Monday, January 24, 2011

Be Straight With Me Doctor...Is It Avian-itis?

It would be telling a HUGE lie to say that I haven't been smitten with birds and other winged marvels this last little while.  In fact, over the last 3 months, I have purchased *whispers*… maybe 12 dedicated bird stamp sets, 4 bird dies (not counting the one I already had), 4 or 5 singular bird image stamps,  3 collage bird themed stamps, a slew of bird cage and nest stamps, and a not so small handful of bird sentiment stamp sets.  Oy Vey!  And like I admitted to previously...that is all on top of what I already had secreted away in my burgeoning stamp and patterned paper collection from over the years! I think I have gone, well and truly, and oh so blissfully, bird mad!  Love it!

This card was made in homage to my coming out of the bird closet and spreading my wings in the wonderful, warm and fuzzy, crafty regions of the blogosphere.  Oh, the joys!

Free Bird Card:

  • Stamps:  PTI Birds of a Feather (sentiment), Hero Arts birdie from Bird Trio and Circle Lace Cling
  • Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Versafine Black Onyx, Distress Ink Tea Dye, Frayed Burlap, and Barn Door, Versamark
  • Paper:  PTI Fine Linen and Rustic Cream Cardstock, Misc. Red C/S, White handmade paper
  • Accessories:  Tim Holtz Baroque Alterations Die, PTI Cloud Dies, White Detail embossing powder, PTI Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Jute, Copic Markers, Derwent Inktense Pencils, PTI Sheet Music Impression Plate, and WRM Corner Chomper Scallop
Thanks for taking a peek.  x


Cathy Weber said...

This has such a wonderful, vintage feel to it. I absolutely love the bird on this card. The clouds are the perfect touch as an accent too. Your story about your bird addiction was fun to read!

Monica K. said...

Very cool card, Jen. Love all of the distressing with the inks and the coloring on the bird. And don't worry, you can never have too many bird sets. I'm looking forward to seeing many more bird cards!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fab card! Love the little bird and the puffy clouds! The title made me nervous! YIKES :)

Stephanie said...

Jen.......I just love reading your posts....LOL @ "Coming out of the bird closet." Too funny! Anyway, your card is so pretty. Love the soft touch of the music score background and the dainty doily you used. It's "avia-nice" card! ;-)

Amy said...

I love this! The cropped corners is very eye catching and the addition of the clouds...genius! Great card!

Camilla said...

What a sweet card. The bird is super sweet.
And the music background is weel suited for a singing bird :)

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous card, Jen! I love the music impression plate. Can't wait to get hold of it.The doily and birdie layer is fantastic. And the clouds.... The jute brings all together. Fantastic job!

Ted said...

Jen, your work has truly gone to the birds and I'm glad! I love the lacey background goodness here and how it makes the little friend just emerge! :) Lovely!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Isn't it interesting how certain images grab us at certain times?
Gorgeous card. Love the colours, the warmth!