Sunday, December 7, 2008

Northwoods Chickadee Holiday


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Thanks to Tosh, who stamped some images for me, I was able to play with it (thanks, Tosh!!).

I watercolored it with reinkers and a damp watercolor brush. Then I colored in all the snowy parts with my Versamark marker, added some JudiKins White Diamond EP, and heat embossed it. I don't think the picture captures how sparkly this is in real life....and with EP, the glitter won't "shed" either! I totally forgot about my Versamark marker until I saw the tutorial that Laura Fredrickson posted on her blog recently. You can see her post HERE. I was lucky enough to work with Laura for a while on the Dirty Dozen team. She's not only incredibly talented but she's super nice too...and she always has great technique tutorials on her blog. Thanks, Laura!

I watercolored some more holly leaves and berries from two more images that Tosh stamped for me, cut them out, and popped two of them up on Dimensionals over the main image (the one at the very bottom and the one between the two chickadees). Two more were added to the inside of the's that picture. The inside also has some piercing that was done with my Ornare piercing template that my good friend Lori bought for me. Thanks again, Lori! I love this thing! {smile}

The sentiment is from MFT's Scarf for Three, which is also available at Stamper's Dream.

Stamps: Northwoods Chickadee Holiday, MFT Scarf for Three (sentiment)
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, Wassail DP
Ink: Perm Black, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Wild Wasabi, Marigold Morning, Soft Sky, Versamark (marker)
Accessories: JudiKins White Diamond EP, Hemp Twine, SU Small Oval Punch, SU Word Window Punch, Dimensionals
Technique: Watercoloring, Heat Embossing
Card Size: 5.25" Square


Jerri Kay said...

Denise, it's so beautiful! ACCCKKK!!I've got to get that stamp. I love the bird images (almost as much as floral . . . LOL). I can just see these little guys colors with my Prismacolor pencils. Okay, I'm off to check out Northwood stamps.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh this is beautiful! I have a chickadee that needs inking...I must do that!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my Denise, your colouring is fabulous girl!!! Love the sparkle too!!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

WOW! Beautiful coloring Denise and love you snow!!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

WOW! What a gorgeous job you've done with your coloring! I LOVE that you used the White Diamonds EP for the snow! Genius...pure genius! And the holly on the inside is the perfect touch!

Carolyn King said...

wow---this is gorgeous!!! Way to go girl!!!!

Anonymous said...

Denise this is over the top!! I'm awe struck every time I look at your coloring!!

silkeledlow said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the colors you used with this beautiful Set!!! Your coloring is again incrrdibly awesome!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so pretty!!! Love it girl!!

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Karen W said...

Beautiful card, I love N.W. stamps they are so detailed. Great job and thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Terri said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, of these days I am going to be satisfied with the way that my watercoloring turns the meantime, I am just going to "gush" over yours...beautiful card, as always!!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful winter forest scene - love the DP's you used and super coloring of your image Denise!

dpkennedy said...

Oh so pretty! Wonderful coloring! Love the dp combo too!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

GORGEOUS!! Those little birdies are too cute, and that diamond snow is rockin'!!
hugs, Jami

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh Denise...this is so gorgeous!! My, oh my, what you do with watercolors!! Love the sparkle too!!

Rose Ann said...

Such gorgeous coloring and a beautiful design!! I love that image!!

Candy said...

Wow gorgeous, beautiful coloring!!