Birds - watercolor + copics

Hi friends - how is your weekend going? Mine is good; tomorrow will be a super busy day so I was thrilled to find some time to sneak into my craft room for some relaxation! I really love the colors for the Color Throwdown challenge this week (CTD403) and I couldn't pass up the chance to get DIRTY too!

I haven't used these birds from Inkadinkado in F-O-R-E-V-E-R, I knew right where they were and was glad to dig them out and get them inky! I stamped the image in black VersaFine and embossed with Hero Arts clear embossing powder. I originally did the image with watercolors but just didn't have as much pop and depth as I wanted so out came the Copics. :D

I added some shading then went back and water colored around the image with a couple different zig brushes. The layout is from MFTWSC291 (see below). I added the same colors to the background using water color crayons, I dried between each layer and continued to add more color. I did have some issues with the water color paper pilling but it wasn't too bad. I added some drops of Hero Arts unicorn white spray, mounted the main panel on fun foam, added a button and multiple-looped bow. The hello sentiment is from PTI's Heart-to-Heart set embossed with platinum embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by; have a GREAT day!


Stamps: Inkadinkado, PTI Heart-2-Heart
Papers: Ranger water color, Neenah 110 lbs. white, vellum, MFT DP
InkVersaFine, VersaMark
Accessories: copics, platinum embossing powder, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, twine, PTI button, fun foam, Hero Arts unicorn spray, MFT Blueprints



SCS - The Bird is the Word


  1. What a pretty use of the colors! Love the touches of white on those cute birds! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

  2. Just having a sticky beak through your blog, this is so pretty, I love the soft watercolours.


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