Sunday, September 27, 2015

Feelin' Crazy

Hello again!  I hope you've had a good weekend.  Mine seemed to fly by and now it's late Sunday afternoon.  I have a funny card to share made for this week's challenges at Freshly Made Sketches, Just Add Ink (JAI 281) to use our three favorite colors and the Splitcoaststampers weekly Ways To Use It (SCS WT550) to use punctuation.

On SCS, there have been many cards over the last 3 months with the funniest birds from Stampers Anonymous, and I've admired them from afar.  However, I was in my local stamp shop this last week, where they had just received their first shipment of the stamps and I just could not resist bringing them home with me!

This little guy looked a bit out of sorts, so I thought he would be perfect for a get well card.  I started by stamping the image with Archival Basic Gray ink on watercolor paper and colored him, primarily using an Aqua Painter and reinkers.  The main colors of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Crushed Curry, are some of my favorite to use together.  For coloring the yellow, I actually started out with So Saffron, then added Crushed Curry and Delightful Dijon to deepen the color and add shading.  I realized after I was done that I had not left enough room on the watercolor paper for the pennant tail, so I stamped him a second time on Whisper White, then cut out the water colored version, adhering over the top.

A goofy bird deserved a less than polished sentiment, so I pulled out my seldom used Alphabet Rotary Stamp to create the rustic looking get well wishes, including an exclamation point.

Thanks for the visit, and as always, I'd love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave comment.  Great inspiration awaits you if you use the links above and check out the wonderful design team creations!

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!



Product details:
Stamps:  Bird Crazy (Stampers Anonymous)
Paper:  Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party Core'dinations, Watercolor 
Ink:  Archival Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, So Saffron, Delightful Dijon, Pumpkin Pie
Other:  Boho Chic TIEF, Aqua Painter, Alphabet Rotary Stamp, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine


Karren said...

I love these birds and you've done a great job showcasing this wee fella. Adorable get well card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Kim S said...

I so love your funny little bird. He's great with those vivid, fresh colors! I really struggled with that little banner in the center, but somehow, under that bird, it's the perfect look! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Nikki Spencer said...

I just adore Crazy birds Steph and your card is gorgeous. Fabulous colouring and balance of colour. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

inkeverywhere said...

I think this sketch works well for you card. I really like your little cute! Chantell JAI

Christine Blain said...

What a fabulous card, Stef! LOVE your colour choices, and the embossed strip across the top of the card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. xx