A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Red, Green, and Brown with a Bird

I have a card today inspired by a couple of the Christmas challenges that I like to do.

Stamped the robin image as if he was standing on the holly, watercoloured, splattered, bordered with black, and popped up on fun foam - one of my favourite types of cards to make!

It's being linked up at:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown's July Color Challenge.

And Christmas Kickstart's "Festive Things with Wings".

Thank you, challenge people, for inspiring me to get my Christmas cards done early!

Stamps - Sheena Douglass Bird and Holly, Wordsworth sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, cream and black cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, fun foam


  1. Beautiful card and watercoloring. Those challenge colors are ideal for this image. xx

  2. This is a beautiful robin, Susan! Love the splatters that give depth to the image and the font of that sentiment!

  3. How I love that bird and you painted him beautifully. Love the font of your sentiment too!

  4. Sweet bird and watercoloring. I love that he perched on holly. Beautiful Christmas card.

  5. Wonderful stamped robin image and what pretty water colouring. The font on the sentiment looks great too x.

  6. Hi Susan, what a gorgeous card you've created! Lovely colouring and such a sweet design. I'm blessed with robins in my garden. Thanks for playing along at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

  7. Such a cute little one - robins are my favorite birds! Thank you so much for playing along at 52CCT.
    Rosi x

  8. Love your bird and your colouring. Thanks so much for playing along with the colour challenge over at 52CCT.

  9. Simply beautiful. Thanks for playing at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge. Hugz

  10. There is also a Christmas Challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-80-christmas-in-july.html

  11. Beautiful image that is beautifully watercoloured, Susan! Awesome when you can fit two challenges with one card. xx

  12. such a precious little image...love how you coloured it too mf.
    xx Karen


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