Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Birdie Love

Here is another card made using the beautiful stamp set " Birdie Love" illustrated by Elisabeth Bell available at Whiff of Joy Stamps.

I stamped two images from the stamp set on my watercolor paper, then colored the images using distress inks and a water brush. This is probably my third try and it was finally good enough. Phew... I had fun coloring using distress inks, but a lot more practice is needed! =)

Those pretty patterned papers are from an old Anna Griffin collection. I got them in a scrapbook kit from the JBS Mercantile a long time ago. I thought that the beautiful butterfly charm is the perfect embellishment for this image. I also used last week's sketch from Sketch Saturday for this card, and of course I missed the deadline... I am missing deadlines so often now, I don't even feel bad about it anymore. LOL! I just keep telling myself that I enjoyed making it and that I liked how it came out. =)

Hope you have a happy Wednesday!


Thanks for stopping by!


ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Canson Watercolor paper
stamps, butterfly charm: Whiff of Joy Stamps
patterned paper: Anna Griffin
velvet flower: Maya Road
inks: Memento, Tim Holtz Distress Ink

28 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Alice this is so divine!
hugs
kim x

Deirdre said...

Alice, this is just unbelievable. Beautiful - great card.

paula said...

Wow what a stunning card Alice!!! This is such a beautifully done masterpiece. I really love what you have done. You are one seriously talented Lady xoxoxoxo

CinnamonSally said...

Such a lovely image and beautifully coloured Alice!

Diana said...

BEAUTIFUL card. So well done. Lovely effect with the 3-D flower.

Tyggereye said...

So pretty Alice!

~amy~ said...

sooo pretty alice....LOL...when I was typing out today's post last night I realized that one of the cards I was posting had missed the deadline...oh well, I'm with you about having fun creating...

Janetcraft said...

ooh, Alice you have been doing a lot of this kind of card...I like your distress kinda method, making really softy background...I like the girl too with the birdhouse...Like the way you do it!! MAybe I wanna try something like that if I have time!

Lin said...

What a sweet card! Love it, Alice!!

Barbara said...

Oh Alice,this is so pretty! I especially love the lattice just behind the main image! There are so many beautiful details on this card!
:-)

Agata said...

So sweet! I love this coloring, so subtle and perfect! And this charm is at its place! I love the felt flower, too!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a beautiful card! I think your water coloring is great.

Kathy Martin said...

So very sweet! Love it!

Kryssi said...

omg are u kidding me? the coloring is fantastic!! i just bought a new set of real watercolor paints, hope to break them out soon and be as good as u! ;)

donna mikasa said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring with Distress inks is perfect and I love that little charm and flower!

Tiffany said...

Wow, such a precious image - and that pink flower and butterfly accent, so beautiful, I've never seen a pink color so soft and luxurious!

Shirley N said...

Such a sweet sweet card. Your coloring is fabulous. Love this!

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Alice this is really adorable..love your coloring the images and behind the Images too..ADORABLE card Alice...

Frances said...

aww, this is beautiful Alice and wouldn't have known it was your first attempt at distress ink colouring - the colours are so pretty. x

Jill said...

Your coloring is just remarkable! What a beauty!

Amy said...

Alice this is so beautiful! I LOVE your painting, just amazing! The mix of papers is perfect, really awesome card!

Jenyfur said...

the coloring on this is absolutely fantastic!

JenR said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!

Sanne said...

So so beautiful Alice - love everything about it!

Suzanne C said...

These are fantastic. love your painting of the distress inks. I just was playing with this and nowhere as good as this.

Sabina said...

It is so cute! I love this image and the colour combo you choose

Hugs, Sabina

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Yummy! I'm anxious to try water coloring with those distress re-inkers. I just ordered some... you enabler you! LOL

P.S. It doesn't look like you need any more practice to me! Your coloring is perfect!

Tasha said...

Alice this is stunning, beautiful colouring and the image is gorgeous
love tasha xx

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