Thursday, August 3, 2017

Bluebird of Love

Welcome!  Summer nears an end with August already here.  For this card, I stamped GKD stamps from Birds and Blossoms set on water color paper with Memento Espresso Truffle ink.  I water colored the images with Distress Oxide inks Faded Jean, Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain, and Vintage Photo, and Distress Ink Forest Moss. I used a picture of a Bluebird as a guide for coloring.  After coloring, I did stamp the bird and stump a second time (using the Misti) with Espresso Truffle ink to bring out some of the details. Decided to keep the background clean to focus on the bird.  Added a Brown brad to accent the sentiment Used GKD Powder Blue CS as the base. 

Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge: The wing's the thing-use anything with wings as the focal.
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday challenge-watercoloring
Happy Little Stampers: August Watercolor challenge-anything goes with the optional twist Bloom
Less is More: Challenge #339 pierce your project.  Pierced my project with a metal brad.


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

4 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Such a beautiful and serene little scene here. Perfectly coloured and loving your completely CAS take on 'piercing' your project. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful blue bird and a perfect colouring! An amazing CAS card and a great take on our challenge! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More!

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful card, I love the clean and simple lines with just the stamped and painted image as the focal. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at The Mod Squad!!!
Judy MSC Challenge Host
{Judy's Happy Place}

Neets B said...

Great watercolouring of this lovely scene. A wonderful sentiment and I love the single pierced element.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x