Friday, May 30, 2014

A Rusty Seagull for Father's Day

Hi there!  Funny title for this post, eh?  I happened to have this bird already punched out from another project and decided to create a nautical card using him.  And so, he became a seagull.  First-ever of his kind, perhaps.


I intended to use only a couple of white clouds, but one mistake after another kept happening, and I needed a good cover-up.  One such blue cloud hovers too closely to the sentiment, but it was either that, or an ugly glue spot.


My dock could use a bit more work...it's rather crude.  Good thing I don't build docks with wood!

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Happy Phrases - Verve Paper: Bashful Blue, Cajun Craze, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, blue stripe - SU Ink: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: Navy twine - SU Accessories & Tools: Swirl border punch - EK Success; Herringbone embossing folder - Cuttlebug; Cloud 1 & 2 dies - PTI; Extra Large Bird Punch - SU; marker

14 comments:

Sindhu said...

Great card Colleen, good title too! ;)

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Fabulous card Colleen!I love your version of seagull.. looks too cute! Your post made me smile :)love your humour!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the clouds, the bird and that fence!!!!!

Lisa said...

Heehee looks like the salt water corroded that bird, he's must have been perched on the dock for a long time!! This is cute Colleen and I love the waves!!

Marisa said...

Well done! Love how you used that bird punch and created the wharf. Very creative!

Linda R said...

Yep the title has me smiling. I just love your card. Even the dock..

Hugs~

PS.. Thanks for all the sweet comments on my blog.

Shani Thomas said...

Well, now, I don't agree. I think this is a great card! And unless you had pointed out the cloud being close to the sentiment (and I don't think it is) then I would never have noticed; the clouds seem perfect to me. I think the dock looks great as well. As my cousin always says, "Don't go pickin' the fly sh*t out of the pepper."

Shirley said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! I really like the clouds, that really cute bird, the die cut waves and his perch too!

Leslie Miller said...

Hmmmm... I don't see faults, I just see utter awesomeness, including the dock. Very creative design -- so cute -- and perfect for Father's Day!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a sensational father's day card, Colleen! Or for a number of other occasions! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Donna B. said...

What a great scene! Loving all the clouds - looks like a storm might be coming!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the sponged "seagull" :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh I love it. What a great use of the embossing folder and the clouds are just way to cute for words.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

~Tammy~ said...

Another great scene! You are just having the best "free" time creating! Happy sigh!

Can you tell I am trying to catch up on getting around to my bloggy friends. Please forgive being tardy!

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