Monday, 28 March 2016

Inspired Chickadee

Lydia (UnderstandBlue) over at SCS picked artist Kathleen McElwaine for this weekend's SCS Inspiration Challenge. Kathleen's art is wonderful - incredible flower and animal paintings. Most of her images are just set against a plain uncoloured background - perfect for those of us who like CAS!

I chose this painting by her:



and made this card:


Kathleen's painting immediately made me think of my Penny Black Ode to Christmas stamp. I inked it up with various Distress markers, huffed on it and spritzed very lightly with water, then stamped on watercolour paper. I took my waterbrush and pulled some of the colour out of the bird, and where needed, added a bit more colour.

I stamped a simple sentiment in brown, die cut the panel, and popped it up on foam tape. I hope my fellow CAS fans like it!







Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black chickadee (Ode to Christmas), Rubber Soul sentiment
Paper: PTI vintage cream cs, watercolour paper
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Ranger Archival Potting Soil
Accessories: Distress markers, Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die, foam tape

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Susan. Love this pretty bird ... and perfect with the watercolour spritz technique. xx

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  2. Love, love, love this chickadee! Beautiful job of coloring and I love that clean background!

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  3. OMG Susan, your CAS Christmas Chickadee is so beautiful with the perfect CAS design. TFS my friend. I am inspired to let my SU Chickadee out :-)

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  4. love this card...so precious mf
    hugs,
    Karen

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