Woohoo! Anyone who reads my blog might know that I love to watercolor…so why was this challenge so “challenging”? I am not sure, but this is the third card I made and I am still not real happy with it! I wanted to do something similar to the blinkie above, but in the end, I just went with a line drawing and did my usual watercoloring! I did choose an unusual color, because I don’t usually use Real Red unless it’s a Christmas card! So here we go:
I thought it would be fun to use a bird on my card because I have been enjoying watching the birds at my feeder lately, although I doubt very much I will see one of these! This is a retired stamp called Young Vermillion, and I really wasn’t sure what color a vermillion was! So I googled it and a Vermillion Flycatcher is red….very, very red! So that was my inspiration! I stamped him in Stazon on watercolor paper and diecut him with a Lil’Inkers Stitched Circles die after coloring him with some reinkers and an aquapainter:
I did some background stamping with Real Red ink on Real Red cardstock, added a seam binding ribbon and a little tag from Tiny Tags and put it all together, quick and simple! The design team has some really lovely samples they’ve put together too! Check them out below, and be sure to share your CAS watercolored creations with us at the Paper Players!
Speaking of birds, I heard a racket outside my kitchen window recently, and two red-bellied woodpeckers were fighting at my feeder! I snagged this photo of the victor (sorry it’s not clearer, it was through the screen!):
Isn’t he a beaut? And my own little nature lover, feeling MUCH better, and playing outside:
Have a blessed day!