Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hopping one more time with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with my Rough Night Bird ~

This is my final entry for the Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop - sadly, due to the blog crashing and preparing for an unexpected trip has basically left me all created out. But, YOU still have time to enter! The deadline is June 13th, so get those cards created and linked up!

What I Used to Make My Card:
White Square Card Base, 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy Set, #CMS212
Distress Markers in Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar and Festive Berries
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Lanaquarelle Watercolor Paper, 140 lb, Heat Pressed
SU! Blender Pen
Scrap of Matching Paper
White Card for the Sentiment
Computer Generated Sentiment

I continued my experiment that I talked about in my second entry postOnce again, I stamped the bird (this is my first time using this stamp) using the Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black on the 140 lb. watercolor paper.  I wanted this bird to look a bit more frazzled than the fellow in the previous post, so I chose shades of purple, using just a touch of the Red Berries in his eyes and a few spots on his wings.  I also used an old (I'm talking over ten years old) Stampin' Up! Blender Pen instead of the water brush - those things last forever. I have literally had ONE dry out on me, so now I dip it in water when I need really good control when water coloring. Works like a charm.  So, I have confirmed in my mind that the paper really does make a difference!

So this time after I colored in my bird, I fussy cut him and stamped him again on the square card and layered him.  Truth is, as I was fussy cutting him, I cut his legs off, but don't tell anyone, OK? Anyway, after I layered him I needed something to put the sentiment on, so I found a piece of Core'dinations in my stash and sanded it down a bit (sorry, I have no idea what color it is) and glued on the sentiment.   I think the card came out wonderfully, I wanted the bird to look like he'd had a rough night and he does.  Thank you SO much for stopping by and looking at my card - please consider becoming one of my followers so I can meet my goal of 100 mew subscribers in 2015 ~ blessings, Christi

I would like to enter my Rough Night Bird in the following challenges:
Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - #120, Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge - K is for Kritters
Buckwell's Crafty Challenge - (M) Things with Wings
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Something Old & Something New (stamp set is new, everything else is old)


  1. Haha...this bird is so quirky and fun! Hope his coffee helps get him back on track!

  2. Love this crazy bird with fun sentiment!

  3. Loving this bird as well, Christi, what a fun image and love the sentiment!

  4. Hi,hi, that bird is on my wishlist such a funny and awesome card.

  5. What. Fun card. I love these birds.
    Great sentiment.

  6. Great image paired with that funny sentiment!

  7. He is cute!!! Love the color you chose for the bird. TFS

  8. Successful frazzled bird. I can just tell he needs coffee! Great coloring on this pre-caffinated little fella. Really fun card. Bev

  9. love it. I sued the same bird. I think he is perfect for a coffee card! love him in purple.

  10. This made me lol today, needed that, thank you!! Just LOVE your card! Sentiment pairs perfectly with this Tim Holtz stamp, nice work! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

  11. Absolutely gorgeous card.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Love and hugs

  12. Brilliant image and sentiment, fabulous CAS card!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  13. Love it, love it! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  14. This is so cute! I love these TH birds!

  15. OMGosh so funny, perfect sentiment for this bird....and um, for me too, lol.

  16. This bird is so fun! Love him in purple no less -- great sentiment with him too

  17. Well, I'm soooo glad that you were able to play this guy teamed up with that fun sentiment!
    Thanks for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

  18. I'm a very happy follower. :D I love this sentiment with this quirky bird!

  19. Super cute! love the coloring on your bird

  20. I so want these bird stamps Christi, but struggle to hunt them down! This card makes me want them more, I love it!
    Georgie xx

  21. Great sentiment for that funny, funny bird!

  22. What a fun card and great sentiment..Thank you for joining us at Buckwell's Crafty Challenge and good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy xx
    If you interested we have a new challenge blog starting..A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge

  23. Your bird looks great and I love the sentiment! Oh, can I relate!


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