Sunday, October 20, 2019

Watercoloring a Stamped Image

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a Christmas card. 
Cardinal images are quite common for Christmas cards.
 I am using Penny Black Stamp Ruby Trill as my example.
 I wasn't sure about coloring the image at first....
A merry wish 

After playing with the watercolor and stamping it, I was pleased how it turned out. 
A Merry Wish -001

Would you believe that at one point, I nearly trashed it?
Yup, I made a mistake by coloring the cardinal with too much black!
For my coloring, I used a bit of both--Distress Oxide and Gansai Tambi Watercolor (see links below).
A Merry Wish -002
I managed to finish it and mixed and added colors. 
My Cardinal may not be full-on red, but I think this one's got "character"!  😉😀

 To keep up with the regal feel, I added the gold frame.
Instantly, I think this card improves by 50% adding the gold frame "Stitched Loops"

A Merry Wish -003

I am really proud that I turned this card around and it is growing on me.

 The take away lesson? Do not trash your work too quickly..... 
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Dawn T said...

Lovely card. Glad you persevered Virginia. Your bird looks awesome

Linda BL said...

Love the cardinal. I think the black you added depth to the red and ended up making him a very handsome bird!
The gold frame looks lovely with the red.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love that gold frame! said...

This is very pretty and I love the gold frame!
This good looking fella seems to be Looking right at me,
you, us!

Harriet said...

Cardinals are my favorite bird! I make Christmas cards using my cardinal stamps. You did an excellent coloring!

conil said...

Yes, my trash bin tends to get full so, obviously, I need to be patience. So very glad that this didn't end up in your bin. Actually, the black added more texture and interest. You're right, he looks elegant and regal. Great way to enhance his wonderfulness.

Karthikha said...

This is super beautiful!! And that gold frame is the perfect touch, it is awesome! :)

Sue D said...

Pretty cardinal and I like the framing.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Moral of the story - nothing is hopeless! Adore your cardinal, Virginia - so glad it made it to a card!! Gorgeous coloring and I love the depth with the black!!

Denise Bryant said...

The gold frame gives the card such an elegant look!

Arlene said...

I'm glad that you stayed with it. :)

Purple Princess said...

so pretty