Monday, September 21, 2015

Those Birds

I've pretty well decided that you either love those Crazy Birds from Tim Holtz - or you hate them.  I, for one, love the little guys.  They're just so cute with their funny expressions and I really think I get some of the same expressions from time to time - especially with Jim!

This witch-y bird is grounded and won't be flying on Halloween night and by looking at the expression on his face, he's really having a hard time understanding that.  I personally think he could be a little too chubby to get in-flight.

He's colored with Copics and then I added some spots with the Colorless Blender and also some dots with a Gel pen to his wing that has been popped up.  I used the Polaroid die from Lil Inker along with embossing on part of it.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.  Sequins, patterned paper, and some Baker's twine finish up the card.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Really Reasonable Ribbon ("Orange" you glad it's Autumn), Whimsy Stamps (Anything goes or Halloween), and Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

Thanks for stopping by.......
Lynn

36 comments:

Jenée said...

I, too, love these little critters. In fact, just this past week (for my birthday), a dear friend gave me the crazy bird stamps and die sets. I was thrilled. Your card is adorable!

Lynn McAuley said...

I'm on the LOVE team! Waiting for my accessories to arrive!

Awesome work with this one, Lynn!

Margreet said...

I adore these birds and you made a brilliant card with one of them!
xxx Margreet

Linda Simpson said...

This is wonderful and loving these crazy birds.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

I love, love them!! I've had them on my wish list forever...now I need the new accessories, too!! You did a fabulous job with this!! It makes me smile!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

JD/ Jill said...

What a cute so nicely done card! I with you too...I really like these birds and have them on my wish list!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love them too, Lynn! They make me smile - sometimes laugh out loud! Your card is adorable! He's got accessories! So cute! Love your design!

Jacee said...

I do love these birds Lynn, and your design around him is perfect!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Davi said...

Those crazy birds make me Laugh Lynn, such a fun card you created and love the dotted dp too :)

Chrissy said...

I love the crazy birds Lynn and this one is too cute. Fabulous colouring with his little spots and added sequins..Hope all is going well..take care.

luv CHRISSYxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

I had to have them- they are waiting for ink : ) Fun fun card- and love their expressions!

Maxine D said...

Lynn this is fabulous - as is your commentary on it :-). Love that bird and the way you have mounted him is sheer genius.
Blessings
Maxine

Donna Hanley said...

You always make the Crazy Birds look darling. This one, I agree, does not seem to understand his problem". Fun card and I love that polka dot paper, twine and sequins. Hoe you are dong well. Have a fun night.

Carol L said...

You do these birds to perfection Lynn! I LOVE the witch's hat and broom, and those wonky eyes just get me every time! Fun fun card today, thanks for the chuckles :)

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness, he's hysterically fun, such a look of forlorn! Absolutely fabulous card Lynn!

Sassy Raggedy said...

HeeHee HaaHaa Hee Hee Haa Haa....I can't stop laughing...What fun!! hugs, joann

MaryH said...

Oh he makes a darling Halloween Guy! I don't have the accessory set yet. Love, love this one!!! Good job! TFS & Hugs

SARN said...

Fab snippety Hallowe'en card.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Wonderful card Lynn - I'm on the LOVE team of course :) And the birdie you used is my fave one - a great Halloween card there!

Hugs

Di xx

lauren bergold said...

i think it's also possible that these guys "grow on" ya... b/c i can't say i was that impressed by them until you & leslie & one of my IG friends started making cards with them... and it's hard to argue with a card as cute as THIS!!! (& yes, i've gotten this expression from my lovely husband as well; i think it's a sign of being married more than 10yrs, lol!) :) :) :) (speaking of husbands, i hope jim is doing well, i've been thinking about you guys!) ♥

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness, Lynn! I love this card! I keep drooling over it... you're tempting me to buy those birds. *i'mjustsayin'

NanaConnie said...

I love everything about this one, Lynn, including the bird! Incredible work with the Polaroid die. What a fantastic card design.
Personally, I thought the look on his face was more before-the-fact and that he's one of those rare birds who suffers from fear of flying. In which case, he'd be relieved to be grounded. lol

scrappymo! said...

This is my favourite Halloween card ever! I love those birds too...

MiamiKel said...

Squee! What a cutie! I keep passing these guys at Michaels and drooling, but have yet to purchase (hello, santa!) LOL Love how you turned this into a H'ween bird - too cute to spook, that's for sure!

Tammy said...

OMGosh this is so cute Lynn!! I love that bird and his fabulous spotty body, perfect dp too!
Tammy x

Lori Kobular said...

I'm with you Lynn and love those crazy birds and their faces! Awesome card!

Cathy said...

Love this little bird Lynn, such a fun Halloween card, Cathy x

Doreen said...

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

Diane said...

Well this little bird certainly brings a smile to my face. Love it Lynn.

Hugs Diane

Kat W said...

I love these adorable birds too, they have so much character...this one's face totally says 'eek!'
Your card design is fab too, lovely spotty DP and the polaroid frame is cute :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

*Vicki* said...

This is such a fun card Lynn!! Love how your bird is holding the broom and I love the Polaroid frame you have him in! The colors are perfect for Halloween! :)

Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Lynn. I love your sweet baker's twine bow, it’s SO creative. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely art with us, and please stop by to join us again soon.
Blessings,
Karen
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Anne Temple said...

Adorable card. Love the spots on him.

Bonnie said...

These crazy birds always make me smile! He'll just have to walk door to door to get his treats!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Oh how cute. That should surely cheer up Jim. Think of you both often! Along with the long days I hope there are days of small joys!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Lynn, this card is just so whimsical and FUN! You did an awesome job of coloring and embellishing your crazy bird! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!