Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Tell your story

Back to the Crazy Birds here, keeping my promise to use them as they're already coloured, die cut and ready to go. This is the card I made:
I used:

- 6" x 6" cream card blank

- black card as the first layer, then topped that with a trimmed down piece of DP from MME's 'Blush' paper pad with the caged bird as part of the design - using Collall All Purpose glue

- stamped the sentiments using a Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad and the Tim Holtz 'Simple Sayings' set, snipped them apart and ran a black Whispers marker round the edges. I picked the words 'cos I think the Crazy Bird is looking longingly at the birdie in the cage with a view to adding a new friend to his circle :)

- fiddled around working out where things should go before then gluing them in place using Collall glue

- I added Glossy Accents to the eye after this photo was taken but saw little point in retaking another shot :)

I wonder if the caged birdie will 'sing like a canary' and spill the beans! 

Di
x

19 comments:

Sue said...

Fab card Di I keep promising to get myself those stamps Lol! huggles Sue x

Glennis said...

Great use of the birds Di, I would never have thought to combine them like that!

Valerija said...

Beautiful creation!

Kath said...

A great card - I love the patterned paper with the crazy bird.
Kath x

brenda said...

Great card and these are such fun birds Di, I really do need them I think, been saying that for months.

B x

Sharon said...

I love this birdie!!! Great card..xx

Jane said...

What a fun card Di....great design.Hugs xx

Barb said...

Morning Di, what a great idea combining these two. "singing like a canary" made me laugh. It's a super card. Barbxx

Craftychris said...

Love this card, that crazy bird is just fab! Love the words and I hope he made a new friend! xxx

Pat said...

These Crazy Birds are so cute Di and I love the bp with the caged bird and the words you have used seem very apt as he does look quite curious about that bird ..lol. x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Aren't these birds addicting.... the cats are just as bad. Hope they come out with dogs! Love your card, Di. Great way to use that designer paper with the decorations.

SARN said...

I say . . . that's ALMOST a mixed media card you have there Di . . . watch out, you'll be getting your stencils and Gesso out next! LOL!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

I am soooo determined not to get them birds or the cats come to that!! I will just love your ones instead. This card is great. I can just imagine you with the Gesso. What an idea. Shall I sit on Sarn for you ! Hugs Mrs A.

scrAPpamondo said...

Such a creative work!! Your scene is fabulous with this sentiment!! Stunning!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

"So.... what are you in for?" Hee hee! Great card. I just love them birds!

Cara said...

I've stamped mine, but that's as far as I've got., love your colouring of him. Cara x

Janice said...

Great card and I love the crazy bird!
Janice x

Carol L said...

I just love those crazy birds and I like what you've done with this one! I love that he's looking up to the small bird cage - what a fun idea!

Aquarius said...

The crazy birds are great fun, didn't realise you could get them ready to go. I'm very tempted by the stamps but have resisted so far!!