Thursday, February 12, 2015

XOXO. . . .

for a few challenges:


I absolutely LOVE the "bird crazy" stamps from Tim Holtz and had to have them as soon as I could get them.  This crazy guy is here to wish all of you a very Happy Valentine's Day.  I stamped the image on Tim's watercolor paper and colored it with Peerless watercolors.  The sentiment is from Simon's lunch notes stamp set.  The patterned paper is from an old Basic Grey 6 x 6 pad.

Playing along in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp:  all creatures big and small.



Addicted to Stamps:  anything goes.


CAS(E) This Sketch: 



My card is a very loose interpretation of this sketch; I just switched the image to the right instead of the left!

Thanks for visiting!

29 comments:

3kidmama said...

I LOVE your card and your water coloring is so fabulous and playful! I loved those stamps as soon as I saw them, but wondered how I might use them. You've given me so many great ideas - they are really quite versatile once I start thinking outside the box! :)

Cornelia W said...

Awwwww you got those stamps already - they are on my wishlist!!!!! Now I want them even more!!!!Fabulous card, Joy!

Betty Keefe said...

that bird is crazy cute - love the google eyes!!

Cat Craig said...

Joy what a fun silly bird, those eyes just make it impossible not to smile.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is too fun! Those birds make me laugh and I love that you added the eyes!

Rosemary said...

what a fun card, joy... that little bird is too cute! thank you for the sweet comment on my Take Ten cover!

Sue McRae said...

That birdie gets me every time. He's just sooo cute and I love the colours you used for him. I think this would make a great Valentine's card for a guy!

Dawn Turley said...

Adorable. I nearly bought some of the birds... maybe need to add them to my next order!

Shona Chambers said...

I can totally see why you love this bird, he's hilarious!! You've done a fabulous job with the watercolouring, love all the colours you blended together. He's so funny, makes me smile everytime I look at him! So happy you shared this with us at ATSM this week!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Joy, such a wonderful image, your bright colour choices and googly eyes are brilliant.
Pauline
x

walchowDesign said...

Ewk! I love your crazy little bit, Joy! It's so cute and your colouring is to perfection!

Linda Kunsman said...

I am in love with this darling card Joy!! I just might have to cave in and get myself a birdie stamp:)

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Diane said...

Oh my gosh this is just too cute Joy.

Hugs Diane

Leigh Penner said...

Oh my goodness! That bird is just too adorable! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh my goodness! That bird is just too adorable! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, Joy...this birdie is absolutely hilarious! I love how you added to the whimsey with the googly eyes and big red lips...too funny! Your water coloring is the perfect medium for him, too...LOVE it!!!
Happy V-Day to you!

Becca Cruger said...

That quirky bird is only made more amazing by the addition of those googly eyes. This makes me giggle!

Greta said...

Darling card, Joy--wonderfully watercolored!

Kylie said...

love that crazy bird! What a fun card and the googly eyes are perfect! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

lostinpaper said...

I'm with you on this stamp set, it was a 'had to have' and now I can't stop colouring these cute little fellas! Your card is wonderful! Love his bright feathers and the googly eyes add so much fun, thanks for the inspiration!

Alanna said...

Hi Joy. You are the winner from my Valentine's 5 for 5 challenge. Please email me at alanna.moses@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Okay, seriously, this is my new favorite card of 2015!!! I positively love that bird (thanks, now I MUST have it!), and your design, and your colors! Mwah, Mwah, Mwah, Joy!! Happy Valentine's Day and weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

JD/ Jill said...

Another adorable card made with this stamp! So cute, and nicely colored. This stamp is definitely going on my wish list!

Barb Ghig said...

I apologize for not mentioning this in my previous comment...Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

Hayley Kew said...

Seriously adorable, way to add the googlies lol Thank you so much for taking the time out to share a little love with us gals at Addicted to Stamps and More...! Hope you will join us again next week!!!

Heather said...

An adorable card Joy, a great CAS card and such a cute Tun Holtz's Crazy Bird, stunningly coloured and fun googler eyes!!

Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

alexandra s.m. said...

I'm a big fan Joy!
and your birdie cracks me up!!
Thank You~

Milla said...

Love your card! What a fun birdie! :)