Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Red Robin

 Hello All!  

I hope you all are having a great start to the new year.  If you missed my post for the chance to win some goodies from me, check out my blog post HERE.  

 I suspect everyone is making Valentine cards now, and would you believe, that is what this card started out as!  

Sometimes when the mojo is lacking, the trial and error stampings takes me all over the place!  Such is the case with this card.  It really was going to be a Valentine card.  I was inspired by a photo from Pinterest.  

I really love the ivory background in this image, but as I was planning on using faux watercoloring for the background, the closest I could get was dirty white watercolor paper.  

I stamped the flower using an image from the Flower Garden Stamp Set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps Arches Watercolor Paper with Distress Ink in Festive Berries, then spritzed it with water using a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer and stamped it onto the paper.  

The Bird, from the Singing Praises Stamp Set, was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black Ink using  my MISTI so I could stamp multiple times, assuring a good impression.  The bird was painted with Ken Oliver Colorbursts-have I told you how much I love this medium?!??  The bird's color looks pinkish, but I really did use red!  Alizerin Crimson to be exact.  Since I did not have the ivory background, I decided to add gray to the image as the colors at Colour Hues are red and gray.  The bird was then fussy cut out.  I die cut a circle out of the background panel using the Scalloped Stitched Circles from Impression Obsession.  The panel and bird were then popped up on foam tape.  

The sentiment is stamped in Lava Rock Ink from Altenew.  A few Simon Says Stamp Moonshine sequins finish the card.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann


  1. Your bird is beautifully watercolored! He jumps right out in the gallery, and the quiet gray of the branch is just lovely! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  2. Love how you were inspired by the pretty fabric to create your design, a great idea to get the mojo working. The red watercoloured bird on the subtle grey branch is perfect for the latest challenge at Color Hues. :)


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