Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Happy Bird-day x3

If you ever check in on me, you know I am a big fan of birds.  How do you guys like these cuties?  None of these are native to my area, and I have never seen any of them in real life.  But aren't they so cute?  Look at how awesome the Blackburnian looks?  I keep thinking that little orange bishop is a Le Conte's... also non-native to my area, but I have seen one who had lost it's way and ended up in Arcata, CA about 12 years ago. 

Anyway, how do you like my little notes?  Get it?: Overdue? Check you out? !!!  (My hubs would say, "dorkis malorkis.")

  • Library catalog index cards and old due date cards in the background
  • Background of cards daubed with Distress Inks in Rusted Hinge and Scattered Straw through Tim's SA Honeycomb stencil.  Well, the orange bishop's card had a monoprint from the aftermath of daubing, but then I made a little puddle and painted a few hexagons.
  • Birds cut from my craft-copy of National Geographic's field guide to birds of North America
  • Sentiments typed on typewriter
  • Splatters made using the Distress Inks on my mat with some water, then flicked with a paint brush
I plan to share at Try It On Tuesday: nature, as my second entry. I'm a pretty big outdoorswoman. This is "my jam."


  1. Beautiful bird cards with great images

    Thank you for joining in at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Mimi...that bird really beautiful on your the way you arrange your the hexagons too...really beauty..
    See you around sweety

  3. What an impressive array of lovely bird-day cards you have created. They are stunning with the layered images you created. I love these as much as your first Nature Inspired entry. STILL loving that typewriter, too.

  4. We've had a few days of lovely weather in Oslo, sunny and about 10 degrees Celsius. After work yesterday I sat on my balcony, realizing I heard the birds sing for the first time this year. I think that, more than the beautiful weather, gave me the feeling of spring. Birds are lovely creatures, can't imagine a world without them, but I'm no good at names and such. These cards are beautifully made, very Mimi style, which I love!

  5. A wonderful selection of cards, the birds look fantastic. thank you for joining us at TioT's.

  6. I just don't know how you do it! You take the simplest designs and make them so captivating and artistic! Girl, these rock my world today!!!

  7. I love birds too and I love your cards! So pleased you joined us again at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  8. Love, love, TRIPLE LOVE! These are so great! I really like how they go together, yet each one is its own unique scene. As for birds in my area, I am not too knowledgeable. There are magpies, which are generally NOT appreciated around here, and my dad also digs hummingbirds, which appear to have an aggressive streak and which I would not want zipping around my ear area or nostrils. But thank you for sharing some beautiful bird art and for teaching me some bird knowledge! And hey- I will always appreciate library humor, so I'm a dorkis malorkis right along with you!

  9. Very cute birds and nice idea.
    Thank you for joining us at TioT.