Monday, March 15, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches # 476 with Free As A Bird stamp set on Watercolour Paper

 Hello and thx for visiting!

Today's card was inspired by the Sketch Challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Please click on the image to go directly to the Freshly Made Sketches Blog FMS476

I love watercolouring!  When I saw this sketch I thought of blending the angle lines.  I hope my card inspires your creativity.  

Here is the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Soft Sea Foam card base (4 1/4 x 11 scored and folded at 5 1/2)

3 3/4 x 5 Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper

* Using Water Painters thoroughly cover the top half of both the front and back of the  the Fluid 100 watercolour paper. 

* Apply a stripe of Early Expresso; Old Olive & Balmy Blue and let the paper do the magic of blending the colours.  One tip I have with  watercolouring is to just let it happen, let the colours blend and add your image wherever it fits best.  

* Stamp the birds using Memento Black ink and fussy cut out.  I used Stampin' Blends Markers to colour the birds in Granny Apple Green; Soft Sea Foam; Daffodil Delight & Petal Pink.  The rest of the image was coloured with Old Olive; Crumb Cake; Bronze; Flirty Flamingo & Petal Pink.  It was difficult to fussy cut super close to the image so my trick is to colour the remaining white with Balmy Blue so that it fades into to background.  Then pop up the image up with dimensionals. 

* The Sentiment is stamped in Early Expresso, fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals  as well.

Enjoy & have a super day!


  1. I love your use of the sketch to create those blended colors - a beautiful backdrop for those birds. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    1. Thank you for writing and inspiring me push my creativity a bit - I appreciate your kind words

  2. What a lovely take on the sketch! Those birds are so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made SKetches this week.

    1. Thank you for the opportunity- I love the inspiration of FMS. - I love these little birds! Thank you for writing.

  3. This is so pretty! The blended inks behind the birds look wonderful! Glad you joined us at FMS!

    1. Thx so very much for your kind words! Thank you for the inspiration!


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