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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bird Crazy...

Couldn't resist - I had to jump on the bandwagon with the Tim Holtz "Bird Crazy" sets!  OMG but they make me laugh out loud!
Aud Sentiments is in the 2nd week of an Anything Goes Challenge and I took advantage of the theme to use these images.
There is a delicious prize this go around from our Sponsor - Great Impressions.  They are offering FIVE stamps of the winners choosing at their store!  Wowza!  Go check out the store via the link with their name - you will be overwhelmed at the choices!  You may have up to five entries in the challenge, just be sure to include a sentiment.  The rules, and more important, the inspiring art of the designers can be found at HERE.


  • All the images are from Tim Holtz -  birds are from the "Bird Crazy"collection, accessories from "Crazy Things" and the 'POOF' sentiment from "Crazy Thoughts".  The 2nd half of the sentiment I hand lettered.
  • The Happy Birthday on the front is from Recollections.
  • For the focal image I used Paper Tole Technique to 3D the birds & accessories. The images were colored them with Copics, fussy cut, 'paper sculpted' and then the layers were both glued & elevated with foam tape to achieve dimension.
  • The inside uses papers left over from the front:
  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • Die Cut used to shape curved piece of CS.
  • DP used for the background from Basic Grey's "Life of the Party" Collection.
  • Hole punches in 3 sizes were used in the upper right DP - allowing the red base card to show thru.
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • Hand colored with Copics:

    This card should be eligible for the following 
    Pile it On #86 – Birthdays
    Crafting from the Heart #77 – ATG Always
    Papertake Weekly – Animal Magic
    Simon Says Wed – Use a Die (Die used for the curved background)
    Quirky Crafts #19 - 2015 – Animal Magic
    Sweet Stamps #237 – Anything Goes
    Scrapper's Delight #48 – ATG Always

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. such a fabulous image I love the colours you have chosen and your colouring is fantastic great design Ginny x

    2. I find these quirky little characters irresistible too and hopefully will be able to pick them up at the big Craft Expo coming up in November. Looking forward to that. Love this beautifully, colourful card, your design and of course this comical couple.

    3. These birds are flying in everywhere and they are just so cute. Love what you have created using them Ginny - brilliant card. Annie xxx

    4. I love those brighty coloured birds. They are so quirky and adorable. Elaine

    5. fab creation and beautifully coloured. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

    6. STRIKING inking and coloring! I love the use of pattern paper, too! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Die Crazy” Challenge!


    7. Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, you Creation is stunning and a joy to look at
      ... Good luck hugs Tracy

    8. Fab birds, great colouring and your sentiment cracked me up. Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart. Hugs ValeryAnneD.T.

    9. I love the presentation of the cute crazy birds.. I have them also and need to use them. I love the hats and tie. Great look. Fantastic fun card.

    10. You have to love those birds! This is a great card! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Julie, DT

    11. Haha!!
      Love this...

      Thank you so much for joining us at Scrappers Delights and good luck!

    12. OOOh, this is so beautiful and cute and the same time!
      Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

      TTCRD DT
      Cards and Creativity {My Blog}

    13. Fun Card!! Thank you for joining my Quirky Animal Magic Challenge! A new Challenge starts tomorrow, hope to see you there!
      ((Lyn)) Quirky DT


    Thank you so much for your comments!