Monday, 25 September 2017


I love Darnell's NBUS challenges as they get me to use stamps or dies that I've bought but not yet used.

For today's card, I used a sweet Stampendous bird on a branch stamp.

I stamped it in brown archival ink on watercolour paper that I'd splattered some liquid Frisket on, then used my Gansai Tambi paints.   I painted the sky very loosely which meant that, when I rubbed off the Frisket, the masked splatter (meant to be snow) didn't show up much (unlike on the bird where it is a little more evident).

A stitched rectangle for more interest, some fun foam to pop the panel up, a red card base, and some Stickles on the snowy bits on the branch and berries finished it off.

Stamps - Stampendous bird, PTI sentiment
Ink - Ranger Archival Potting Soil
Paper - red cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, liquid Frisket, Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die, fun foam, Stickles


  1. Beautiful winter card, Susan. I love this sweet bird. You so beautifully painted it and your sky is just stunning. Great watercolor technique.

  2. This is so pretty, Susan. Even more in real life ... so glad I got to see it last week! Your watercolouring is awesome. The bird is so sweet, and the sky is just perfect. xx

  3. I love this sweet bird, Susan! I haven't had much success with the masking. I love how it shows on the bird! I need to try it again! The red card base is very striking!

  4. beautiful Susan, your blue wash background looks really wintry and the bird is so pretty. Awesome watercolouing :)

  5. What a sweet image Susan - and so beautifully colored!

  6. This is just lovely, Susan! NBUS #186. Dotty Jo xxx

  7. Sweet card.. Your watercolouring is spot on, Susan. You'll have to give me a lesson (or five 😂) on how to use those Tambi paints. Hugs, Trina xx

  8. what a sweet Christmas card..would warm anyone's heart.
    xx Karen

  9. What a wonderful image and I love the way you used it on your card design.


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