Thursday, June 23, 2016

Watercolor Bird

I am actually very pleased with the coloring on this bird for my friend at church, I watercolored it with the spectrum aqua markers and then cut it out, everything seemed to blend so well.

Bird stamp colored w/Spectrum Aqua Essentials markers
Cosmo Cricket -- Flueriste paper
Spellbinders -- Delicate Doiles and sentiment one dies
Martha Stewart -- Border punch

We are on our last day of VBS, it has been a good week, very tiring week but a good one.  My knees are telling me they are thankful this is the last day.  I hope to get caught up on all your blogs very soon.... I don't know how you women that work and have young kids do it all, I applaud you :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,



CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, what a beautiful card, and I just love this sweet bird. Yes, it's beautifully colored and so realistic. And I love the doily with the MS punch border in black with the HB dies too. Beautiful background paper to tie it all together. Beautifully done, my friend. Ah, yes, VBS is a LOT of work, and it's hard work too but such a blessing to so many children and their families. Well, women who work and have young kids are younger than we are, my friend. That's one thing. Ha! Wishing you a restful weekend to catch up on sleep and relax! Hugs!

Donna Ellis said...

How lovely! The darker brown and black accents always pop out the beautiful soft colors. Your bird is truly beautifully done, Connie! The doily is a perfect splash of white to bring out Nature's best in your card. Thanks for sharing, Connie! hugs, de

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, So pretty!! What a gorgeous card filled with outstanding details. The lace background just makes the bird pop. A birthday card to treasure.
Enjoy the last days of VBS. Wishing you a great weekend ahead. Blessings xo

Debbie said...

you know i love this card, and the watercolor effect is beautiful!!! ooooh and the lace, i really like the lace!!!

Leslie Miller said...

I love anything that has to do with birds, and this is a really beautiful stamp. Your coloring turned out great and I love how you cut it out and set it against the doily. That little leafy border strip is just perfect and it all looks wonderful with the designer paper you chose!

Diane said...

What a lovely die cut doily with your pretty colored bird Connie.

Hugs Diane

Stephanie said...

Good evening, sweet Connie. ANother lovely card, my friend. The doily behind the bird really makes everything "pop."

I hpoe you're able to rest up over the weekend, dear one. Take it easy {{smiles}} Hugs!

Alex said...

You found the energy to make a card for your friend ~ that is sweet, Connie.
Yes, the colouring is really lovely, I like all of it!
You are doing a very good turn for your church...
Never let it be known at church you are good with kids!!!! Hee!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great isn't it Connie when something comes together nicely for a change, lovley card and feel for you wiht VBS can be very exhausting.
Thanks for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Monika/Buzsy said...

OH, how pretty Connie. Love the elegant doily behind the sweet bird. The weekend is almost here!

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful Connie! I know what you mean about the young gals! I think I was young once. lol lol lol

Unknown said...

Such a pretty bird and your leaves look awesome too! LOVE that doily die cut. GREAT card!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Connie,
This is very sweet! You have some very lucky friends indeed! How special they must feel to receive one of your works of art! the doily is a lovely addition too!

AppleApricot Wen said...

Such a gorgeous card, the colouring of the bird is very beautiful! xx