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Sweet Bird

June 6th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Sweet Bird

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Tags: simply delicious

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Beate // Jun 7, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Oh, Vera! I love your card. I love the sentiment stamped in a single line on top. I love the bird, the coloring and the colors. Awesome card.
    Thanks so much for playing!
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs and smiles

  • 2 connie seifert // Jun 7, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Vera, this is just beautiful! It is definitely my type of card with the bird and I know you used the stamp-a-ma-jig to do that saying so perfectly in a line. Great job!

  • 3 Kim // Jun 7, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    WOW!! What a great coloring job! Love all of those colors together!! Great job on the challenge!

  • 4 erinkmckinney // Jun 7, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Beautiful card, Vera!

  • 5 Vickie Waugh // Jun 8, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Vera, this turned out sooo pretty! I just LOVE the bird!! Wonderful coloring and color combo!!

  • 6 bensarmom // Jun 15, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Vera, this is so very pretty and delicate looking. You did a beautiful job coloring this.