Sunday, June 30, 2019

Happy Little Stampers: Wings

Here we are, halfway through 2019! Seems almost unbelievable to me. But with July starting, it's time for a new Watercolour Challenge at Happy Little Stampers! Our challenge always accepts any watercoloured creation, but our optional theme this month is WINGS. So many possibilities! I decided to go with birds.  

I started by stamping and embossing this Stamplorations bird on watercolour cardstock as well as stamping him on masking paper. I covered him so I could create the background with blue and green watercolour powders. Once that was dry, I coloured the bird with Gansai Tambi paints. When everything was dry, it was a simple matter to stamp and emboss the sentiment and add the die cut panel to a card base. 
I am squeaking in at the last minute to the June STAMPlorations CAS challenge: stamps and birthdays, as well as their Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.. 

Then I decided there was another bird in my collection I wanted to give some attention to: 

I used a Gina K stencil to create the circle of flowers around the central bird image. I watercoloured everything before matting the central panel with black and using a green card base. 

Feel like watercoloring? Be sure to head to the Happy Little Stampers blog for beautiful inspiration from the rest of the design team. You have the month of July to join us! 

Supplies: (happy birthday) Canson watercolour paper, Hero Arts azure layering cardstock, STAMPlorations Smallbirds & Simon Says StampEssential Greetings & Happy stamps, Versafine onyx black & Memento Luxe Danube blue inks, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Magenta Nuance cerulean & spring green watercolour powders, MFT Blueprints 24 stitched rectangle die; (dream big) Stampin' Up basic black & Hero Arts green layering cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Pinkfresh Studio Dream Big stamps, Simon Says Stamp extreme black ink, Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Gina K wreath builder stencil 

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Pink Unicorn said...

I love your beautiful bird and that fun background! And I agree, how can we be halfway through the year?!?! Time flies when you are crafting :) Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

K M Meena Herale said...

Stunning card,
hugs xx
DT Meena

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet pair of your fabulous pair of blue birds!

BożenA said...

I love this kingfisher. The perfect coloring for this bird. Great card, Lindsey.

Tenia Nelson said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMPlorations CAS challenge!!

Ina G said...

Beautiful cas card Lindsey. Love the background and how you coloured that bird to blend in perfectly.

Sue - said...

Two great cards! Love the funky looking bird!