Saturday, 15 July 2017

Sorry I'm Late for the Party

It's been a while since I had a play with the Crazy Birds, so when I saw the card to CASE over at Time Out I knew it was time for them to make an appearance. I feel we crafters are always so keen to jump on the latest bandwagon and I'm most certainly guilty of that quite often. But from time to time it's nice to go back to old favourites, and I think we should do that more often, don't you? This sad little fellow is my absolute favourite in the set, how perfect is that sad face with the deflated balloon for a belated birthday card?

I was inspired by the green bird and grey background in the inspiration card but also by the multiple lines of text, so I also spread out my sentiment over multiple lines (note to self - need to get an alphabet set with smaller letters, any good recommendations?) and continuing on the inside of the card.

Today's card was also inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and the summery colour combo over at Color Throwdown. I'm also linking up with the CAS challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. I watercoloured the bird and balloon with Distress Inks Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar, and used Hickory Smoke to ink through the Tim Holtz star stencil to create the background. 

Card: 300 gsm white card, 300 gsm Daler&Rowney watercolour paper
Stamps: Tim Holtz Bird Crazy, Crazy Things and matching dies, Lawn Fawn Claire's ABC
Ink: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Spun Sugar, Hickory Smoke
Stencil: Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Stars
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles, Cole's ABC, Everyday Banners


Chantal said...

So sweet and lovely!

sandie said...

I like how you interpreted the sentiment and the background, lots of creativity here and it rocks! Great colouring. I think you are right about the latest trends but I try to avoid this as I like to stay with what I love...stamping and Ink...that is what makes me happy! Getting out your fab set was a good idea and it worked a treat. Thanks for joining us at Time Out Challenges

Anita in France said...

So fun, Karola ... such a great scene with this crazy bird and his deflated balloon ... love that you took the design to the inside! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That bird looks so disappointed with his deflated balloon -luckily he isn't deflated ;) This is just so awesome, totally love it! Thanks so much, for playing along, Karola!

Kim S said...

I love that brightly colored bird (and his poor little balloon) on the simple star background! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Jen Timko said...

Oh my goodness, this stamp is just perfect as a focal point! Love his sad little face. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Barbara Godden said...

Super card, love those birds. Great job with the simplicity challenge at shopping our stash.

Donna said...

Awesome card!
Love those crazy birds!!
Thanks for playing along with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH for our Clean and Simple challenge this week!!