Saturday, June 28, 2014

My Dear

When I think of birds, I rarely think of hens, but I had to pull this old bird out for the Birds and the Bees challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. I should use this stamp more--she's fun, but need to find more sentiments that go with her. I am also entering this into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge I Ought to Use this More!Word Art Wednesday #138 Anything GoesSimon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes and Little Tangles Challenge #39 Watercolor.

I  was a lucky winner of Tim Holtz' Mini Distress Inks, so I wanted to make something using them. I ought to and will use them more. Here's my entry.


Products used:  Mini Distress Inks--Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Frayed Burlap and Walnut, water color paper and pen, card blank, Distress tool by Ranger and  Stamps by Stampin' Up and Art Impressions.

I stamped images and sentiment in Archival Ink. I tapped the Mini Distress Ink pad on my craft sheet and spritzed with water. The panel was pressed down into the puddle, removed and dried with a heat gun. Then I  painted the hen and shadow with a water color pen and Distress Inks.  I distressed the panel edges with a Distress Tool and applied walnut ink direct to edges.  Glued panel onto card blank.




I love the colors of the Distress Inks--so vivid, and they make great watercolors.What I love most about using water color is you never know what you're going to end up with!


9 comments:

  1. This is so cool! Love that chicken image. You colored it beautifully, too. The watercoloring is just fantastic. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

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    1. Laura, Thank you for your comment on my chicken and watercoloring:). There are so many wonderful entries. The design team has been a great inspiration! Sara Emily

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  2. Love this, its such a fabulous image and great colouring.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. Love the challenge topic! Sara Emily

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  3. Fabulous card!! Love the chicken wire and the yellow. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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    1. Anna Karin,
      Thank you for your comment on my entry. There are so many talented crafters out there, and I'm so happy SSS is there to bring them all together. Great inspiration from the Design Team!

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  4. What a wonderful card, Sara! Yes, you really should use those distress inks more. The colors came out fabulous! And I love the shading around the hen. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing your card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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  5. Oh, it's really lovely Sara, I love this stamp!!! And your water coloring with your Distres inks is great in these colours, I really love your card, perfect! Thanks again for your lovely comment on my blog too.:) Crafty hugs, Coco

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