Thursday, 14 August 2014

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes


It's time for another challenge at Seize The Birthday, and it's Anything Goes (as long as it's a birthday project).  I made this kingfisher stamp and watercoloured it with Distress Inks, and added leaves from Paper Artsy, and a sentiment from STAMPlorations.  This bird's got a split personality - when he's coloured in browns he can easily pass off as a kookaburra (I'll show you that another time).

I've used the colours from The Challenge, my first time playing there.  The colours mixed to produce a touch of brown on the leaves, but it was unintended, so hopefully I'm still in ;)



Pop on over to Seize The Birthday to see the fabulous cards that the design team have created for your inspiration, and join in the fun.


19 comments:

  1. Wow Shirley, this looks amazing I love your bird, can't wait to see it as a kookaburra as I used to hear their fab laugh every morning in my old house- miss waking up to the sound. You say you make your own stamps- so clever, how do you do that. Great card and love the hand scribbled lines, x

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  2. I don't know my birds, but I sure love this little guy! Isn't this coloring technique just awesome and you did a fabulous job. We almost don't even have to use a stamp, rather just splotch and see what picture it looks like, same as gazing at those cumulus clouds we did as kids. You are ahead of me in the SYS2 class. I will get my cards done eventually.

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  3. Gorgeous card, Shirley! Your water coloring is just beautiful and I love how you added dimension with the leaves!

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  4. Amazing! I really do want to buy this one!!! Love the colours and the fabulous design!

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  5. This is so pretty :) lovely colors !

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  6. Love the great coloring on your pretty bird Shirley!

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  7. Brilliant card Shirley. Love your colouring and making your own stamps. You clever girl. Just love the bird, never into bird etamps much but this one looks really cool.

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  8. Yay, Yay, Yay, after seeing that other DYNAMITE scribble card, I am ELATED and OVERJOYED that you joined in the challenge, knocked my socks off Shirley!! ....again!!!

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  9. Love your own stamp, perfect for your style of colouring, beautiful Shirley. Ruth x

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  10. Fab bird and card, Shirley! This just makes me even more excited about what we're cookin' up ;o)

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  11. Fab card Shirley ... love the colors of the bird. Loll xx

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  12. Love that kingfisher!! And you've got some mad watercoloring skills! Totally love this card, Shirley, and I look forward to the kookaburra. Have a great weekend. Bev

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  13. I wasn't sure if this was more scribbling and sploshing, but as I read that you made the stamp, I guess it isn't! Either way it's fantastic, Shirley ... such a fabulous kingfisher! Can't wait to see it morph into a kookaburra! Anita :)

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  14. So sorry I have been so quiet lately! Trying to get back in the swing of things with work and such! It was nice perusing your blog today! You out did yourself once again with this one! Take care!

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  15. Wow, this is so lovely, Shirley! The way you have used the colours is perfect and I love the watercolour effect. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

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  16. Wow! Your watercoloring is amazing. The colors are so vibrant! I need some lessons here!!! I love that bird image too!

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  17. This is so pretty! The colors are vibrant and beautiful....great design too!

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  18. You make your own stamps? No wonder you are so creative. This card is lovely and vibrant.

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