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Friday, 5 June 2020

Pretty Polly

Hi everybody.  Another masculine card today and I thought this digital image would work well, bright and cheery and watercoloured on Bristol Smooth paper using my Distress Inks.


I used Barn Door, Mustard Seed,  Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Peacock Feathers, Black Soot, Ground Espresso and Brushed Corduroy applied using a waterbrush.  When I had coloured it I fussy cut it out and then moved on to the background.  This stencil with an all over large leaf design which is one of four in a packet I got from The Range looks a bit like tropical leaves.  I made a monoprint by brayering Mowed Lawn DI on to it, spritzed with water and laid it on to a piece of white card and pressed it down firmly to tranfer the ink.  I did this several time using some Pine Needles ink too.  I then stencilled through it to fill the leaves in with some more of the same colours to give it some light and shade.  I then inked around the edges with both inks.

I finished by adding a sentiment using Versafine Olympia Green and heat set it with Wow Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and added the parrot using some Pinflair Glue Gel to give it dimension.






I am entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Masculine.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background.
Seize The Birthday - No. 192 Anything Goes Birthday.
Happy Little Stampers June Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes (no optional twist).
My Time To Craft - No. 433 Use A Stencil.

15 comments:

  1. Wow, a beautiful layered background for this gorgeously coloured bird! A stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge!

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  2. Beautiful Stencilled background Pat, it's perfect for your tropical parrot:)

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  3. I enlarged your photo to take a closer look ak your colouring, wow! So well done, Pat! A beautiful card with a gorgeous parrot and background!

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  4. He's magnificent! Beautifully coloured and he is perfectly at home on your terrific stenciled background. Have a lovely day Pat!

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  5. What a wonderful card Pat! And your background uses one of my fave stencil techniques - I love the effect monoprinting gives and it makes a perfect background to that wonderful Polly (or Peter) Parrot! x

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  6. Hello Pat, what a beautiful card, your bird is absolutely fabulously coloured, lovely colours used and a super background of branches. A lovely change for a male card, Kate x

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  7. Fabulous card, Pat. Love the background you've created for the beautiful parrot. xx

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  8. Pat I am loving this tropical card. Your colouring of the parrot looks faublous. The background monoprinting looks amazing and a real stand out card....I love it x.

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  9. This is a real stunner Pat! Your parrot is beautifully watercoloured and the stencilled monoprint background is perfect, it looks so shady and lush. Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday too, Cathy x

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  10. What a super image and it works beautifully against that background x

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  11. Wow, Pat, this is a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

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  12. A beautiful parrot, Pat! They are so colorful and you've captured that perfectly with your watercoloring!

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  13. so beautiful...love the bright colours.
    xx Karen

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  14. Amazing watercolouring of your parrot, Pat! He is so beautiful! And I love the stencil monoprint leafy background ... just perfect backdrop! xx

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  15. Great watercoloring on the pretty parrot. Your leafy background is perfect for him. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

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