Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thank You Nature

This week at still addINKtive we have a colour and sketch challenge.

You can choose to do both or just the sketch or just the colours.  We’re flexible like that :)


I stamped the bird onto watercolour paper with stazon and used my aqua painter to pick up some raspberry ink and colour the breast.  The rest of the bird was coloured the same way with crumb cake and then I went over the top of that with some wisteria for the feathers.

The sketch really called for a doily but amazingly I have none! I’ve resisted the doily craze so far :) There are doilies for the big shot, pre made ones and doily stamps.  There are also various circle stamps that could be used like a doily, but I don’t have any of those either! So I just went with the scallop trim edge and I also decided to add a sentiment in place of the ribbon. I have just bought some flower trim though and I cut one flower off and used some wisteria ink to dye it.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Nature walk, en francais, curly cute
Card : white, wisteria, basic grey, watercolour
Ink : stazon, white, wisteria, crumb cake, raspberry
Other : big shot, lacy brocade ef, stripes ef, scallop trim punch, festive paper piercing pack, flower trim, labels framelits

Please take a look at what the very talented design team at still addINKtive have created this week …. and please play along with us.

Kathy :)


  1. This is so pretty, Kathy! I love your coloring on the bird!

  2. Beautiful card Kathy, I like how you put all the design elements and colours together, and the changes you made to make it your own creation.

  3. This is gorgeous, Kathy! Love all the subtle details you have incorporated & your beautifully coloured bird.

  4. I like the swirly background and the addition of just one solo flower is perfect!


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