Well hello again! I had a great weekend - stamping, reading and talking to my girls (except for Alathea who is in Africa with David). But that is another story for another time. Suffice it to say I wish I was there too. *sigh*. And other than our hot water heater's pilot blowing out (cold showers are not fun) I am surviving! But let's move on to today's card shall we?
This stamp set was a fateful, yet perfect combination for me! A beautiful, realistic bird just waiting to be watercolored. lol! It is one of Stampin' Up!'s new sets called, Every Moment.
The stamp image isn't a goldfinch (at least I don't think it is) but I made it into one because I have so many flying around my yard this time of year I wanted to capture their summery, bright colors. I don't have any cattails in my yard though!
Disclaimer: I stamped on the Satin Ribbon with black stazon ink. That part of the photo is ever so slightly blurry. It isn't the ribbon, just my lack of a light box.
I used this weeks sketch #52 from Pals Paper Arts. (ETA: forgot to give you the link.)
After I stamped on watercolor paper with Black Stazon ink, I colored with SU markers. I always use a blender pen to spread out the color around the outside of the image so it doesn't look stiff and floating.
Notice the white on the wings? I just took my Signo Gel Pen and added a few stripes - another great use for a great little pen! The little specks of color were added with our Color Spritzer Tool and a Chocolate Chip marker.
And I hope you are able to see the lovely texture on the overall background. To make the background I first layered all of my cardstock and paper. THEN I ran it through the Big Shot with the new and fabulous Elegant Lines textured impressions embossing folder. Love, love, love it!
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
- Every Moment stamp set
- Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Pear Pizzazz cardstock
- Pear Pizzazz designer paper (hostess pack)
- Watercolor paper
- Black Stazon ink
- Stampin' Up Markers
- Blender pen
- Color Spritzer Tool
- Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon
- Filigree designer brad with Black brad in the center
- Signo White Gel Pen