Friday, July 3, 2015


What says summer better than the colors of Yellow and Green.  Yellow represents the sunshine and Green represents the grass (that keeps growing and needing to be mowed) and birds - birds who wake up singing at the crack of dawn.  They are so happy.

I combined several challenges for this card.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - We're Going Dotty  

The background was made with a yellow gelato and Green Grass distress ink.  I scribbled the gelato on my sheet and added water.  I dipped the watercolor paper in it.  The distress ink was done the same way.  You needed to let them dry between dippings.  I believe I came back and redipped the yellow so it was a little brighter.  The cute little birdie was stamped on gessoed book pages and colored with distress paints.  He was cut out and glued to the panel.  Googly eyes were added with glossy accents.  The ribbon was dyed with the distress inks also.  The dots are embossing paste - the dots add just a little contrast to the green/yellow back ground.  Everything was matted with dark grey cardstock.  

I hope you are enjoying your summer.  Thanks for stopping by.  


Sandee Setliff said...

Fabulous card, just love all the ink and embossed dots, wtg combining the challenges and good luck!

cheiron said...

This is just too cute! I love the googly eyes. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

Carol Didier said...

I just love your colorful crazy bird!! Looks like you had fun with techniques on this one.

Karen Crossen said...

Adorable! Love the colors - they really are excellent summer colors!! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

Donna B. said...

Super cute card! Love the colors of this crazy bird card. Thanks so much for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous project, just perfect for our theme at Mixed Media Monthly with that fun crazy bird! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge!