How many of you took notice of the BEAUTIFUL bird on page 169 of the Annual Catalog?
Isn’t it just so calming and peaceful? Perfect image for so many occasions and
for The Paper Papers Challenge # 398– Birds!
I could not wait to get it and try the watercoloring technique that SU explains on that page. I did watercolor it but I am still working on it. Want to see some gorgeous watercoloring painting? Check out my friend, Jodi McKinney’s blog at theLifeInBetween.me. She is a lovely person to follow:)
I will have to channel my inner Jodi and finish it up! Instead of watercoloring, I pulled out my favorite tools- my stampin’ blends! I am not a great shader etc. but I feel like an artist when I use my alcohol markers that perfectly match my SU cardstock, dsp, and inks. No having to buy tons of different shades of other brand markers to find a match with my SU stuff! So glad I never got into that- I would have bought so many markers!!! Instead, I just play with my stampin’ blends knowing that they fit my needs:)
You are about to see the rarely seen Red-Bellied Chickadee…
I say “rarely” because some other stamper may have colored the belly red!
I texted my friend (upline) Linda to ask her opinion on whether my red heart should be on the top or bottom, and she said on the bottom but she was “a little disturbed” by the red belly on the chickadee. Oh, it definitely is a chickadee but I reminded her that in the stamping world- “anything goes to make it coordinate.”
I don’t think I convinced Linda (aka the realist) of my chickadee/robin but she gave me
the green light to “go with my artistic gut”…
On the inside, I used two thinlits from the Petals and More Thinlits that are similar
to the ones on the Petal Passion DSP along with the Happy Birthday sentiment
from the new SU Beautiful Day stamp set.