Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Merry Monday Chickadee

I haven't used this chickadee for along time - I don't even think he came out to play during this past holiday season - so he's gearing up for 2013!  The sketch from Merry Monday was clean and simple and once I decided on the chickadee it really didn't take me long to decide on the rest - which is a good thing on a busy evening.  I used watercolour paper for the base of the chickadee using the aquapainter to colour him in.
Stamp Set - Beautiful Season
Paper - Very Vanilla,  Be of Good Cheer DSP, Watercolour Paper
Ink - Black Staz-On, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Basic Gray
Tools - Decorative Label Punch, Aqua Painter
Embellishments - Natural Trim, Designer Vintage Faceted Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Dimensionals

Here's one of my favorite mandalas in my altered book.  I sponged the entire page with Tempting Turquoise before drawing the mandala and I coloured in the spots with our white gel pen.  Let me say - I think our gel pens really are the best.  I have the most success with them!

I'm off to do more arting and crafting.  I'm almost ready to create the cover for this little book.  I'm a bit scared about it - but ya gotta jump in.

Hope your week is off to a great start.  Thanks for stopping by.


LeAnne said...

I just love chickadees, and this is so sweet, especially with that DP as background! Your doodling is cool too!

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card Joan, this little bird is darling. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Wendy said...

Very pretty card, Joan! Love this image and how beautifully you colored it! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Susan Joyce said...

Fantastic card Joan, I like the colours you used, your embellishments and the DSP. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.

Margaret Moody said...

I love this stamp set and I love your card, Joan! It's beautiful! Great job of coloring your little bird!

Lesley said...

I love this chickadee and think you did a great job inking him up Joan!! Isn't it amazing how many stamps we have and don't get the chance to always use!! So happy you inked this one up! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

You did a beautiful job on painting this chickadee, Joan! Another beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!