Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Greatest Blessings....

Good morning~ Color Throwdown just posted their new colors and I just happen to have a card that I just made using these colors! I love it when that happens!


I wanted to try my hand at watercoloring die cut images. The birds didn't come out like I had hoped they would, but after walking away and revisiting them later, I decided I liked the whimsical and artsy look they had so I kept moving forward with them.

I started by die cutting the birds, leaves, banner and flower out of water color cardstock, using PTI's Songbird and watercoloring each shape, except for the banner. Once dry, I stamped the leaves with an alphabet background stamp from MFT, and stamped the banner using the "Count Your Blessings" verse. I liked how they all came out except for the birds as I mentioned earlier, but in the end, I like how this card came out. It's got a bold and graphic look to it that I seem to be trending toward lately.

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday
Sisterhood of Crafters ~ using Dies or Punches

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I sure love it when you leave me a comment so I know you were here and I can repay the visit. Blessings~ Birgit

10 comments:

  1. I think your birds look awesome, Birgit. Beautiful card.

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  2. Gorgeous card, love how you coloured the birds!

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  3. Wowie!! I love your amazing little birds! I have never tried to watercolor a die cut before. You simply free hand colored it? so cool!! I also really like that you stamped over the leaves another sensational idea!! I definitely need to CASE this card!

    (((Hugs)))
    Patti

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  4. Fabulous use of this color combination and dies! Made such a happy card creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  5. Beautiful card; love the dies and vibrant colors you used. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

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  6. I love how the birds came out! Oh, my gosh, this is fabulous! Just adorable and wonderful all over! I'm glad to see it in our Color Throwdown Challenge this week!

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  7. LOVE your water colored birds! Bright and cheerful, and just an all around "happy" card! Well done my friend!! :0)

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  8. I love all the super artsy details of this great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week.

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  9. I just LOVE this card! The birds are fab and I love the striped pattern on the side! Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

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  10. Love your watercolored birds! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

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