B is for “Budgie”!

A great pal of ours celebrated his birthday in August this year, but we were all so busy we weren’t able to get together and celebrate till next week. Thus, in anticipation of seeing him again, I have used ‘The Director’ from Third Coast to create my arch which I shall use for his birthday card. His nickname is ‘Budgie’ and this stamp totally reminds me of him!!

Our challenge was to produce ‘patchwork’ paper for Gothic Arches this Sunday – it’s explained beautifully – and it’s a technique which makes for very varied backgrounds! Voici Budgie, Le Directeur!!

Isn’t he delightful? *grins* I used brown/gold acrylics and gel medium for my top coat and then a dash of Candy Blue EP randomly here and there on the background sheet. I then cut out the arch, outlined it with Gold Krylon-style pen and added the elements! I seem to be using feathers again… 😉

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  1. That is a thoughtful gift for your friend, Budgie. I’m sure he’ll get a kick out of it. 🙂

    PS: Your comment about living in Spain and seeing the town’s Day of the Dead celebrations is fascinating! I’d love to read more about it (hint, hint)!

  2. great arch!!! love the image!

  3. great arch!!!

  4. Fabulous arch, great bird!

  5. Beaitiful arch, Rosie!

  6. What a gorgeous arch, Rosie!

  7. An amazing arch Rosie…the background is stunning.
    your image is shouts look at me!
    and your hint of blue pulls it all together.
    chriss x

  8. Great idea, Rosie, and the image is perfect. I love the feathers you are using. My sister is putting feathers on her cards now too.

  9. Great take on the theme Rosie, fun arch your friend will love it!

  10. Sandy

     /  October 20, 2008

    Wow wow wow wow this is amazig.
    Fantastic arch.

  11. We used to have a Prime Minister (in Australia) called “The silver Budgie”. This was becausehe had a thick head of silvery hair and a beak of a nose which made him look like an angry budgie. When I saw your Gothic arch I chuckled away to myself because YOUR budgie looks exactly like him. (He was also a fancy dresser!!). I love your patchwork arch and the earthy tones you have chosen. Great stuff.

  12. Rachelp

     /  October 20, 2008

    Beautiful arch -love the details, gorgeous

    AMAZING WORK as always 🙂
    So arty and inspiring! 😀

  14. great arch, love that stamp.

  15. carolann

     /  October 20, 2008

    fantastic arch hun I had a go at my first arch this week WTG Rosie xxxxx

  16. brilliant work again Rosie…love it x

  17. Great Arch |Rosie love the images.

    crissi xx

  18. Wonderful arch..The image is perfect..

  19. I love your “Budgie”, Rosie! Great stamp! That patchwork background is wonderful! Your touches of blue EP are inspired! Just the right burst of color in exactly the right places!! You certainly have an artist’s eye!!

  20. Oh this is wonderful! Very vintage!


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