Thursday, July 16, 2015

Crazy Bird Thoughts for Friday Mashup

This week at the Friday Mashup Cynthia has a sketch for us and would also like us to throw in some pets on our projects....this could be a cat, dog, bird, any animal you might have as a pet!

I pulled out the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamp set. I just love these funky birds but hadn't inked up the set since getting it. This challenge gave me the perfect excuse to pull them out. The Bird Crazy set is terrific for the pet theme because my in-laws used to raise exotic birds and the first time he ever brought me home to meet his family I thought I had entered a crazy place. The sound from all the birds was insane. I always joke with my husband that right then and there I should have just turned and ran ;)

Since the sketch has a word bubble at the top I grabbed the bird that is glancing up and colored him with Copics on a panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock. Using a die from SU's Adorning Accents I cut across the top of the panel to give it some sort of word bubble look. I took this panel and popped it up on a card base of Neenah Solar White and above the cut panel I stamped the sentiment, which came from a set I had won a few years ago. To finish off the card I added some sequins to help tie in the word bubble concept and then called it good. The card is a little different from what I normally do but I really like how it turned out!

Make sure you head over to The Friday Mashup to see what the rest of the team did and then play along with us!

This weeks Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with the "Sketch"
  • Create a project with a "Pet Theme"
  • or Mash it Up and create a project using "the Sketch and a Pet Theme"

Stamps: Bird Crazy (Stampers Anonymous), sentiment from Serendipity Stamps
Paper: Neenah Solar White
Ink: Mememto Tuxedo Black
Copics: B02, B04, B06, Y04, Y13, Y21
Accessories: Big Shot, SU Adorning Accents (retired), Pretty Pink Posh Charcoal Sequins


  1. What a fun and cute birdie! Love the sentiment too Kx

  2. Super fun and playful card. You did a great job coloring the bird and the sketch! Awesome team challenge card!


Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, its always appreciated!