Tuesday, July 19, 2016

At the Seashore

One of my birthday presents was a die set of shore birds.
(Thanks M. I love them.)

I put a few drops of re-inkers in my palette tray and added watered down
drops of color to wet Mixed Media paper to create the scene.

The little shore birds were die cut from snippets of mixed media paper,
and touched up with a bit more of the color.

I doodled with a white gel pen to add "foam" to the waves.



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS), Nature's Paintbrush (PB)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede Re-inkers (Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Baked Brown Sugar)(all SU)
Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Baked Brown Sugar (retired SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Aqua Painter, Shore Birds Die (IO), White Gel Pen (I'm too lazy to go upstairs and see who made it)


Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card, Bonnie - perfect for a guy - love the background!

Lin said...

What a lovely beach scene, Bonnie - wish I was there feeling the cool breezes! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Loll said...

LOVE your watercoloured beach scene. Those shore birds are so beautiful. What a lovely and thoughtful birthday gift from M.! :) xx

Maxine D said...

Bonnie this card is amazing - love your water colouring to create the scene

Mac Mable said...

What a delightful scene you've created, very atmospheric and your sky, sea, sand and birds are really fabulous x

Daffodil Cards said...

This is absolutely fabulous, gorgeous colouring.

Sandy said...

Bonnie this is wonderful - you could have put all sorts of things along the bottom - the ocean and sky are what captured my heart. I love to see these little birds walking along the beach - their little legs go 100mph. Beautifully done Bonnie!!
Sandy xx

JosieD said...

Wow, Bonnie, what a great looking card and perfect for both SSS challenges. You make it look easy but I'm a-thinking, it takes a skill and know-how big time...smiles. Those shore birds top it all off...they are adorable.

KimCreate said...

Nice card, Bonnie.

OH Babs said...

First belated HB Bonnie.
Second what a great present.
Third wonderful card. I played with Brushos and the SU sandpiper stamp and got a great look too.

Susan said...

Love the shore bird dies! And love your beautiful beach scene - thanks for explaining how you did it!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Bonnie,
This card is wonderful! I love the waves, which so beautifully done and the sweet gulls on the beach. And the sky - an unusual effect of watercolor made it heaven must delight. Everything looks really very realistic. I love this card !!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm a fan of these sea birds myself. I always wanted to live in the apartment complex named Sand Piper just because I like them so much. Love your seaside scene!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE this adorable scene you have created here Bonnie my friend! Such a pretty card! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Catherine said...

Wow Bonnie, what a beautiful beach scene you created. I adore the sky and waves and those shore birds are fantastic. Love it! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Bobby said...

This reminds me of walking the beaches of Gulf Shores, Bonnie. I just love little shore birds.

Brenda said...

Wow, what a beautiful beach scene Bonnie! I love the serenity of it, so peaceful looking. The sky is amazing, the water-wow the water is amazing as well and I love the shore birds. I think if I close my eyes I can hear the waves rolling in and feel the ocean breezes!!! Hugs, Brenda

Karen D. said...

love it Bonnie!!

Pat said...

I love this watery seaside scene you have created Bonnie and the white pen works well to emphasise the waves and the sandy coloured card base complements it perfectly. The die cut birds add lovely dimension too. x

Greta said...

I never even try to create scenes, but so admire those who do! This is absolutely fabulous, Bonnie!