Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Today is the For the Love of Creating Blog Hop where we are creating projects with products from the 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure. Many thanks to Kim Oliver for organizing this group of amazing crafters and including me in the fun! Below are links to all of the blogs in this Hop, showing more ideas. I have chosen to create a card with Bird Banter stamp set and the Sweet Soiree DSP.
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measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4
Sweet Soiree DSP panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
scraps of Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Watercolor paper
Sweet Soiree DSP
A pretty piece of patterned paper is delicious. Often while creating a project I will take a cue on developing the color scheme from the patterned paper. In choosing the colors for the bird, I took inspiration from the very light shade of blue in the small berries of the paper. Echoing this blue will tie the hand painted element to the rest of the project and help to draw the eye around the project. Check it out in your next creation and get a feel for connecting colors.
Watercolor parrot from Bird Banter
Over the past week I have been featuring projects that were requested by my readers and viewers from my YouTube Channel. One of the most requested projects was to recreate this hand painted parrot. I created the first parrot card last November for the OnStage 2018 Display Boards. There was not a video tutorial created and so many asked to get a feel for the coloring, so your wish is granted! This bird is slightly different in coloring but the creation process is exactly the same.
I started by stamping the bird image in Basic Black Archival ink and quickly sprinkling on clear embossing powder. Once heat set, the walls of the plastic act as a barrier to hold the fluid in each area of the stamped image. Talk about quick and easy.. this is one of my favorite ways to color an image. Using the wet on wet watercolor technique, color was added to the bird in small areas to add dimension and keep it looking natural.
For a visual demonstration of this project, be sure to check the video links below.
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Here is a list of participants in the Blog Hop, I encourage you to visit all of the amazing projects!
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase
Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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