Saturday, August 2, 2014

Something New For Me

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Happy Saturday!

Now I know what you must have been thinking when you clicked through. This can't be a card that I made.  It is a little different than my usual style, but I have fallen in love with this Dina Wakely Scribbly Bird!  I didn't do anything original here, I am sure that I have seen this little guy done in similar colours somewhere.

I stamped him using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink on watercolour paper, sponged some Distress Ink on him and then washed over the ink with a wet paintbrush. Probably the fasted card I have ever made, but I honestly didn't think it was going to turn out.  I seem to be trying a lot of new things lately, I guess to keep it fresh.

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It is the August long weekend here in Canada, it is typically called the Civic  Holiday weekend that falls the first Monday in August. We are usually at the cottage this weekend, my brother hosts a family reunion at his cottage across the lake, but we are going to be a day late this year.  Brooklyn and I are not going up until Sunday.  She is going into Toronto tonight to see One Direction! Her second time, she went last summer too! Fingers crossed for her that Niall will spot her and realize that she will be the love of his life!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


38 comments:

Anita in France said...

Yep, the sketchy bird is a bit different for you, Tracey ... it still has your trademark crisp and CAS style, though ... just lovely! Enjoy your weekend! Anita :)

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

This is beautiful soft and lovely.

Neets B said...

This is very different for you but I ADORE it! No wonder you fell in love with this little bird, he's gorgeous. Such a lovely card :) x

Michelle said...

Ooh! I like it!! Great colouring

Irish Cherokee said...

I rather like this CAS card and especially the bird. I am not usually fond of scribble images or smeared colors but you definitely won this round. Excellent. - Jim

Lynn said...

Have a fabulous time with Brooklyn and a great time with your family. Love your soft watercoloring. Fabulous Tracey.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Sorry to say that my niece was at the One Direction meet and greet before the concert last night, so Brooklyn is probably out of luck. Although my niece was really hoping for Harry (is that his name - I have no idea who these guys are - Kate's still a little young for all this).LOL! Hope she enjoyed it and that you'll be making wedding invitations soon! Love how your card turned out.

Janet Zeppa said...

You go girl for trying something different! It looks great.

Lin said...

Such a sweet image, and the colors are perfect, Tracey! Have fun at the lake when you do get there - sounds wonderful!

Annette Allen said...

oh i have got to get this stamp set.. your card is gorgeous.. love how you added the color..

icardeveryone01 said...

Oh Tracey! Love those scribbly birds.. you've done a great job of water-coloring!
=] Michele
p.s. I'm looking for the hummingbird? Ha!

LeAnne said...

I my goodness, this is so cute, it sent me scurrying to find this stamp set! Eeeek, you're such an enabler! Beautiful!

Lisa said...

That little scribbly bird is pretty darn cute and your coloring is perfect for him! Have a wonderful family weekend. ;)

Maureen said...

Oh, I recognized the bird right away! I've been reading up on Dina Wakely and Dyan Reavely and waiting for my spray inks to arrive! Looks like you may be starting to catch the mixed media bug like me and starting out slowly, but fabulously! We are having a baby party for our granddaughter this weekend! Have fun! ox

Virginia Lu said...

I am glad that you are playing more with watercolor-like designs...aren't they addictive and fun? I love your sweet birdie...and my David was coming home home TO late last night and then he hit the traffic...it turned out One Direction was just over! It took David 5 hours to get home! I'd blame it on One Direction and those crazy teenage girls (LOL)!

~amy~ said...

simply gorgeous tracey!!!!

Joyce said...

Yes, it is a bit different, but oh, so lovely. Really simple and effective. You chose the perfect coordinating sentiment and perfectly textured paper, too.

Julia Aston said...

I too have been eyeing this cute bird set Tracey! I'm taking a class with Dina at the end of August where she is using her women's faces stamps - but I may just have to cave and get this one too!! Love how you simply watercolored her - a wonderful card! Have a great weekend and I'm sure your daughter will enjoy the concert!

Lindsey said...

Tracey, what a beautiful card! Way to try something new! And I'm still chuckling about your "love of his life" comment, but I'll keep my fingers crossed, too. :) (PS Did I see that you won the N&T prize...I think so...congrats!)

Colleen said...

Love it Tracey!!

Sharron said...

So sweet--a bit different but still your wonderful CAS style! Love those little birds!

cm said...

Yes, the scribbly bird is not one of your 'usual' images, but the magic of your creativity most certainly is. Cas, pretty, eye-catching: your signature style is abundantly visible. So...did your daughter meet 'the man' today, and dazzle him with her sweetness? Toooo cute!
Hugs~c

lostinpaper said...

Oh WOW! Gotta say I had to pin this beautiful bird, it's incredible!

Renee said...

Love it...
it's simply perfect!
And why do we love those British boys..
only in my day they were from Sheffield and went by the name of Def Leppard.
One of them is still on my future husband list! *giggle*
Hope she had a wonderful time and enjoy your weekend!

Kara said...

hes so cute!

Jill Norwood said...

Love the sweet bird! And I hope the concert was wonderful and dreams came true!!! :)

Maria said...

Oh, what a fab bird...so CUTE! And, love the pretty colors! Have a wonderful weekend with family!:-)

Maria said...

Oh, what a fab bird...so CUTE! And, love the pretty colors! Have a wonderful weekend with family!:-)

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL! Funny about Brooklyn and Niall. ;) This card is absolutely gorgeous! I need those bird stamps!

Kim Heggins said...

So, so sweet Tracey! I love this bird and now need to buy one just like it. You are so creative and I love that you are doing something new and you totally rocked it too!

Happy Dance said...

It's good to get out of your 'usual' though your 'usual' is pretty darn cool... This still has your signature on it. CAS, and no foolishness or froo-froo. Perfect. Love it! Awesome image, wonderfully painted. You go girl. Bev

Deepti said...

Different but amazing! It still has ur style of creating awesomeness :)

Wida said...

i love this gentle cute bird and how CAS this card is to let the bird shine

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this little bird -- he's so sweet!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOL! Hope that works out for your daughter ;). And I just love your sweet, little card! I can totally see why you love that bird so much, and you've colored him so perfectly. Sigh.

Barb Ghig said...

I really LOVE this bird, and you've colored him beautifully, Tracey! As always, I love your CAS design, too! I think it's great that you're trying new things...it's fun!

Greta said...

Now this is my kind of coloring! I totally adore this card, Tracey--can't take my eyes off it!

Chrissy Larson said...

Sometimes different is awesome and that is just what this is. I LOVE it! I might just need that little sketchy bird now.