Sunday, November 17, 2019

Cozy Winter Birds for CAS Christmas

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by.

There's still time to get warm and cozy for Trina's challenge at CAS Christmas.
This is our last challenge at CAS Christmas for 2019!
We'll be taking the month of December off.

I've done a no-line watercolor on these little guys that are all bundled up
and cuddled together.

First I stamped the image with Shadow Gray Archival ink.
Then I've picked up ink that's been smooshed on my palette to color
the scene.  Finally, I've used the wet on wet technique to
color in the background, die cut and popped up on foam to the card front.

Their hats are winked with Stella and there's some sparkly paste on the
branch to look like snow.  While the sparkle paste was still wet, I
sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds over top.

I'll hope you'll check out the challenge and see what our fabulous Design Team
and our Guest Designer Bobby have done to inspire  you.
Then join us with your warm and cozy CAS Christmas card at

Also adding to Jingle Belles Challenge
Baby, It's Cold Outside


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Winter Birds (Stampendous), Merry Up (PB)
Ink:   Archival Shadow Gray (Ranger), Versafine Smokey Gray, Pumice Stone, Vvintage Photo, Pine Needles, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough, Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey (DI & DM)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Neenah 
Other: Kars Snowflake EF (ret. Cuttlebug), Double Stitched Circles Die (Lil' Inker), osmic Shimmer Sparkle Paste, Dazzling Diamonds (SU), WOS


Barb Ghig said...

Your sweet little birds look darling in their fabulous winter hats, Bonnie! Beautiful no-line watercoloring and I LOVE all the sparkle you added to your scene...this is such a lovely Christmas card!

Loll said...

Those sweet birds sure do look warm and cozy! :) Adorable!! Beautifully watercoloured, my friend! Lots of special touches that make this a spectacular card. xx

Dotty Jo said...

Don't they look cozy! Lovely colouring and a super sweet card. Thanks so much for playing again at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

Trina P. said...

So tweet and adorable, Bonnie. Beautiful no line watercolouring. Love the glittery snow detail on the branches.

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie these are adorable little birds, they really are all wrapped up warm and cozy :)

Pat said...

What sweet and fun little birds with their woolly hats on Bonnie and love the sparkly snowy branches against a pretty soft blue sky, beautifully coloured by you. x

SmilynStef said...

what an adorable little duo ... so very glad you *bundled-up* with us at Jingle Belles.

Marcia Hill said...

Awwwwww...your little birdies are just too CUTE Bonnie and your no line water coloring is FABULOUS!! Definitely a warm and cozy feeling Christmas card!! :0)

Colleen said...

Such two little lovelies all snuggled with their warm head gear! Love this scene, Bonnie!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love the wee hats on the cheery birds Bonnie - a sweet card

Robyn Oliver said...

ooooh wow Bonnie, these little birds are just soooo cute and I love the way you softly coloured them and added the snow - just a beautiful card, hugs Robyn

JosieD said...

I have this stamp and enjoy using it. Love your coloring with the soft wet on wet background sky. Also the snowflake EF, stitched circle dies for the image and the sparkly touches of snow...nice "Bonnie touches".

jimlynn said...

Your no line coloring is beautiful! Know this just glistens too. So pretty.

I Card Everyone said...

Were you hiding in my yard? These stocking caps might be just what the meteorologists ordered for my birds!!
So beautifully colored, and adorable, Bonnie! Now who's grinning? xx

Susan said...

Those birds are adorable in their lovely hats! Great watercolouring and beautiful sparkly snow on the branches.

JoAnn said...

Love your cute and cozy birds and the great coloring.

Brenda in IN said...

They look so warm and cozy in their pretty winter hats. Pretty design and I love the snow on the card panel. The snow on the pines looks so real.

Mac Mable said...

Those adorable little birds sure do look warm and cozy in their fun and fabulous little hats x Super cute card Bonnie x.

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh how adorable are those beautifully colored birds? such an fab addition to our JINGLE BELLES gallery! ♥

Linda said...

Bonnie, your sweet little birds look so warm and cozy with their winter hats.

TK said...

Love your water coloring, and the hats sure to do make your birds look quite cozy!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling birdies on the glitter branch, Bonnie! Just love your coloring too!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful watercoloring of the sweet happy little birds, Bonnie! Love this warm and cozy scene. The glittery snow is so pretty and the dry embossed falling snow is a wonderful touch!
Hideko xx

BożenA said...

Once again you proved that watercolor is your strong point, Bonnie. Great coloring, these cute birds look stunning. Adding sparkling toothpaste to the brocade on the branches is a great idea.