Monday, July 21, 2014

Little Things

Happy Monday!  This week I'm on "stay-cation", just relaxing at home away from work. Kev and I went and wandered around a wet lands area today, observing an amazing number of herons and snowy white egrets.  Few people, low temps and beautiful birds to gaze at...pretty nice way to get a bit of exercise and fresh air.  I wish I had some photos to share but we were far enough away that one would need a better camera than we had on hand to get pictures where the birds were identifiable LOL!

But I do have a card to share that has a bit of fauna...

The image is from Serene Spring, a retired hostess set I no longer own.  However, before I sold it I stamped a couple images on watercolor paper.  As I was contemplating what I was going to make for this week's Deconstructed Sketch, I found this piece and decided it was finally time to use it.

I used an Aquapainter to color this image.  Cajun Craze was used for the clay pot, and the only green I used was Mossy Meadow, dark ink for the leaves in the pot, and much more diluted for the "grass", and then letting the brush almost dry out to get some of the back and side areas, which added some texture.  The sky was appropriately colored with Soft Sky ink.  The bird was not colored to represent any specific breed, however, it somewhat looks like a lot of the sparrows that flow through our back yard during the spring and early summer.

The sketch this week is a fun and interesting design.  I started with a Blackberry Bliss base that was then topped with a smaller piece of Hello Honey, which had been embossed with the Distress Dots embossing folder.  A piece of scrap Moonlight dsp was used for the next layer.

Be sure to head over to the Deconstructed Sketch challenge, there's still time to join and there is lots of great inspiration to see as well.

As always, your visit is so appreciated and I'd love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment!  Take care and I hope your week goes well.  I hope to be back a bit more this week with other cards to share.



Product details:
Stamps:  You're a Gem, Serene Spring
Paper:  Watercolor, Whisper White, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sky, Moonlight dsp
Ink:  Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Hello Honey, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Jet Black Stazon
Other:  Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin ribbon, Beautiful Wings embosslit, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle, 1" Circle and 7/8" Scallop Circle punches, Aquapainter, Distress Dots embossing folder

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