When I grow up I want to be able to watercolour like Dawn Woleslagle. I'd also like to be able to sketch like her too! I love how she let the colours bleed away from the bird into the background on this YouTube video, and I wanted to attempt something similar - attempt being the operative word, mine looks like a real bruiser compared to Dawn's delicate painting.
I used my homemade kingfisher stamp - the good news is that a slightly smaller version of the kingfisher (and a few of his friends) will be released under the Bee's Knees line in the STAMPlorations April release, so watch this (birdie) space.
I stamped the kingfisher with Versamark and white-embossed it, then sloshed on some Distress Inks. I decided that I would iron off the embossing. I can tell you from experience that ironed-off white embossing is nowhere neat as good as ironed-off clear embossing, but hey-ho.
I'm entering this into The Paper Players - CAS - Feathered Friends (feature a bird on your card),
and also into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small,
and Simon Says Monday Challenge - Paradise. I always think kingfishers look exotic with their colourful plumage. A kingfisher family lives on the river near us and DH is lucky enough to see one now and again on his dog walks.