Thursday, February 17, 2011

Creative Sketches Week 20 Watercolor Bluebird

Anybody ready for a bit of spring? Sure feels like it with temps in the 70's this week. Certainly beats last weeks sub zero freezing temps. Only in OK can you be freezing to death one day and sunbathing the next. This little birdie looks like he's ready for spring too. I just love the Nature Walk set and this card was actually part of my hostess club this week. We were playing with Water color pencils and crayons. Watercolors are so versatile to use. A bit of water or even a blender pen, pencil or marker and you've got endless possibilities.  He's a fairly simple birdie. I colored him all over with the lighter blue, more of the turquoise in the pencil set and then added the darker blue mainly on his top half. Blended a bit and he was done. I did add just a bit of white to his tummy. He's layered on a Marina Mist background stamped in Marina Mist ink with the birdcage and no. 147 stamps. The background and images are framed with Night of Navy, layered on a whisper white card. I used the large and small tag punches and stamped the sentiment from You're a Gem. A wee bit of baker's twine and dimensionals added the final touch.

I hope you enjoy this week's offering. Be sure to check out the Creative Sketches site for more inspiration.

Check back in a couple of days for the other cards we did in club. The ladies are having lots of fun!