Sunday, July 15, 2018

You're so Tweet!

Hi everyone.  Today we are half way through July so it's time for a CAS Mix Up Reminder.  Check out the challenge blog to see new inspiration from the Designers and our wonderful Guest Designer, Sue.


Bonnie is hosting this month and she has us colouring our die-cuts.  It really makes them special when you add some colours and other details.  The sweet little birdhouses above are a new-to-me die-cut.  I cut them from woodgrain paper given to me by a sweet friend. :)  Then watercoloured them with distress inks.

I created a Splash Watercolour background with two layers of Tumbled Glass distress ink.  Once dry, I used some tiny grass stamps and leaf sprig stamps to create my grass at the bottom, and the leaves off to the left side.  I used first and second generation stamping with the leaves to add dimension.  I used the same colour for the sentiment as I did for the sweet little birds.

Here's a close-up ...
Since I used Splash Watercolouring for the background, I'm sending this card over to the CAS Watercolour as well.

I hope you'll be inspired to come play along.  Colour your die-cuts using any colour medium, keep your card CAS, and then join our gallery!






Stamps:  Sentiment - Love Bug (Fiskars); Master Garden #1 (Kittie Kits - Rubbernecker)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Woodgrain - gift from a friend; Black (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, water brush, white gel pen

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Colour your Die-cuts
CAS Watercolour July Challenge - Splash Watercolouring

25 comments:

Bunny said...

Beautiful card. Lovely coloring. I love the blue, brown and green colors. The birds are very sweet. [Bunny]

Nancy Stislow said...

Love the soft green and blue you used on your background. Fantastic job coloring the too-cute birdhouses too. You did a fabulous job on the grasses too. This is such a fun card, Loll!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful garden scene, my friend! Love the woodgrain bird houses and the beautiful, cool looking garden! The contrast of the blues and green is so pretty and summery!

nancy littrell said...

I just love your sweet tweety bird scene, Loll. Your leaf stamp and grass stamp were so cleverly stamped along with your awesome Splash sky in blues. So much depth in your little scen, especially with your woodgrain bird houses and pretty little blue birds. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Mac Mable said...

Such an adorable scene you've created. The splash background looks great and the birdhouses such fun. Such pretty little blue birds and such a cute card x.

Pat said...

Those bird houses are great Loll and love the pretty scene you have made, and a lovely unified look with the bluebirds and sentiment. x

Brenda said...

What a beautiful scene you have created Loll! I love it, feel like I can hear those sweet birds chirping and feel the nice summer breezes as well. Love the feel of grass beneath my feet, and think I can feel that too. Gorgeous! Hugs, Brenda

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely little backyard scene Loll - with your pretty grasses and greenery and your sweet little bird houses! xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous garden scene Loll, the splash watercolouring looks so effective, Cathy x

Ina G said...

Oh WOW! What a beautiful scene you have created here Loll. The sky background is stunning not to mention the leaves and the grasses. How cute those wee birds are so 'tweet'. Love the amazing bird houses. This scene looks so very real. Love it.

Susan said...

Lovely summer card with those sweet bird houses - great colouring of them, and of the background too.

Papercraft Boutique said...

You created the perfect settings for the pretty blue birds, Loll! The splash watercoloured sky is so beautiful. Adding the second generation stamping for the leaves truly added dimension. The colored birdhouses and the stamped grass at the bottom look so real and amazing! Hideko xx

Linda said...

What a gorgeous summery scene. Those little bird houses look so cute xx

Jeanne said...

I can pretty much hear the birds singing their hearts out, Loll! Such a lovely, summery scene you have created. So light and cheery! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Marcia HIll said...

What a sweet, sweet card Loll!! Those woodgrain birdhouses are just too cute and LOVE your splash background and the grass and trees you did...this whole card just makes me smile!! :0)

Susanne Vargas said...

You've created such a happy scene! Love how only part of the tree is visible! And those birdhouses cut from woodgrain paper are so adorable! Lovely card!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful splash background with the sky and love those little bird houses they are so adorable :)

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll what a gorgeous wee scene you have created here with your coloured die cuts
Blessings
Maxine

BożenA said...

Splashing the sky looks so beautiful. Wonderful, delicate and perfect for this sweet scene. Beautiful and such a cheerful card.
BożenA xx

Barb Ghig said...

Such a sweet card, Loll! Your splash watercolored background works perfectly with your scene and I love how you created the grass...such a cheery, summery card, and I love it!

Jo Manna said...

Such an impressive splash-watercolour-stamping scene Loll, you make it sound so easy. But those bird houses are my fave. Those blue birdies are truly home sweet home. Another beauty dear friend, xx

Anita in France said...

What a sweet scene, Loll ... the detailing on every single little element is brilliant ... so pretty! Hugs, Anita :)

Trina P. said...

Super tweet scene card, Loll! The birdhouses are adorable. Beautiful watercolouring as always. The splash watercolour background is gorgeous. xx

Susan Joyce said...

Love every detail of your sweet design Loll, just gorgeous! Thanks for inviting me to be Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up this month and the card and gift. It's been fun.

Darnell said...

Awww, how sweet, Lolly!! I love birds and birdhouses and trees and sky and grass, so I think you know how I feel about this adorable card! Mwah! Hugs, Dolly