Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring Birdhouse

Another clean and simple card.    I struggle with anything to do with watercolors.  I keep trying though and guess that's half the battle.  

This is one of those cards where I look at it and then think "I should have done this, I should have done that".  I do that with just about every card I make though so guess it's ok.     This is a celebration of springtime weather and that's always good no matter what I should have/could have done.

Stamp from Art  Impressions, patterned paper and oval die from My Favorite Things, and birthday sentiment (on Vellum) from Simon Says Stamp.

I'll enter this in the Art Impressions Challenge - Spring-y cards

Thanks for stopping by...............
Lynn


23 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

If that is not a winner, I don't know what is! I can smell the flowers! Let's not even forget that gorgeous plaid... I am swooning.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Beautiful! Lovely colors!!!

Carol L said...

This is perfect just as is! I love all the cascading florals around the cute little birdhouse, and that plaid paper is perfect! Love that vellum sentiment too - I must give that a try one day! They say spring's coming, but it hasn't showed up here in PA since Feb! LOL

Linda Simpson said...

This is wonderful Lynn. Your watercolouring is fabulous! I love the image and beautiful paper.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! The flowers and birdhouse look amazing!! I love how you colored it!! The background paper is perfect!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Stamp Smiles said...

I love the look of the watercolor flowers around the birdhouse! This is such a pretty Spring design and I just love the way you've embossed your sentiment over the vellum too! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

MaryH said...

I don't think you should have done one other thing! your watercoloring is just great on this wonderful bird house, and I love the plaid background behind the oval. A breath of fresh air, for sure! TFS & Hugs

Chriss America Real said...

Oh my gosh Lynn this is so pretty. I love your watercolors and the background.

Hugs,
Chriss

Tammy said...

WOW Lynn, this is gorgeous! I love the image and your beautiful watercoloring, so colorful!
Tammy x

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, This card is just beautiful as is. I wouldn't not have changed a thing. I smiled when I saw your card because I just took out my Art Impressions stamps over the weekend also. I think spring brings out the feeling of water coloring in everyone. I wish you a great night.

Davi said...

Wow Lynn who would know it was a struggle!! You did a fabulous job water coloring, it a Beautiful Beautiful card!!

Nana Connie said...

Lynn, I love, love, LOVE that plaid paper an d cannot for the4 life of me figure out why you don't like the watercolors. They're fantastic, my friend!

Maxine D said...

What a sweetie Lynn - just relax and enjoy the journey, as this is stunning to my eyes
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda said...

What do you mean you struggle with watercoloring Lynn?!!! This card is stunning!!!! The watercoloring-perfect! I almost thought this was a printed image it is so perfect. I love how your colors on your image match the paper, which I am in love with by the way. lol This doesn't look simple to me either, looks like you worked long and hard on it! I love it and I love your watercoloring! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

You may have stuggled, but you succeeded in the end! This is beautiful and inspires me to get out my AI stamps and ink them up. They've been in the NBUS box way too long!

Lori Kobular said...

Oh I love that flower covered birdhouse! It is so pretty, what birdie wouldn't want to live in such a pretty and well landscaped house! The plaid paper looks awesome with that image!

Chrissy said...

Gosh Lynn..your water colouring is gorgeous..love the sweet image and colours and the papers are perfect..FABulous card.

luv CHRISSYxx

JD/ Jill said...

This card is much MORE than OKAY! It's fabulous! Great job on this!

Dot Freel said...

So cute and springy!!!

Monica said...

This is so STUNNING, Lynn. How can you be so hard on yourself. The bird house makes my heart sing. It has such lovely, happy colours so perfect for spring. BEAUTY!

Love,
Monica

Lynn McAuley said...

I have really been eyeing these wonderful AI stamps. I love this fabulous card, Lynn!

Karen Day said...

Lynn this is simply stunning! Your bright colours are lovely - thanks for joining our Spring-y challenge at Art Impressions!

Darnell said...

Girlfriend, you need new glasses! Your watercoloring is impeccable!! This is a stunning image and, of course, you know I love that you paired it with plaid!! Hugs, Darnell