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: