Friday, November 6, 2009

Finally Friday - A Cardinal Hello!

Hello all!!!  Here we are at another Finally Friday and I have a beautiful card to show you from Adriana this week.  She used the fantastic Christmas Cardinal set, but as you can see she made it a generic card - perfect for any ocassion.  Here's what she has to say about this guy!

A note about the cardinal on the card:

I used Watercolor Wonder Crayons (the Earth Elements family) to color in the entire image. I wanted the bird itself it be a little more vibrant, so even though I had already colored him with Ruby Red, I added another layer of Real Red over his head, face and back. For this, I just pulled ink from the lid of my ink pad using my aqua painter and painted directly over the RR color. I used the cross-hatch marks of the stamped image as a guide of where I could add additional color.


Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas (111760)
Ink: StazOn Black, Real Red Classic Ink (103133), Old Olive (102277)
Paper: Ruby Red (102030), Old Olive (100702), Chocolate Chip (102128), Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (116572), Watercolor Paper
Tools: Earth Elements Watercolor Wonder Crayons (106696), Aqua Painter (103954), Big Shot (113439), Impressions Pad (114614), Silicone Rubber(114615)
Embellishments: Earth Elements brads (106966), Stampin' Dimensionals(104430)

Thanks for sharing with us Adriana!  I love your tip on using the classic ink over the watercolor crayons to intensify the colors!  Must give that a try!

Happy Stamping!!!



carolm said...

very pretty adriana. xoxo

Selene Kempton said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Great job Adriana.