Saturday, February 28, 2015

Moon Lake Chickadee

Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS

Kylie chose this challenge

Our Sponsor this time is
£15 E-Gift Certificate to use on the website.

Ellen (In a World of Craft) is our Guest Designer again.
I can't wait for you to see what she did.

And be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's cards.
So much inspiration there.

To do this card, I stamped the image from the Moon Lake set 
on a piece of watercolor paper with Memento Tuxedo Black.

The grass and branch were colored with Distress Markers and
blended with an Aqua Painter.

I used the Aqua Painter to blend the black into the chickadee and
added a little orange for his underside with a distress marker. 
 I blended it again with the Aqua Painter.

Distress ink was carefully sponged around the scene.
Blending with the Aqua Painter smoothed the color out.
I added a little yellow to the washed background
by touching my Aqua Painter to a distress ink pad
then "dropping" the color on the paper.

The birds head was colored with a Black Stampin' Write Marker.

There are so many ways to interpret Distress.
I hope you'll join us.

The CASology challenge is

Carolina Chickadees are mini birds
and this is a mini scene.
I think maybe it's a fit.

Thanks for stopping by.
Love your comments.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Moon Lake
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress inks and markers (Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade)
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches), Basic Black
Other:  Aqua Painter

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


Sue - said...

Beautiful card Bonnie - you've really cracked water colouring!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful "mini" scene and what a pretty bird too. Love your water colouring.

Brenda said...

Oh Bonnie, this is just gorgeous!! I love the colors you used on this one and I just love that sweet little bird. Hugs, Brenda

Deepti said...

This looks like a painting :) such a beautiful card !!

Susan said...

Bonnie, what a great way to interpret the code word "distress" - your card would be perfect for someone going through a hard time. It is subdued and thoughtful - just right for such an occasion. Fabulous watercolouring!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love, love, love the way you did the background behind the little bird. Perfect!

Benzi said...

So CAS and so beautiful, Bonnie. You know I love birds.

Sandy said...

So beautiful Bonnie!
Sandy xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is such a pretty, sweet card! Stunning with your coloring~

Bobby said...

I love birds, Bonnie, and this little one is perfectly watercolored.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie! Beautiful water coloring and your CAS design is just perfect!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow Bonnie your watercoloring is fabulous - I love your card!!!

Loll said...

This is amazing Bonnie. Your beautiful scene is gorgeous and perfect watercoloured ... love it! Amazing dimension! Loll xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

Sweet mmini scene!!! Wonderful watercoloring!! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology for the FUN MINI cue this week!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely, beautifully coloured scene, Bonnie! so soft and CAS. Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

laurie said...

The water coloring is beautiful, as usual! What a gorgeous card!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card and well done.

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous price of artwork Bonnie!

Taunya Butler said...

Pretty and wonderful - that is what this card is!! A delight for the eyes!! Precious!!
Taunya Butler

gail said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. Love the image. Gail xx

Cynthia said...

So cute. So, so cute! I love your little chickadee!!

Kylie said...

This one should be framed, Bonnie. Absolutely sensational!!! xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Moon lake is totally on my wish list because the images are so lovely. This is just simply gorgeous.

Jaydee said...

Bonnie, this is one of my favorite sets and you colored it beautifully.