Friday, 1 September 2017

Christmas Robin

Hi Everyone, you won't believe this post! Because I did something I had never done - colour a die cut AND splattered watercolour pencils!

I'd better start from the beginning, I saw the sketch at the Outlawz and it gave me an idea to use a die I bought a few weeks ago. I then searched in my files for some papers and came across a robin paper in a digi kit, I had forgotten about.

I laid it all out in PS then thought I can't colour the robin in PS! no problem I'll cut it out of different colour cards. I had earlier used a clear stamp (yep! me  did some "real" stamping on a trial basis) and, had some water colour pencils on my desk, so why not colour the die cut in pencils, well it was worth a try. This is the result and I'm over the moon with my Robin! I also coloured the poinsettia with watercolours and then splattered the circle with water and the pencils.

I put it all together and realised I hadn't added the scallop circle in the sketch, so Cameo to the rescue, I cut a scalloped circle and cut the centre out of it, then added it to the already finished card!
Robin - Sissix die 3D'd
digi kit papers - Docrafts freebie papers 102 - 2016
gold card - Docrafts
ribbon - stash
poinsettia die - Tattered Lace
circle die - Tattered Lace pindot die








17 comments:

Lisa Lynn said...

Faith, that was so creative. Your card is gorgeous.

Mac Mable said...

I had to read your post twice just to make sure I had read it right! Yey to colouring die cuts and Yey to your splats. Careful now you don't become addicted!!! Such a beautiful card and that robin is amazing x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Real stamping!! It came out great Faith! Love the robin, beautifully colored along with the poinsettia. Fun little Christmas card!

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card and that robin is fabulous Faith I really love it..huggles Sue xx

Sandra van Blaricum said...

so cute FAith!! Love it!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Faith, your Robin is fabulous - great colouring.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Chrissy said...

FABulous colouring on your little Robin Faith...gorgeous card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Nana Connie said...

Oh, Faith, your robin is gorgeous! Can't blame you for being over the moon about it. Love the gold scalloped circle. It really sets off the image. So proud of you for using the colored pencils. :-D

Carol L said...

That really is a cute robin, and I love all the details on this pretty card too!

Christine said...

That's beautiful. My friend in Totnes would just love it....she has a thing about Robins! !

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

This turned out just perfectly! Your little robin looks amazing! It seems we're switching roles, with me having just created a hybrid card and you moving to stamping and colouring! It's fun to mix things up a bit though, isn't it?!

crafty-stamper said...

Love your fabulous Robin and great splatters
carol x

Linby said...

Love this card and your robin is just beautiful. Well done for breaking out of your comfort zone.

Hetty said...

Lovely card, great robin and wonderful background paper matching the bird.

DonnaMundinger said...

WOOHOO, FAith! Your coloring is amazing! Wasn't it fun? Love the splattered background and fab papers too. Gorgeous little poinsettia and the gold accents shine. Fabulous work! xxD

Darcy Schroeder said...

This is so beautiful, Faith! I love everything you did! I just love cards that have birds on them and this is super gorgeous!
Hugs!
Darcy

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

This card came out great!