Sunday, February 15, 2015

Paper Smooches Birdie says Celebrate

Birdie Says Celebrate

I am trying to be more consistent with posting my cards.  Time has a way of getting away from me.  I know that I am not alone in this.  Luckily, I am able to create more in the evenings and I post those on Instagram.  Look for me as #ranciert 

I got up early this morning, starting my day getting those pesky chores out of the way.  Munchkin and I cleaned the apartment yesterday in preparation for our annual Valentine's Day party.  So this morning is more straightening up, do laundry, put party remnants away.  That gave me time to look online for a few challenges.  I am a big fan of Kim Hughes and Paper Smooches.  I knew that I wanted to watercolor some of her birds.  I used Staedtler watercolor pencils for the bird and Distressed Ink for the balloons and background.  I used watercolor paper which makes all the difference.  I embossed Hip to be Square background stamp in white and then used two shades of pink for the wash.   I wanted the bird to be the focal point so I didn't add any purple to the background or anywhere else on the card.  To see more of the watercolor birds, look at my Instagram.

I am entering this to two challenges:



  1. I love your fun feathered friend! Such cute card. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

  2. I love this, Traci! The watercolor background you created is just amazing, and your little birdie is the cutest. So glad you could join us this week at The Paper Players!

  3. I love your little balloon carrying birdie and I love the monochromatic color scheme, too. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  4. What a gorgeous watercoloured background - the little purple bird really 'pops' and his googly eyes made me smile! Thanks for joining my CAS bird challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  5. I LOVE that background- it's so pretty with the graphic pattern and the soft watercolor. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!