Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SOS #217: Put A Bird On It

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week's theme is Put A Bird On It, and we'd like to see a bird on your project.

I will admit the phrase "put a bird on it" came to me via somewhere on the interwebz. You see, it turns out it's from something called Portlandia, which is/was a tv show, probably during the 8 years I didn't own or watch tv. Just consider me out of touch with anything older than 1979, and you'll get the picture.

So somewhere along the line I saw this video:

and it stuck in my brain. It's silly, but you know what? Sometimes putting a bird on a project actually does work, so here we are. :)

Here's my card for this week's challenge:

I used my neglected Alley Way Birds of a Feather stamp set for da bird. I actually had three or four false starts with my Tim Holtz Bird Crazy birds, but one at a time they hit the trash, so I went digging in my Birds section for something, and rediscovered this set. I like that three or four of the birds in this set look dumbfounded enough to use with snarky sentiments. :)

I had this dream of blending the bird from green to blue, but that didn't happen. I think my colors were too close together. I used the fabulous Hex Color chart designed by Sandy Allnok. It's a Copic color chart in order by color, not by number, so you can get a really good idea of which markers go together (even from different color groups). If you aren't familiar with this chart, please do go watch the video later.

So anyway, I was going for green-to-blue but ended up with a nice blend of blue-green. I'm not unhappy with it. I added some silver embossed dots to the background (it was so white), and added some black glaze pen to his eyes. And of course a piece of washi tape to anchor the little fellow.

The sentiment was in a box of unlabeled foam-backed stamps, so I have no idea who made it, sorry! I've had it a really long time.

So, got some bird stamps that haven't seen the light of day for a while? Why not dig some out, use them, then link up over at Shopping Our Stash!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: sentiment from unknown source, washi tape from Teresa Collins Far & Away collection, vat of clear embossing powder, and the following:


  1. oh my gosh this is just adorable, love the snarky saying and the use of the washi tape (still challenged here) Love to read your blog I giggle all the way through, reminds me we all have "struggles" creating, I also have some nameless foam stamps, they are ancient.

  2. Super cute image and design! At least you were able to bring this struggle to a beautiful conclusion!
    Nicely done!

  3. That little bird is too cute. Love the sentiment.

  4. Yep. That bird DOES look dumbfounded. But I love how you colored it and also the simple design of your card! That IS one great snarky sentiment!

  5. Nice CAS card! Forget the bird, I need that hex chart! I'd love to make a card with a bird... I'd love for my desk to magically put back together... I'd love to magically get an A in Biology without having to do anything. That's not asking too much is it?!! It's not like I asked for a cheesecake that won't make my ass fat!

  6. cute, and great sentiment. I don't have a many bird stamps...maybe one or two.

  7. i *LOVE* that bird, i'm pretty sure he was the inspiration for the expression "bird brained" lol!!! perfect CAS home for him as well! ♥

  8. OK so maybe I am not the grandest fan of birds...but your bird stamp, I adore! How freakin cute is he??? And I love the slightly (he he) snarky sentiment

  9. Love the sentiment, and you're right that this bird is perfect for it. I am feeling a little sorry for your poor TH birds, though. Hmm, now I'm very last-minute for this challenge...


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