Saturday, June 4, 2016

Just Us Girls #346 - Word Week

Hi friends!  This is Word Week at Just Us Girls and "bird" is the word!
Have you ever bought a stamp, never used it, then find the perfect time to use it?  Today was the day for this stamp!  I purchased it last summer at a stamp show because I love silhouette images.  I watercolored the background with Peerless watercolors.  The colors are much darker than they appear here.  I couldn't capture the pretty colors.  I splattered some water on it when it was dry then blotted it.  Using the mini MISTI, I stamped the image...several times!  Thank goodness for the MISTI because it did not stamp well on this rough watercolor paper!  I think I stamped it 5 or 6 times.  I didn't want to over embellish this, so I just added some black enamel dots around the sentiment.
This card is already in the mail to a friend who is bravely battling cancer.  She had a little scare this week, but everything turned out alright.  I'm sending this to her to hopefully cheer her up and let her know we are thinking of her.
You can see more from our JUGs DT and our new guest for June, Cornelia Wenokor on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Birds on a Fence (Technique Junkies), On My Couch Additions (PTI)
Paper:  Master's Touch watercolor paper, black
Ink: Versafine onyx black, Peerless watercolors
Accessories:  Enamel dots, fun foam, Mini MISTI



Mimi said...

This silhouette stamp is awesome, and it is just perfect with the sunset sky... it's transporting me to MD! This will definitely cheer your friend.

Chris Dring said...

GASP!! Your card is absolutely STUNNING, Lisa!! What a gorgeous inky background and that silhouette stamp is fabulous! Your friend will surely love and appreciate this card!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Hi Lisa, thanks for having me as GDT with that wonderful bird theme! Gorgeous background for that pretty silhouette stamp! And the sentiment is just perfect!

Sharyn Polesel said...

I'm sorry your friend is ill. I'm sure this beautiful card will brighten her day. I love the way you made your background. The water drops add a lot of interest, and the birds sitting on a fence in silhouette is fantastic. Gorgeous card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome silhouette card - great image

Ina G said...

What an awesome take on this weeks challenge. Love the background for those birds so fabulously different.

Nancy said...

I love your card and background and I definitely need a Mini Misti! This happens to me so often!

Maria - Artsy Oils said...

I love this! those birds are fantastic and that background is perfect! Nicely done!

Judy Woodland said...

This card is just fantastic!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your background, and those bird silhouettes are perfect against it. Great greeting too.....I really like this card!!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is beautiful! I love the watercolored background and how you splattered water and blotted it, turned out perfect. Great image and sentiment, so perfect for your friend.


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