Friday, June 21, 2013

Bob

First of all, let me tell you a little about my card - and then we'll get to Bob!

My brother in law has a birthday coming up in a couple of weeks so this will go to him.  I'm trying to think of something cute, funny, sarcastic, dumb to go on the inside.  Any thoughts out there?????

The stamp is from Art Impression that I colored with Copics and then popped up on a snippet of white that was sprayed with black Glimmer Mist. (Got a little heavy handed on the mist, but oh well.....)  I used some Liquid Applique around his neck and the sentiment is from CTMH - also sprayed with Glimmer Mist.  A couple of snippets of twine were added to the sentiment panel.  One thing about it - it's got a lot of shimmer and shine with that mist!


Now, on to Bob...............When you live out in the boonies like this you see all sorts of wildlife.  We have a lot of buzzards that are continually flying over.  Rambo loves to "chase" them but doubt if he'd know how to act if one actually came close to him.  A couple of days ago I was looking out the kitchen window where the bird feeders and bird baths are...... and.........there was Bob the Buzzard!  Bob has decided to sit on our roof every day -  causing all kinds of racket.  He'll swoop down ever so often and get a drink from the bird bath.  Jim keeps saying we may be old, but we're not dead yet and I have to agree with him.  I'm hoping Bob finds a new roosting spot soon!

 

I'll enter this in the challenge at Feeling Sketchy (sketch), Art Impressions (masculine), and Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).


Thanks for stopping by...............and have a great weekend!
Lynn

43 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

I know a few old buzzards who need a card like this! How fun, Lynn!

Sure hope Bob isn't roosting at your place for good!

NanaConnie said...

I love this card, Lynn! What a great image. lol I think the inside should say "...beats the alternative." Fantastic photo of Bob. :-D

Anne Temple said...

This is fantastic. Love the image and your coloring.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,great image,love the fab design.xxx

Becca Whitham said...

Great card...and I ditto NanaConnie's inside sentiment. Perfect!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is one AI stamp I have yet to acquire. It's a great one for the ageing friends and relations. The coloring is fantastic!

Linda Simpson said...

Great colouring and love your card. Thanks for sharing your story about Bob :)

Hugs
Linda xxx

Melissa said...

Oh, this is too funny, Lynn! Love that ole buzzard and all the detail you added to this! The shimmer glamors him up a bit in his old age! :)
As for the inside?
"...is for the birds!"

Ellen said...

What a funny post Lynn! You crack me up! Is your BIL so old he looks like lunch? love the whole card! Bob is pretty cool too! Have a fab day!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this card Lynn, fabulous colouring of the old buzzard and I like the design.
Kevin xx

Sandi said...

Melissa's suggested wording is perfect for the inside of this card! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my watermelon card.
I'm drawing a blank for a sentiment other than Melissa's!
Sandi ♥

Tammy said...

Bob the Buzzard must like the view or maybe he thinks you like him since you made such a fun card of him! Love the great background The only thing I can think of is . . . for the birds! Love your card!

MaryH said...

Enjoyed this post so much! I have seen this stamp, and wondered how it would look on a card. You really did it up proud. Loved your neck feathers treatment as well. I thought your glitzy spray looked great, but then I have a heavy hand too, so what do I know? This is such a cute card, and your BIL is sure to get a kick out of it. (Hope you've sent Bob off by now too!) TFS & Hugs

Carol L said...

Oh yes, Melissa nailed it with her idea of putting "for the birds" inside! Too funny, and perfect for this fun card! That buzzard looks worse than the turkey buzzards who are always on a barn roof 5 houses up from our house!! When those giant wings open up, it's extremely intimidating!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh he's a charmer! What brilliant colors and fun design!

MaxineD said...

Love the card Lynn - how about "Don't fall off the perch just yet" for the inside sentiment?
Blessings
Maxine

DebR said...

Great card..great job.
Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

Nancy in Iowa said...

Love the card - love the story!

Becky said...

This is awesome Lynn..

Di said...

Brilliant snippets card Lynn - 'is for the birds' would be perfect I agree!

I linked you into the Playground before going to bed last night. Thanks for coming to play again :)

Hugs, Di xx

Cathy said...

Love this card Lynn, the colouring and the mist background look fantastic :) Cathy x

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

FANTASTIC card!!!!! Your BIL will have a chuckle out of it! I love his white neck!

