Monday, April 16, 2018

Gull Friend

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing my second sample for April's CAS Watercolour challenge, where I have had the great honor of being a Guest Designer.  This month the theme is Bird.  I've added a link to the challenge below, so do be sure to check it out and hopefully join in the challenge!

I don't have many bird images but the February 2018 My Monthly Hero card kit featured the delightful Spoken Bird stamp and die set, so I decided it would work perfectly for this challenge.  I actually ended up using the dies to create silhouettes from card stock rather than the stamping the images.

I chose a panel I had previously created with Distress Oxide Inks, where the ink was applied to watercolor paper, sprayed with water, dried with a heat tool then repeat to get fabulous designs and color mixes.  I liked this panel because of the variety of green colors.

My husband kindly pointed out that the bird on my card is not a Gull but I informed him that she was simply saying hey to her friend, which happened to be a Seagull.  At least that's the story I had in my mind when I made the card!  For the first half of the sentiment, I stamped it on a piece of white card stock, then partially die cut with a circle die.  Since I wanted this to be a word bubble but don't own any dies like that, I hand cut the rest of it to create my own.

Thanks so much for visiting, it's always so appreciated!  And thanks to CAS Watercolour for asking me to be a Guest Designer this month, it was such a treat!


Product details
Stamps:  Spoken Bird (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Black, Canson XL watercolor
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Distress Oxide inks:  Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers
Other:  Spoken Bird matching dies, Wonky Rectangle die (SSS), Layered Circle framelit (SU)


Bonnie said...

Oh, Stef, I love this! The background is awesome with the various greens and the silhouette bird looks very happy perched on it! Thanks for the explanation of how you did the word bubble. Thanks too for sharing your talents with us as Guest Designer at CAS Watercolour!

Marcia Hill said...

What a beautiful and fun card Stef! Your background is SOOO pretty with all the layers of green and your silhouetted bird/branch looks fabulous with it!! And I love your whimsical sentiment too...definitely FUN! Thanks so much for guesting with us this month...we've loved having you join us!! :0)

Susan said...

Great card, Stef! The sentiment made me smile. And your oxide ink background panel is fabulous. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at CAS Watercolour this month!

Loll said...

Gorgeous watercoloured background for your sweet silhouette bird, Stef. The sentiment is so fun too!! :) Thanks again for being our Guest Designer this month. xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

The background is so beautiful, Stef! Adding the speech bubble (with the funny sentiment) to the bird silhouette makes the bird look so cute! Hideko xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful bkg for this lovely bird silhouette.
So happy your could be our GD this month.
:) Karen

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous and eye catching background and love the pop of black with the die cut x

Brenda in IN said...

A lovely background with Distress Oxides and the silhouette is the perfect bird over it. I love the story about the "gull friend". So clever.