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Monday, July 18, 2011

Another Christmas in July

Good Monday Morning Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card made with the new Stampin Up stamp set called "Beautiful Season". OMG this is an awesome set. I so love this beautiful chickadee sitting on the holly branch. I do not have this set yet, but a friend does and she let me stamp a few images while I was at her house on Saturday. There is so much from the new cattie I want and this is near the top, but since it is a Christmas set I postponed ordering it on my first order so I could get other things and thought I would get this set later since Christmas is still a few months away. I will get it later but was grateful my friend Wendy let me stamp a few to play with til then. Thanks Wendy!

I stamped the image with black stazon onto some white card stock. I used an aqua painter to color it in. I used old olive, real red, basic gray, soft suede and crumb cake ink. I added a few dots around the outside with my chocolate chip marker.

The base of the card is Crumb Cake, but you can't see that, I ended covering it up with the basic black and basic gray. I embossed the basic gray with the square lattice EF. I added some real red satin ribbon and silver pearls, non SU, for the embellishments.

The sentiment is from the :Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set. I stamped with black stazon and punched out with the word window punch and used the modern label punch with real red to mat the sentiment.

Well, that is all from me today, I have new goodies scheduled to arrive today!!! :)




Unknown said...

this is stinkin' stunning! you have mad watercoloring skills, woman! i'm wondering if you used ink from the classic ink pads with the aquapainter or if you used watercolor crayons. i know you said ink, so i guess that's clear. i'm just wondering what it would look like with the crayons.

Patti Willey said...

I know that stamp is adorable! I wish I could sit down with a talented water color-er and learn! Beautiful!

Marisa said...

We have tons of chickadees in our back yard right now and you have coloured yours to perfection :) Wonderfully done and loving the grey BG.

Wendy said...

OMG!!!! This is stunningly gorgeous, Vicki!!! I love your water coloring on this as I do everything you watercolor! The layout & colors are amazing too! You've blown me away!

Dawn Easton said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL image! Love the pop of red from the pretty ribbon too! I need to watercolour soon! Will do that after I get some WC paper ;)

Mary Marsh said...

this is so pretty vicki-love the chickadee image as well-you have colored this sweet bird so well

Susan said...

Gorgeous as usual. I tried one of you layouts like this one today. I will call it a 'tilted' accent. I like the concept. I had to make two, because I stamped my sentiment, foretting it would be 'tilted'. Your watercoloring is getting quite artistic. I love watercoloring also. I just ordered this stamp set for my christmas cards this year.

Lovely work, keep it coming. I need all the help I can get to keep my MOJO going.