Thursday, 11 March 2010

Spring has Sprung!!

I have had such fun making this. When I saw the title Jo had chosen, for the current Stampotique challenge,  I immediately remembered the rest of the verse by Ogden Nash:
"Spring has sprung,
The grass has riz,
I wonder where
The birdies is?"
... and realised it was perfect for the Stampotique bird stamp that I have.  I've also realised why I like using the Stampotique stamps so much - they make me smile!  (Click on the image to see all the detail)

Edit: I've discovered there's a second part to the poem - as follows:

"Spring has sprung,
The grass has riz,
I wonder where
The birdies is?"

The little bird is on the wing,
But that’s absurd! 
Because the wing is on the bird!

47 comments:

Sid said...

Fab piece, loving your layers and colours !

kjjc said...

truly beautiful

penibear said...

Amazing, great colours! And I love that curly stuff, sure I've got some of that somewhere....

Sarah Anderson said...

this is my favourite stampotique stamp :) and for some reason I always refer to this bird as a 'he'!! Great card :)

Basement Stamper said...

Oh my!!! This definitely makes me smile, I love those vibrant colors you used. It screams Spring!!! Thanks so much for joining us a Stampotique Designer's Challenge!

Lynne K said...

What a wonderful piece. Great fun! I love the colours.

Deb said...

I love the little poem - used to say it with my kiddies. Colors are fab!

Shannon said...

I love this bird stamp, in fact, I think I need to get it. It's soooooo cute. I love this tag, it's wonderful. Your work has inspired me to purchase this stamp, which I think is the biggest form of flattery. I just love your artwork! So glad I found your blog.

craftimamma said...

Absolutely brilliant! I haven't seen this particular stamp before but it's great and you've hit the nail on the head about these stamps. I like them for exactly the same reason - they really make me chuckle!

Lesley Xx

Suzanne C said...

This is so fun! Love the funny birds and how you have put the sentiment into the circle. Very pretty!

craftytrog said...

It's wonderful! Love those birdies! x

Liszha said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love how you put it all together to be one lovely card!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Oh, class! LOVE THIS! Everything works perfectly, and its a stamp I don't have and now need! Thanks for joining in Carol :0))

Paula said...

awonderfully zingy spring card...makes me smile too x

joanne wardle said...

You are right Carol, they do make you smile! this is gorgeous, I love what you did with the bird.

Kaz said...

Fab card, I've used this stamp too! She's great isn't she?
I love the way you've made the vines xx

Cath Wilson said...

Very playful, Carol. Never heard the rest of that verse before but I like it :) Great colours, too.

Andrea said...

this is just brilliant and what fab colour to x

Jan said...

Great piece Carol. Fabulous colours and I LOVE the birdies in their high heels!

Heather said...

This is such fun Carol - I love the twisting tendrils.

Greensleeves said...

Birds and spring, what could be more cheerful than this?

Jacqui said...

Fab-u-lous

Carol said...

What a wonderful imagination you have! Birdlegs never looked so great!
And thank you for the kinds words about Stampotique!

maddy hill said...

that is gorgeous Carol - love that green and the birdies ! all so very gorgeous !
hugs
maddyx

Pia said...

wow Carol what a beautiful card, love all details and lovely colours.
hugs Piaxx

Janny said...

Really beautiful!

nimucha said...

Carol, I am smiling too :)
The card is beautiful and funny :)

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful, love the colours, x

Sarita said...

Ooh I was so excited when I saw this Carol, as I've never seen these Stampotique birdies, they're wonderful!
A truly lovey creation Carol,
Love Sarita xx

Diane Whitehouse said...

Im loving these birdies, Carol - great!
Diane x

Hels Sheridan said...

Totally GORGEOUS x

stampdiva said...

Spring has definitely sprung and most definitely in a Carol Q kind of way - quirky - love this. Don't they just brighten your day. Lynne x

Paula said...

Beautiful spring design.

uglybug1 said...

Such a lovely card. Love the colours and the birds are great.
Love and bugsx

Juls said...

so gorgeous!! Love all the birds! and love how the vine trails over the edges! Hugs Juls

Paul B said...

What a beautiful creation. Love the fresh, zingy and vibrant colours you used. Great design, with lots of visual texture and the bird stamps are wonderful. I'm seriously tempted to buy the bird stamp myself :) Very inspiring. Px

Marilyn Rock said...

Carol; I just love this! It's so happy; great layering with wonderful colors! xxoo

AngelaC said...

Oh this is just wonderful! I love those birds (especially their shoes) and it really made me smile!

Lynne said...

Fabulous! Love it, the colours are great and those birds, think I need this stamp too!

Godelieve said...

Fabulous!! Love those birds! And such a nice shade of green.
Completely amazing!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my goodness! This is Awesome!!! Love the colours and everything about is is so springy!!!!

Great work and thanks for playing with us

Hugs

Vicki

Karin said...

LOL I love those crazy bird stamps and love how you've used them!

Jennifer said...

I love this creation, those birds really make me smile. The verse is perfect too.
Hugs
Jen x

Lottie said...

Oh wow - gorgeous -the made me smile too - as did the poem

herminesplace said...

Love it, great colours, love the birds, love the legs, love everything

thekathrynwheel said...

I love this :-) Stampotique stamps are such fun! Kate

Viola said...

FABULOUS!!!