. Thanks for the smile.

Kathleen said...

Totally fabulous card and I do so love the colours and the design of the card.
Brilliant Mary.

Kath x

Susanne Vargas said...

Yes, your birdie did make me smile! They are just too funny! Love your wavy brusho backgrounds and how all those bits and pieces wanted to be on the card! They knew it would all just look gorgeous!

Jean said...

Your mission accomplished Mary, I'm definitely grinning at the Crazy Bird. I love the curvy lines and lovely colours on your card.
Jean x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a wonderful card, and yes it did make me smile.
Great colours, and wonderful design too.
Don't you just hate it when things go AWOL in your craft room.
I love your fab saying put away for safely and never to be found when you want it.
I too have done the same thing with items too.
I am still hoping to find some bling owls I bought 3 years ago.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

pam said...

Fantastic CB card Mary, love your colours and great layout.
Must use my CB stamps...
Hugs Pam x

Donna Ellis said...

Darling card, Mary, and so colorful!

Anita in France said...

Yep, CB did have me smiling, Mary ... with his fun expression and fabulously coloured plumage ... brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love these birds- need to crack mine out of the pkg and get some ink on them! Your layout is wonderful and the charm is neat too.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Those crazy birds sure are fun and make up into some quirky cards. I love the curvy edges and embellishments you've used.

Kim Heggins said...

Just love your sweet bird...so adorable!