Friday, September 4, 2015

It's for the Birds!

     Today we have a new challenge for you over at QKR Stampede and our theme this week is "Birds."  Any bird, flying, standing, strutting, dancing, drinking -- you get the idea.  QKR has a ton of fun bird images and, while you don't have to use a QKR Stampede image to play along in the challenge, if you do use one, you'll be entered into a separate drawing just for those who use a QKR image.  That increases your chance of winning immensely!

     I chose to use "Farmer Crow, digi 24241."  Isn't he a hoot?  He's probably the only albino crow in the world.  Or maybe he's really a white leghorn rooster, pretending to be a crow?  :-D

I used this sketch from Atlantic Hearts.

     Albino or not, I had a lot of fun coloring this farmer bird with my Promarkers.  I die cut and matted him, then added a half-piece cut with a die one size larger, layered behind him.  I die cut the long oval and both of those papers are from SU.  For embellishment, I added the 'straw' and the bow.

     Edited to  add:  I've had so many comments about the "straw" embellishment that I guess I should have told the story behind it.  I thought a stick of hay would make a cute embellie but I didn't have any in my stash.   Not even a bit of crumpled raffia was hiding away.  So, necessity being the mother of invention...  I cut a strip of plastic bag, up near the handle where there were already folds, and then folded it over a couple of times lengthwise.  I adhered it (under the bow) to keep it from unfolding, then took a pair of scissors and snipped into each end to make it look frayed.  It actually looks more like straw in the photo than IRL but it's good enough.  :-D

Artistic Stampers
Cardz for Guyz
Crafting by Designs
Crafting for all Seasons (center column)
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Crafts Galore Encore
CCC Digi Creations
Deep Ocean
Going Grey with Scrap Creations
I {heart} ProMarkers
Incy Wincy
Not Just Cards
Outlawz Greeting 
Simon Says Stamp

     I hope we're going to see you entering our challenge this week .  Show us one of your favorite bird images and give us some inspiration.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I giggled and giggled when I saw your card. Oh how I could use some giggling...thank you. I must get this image. Just when I think I have all I want you bring another image I don't have to life. Love it!

Donna Hanley said...

I can't wait for harvest time and weather to get here. This little guy is just so darn cute. Your coloring job is superb on him, whoever he is. LOL The straw is the perfect embellishment. Enjoy your long weekend.

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Connie, I do enjoy reading your posts and always end up giggling. Another fabulous card and love the albino crow.
Linda xxx

Jane Willis said...

What a fun card, I love the image, the way you've coloured him and the way you've put it all together. Great! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! such fun, love his expression. AND your card.

jimlynn said...

LOL!!!!!!! I always say there's nothing cuter than an albino crow! I love, love, LOVE this! The touch of hay is sensational too. Precious and fun card.

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a fantastic card the image is brilliant. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 21 Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

*Vicki* said...

An albino crow!! LOL!! I think you've colored it beautifully and I absolutely LOVE the addition of the piece of straw!! So clever!! Happy Friday!!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Love this cute farmer and your 'straw' is brilliant. You sure had me fooled.

Jackie Scott said...

Wow, a white crow - why not! Love it! and when I looked at the straw, I thought you must have gone out and picked it from a field! You are so clever! Wonderful card you make me smile!

Anonymous said...

What a fun card...I love the digi you chose - nothing like a farmer crow :)
Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

Lisa said...

Great card! Love the shapes you used and that stamp is so cute! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts!

applejack cards by sue said...

Such a fun image and I love your mini tutorial with the straw. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT xx

Claudia Rogier said...


Sweet card.
Love the colous you used.
Thanks for joining us at CCC Digi Creations Challenge and good luck.

DT CCC Digi Creations Challenge

Nicole Wright Designs said...

Great use of your Trio of Color! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Monday Challenge. Cheers Nicole

Dawn said...

Isn't he just the cutest farmer you've ever seen!
Love your take on the sketch too!
Dawn xx

Cazro said...

A super created card, brilliant colouring the farmer. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

Sassy Raggedy said...

Cute cute cute. So fun NC...Hugs, joann

comopark1886 said...

Great take on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch! The plastic bag straw idea was brilliant! Add the crow is adorable!

Jessica K said...

Such a fun card! Fabulous job! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Jess - DT

Linda Norman said...

Fun card! Love the coloring and the playfulness! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
Linda - DT

Anet's Crafting said...

Adorable card NanaConnie.

You have not link back to our Challenge Blog. Would love for you to add our Challenge Blog link

Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful card Nana Connie - love the straw and the way you have used the sketch.
Unfortunately you have said you have linked to Creative Craft Cottage, instead you have linked to the CCC Digi Creations - can you please correct that.
All the best, and I hope we see you again.
DT CCC Digi Creation

Notations of a Crafter said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper

Sharon Noble said...

lovely Thank you for Joining us at at I ♥ Promarkers this week hugs Sharon xxx

Unknown said...

Such a fun card love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons. Helen DT xx

Lilibet said...

Thanks for playing along at I love Promarkers. Good luck in your challenges
Liz x

Anet's Crafting said...

NanaConnie, your link to our CCC Digi Creations Blog is correct, but you named it Creative Craft Cottage instead of CCC Digi Creations. Would love for you to change it to CCC Digi Creations.

Thank you for playing along with our CCC Digi Creations Challenge. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Adorable card, love your farmer bird!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Artistic stamper challenge this month.