Monday, March 30, 2015

Robin in Watercolor

Hello! Welcome to all of my latest followers!  I really appreciate you, as well as anyone who stops by my blog!  I think most of you know I love birds, and with all the robins hopping around out there, I was inspired to make this simple card using water color paper and Tim Holtz products.


There's a challenge I would like to join for the first time called Artful Times, and their theme this month is "In the Style of Tim Holtz".  Well let's see here... birds and Tim Holtz...now that's a winning combination! I chose an old Tim stamp from Tim's Urban Grunge set, which to me, looks like a robin. The script image in the background is from the same set. I also used the nest from his newer Bird Feather set, inked it in Archival ink and water colored it using Tim's Distress Markers, Distress inks, and his water brush. I used Distress inks for the background and stamped the images in Archival ink.  I used my favorite Tim technique--Spritz and Flick--to get the wonderful vintage spots on both the nest panel and  the background.  Of course, the edges are inked in Vintage Photo.

I hope you enjoyed my simple Tim inspired card.  Thank you for visiting and leaving all your wonderful comments.  I read and appreciate them all, and eventually respond to each one.  Hugs!

Sara Emily

I would like to enter this into the following inspirational challenges:






Fashionable Stamping challenge #94 "Favorite Go To Stamp" I love birds, but I couldn't pick out my favorite bird stamp, but the Tim Holtz script image from Urban Grunge is a stamp I use so much it's practically falling apart!


30 comments:

  1. Haha! I just found Artfuk Times as well and loved the challenge theme for this month. Your water color card is wonderful! Birds, birds, birds and butterflies-you sure do have a way with both! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Thank you, Niki! I love the theme, too! Ionly entered because of that this time, even though I have put this into too many challenges...that's why I've never entered the challenges there...I figure if I'm going to all the effort of making something I want to show as many people as I can! Ha! Ha! This time, I just thought "what the heck! They can delete it; I'm not there for the prize, just to share!

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  2. Wonderful card Sara, love the soft Spring time tones! Thanks so much for adding it to the challenges I am part of: MMM,CVC and AVJ. We really appreciate your support!

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    1. My Word, Astrid! What a lovely compliment! And I appreciate the challenges you are a part of!

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  3. Beautiful colors and art card, Sara! Cleaver idea of layering.

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    1. You are so sweet, Shilpa! I saw your lovely bird creation at TIOT and fell in love! Need to visit your blog soon!

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  4. Love the watercolouring with wonderful stamping. Xx

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    1. Thank you, Nikki! I'm happy you like it!

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  5. Love the watercolour effect and gorgeous colours on this card. I think we all have too many favourite stamps - I know I do.
    Thanks for sharing again at FSC.
    Avril x

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    1. Hi Avril! That's the truth! I personally love all my bird stamps, because I love birds, but have to say the script stamp proves itself to be one I use probably the most consistently. Thank you for your sweet comment!

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  6. Wow, gorgeous Sara Emily! I love the spring colours and your watercolouring technique turned out fantastic! I love birds too, this is such a fabulous spring creation!! big hugs :)

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    1. Aww, thank you, Pamellia! You always find something so nice to say! Watercolor is one of my favorite mediums, and I don't do it enough. The Distress line makes it a piece of cake!

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  7. Sara, my heart skipped a little beat when I first saw this beautiful creation - the colours are just gorgeous! I love how you added the bird's nest, it gives wonderful dimension. Really beautiful. Thanks so much for joining in again at A Vintage Journey, always lovely to see you there. Anne xx

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    1. Wow, Anne! That's good for me, bad for you! What a lovely compliment you have left here for me! It really made my day!

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  8. Oh thats so soft and beautiful it really is, its utterly lovely. Cx

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    1. Thank you so much! What a sweet compliment!

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  9. Such a gorgeous card! I love the soft watercoloring. Thanks so much for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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    1. Thank you, Donna! I'm really pleased you like my card!

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  10. Lovely soft colours on your card. Love those stamps.Thank you for joining us on Artful Times

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    1. Thank you, Wendy! I forgot your blog only allows five challenges to be combined, but I just wanted to share!

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  11. Beautiful card Sara, love your wonderful watercolour effect!

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  12. Beautiful! Love the water coloring and color choices. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! I'm happy you like the color choices!

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  13. the soft watercolory background is stunning! what a pretty card. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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    1. Thank you, Rachel! What a nice compliment!

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  14. Love that gorgeous inky background you have created... great card... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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