Wednesday, September 2, 2020


 Happy Wednesday!  Time for another fun Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge! I am hosting this time around and I am challenging you to be inspired by the Birds


Here is my description of the challenge: 

"For this Challenge I want you to be inspired by our flying friends.  You can take the challenge literally and have images or die cuts of birds on your art, you can be inspired by the words describing birds or even showcase their homes.  Make sure to share with us how you were inspired by the birds"

I was inspired by this lovely stamp from Aall & Create with had me happily coloring and using my waterbrush to create a simple card with lots of color. 

  This was a simple process of stamping the image and I used a mix of plum and black ink for my image.  (Didn't clean the stamp of the black ink and layered on the plum over it) 

I stamped the image and then happily colored with a variety of watercolor pencils and a waterbrush.  I multiple layers of color and shading.  I outlined the images with a soft gray to create more depth. 

After I finished with my coloring and it was dry I used the white gel pen to add highlights and some speckling.  

Then I used an craft knife to carefully cut up the petals randomly and bent them to add texture.  I had some die cut pieces from my Saturday showcase (peek to come) sitting on my desk.  I stuck in pieces of the piney branches behind my cut up flower petals. 

I stamped the bird a second time and colored him.  I then cut him out and popped him up over the original colored bird.  

I then stamped the sentiment and attached it to the bird.  I finished by layering the image multiple times including a watercolored piece to add emphasis. 

Now onto my sneak peek for Saturday: 

If you want to get your grunge on... Fly over to the Funkie Junkie Blog on Saturday and see how the bird flys! 

Come join us in sharing your birds!  The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date  at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog, (and the guest designers have been wow!) and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. This is really beautiful!!!!!! Love the colors and coloring!!!

  2. Beautiful colors and coloring of the first one, and I am loving the sneak peek with it's sepia tones too!

  3. Suzz, your coloring is just amazing and so is this card! Another spectacular make by your talented hands!

  4. Such a wonderful collage design and you've really done it justice here Suzz. I love the delicate watercolouring and the addition of the die cut pieces to give it all more dimension xx


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