|This is my entry to the CAS(E) this Sketch #120, Throwback Thursday #3 |
I've been anxiously waiting for my parcel from Wplus9 to arrive and it finally arrived this Monday. I was so amazed how fast it was shipped (within 2 hours after I placed my order). Delivery to Helsinki was quite fast (about a week) BUT then the parcel was held at the customs and it took almost two weeks to get here... You might be able to believe that every afternoon I was waiting the post to come like a little kid at Christmas and every time I was disappointed. Just knowing that the parcel is just sitting at the customs to be declared kind of made me crazy... Well, it arrived and my girls and I were as happy to go through all the stuff that we had ordered. My girl wanted to colour the Miss you lots -girl and I went for this gorgeous image of a this little Chickadee. Before we started on Thursday, I went and looked up the newest challenge at the CAS(E) this Sketch. I was so amazed to see how perfectly this stamp was made for their challenge. Thanks for my friend Michele who pointed out for me who this bird really was since I think we only have his relatives living here in Europe. I googled him and tried to stay true to his real colours, I believe he got more yellow under his chest as he might have but I doesn't really bother me - at all.
I had a tons of fun watercolouring this image. I stamped the image with light brown ink and I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours and as I usually go for one colour and use the shades of that to colour and to add dimension and shading to my watercolours, I wanted to challenge myself to actually colour as it is meant with watercolours. While I was adding another washes of different colours and shades of those colours on top of each other, the bird started to look like a REAL bird. I was so amazed that I had just painted this, so amazed. I've never done anything like this before and I will certainly keep this card to myself. I would like to thank Dawn and Wplus9 for making this stamp since the design is all theirs - I just added the colour.
I will enter this into these challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch #120 - the sketch
Throwback Thursday Challenge #3 - Use Wplus9 stamp
Inkspirational #81 - Space - I have lots of white space in my card
Stamps: A new day by Wplus9
Paper: Canson 180gms watercolour paper, Colour Me 180gms card stock (grey)
Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours: no. 61, 67, 32, 53, 54, 47, 44, 40, 20, 46
Derwent Inktense Pencils: Iron Blue (0840), Iris Blue (0900) (Background)
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