Stamping is for the birds part 1Posted: October 30, 2018 Filed under: cheerful christmas, Peerless watercolours | Tags: Peerless Transparent Watercolors, Penny Black creative dies, Penny Black stamps 4 Comments
This week my blog is all about the bird stamps! It is a bit of a departure for me but there are some sweet birds flitting around my workroom so I decided to paint a few. This one from Penny Black is called ‘cheerful Christmas‘ and I’ve painted it with a robin in mind. The image is stamped in black, embossed in clear then painted with peerless watercolour paints. I kept my colour scheme fairly simple, a couple of greens for the leaves, a couple of reds for the berries and bird, a grey for the bird and background then some pale blue. I die cut the red mat with the elegant stitching dies from Penny Black and added a sentiment from the festive snippets set.
Peerless paints come in a very convenient format and provide beautiful blendable colour. I tend to forget them for a while and then binge on them with one project after another. They will be back with another bird tomorrow. You can see how I set up my peerless palette here
This little bird reminds me of a Ladybird book I had as a child called ‘The Wise Robin‘. I just had a hunt for it on our bookshelves and found it. The pictures in the book are all paintings and quite lovely. Then I did an online search for it and found it was published in 1950, sold for 2/6 but is listed for $72.51! I flicked through the book to remind myself of the story; the robin ends up in the house on the Christmas tree and delights the family with a song. Of course my experience when a bird has come into the house has never been delightful but that need not get in the way of a cute story!
Stamps: Cheerful Christmas
Dies: elegant stitching
Paper: hot pressed watercolour, neenah cream, red
Ink: versafine clair nocturne
Paint: peerless watercolours
Also: clear embossing powder
Very pretty card, Heather. I received the card you sent and was awestruck at your talent. My husband also commented on it! Thanks again!!
The Peerless watercolours look fantastic Heather and the colours you have used are so pretty with the nice bright red for the robin and berries, and the lovely rich greens for the leaves, and love the washy grey and blue for the background. x
Holly berries and a cheeky robin – you can’t get more seasonal than this card. I love the colours you have chosen Heather; the berries look real enough to pick.
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