Scarlet Tanager - Female

Scarlet Tanager - Female
Scarlet Tanager - Female

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Aviary

Hello everyone! Today's card is one I did a while ago, but never got around to posting it.  The stamp is from Penny Black called Aviary. When this was released I knew I just had to have it being it had both florals and birds!

I started by stamping this onto some watercolour paper and then used my Zig markers to colour.



When I was done colouring I pulled out my Polychromos pencils to add some shading especially on the birdhouse. This was actually my second attempt of this image, the first one I ruined by trying to watercolour the ground area and it was a disaster, so in the garbage it went.  For this one, which was my 2nd attempt, I decided to pull out my MFT brick stencil and sponged some distress antique linen, walnut stain and frayed burlap, for the ground area.  I did mask off the flower pots before doing so. I then sponged around the sides and top with some distress peacock feathers.

To finish off I added a couple of banner tags in the corner, silk ribbon, and some clear sequins.

Hope you're having a good week so far.  Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Pauline

3 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

This is sheer perfection... I love the scene and how you got the floor with your stencil... It is truly amazing and beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

What Ros said... sheer perfection! Speaking of perfection, your stenciled brick grounding looks fantastic and really adds so much to the picture. Absolutely beautiful watercoloring and, Pauline, the stamp! Oh, how I LOVE it! I remember when this line was released, but I was in my no shopping mode at the time. I don't know how I resisted. I've recently bought several PB stamps and now I really have to stop and get everything colored. This is exactly what I love best in a stamp -- sweet and pretty, flora and fauna. You did such a wonderful job with this!

Stacy Morgan said...

Fabulous... Your pencil coloring is wonderful and such a scene you colored. I think of Leslie when I see this. Beautifully done!