Hi there. Another birthday card for a male member of the family using a Crafty Individuals stamp called Bluebird with Branch and Berries, an Indigoblu stamp French Script and a square stitched die.
I started by making a smooshed background using a piece of white card and Iced Spruce and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks on my glass mat, spritzed with water and the paper laid over it, using one colour at a time to build up the layers of colour and I added the script stamped with the Tumbled Glass. When dry I stamped the pretty bird using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink and and coloured it with my Inktense Pencils picking up the colour from the tip with a waterbrush, and when finished I added a little orange around the bird's chest straight from the pencil. I also added a few clouds to the sky with more of the Tumbled Glass using a home made cloud mask, and the sun using Adirondack Sunshine Yellow applied with a blending tool, and finally some Glossy Accents on the berries and the bird's eye. I layered it on to the white stitched mat and added a sentiment to the base card using the Smokey Gray Ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder before adding the topper to the card.
Thank you for dropping by my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - June Watercolour Challenge with the theme Flight.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Masculine.
Happy Little Stampers June Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.
Beautiful blue bird Pat, love the soft blue sky and the sun ♥
A fabulous card, Pat. The little bird is perfectly coloured and looks great against your lovely background. xx
Great background and lovely colouring on this super card
Your card is beautiful Pat...love your background with the sun and you've coloured your bird beautifully....a card perfect for several occasions..
Your beautiful card has a dreamlike quality. Love the soft look of it. The bird and background are so lovely and the branch with red berries makes a nice contrast! Because of the white the imgage pops!
What a beautiful card Pat and using one of my favourite stamps too. The French script looks lovely in the background and I like how you've added a sun, such a lovely card x
This is so beautiful Pat, it's a gorgeous image and such wonderful colouring. Lovely design too, Kate x
Gorgeous scene you've created Pat. LOVE the beautiful bird sitting on the branch. Wonderful colouring with pencils. Gorgeous background colours. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx
This is a beautiful work of art, Pat! Love the bird and the background with the subtle script! Gorgeous font for the sentiment too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!
A beautiful background for a beautiful bird.. It's like a painting Pat, you ought to frame this one. Have a lovely weekend!
A lovely card Pat! Thanks so much for joining my challenge this month at CAS Mix Up! x
What a beautiful card with the prettiest of colouring and one really fabulous card Pat x.
Such a beautiful card, Pat and beautifully coloured too! I love it! we have some baby blue tits in the garden at the moment
I love the way you built up this scene Pat. The sun behind the bird is a lovely touch. Vicky x
Beautiful watercolored sky for your stamped and watercolored pencil blue bird, Pat. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Love and Hugs...Nancy
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