Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bird Amidst the Holly

Hello friends.

I'm back again with a mid-month reminder for
CAS Watercolour


I put a light wash of Antique Linen on a piece of mixed media for the base
and added some splatters with the same ink that sort of disappeared into the background.

The holly and bird were die cut from Mixed Media paper.

I watercolored the pieces with Distress Markers and an Aqua Painter and
used a bone folder to slightly shape the leaves.

After the holly boughs were adhered, I added the chickadee with dimensionals
and some Dazzling Details glitter on the leaves.


Here's the CAS Watercolour Challenge

Our Design Team and Guest Designer Ina have some wonderful inspiration for you.

And with that bit of glitter, it fits with the CAS Mix Up Challenge too.

There's some gorgeous cards in both of these galleries.  Lots of inspiration for Christmas cards!


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Season's Gifts (PB)
Ink:   Antique Linen (DI), Distress Markers (Peeled Paint, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Antique Linen, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Dried Marigold)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Str), Neena
Other:  Bird Amidst The Holly Die (PB), Dazzling Details (retired SU)


21 comments:

Bunny said...

This chickadee is so cute. We have these come to our feeder. Beautiful coloring on your card. [Bunny]

Susan said...

I love Christmas cards with birds on them! Wonderful watercolouring on the chickadee and holly. I have the stamp set, but must get the dies as well - makes for such a great card with a lot of dimension. Great embellishment of the glitter on the leaves.

Viv's Visuals said...

This is such a lovely Christmas card Bonnie. Love the little bird.

Loll said...

WOW ... gorgeous card Bonnie. LOVE that chickadee ... need a lesson from you on how to watercolour birds! And the holly looks so pretty with the shaping and glittery accents. Wonderful design! xx

Heidi Stamps said...

Such a pretty stamp and what lovely coloring. Great work!

Mac Mable said...

So pretty. Gorgeous layering of those fabulous dies. Love the little bird and the touch of glitter, such a stand out card x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous die cut and watercoloured holly bough and chickadee, Bonnie. We are being entertained by lots of chickadees and kinglets in our maple trees. They are so cute. I LOVE your die cut chickadee my friend. TFS Hugs

Pat said...

Such a pretty bird on the holly branch Bonnie and I love the way you have coloured it, and the shaping of the holly leaves and the added sparkle is just perfect. x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful coloring on the bird in holly, Bonnie!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

So Gorgeous!

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, so pretty. I love your watercolouring of the bird and the holly :)

Marcia HIll said...

I love your bird cards Bonnie...you definitely have the magic touch when it comes to coloring them! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Nancy Stislow said...

You did such a beautiful job on this, Bonnie! Love the coloring and the embossing gives your bird so much dimension. I'm fascinated by those of you who can do a watercolor wash! Still can't do that. Fabulous card.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the image and your fabulous coloring, so pretty.

Ina Grehan said...

OMGoodness Bonnie that bird and holly look soooooooooooo real - even to the whit of his eyes. Beautiful touches of glitter.

Sandy said...

Beautifully done -My favorite bird!
Sandy xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Such a beautiful card, Bonnie! Your watercoloring is gorgeous - a light wash in the background and the detailed work of the holly and the bird! The Dazzling Details glitter adds festive flair to the card too. Hideko xx

Karen D. said...

such a gorgeous card..love that little bird!
xx Karen

Jo Manna said...

Beautiful work on all of your colouring. The glitter just brings life to this whole design. Once again, one stunning creation, xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

WOW! You joined a few punches and created a great work. I love the delicate background, so beautifully contrasted is this beautiful bird and an incredibly painted holly twig. Great card, Bonnie !
BożenA xoxo

Bobby said...

Lovely, Bonnie.