Thursday, April 11, 2019

Birds for Krafty Chicks

Hi there.  It's week two of Guest Designing for Krafty Chicks.


This week Lori is host and she chose


I could have chosen chickens, but I went with bluebirds instead.

This is one of my favorite dies.

I started by using a sponge dauber to color the upper part of the birds and tails
and used a waterbrush to soften the color.

I swiped marker on my palette and picked up with a waterbrush to color the underside of
the birds and the branches with the light Spring leaves.

I've shaped the birds a bit and used dimensionals to pop them up.

Hope to see you over at the Krafty Chicks Challenge.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Cling Music Score (Stampendous)
Ink:   Dapper Denim, Sahara Sand (SU), Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, Basic Gray Markers (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Neenah (110 lb. Solar White)
Other:  Sweetest Sound Die (PB), Double Stitched Square Die (Lil Inker)


21 comments:

Christine Kiehl said...

Beautiful card! I love birds as well! Chickens are fun to craft with too!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful colouring of the bird die Bonnie and love that subtle background :)

Carole said...

Great CAS card....lovely blue birds.xx

Leanne said...

Oh how I love this, so pretty, the blue pops. Great job, Bonnie! Good choice! Hugs, L

Marcia Hill said...

I love all your cards Bonnie, but I do have to admit to having a special fondness for all your "bird" cards...you just really know how to do them right!! Your bluebirds are colored SO beautifully and just look perfectly content next to each other on the branch! Love the soft music background too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

jimlynn said...

So pretty and it's almost like I can hear those birds singing. Beautiful card.
Lynn

Loll said...

Your birds are gorgeous, Bonnie! LOVE the bright colours. The dry embossed background really adds some lovely texture. I have this stamp and I haven't had a lot of success with it. Thinking I need to get the die! :) Enabling me as always! :) Great job with your second week Guest Designing for Krafty Chicks! xx

Brenda said...

Your birds are gorgeous Bonnie!!! I guess I need to come to your blog when I want to know how to color a bird, cause your bird cards are always stunning and beautifully colored. I love the subtle background behind those bird as well as the stitched window. Hugs, Brenda

JosieD said...

Such a pretty spring card...and good coloring tips and techniques to keep the look soft. I feel like I can hear those birdies chirping....

JoAnn said...

Your bluebirds are so pretty, your coloring is perfect. Love the subtle texture of the background also. Congrats on being Guest Designer for Krafty Chicks.

Susan said...

Beautiful bluebirds - wonderfully coloured! Love the subtle musical background behind them. Isn't spring wonderful when all the birds are singing their various songs?

Daffodil Cards said...

Love the birds as a "note" card. Super card Bonnie.
Faith x

Nstiz said...

Beautiful painting on those birds, Bonnie. I have that stamp and always did struggle with it. You do an outstanding job of them! Love the subtle background and wonderful framing too!

Tangii said...

Those birds look great watercolored!

Lori Turner said...

Welcome to the hen house Bonnie! Sorry I'm late sayin HEY...tax season is super crazy right now! I love these watercolored beauties - wow! Gorgeous card friend xoxoxo

Trina P. said...

In awe of your watercoloring of die cuts, Bonnie. Beautiful card. Amazing dimension and shading. xx

Sandy said...

What's better than on pretty bluebird? Why two pretty bluebirds of course!!
Sandy xx

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful colouring of those birds Bonnie and such an adorable little scene on your fabulous card x

BożenA said...

I love this card. Your birds are so artistically colored. Such a beautiful card, I can not take my eyes off her.
hugs,
BozenA xx

Bobby said...

I love your bluebirds, Bonnie. So perfect sitting there together on that branch with the music background.

Karen Dunbrook said...

so beautiful....love seeing all the birds coming back after the winter.
xx Karen