Friday, March 7, 2014

Watercolor Sympathy


Yay, it’s Friday!  The weekend is almost here!  Sadly, I needed a couple of sympathy cards and I thought I would show you one of them.  This is an image from the  Crafty Secrets Bird Lovers set, one of which  I’ve never inked up!!  I stamped it in Stazon on watercolor paper and quickly colored it with reinkers:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Crafty Secrets Bird's Nest Sympathy Card

The base is Crumb Cake and I did some random stamping with a bird image and some leafy branches.  The egg image is separate; I stamped it, colored it with Soft Sky ink, cut it out and adhered it; then speckled the whole shebang with an oldie but goodie, Itty Bitty Backgrounds! 


Finally, the verse is from SU’s Blessings from Heaven:


And since there is a bird on it (upper right hand corner) as well as a bird’s nest, I am going to submit this for the Kraft Journal’s bird challenge (again!).

After Cassidy’s trip to the symphony, she pulled out the harmonica Grampy gave her and wanted to lead a parade!

Have a great Friday!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Blessings from Heaven, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret SU), Bird Lovers (Crafty Secrets)
Card stock & Papers     Watercolor, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky
 Ink Stazon, Soft Suede, Pistachio Pudding, Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories Soft Sky ribbon (ret)
Tools     Aquapainter


Bonnie said...

What a beautiful nest, LeAnne! And there's something about watercolor paper that makes everything look extra special! Love this card!

Shawn said...

LeAnne, this card is simple and STUNNING! I love the soft colors and feel it has. Your watercoloring is yummy, too!! I sold Itty Bitty Backgrounds years ago and have regretted it many times. Happy Friday!

Lisa said...

Lovely sympathy card LeAnne, that nest is so pretty! Love that Cassidy was inspired by her musical outing!!

Elaine M said...

This color combo is one of my favorites - just a lovely card. Hug our little band leader for me!

Linda Callahan said...

You color beautifully! This is lovely!And Itty Bitty Backgrounds has a permanent home with me too!

~Tammy~ said...

The nest is very very pretty. I know it's never easy to make sympathy cards, but your handmade card will be so appreciated.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful sympathy card. Your water coloring is awesome! Sorry you need these though.

Bev Gomez said...

Love this card LeAnne. Yay the snow is melting. Spring is coming. Have a great weekend.

♥Jan♥ said...

Always a treat to visit here, LeAnne ! The nest is gorgeous, and such a lovely card overall. We sure love having you join in with us at The Kraft Journal !!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's such a beautiful card. The watercoloring really makes it special. Sad that it is for such a sombre occasion.

Sian Ridley said...

I'm sorry to hear you needed to make some sympathy cards, but if was to receive one then this would definitely be it! This card is beautiful ;)

stampwithsandy said...

Everything about this card is gorgeous, LeAnne! Love the sweet images and soft colors, perfect for a sympathy card.

Kara said...

pretty watercolor effect!

Shelley Germann said...

Beautiful card for such a solemn occasion.