Now - the real buzzard is kinda scary! Glad you're providing him with some water, but I think he needs a new resting spot too!

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

LOVE this card!! That's quite the bird to have prattling around on your rooftop! I also love all the sentiment suggestions. Happy Birthday you old buzzard!, Happy Birthday WILD THING!, Happy Birthday you party animal you!, I took a long look at my life, perhaps you heard the scream that followed?, It's wonderful to be young and full of life! Remember?,

I know he's going to love this card no matter what you put inside. Great job! Renee (Ai Design Team)

Mary Marsh said...

this card is such a hoot Lynn-your bil will get a laugh-great photo of the one in your yard-you write the funniest stories-don't fret it's just a bird-unless he is doing damage

Cards by Sharyn said...

This is a great card. Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

Laura said...

Lynn, I don't think you got heavy handed on that mist at all! It's perfect! Love the Paper. your coloring is fantastic and Love how you added the twine. Awesome Masculine Card!! Your BIL will love it. TFS

Julene Matthews said...

A wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Feeling sketchy

Margaret said...

That's quite the new pet bird you have! LOL! Maybe he's just there to remind you that it could be worse...

Your card is so funny and I'm sure it will be well received. I'll have to think about a sentiment and get back with you!

DebiJ said...

What a fabulous, fun & highly effective card you have made - your BIL will surely have a chuckle & love it too. Wonderful image with superb colouring. All the sentiment suggestions are great, but I am partial to NanaConnie's.
Thank you for playing along at Feeling Sketchy!

Tammy said...

WOW awesome masculine card Lynn! I love that image and all of the black glimmer mist!! Your BIL will love it too, fantastic pic too!
Tammy x

Cibele Glazer said...

Fantastic card and I love the coloring you did. That touch of liquid applique is genius. I don't think I would like Bob hanging around my house, that's for sure.

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a fun card for your BIL, Lynn! Of course, I'd have to say something like "this old buzzard reminds us that 'life is to short'!" That's too many words, though. Maybe just "LITS!"

The real buzzard? Too funny what Jim said! I can't even bear to have the crows come to our bird baths b/c it scares all the other finches and little birds. I can't even imagine how freaked my freak would be if I had a buzzard swoop in and hang out. It gives me the vapors just thinking about it!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Yep, the buzzard would have me freaking out too! I love that you've named him, though. lol! And that stamp is a fabulous - hey old guy - stamp. You can't have enough of those! (My husband is 9 years older. I'm never going to get tired of tweaking him over it)

Granmargaret said...

Great male card Lynn. Thank you for joining us at Feeling Sketchy

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fab card! I love the coloring and your story- I Think I would recognize a buzzard IRL, but I am not too sure...! Hehehe I love your cards : )

Bonnie said...

What a perfect card for an old guy with a sense of humor! Hope Bob moves on soon! That would be a little scary to have a buzzard hanging around. Sure wouldn't want to take a fall in the back yard!

Sue Ashcroft said...

Hahaha love this, saw it whlst browsing through Art impressions, its ace :D

Lesley said...

Hope you decieded on a good sentiment for the card - we only see buzzards like that in zoo's must be amazing to have one stop by in your garden!! Love Jim's quip about being old but not dead yet a bit disconcerting to have Bob hanging around!!! best wishes Lesley x

gale said...

Love the card and the Bob story. We have a hawk that's been hanging out on our cattle barn. I think he's waiting for a chicken to escape from the (enclosed) chicken pen. lol

NanaConnie said...

Hey, Girlfriend, just saw that you're a winner with this card over at Artistic Impressions. Congratulations! Way to go! :-D

Marilyn said...

How creepy, having buzzards hanging out in the yard! How about Too Old for even Buzzard Bait! Yeah.. this is just a little too weird. I remember those all cowboy movies with the buzzards circling... didn't like it then and funny how that sticks with you.

Shannon White said...

LOL!! Love your Awesome Buzzard card! LOL I am sure your Brother will get a kick out of it for sure! LOL..still chuckling, as I know a few people this card would be perfect for, lol 8-) LOVE it!

Hugs
Shannon

P.S. Congrats on your win Lynn! 8-)

Michelle Klieber said...

LOL! I love this card. The picture is hilarious and reminds me of my father! I like to colours, they really pop off the screen.

'Shell