Welcome to Watercolour Wishes Blog Hop.

We are teaming up today to share some watercolour cards.

We also have a $50.00 gift card to give away to be drawn from the comments left on the design teams blogs, including the comments made via Social Media, i.e. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube. The draw will take place on September 19th, so be sure to check the Scrap’n Stamp Blog for the announcement.

And, as if that is not enough, there is 20% OFF water colour products for the weekend. So be sure to check in on the store.

There is another chance for you to win by joining in with the September theme challenge on the  Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook page! Share your creations of your watercolour cards, and at the end of the month one winner will be drawn from the submitted projects.

For my card today I am using Concord and 9th Songbird Stamp Set. The bird reminds me of a Warbler, but there are many other birds this could include, such as the Chickadee.

The Yellow Warbler is common to Southern Ontario, which is the reason I picked this bird to watercolour.

While the breast of the Yellow Warbler is streaked with red, the back has olive and yellow with black trims.

Working on my Water Media Mat to paint my bird, I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours. Aureolin and Cadmium Yellow for the bird base colours, with Olive Green and Ultramarine Pale added. I mixed together Indigo and Burnt Umber for the shadows on the bird and added a touch of red to the black to brighten.

For the branch I used Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna, then added Nuvo Aqua Pen in Rustic Oak from the Autumn Woodland set to the bottom of the branches.

The black on the bird and branches I did using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne. Keeping the stamp pad angled I could see where I was touching to add the colour when stamping. I did the lines, eyes and beak towards the end of painting.

Using a stencil for the leaves background I inked the leave with Twisted Citron Oxide Ink, spritzing then applied to the card stock. For the leaves that did not have colour using a damp brush I took the colour left on the stencil and applied it to the bare leaves.

I fussy cut the bird and branches and die cut the leaves background with my stitched circle die, added foam squares and attached to my card.

Using Nuvo Aqua Pens I did some splatters in Fresh Green, Spiced Ginger and the Rustic Oak, covering my circle for the green and oak colours.

Styling the bird I added a foam square to attach to the circle, and finished with a few drops of Key Lime Jewel Drops.

I did not use a sentiment for my card as I did not want my scene interrupted. So I kept my sentiment for the inside, using “You’re in my thoughts”.

Here is the video I did for this card, I hope you will watch and enjoy it.

Following the list of participants for today’s hop are Affiliate Links to the products that I have used for my card at no extra cost to you.

The watercolour sale is now live.

Up next on the hop is Deborah.


17 Comments
  1. This is INCREDIBLE! I love that you showed us the bird that inspired you!

  2. What a great use of the inspiration image of the bird. I love how you colored it and put your sentiment on the inside.

  3. This is stunning! I am not a painter but your video and tips are an incentive to try.

  4. Lovely card, inside
    and out. Love the
    birdie. And CC is
    darling! I have a
    Blue Fronted Amazon
    Parrott named Turk.
    Carla from Utah

  5. I love that you kept all the colors simple, the card is so peaceful to enjoy.

  6. Love the way you colored this beautiful bird! Lovely card!
    By the way, CC is adorable! I have a sun conure and a cockatoo.

  7. You are a color master, the bird looks as if he or she could magically fly from it’s perch!

  8. The no line look is absolutely amazing. This is just beautiful. How perfect to make this a warbler and your painting is so inspiring. Thank you.

  9. such a wonderful card! it was great to see you painting it. I love your tip of stamping it over top. Thank you

  10. Beautiful bird and beautiful card! The inside of the card is so pretty too. 🙂

  11. I love the warbler! I also like you finished the card on the inside as well!

  12. You do birds so well, Kia! This one is no exception – such beautiful colouring. Watercolours are just a natural fit for this image.

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