Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sweetest Sound Bluebirds

This is my favorite stamp for anniversaries this year.

I've inked up the Sweetest Sound stamp with Distress Markers,
spritzed and stamped on Mixed Media Paper.

I used an Aqua Painter to move the colors around a bit
and to add more color where needed.
(I smooshed ink onto a craft sheet to pick up.)

When it was good and dry, I wet the background in sections
and added a bit of color for a light wash.

It needed something in the top left corner so
I inked the smaller branch, spritzed and stamped.

The Love was inked with a Distress Marker.
(I only used part of a sentiment.)
I had it on the MISTI so I could stamp a second time
but decided I liked the watercolor look of the fainter sentiment.

The design is mounted on a piece of Chocolate Chip 
and that is mounted on a piece of fun foam.

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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Sweetest Sound, Eloquence (both PB)
Ink:  Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar), Distress Markers (Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade,, Gathered Twigs, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone, Black Soot)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore), Chocolate Chip (SU), Watercolor (for card base - Strathmore 140 lb. cold press) 


Loll said...

Beautiful and soft watercolouring Bonnie. Great job with moving the colour around to create delicate images and background. This is such an amazing stamp. No wonder you love it. xx

Barb said...

Wow Bonnie your card is stunning. What wonderful water colouring effects you get and I love the little birds. Barbxx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful blue birds and an even more beautiful card. Love this done with the spritzing. The font of "love" is so pretty too. LOVE your gorgeous card Bonnie.

Susanne Vargas said...

So pretty! It looks like a painting!

Greta said...

Looks like a painting--so pretty, Bonnie!

Maxine D said...

Bonnie this is gorgeous - love the water coloured look to this beautiful card

JosieD said...

Bonnie, this is so soft and spring like...makes me feel good to look at it. The water color with spritzing distress markers on the stamp is such a nice look...well, at least the way it turns out when you do it (!)

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! this is stunning, I love your bluebirds, your water colouring is superb.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Another beautiful work of art Bonnie that should be in a frame! H Hazel xx
My Card Attic
ave a wonderful Sunday my friend!

Susan said...

Love those bluebirds - so beautifully coloured. That is a bird I really wish lived in my part of the world!

Nancy Stislow said...

Bonnie, this turned out so beautiful! I have that stamp and tried this and it was not easy! You succeeded so perfectly! What a beautiful watercolor effect on the branches!

MaryH said...

Just managed to duplicate this stamp! Love the bluebirds, and love that smooshed background. Liked the way you've added the corner branch too. Delightful birds with your watercolors. Hugs

Donna said...

I love the gentle feel to this pretty stamp design, Bonnie.
Pretty :)

Sue - said...

As you can tell I'm catching up with commenting! You've certainly nailed the watercolouring Bonnie! This is gorgeous!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful colouring.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

brenda said...

A very pretty card in lovely colours and watercolour effects Bonnie , many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Pat said...

I love those pretty birds Bonnie and they make a wonderful Anniversary card. Love the loose washy look to the foliage and the gentle colour in the background. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a stunning card. I love the watercolor effect you get with your distress inks and misting. This is a perfect stamp for anniversaries.