Monday, May 18, 2020

A Little Love for Dawn

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A few of the MISTI peeps and I decided to get together today and share a little love for my friend Dawn from WPlus9. This lovely lady is officially on my zombie apocalypse team, in addition to being a lovely and talented artist. 

So I have a social distancing card and quick video of the background for my little blue bird today. 

I'd love it if you had a little crafty budget left this month if you spent it with Dawn - her small business is one I care about deeply!

I created the background using this technique and Hero Hues water reactive ink. Then I outlined the stencilled portion with a white paint pen. I cut the bird pieces out of watercolor paper and then painted them with Daniel Smith watercolor, and glued them all together. The way this die is engineered is really cool. I cut through the card front with this miss you die and then perched the birdie on top of the negative space letters. Who doesn't miss everybody right now? LOL.

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Hope you have a great week! 


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  1. That technique is fabulous!! I love how that pen just makes that background pop!! Your bird is so precious!! Now I HAVE to have that pen!!!

  2. Lovely card, I will definitely be using this technique to highlight the stencil design. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe and healthy.

  3. Love this. Not overly stated but so elegant. Thanks for sharing. Brenda West

  4. Sweet card! I love WPlus9 and the MISTI, so those two make a great combination! Love that darling Blue Bird die!

  5. What a great background! And the little bird is so sweet. :)

  6. Such a pretty card! The bird looks so realistic.

  7. Beautiful card! Love the bird and the background.
    Thanks for sharing...

  8. The bird is so sweet--and I love your coloring. It looks like a Western Bluebird.

  9. I love that bird design. The colors are so beautiful too.

  10. Fantastic card Lydia. Love the pretty bird and the colors... cool background! Thanks for the inspiration! God bless!

  11. such a pretty card - LOVE how you stepped up the background with the white pen - awesome technique:)

  12. Such a sweet card and the bird looks 3D!

  13. Awesome background for this sweet little bird.

  14. I really like the simple color palette you chose. That bird is a cute one.


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