When I saw Beate’s sketch challenge for this weekend, I thought of this sweet bird image from the Touch of Nature set. I also wanted to practice my watercoloring, so I stamped the bird in Basic Brown ink on watercolor paper (about 3″ x 2″). I first put down some Soft Sky ink with my Aqua Painter and let that dry. Then I colored the image in with my Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painter. The edges were distressed and sponged with Creamy Caramel ink.
The Twill background was stamped in Bravo Burgundy ink on the same color card. A 2″ strip of Bali Breeze Designer Series paper was lined with 1/4″ Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon and attached to the card. I chose some Antique Brass Hodgepodge hardware (which retires in August, so I am starting to use it more now) as embellishments.
The three lines of the sentiment were one by one inked with a Chocolate Chip marker and stamped side-by-side on a 1/2″ strip of Kraft paper. The edges were sponged with Creamy Caramel ink.
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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Touch of Nature, Twill
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Kraft, Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Basic Brown, Bravo Burgundy, Creamy Caramel, Soft Sky
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, 1/4″ Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon, Cutter Kit, Stamping Sponge, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig