Thursday, August 18, 2011

Oriole and Geranium


Before I get to my card today I wanted to show you the picture of this pretty Oriole that keeps showing up on our hummingbird feeder.  I've tried for several weeks to get a photograph of him and was finally able to do it.  We actually have an Oriole feeder but he prefers the hummingbird feeder instead.  It's really not a very good photo but was the best I could do.  He just doesn't want to cooperate a lot.

My card for today is using the geranium image from the Hambo Hoedown progressive challenge.  Head over there and check out their challenge as it's so much fun.  This week, other than having to use a Hambo image, it must also have scoring.  I don't own any type of scoring tool so after printing the image, coloring it with Copics, and cutting it down to size, I then scored around it by placing it in my paper cutter, did a lot of measuring, and used a stylus in the groove.  The sentiment and punches are from SU and I added the two pearls on the ends.  The bow was completed with my Bow-Easy.

Thanks for stopping by.........oh, and guess what tomorrow is???  Get ready for another FUNNY FRIDAY!
Lynn

28 comments:

Josie0602 said...

We had a pair earlier this spring that was doing the same thing. I went out and bought them their own feeder but they liked the hummingbird feeder better. Great photo and pretty card!

Tammy said...

I think its a wonderful picture of the Oriole, such remarkable coloring.
Beautiful card, the geranium is colored perfectly.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Lynn! This could be your BEST COLORING JOB YET!!!!!!
Wow!!! That geranium just POPS off the card!! So gorgeous!

Love that beautiful bow too!!!

And the Oriole is beautiful as well! So glad you had the chance to snap his picture!!!!

have a great day!!!
Looking forward to Funny Friday!
Maria

Dana said...

Oh my, that Oriole is amazing!! We don't have those in my neck of the woods.
Your card is a stunner too! Fantastic coloring and just a knock out CAS card!!
Hugs~
Dana

Anne Temple said...

Fantastic coloring!! Love how elegant this card looks!

Monica Hunter said...

Your card is simply beautiful! The scoring looks perfect, so I'd say the system you rigged up is as good as any other! :) Thanks for taking our Hoedown challenge ... and for the sharing the beautiful oriole photo too!

Gina said...

Gorgeous photo of the bird. Great job on the card too. You did a great job on the scoring too. If I had done that it would have been a mess!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful bird, Lynn...we just found a birds nest with some tiny eggs in out shrubs...I'll have to take a picture today! Your rose is simply gorgeous...such wonderful coloring and I love how you tied the bow around the stem!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Wow, gorgeous!!! What a lovely picture of the bird, he so so pretty, they always want what they cannot have. Your card is so pretty as well, you know I love CAS cards now :) Your coloring is so prefect, great job with those Copics. Can't wait for my Funny Friday, I look forward to them.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn, your colouring is perfect, that bird is stunning!
Kevin xx

Monica said...

Awesome image... so CAS! Love the colouring. And that scoring is done so cleverly.

And that bird - beautiful! But he sure has a snobbish body language - such a royal pose there, as though he is trying to tell you how good looking he is, and that is what much make him so elusive to photograph! Lol...

A parcel left for you some 7 days ago. It takes a good 2 weeks to a month to reach.

xxx Monica

Carrie Sampsel said...

what a beautiful card!! I love the coloring and the scoring gave it the perfect embossed touch. Love it!!

Paige said...

Beautiful card Lynn! Your coloring of the image is superb! TFS the photo too - how fun to watch him feed and primp!

Linda said...

Beautiful card Lynn and the photo of the bird is brilliant too. Love the colours of the flower and it looks gorgeous. :)

jaydee said...

Lynn,
love your card and the scoring is fabulous - really helps to frame this lovely focal image. BUT.. your Oriole.... oh... that picture steals the show :-)
thanks for sharing it with us, it really was worth waiting to get that pic
hugs
jaydee

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous CAS card Lynn!! I love the colors! Awesome pic of the Oriole, it's beautiful!

Carol L said...

Your card looks amazing Lynn! What a gorgeous floral image and that ribbon finishes it off perfectly! I love the snapshot of your oriole! What a beautiful bird!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my this is a beauty! What a sweet Oriole - we have a woodpecker that has been coming by and I hear it pecking at the palm tree out front but I've missed him every day:) Beautiful card, my friend! x0x0

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a beautiful card Lynn I love the elegant clean & simple look. Your oriole visitor is pretty spectacular too :)

Dixie said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I love that gorgeous bow, and your colouring is just amazing. Your picture is wonderful, too. What a beautiful bird!

Margaret said...

Wow on the coloring!!! Beautiful clean design! Great picture of the birdie too! I love watching the birds at the feeders!

Babette said...

This card is stunning!! You did a beautiful job on the coloring.

E.T. said...

oh my god! what a classy, elegant and beautiful card!!! You are an all-rounder!

Hetty said...

What a lovely card, Lynn.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card Lynn- love the CAD design. What a great picture at your bird feeder!

Beverly said...

Lynn, this is simply gorgeous! I love the shading of your image! Thanks for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown!

Jenn said...

This is so pretty. I love the beautiful bow. Your coloring is perfect.

Thanks for playing with us at the Hoedown. Hope to see you back next week!

Jenn

Seongsook Duncan said...

Oh this is soooo beautiful! I love the image and coloring. Thanks for the inspiration.