Thursday, May 10, 2012

Nature Walk Bird With Birthday Hat

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Language Is Interesting...
I was going to make today's lesson from the craft room something about losing my senses...and then it struck me...senses, scentses...language is definitely interesting!  I have had a cold for almost 2 weeks now and I have been struck by how much I miss my sense of taste.  Did you know that our sense of smell is actually responsible for about 75 percent of what we typically think of as our sense of taste?  I had no idea until I started doing a bit of researching online.  How funny that our sense of taste is really our scents of taste :)  That smell, our sensitivity to scents, is what gives us most of our ability to taste.  So yes, I miss it.  I actually made a corn soup with a whole bunch of chilies in it.  I usually am not a big fan of spicy food and I was able to eat the soup without a blink since I couldn't taste or smell a thing.  I almost cracked up when Michael took a taste and his whole face turned red! :)  I'm hoping I have some sense soon...or should I say "scents" :)  Language really is interesting :)
Today's card was inspired by a new stamp set that is coming out in the new Stampin' Up! catalog called Papaya Collage.  The stamp set has a bird in it and also an image of a little birthday hat.  When I saw the images I immediately knew I had to use a set that I already had to create a similar look!  I grabbed the Nature Walk stamp set and some Confetti card stock and stamped the bird in black ink.  Next I stamped the greeting from On Your Birthday.  I then cut a small triangle from the First Edition Specialty paper and sponged the edges with black ink.  I then brushed some Stampin' Pastels over the paper to give it the yellow look (I think it was More Mustard pastel).  I cut a thin strip of Baja Breeze card stock, ran it through the paper crimper and glued it to the bottom of the "hat."  I added an adhesive rhinestone to top off the hat and attached the hat to the bird with half of a dimensional.  I also used the pastels to color the bird - a combination of different shades of blue and a little orange and yellow for his beak.  I hope you like it! :)

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

That is just too cool! A sweet birdy with a birthday hat will make anyone smile!