Sunday, June 1, 2014

Online Watercolor Class - Victorian Bird


Don't forget to take part in my polls to the left.  This time they won't disappear!!   BTW, I am so sorry I am late in getting to some of you.  It's those comments on separate pages and I can't remember the card!!  ;-)  Just teasing.  I have over a hundred of your wonderful art blogs I am following and I can't not read them.  Whaaaah!!

Truth be told I did an card a long long time ago with this same image and coloring.  I had more than one image and what I was thinking I don't have a clue!!  Since I have started the Online Watercolor Class, I am trying to use anything I have that needs to be used!  The first and second days of the class are dedicated to backgrounds.  Below is how I did my images to use with the background I created.

IMAGES:
  1. The image, Victorian Bird, by Impression-Obsession, was stamped with a Stazon Jet Black ink.
  2. The image was painted with Twinkling H2O's and Black Diamond glitter glue was used for the legs, beak, and a little of the heart 'wing'.  Glossy Accents was added to the eye. Mark Richards Crystal Stickers 2mm Black Onyx Rhinestones were added to the wings as shown. If you click on the image they are easier to see.
  3. A Royal 3/8" Soft Grip SG 730 was used for the grass.  Below is a picture of the brush.
  4. The "hello." is from Impression Obsessions Social Greetings 2 clear stamp set was stamped with Luxe Tuxedo Black and embossed with clear embossing powder.
The background was created using Glossy white cardstock, Twinkling H2O's, and Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Honeycomb.  Remember how I did the back of the cardfront like I would normally do the inside.  I did it on this one too.  I did the same technique only on the corners and on white cardstock.  I also did the corner of the envy the same way.  See below.


I kind of like it.  I am off to do another card.  This time it is a CAS with some watercolor techniques too.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share.



 Shirley


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24 comments:

Shona said...

That bird is a hoot! Shirley your b'ground is beautiful! I can't wait to find out how you like the watercolor class, especially since you use watercolors so much already.I do hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Patti J said...

Well now...that's one snazzy bird! Strutting her stuff, for sure! Seriously, this has to be one of my favorite of your creations! Great job!! Love it!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful! Love the background and that's a great bird!!

Barbara Bruder said...

Your card is so pretty. Love those colors together. And that bird is really cool. Thanks for the tutorial!! love it.

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning card!

Barbara said...

I love that image, and even though the scan does not show it real well, using stickles on the legs and beak has to be beautiful. The background is a great addition to the beautiful piece of artwork.

Grace said...

How totally fun Shirley! Love this fun image and how you've glitzed it up! Checking in to the watercolor class... sounds like so much fun and something I could definitely learn more about!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Awesome card - you did a fabulous job as always my friend thanks for sharing!!!

Anne Temple said...

This is beautiful. Love the image and your background looks so cool.

jimlynn said...

Shirley, this is WOW!!! LOVE that background and of course the bird is just adorable. Love the way you did that grass too - I've never seen a brush like that before. Fantastic card!
Lynn

Beth said...

love this GF it is gorgeous and such vibrant colors.

Cara Malmrose said...

Nothing wrong with giving old stamps new life Shirley! Love the background and that bird image is fun. I really love how you create a matching envelope. It just seems to complete the card.

stampqueen said...

Such a cute card!!! The classes you are taking look like fun - maybe someday I will have time to do a few :)

Valerie Nolan said...

Such a fun bird Shirley if she was human she'd have her hands on her hips:) The background you created is stunning and the attention to detail on the inside and the envy is fabulous!
Val x

Donna B. said...

Beautiful card Shirley! Love the colors and the watercolor techniques. And that bird image is FAB!!

Greta said...

Beautiful, artsy bird which you've used to perfection here, Shirley! I love the stenciled background with the H20s!

cm said...

Ooh la la, but your fine feathered bird is quite the fashionista with her pretty purple and pink swirls. Absolutely gorgeous! You're working magic with the watercolours! Speaking of magic - your sweet comments on my blog have added sparkles to my day! THANK YOU! About my 'attempt' at water-coloured butterflies - they're stamped images. I embossed them first, just to be sure the ink would stay put. I seriously need to take some lessons, but until then, I'll just dabble! You're awesome!
c

Sue Lelli said...

Shirley, your water coloring class is really paying off! The BG is just GORGEOUS!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh that watercoloring is so cool, great background and colorful bird!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley - thank you very much for sharing the poll info - I've missed you so -- and am happy to view your pretty cards - each one so amazing and delightful. Your "Shirley-style" is one of a kind, and I can usually tell your cards by appearance. Thanks for sharing the how-to also. hugs, de

April said...

What a sassy bird! I love the water coloring technique. Great job! Love it!

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful watercolored background, love the stencilled bits too and the bird is a lovely stamp. The colors are great,they give a fresh feel to the card.

Jamie Martin said...

Just beautiful, love the colors :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design Shirley, I love it. The colours and lay out are beautiful. I also have that IO Victorian bird, one of my first stamps, I still love it. Take care, Shirleyx ps... I'm very busy & having a hard time keeping up visiting blogs :(

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