Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Watercolour attempt!

Not been about for a few days -went to my Presentation but since arriving home have not emerged from under the duvet until midday today. Still not 100% but much better than I was on Monday - just need the donkey to stop kicking me in the ribs every time I cough now please! That said, I doubt if I will remain out of bed for very long again today......

Tried my hand at a little watercolouring at the end of last week - love this stamp!
Shame though that I didn't make a better job of stamping the sentiment - one of those times where if I'd felt better I probably would have re done - for some reason it didn't stamp cleanly - maybe there was something on the stamp pad.

Anyway, I still like the birdie and was pretty pleased that my painting attempt overall didn't look too bad.

Just used Distress Inks to paint and some glamour dusty stuff on the branch and berries. Quite pretty in real life ( as long as you don't look too close at the sentiment!)

Challenges -
A2S&M - Holiday
AAA - CAS Christmas
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Fantasy Stampers - CAS Christmas

Am clutching my box of tissues and my medicine ­čśĚ and off back to the covers - will try and visit you all very soon! x

26 comments:

brenda said...

That's one very striking card Viv.

So what went wrong last weekend ?

B x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card Viv and hoping you are feeling better soon take care
Dianne xx :)

Carole said...

Love your little Birdie Viv and your fabulous painting..very pretty. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Susan said...

Such a pretty soft card. Love the wintery feel! Just fantastic. Thanks for sharing at CAS on Sunday!

Beate Rauer said...

great card!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous image and a superb CAS card. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Kath x

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful, love this bird and your colouring.

Stamps and Paper said...

You card is lovely Viv

Anne

Meggymay said...

Its a really sweet image on your lovely card Viv.
Hope you feel better soon.
Yvonne xx

Loll said...

So pretty Viv! Great job with watercolouring this sweet image. I think your sentiment looks fine. You are too hard on yourself. Sorry to hear you're feeling so poorly. Take care and get better! xx

Shoregirl said...

What a beautiful card! I love your sparkly snow on the berries and branch! So pretty!

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,this is gorgeous.xxx

SARN said...

I love that bird stamp too! Very nice card Viv.

Eeee-aww, eee-aww . . . I'm just removing that donkey for you. Hope you feel better soon.

Hugs, Sarnie xxx

Linby said...

A lovely card, I have those stamps and I think it is hit and miss with it which is why I use the MISTI now. Hope you are feeling better soon. hugs L x

maria f. said...

Beautiful.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply stunning, CAS, Crisp and totally festive.
Brilliant image and sentiment and thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards this week. Sarah x

Diane said...

My gosh what a sweet bird and card design Viv.

Hugs Diane

pinky said...

Sorry to hear you are not well Viv, I'm on my third round of it myself!! Loving your gorgeous card!

aussie aNNie said...

Love the beautiful stamp and the colouring is just gorgeous..x{aNNie}

Pia S said...

So sweet and festive CAS card. I don't think there's anything wrong with the stamping of the sentiment...

Coralynn Murray said...

Such an elegant card. The chickadee is so sweet with it's red belly. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Pat said...

This is beautiful Viv and the sentiment is so pretty too, can't really see anything that looks that bad to me, and the pretty sparkly snow on the berries together with the great colouring make this is a super card! Sorry to hear you are still feeling rotten though, and do hope you feel better soon. x

Nandini said...

Very sweet and beautiful. Love the pops of color. Thanks for joining us at the Addicted To Stamps & More Challenge. All the very best. Nandini, DT

Marianne said...

So pretty. Love how you only coloured parts of the bird.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

A unique holiday card. I love the contrast between the colorful bird and carefully selected background.

Bo┼╝enA

Emma Sims said...

I love this. Its so pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Happy New Year!

Emma - DT