The Birdhouses

I began the coloring challenge with this birdhouse stamp and my marker stash.  I was inspired by Kathy Racoosin at The Daily Marker and her Day One Video on how to blend markers using what you have in your stash, even if they aren't copics.


I dug out my Sharpie pens, Bic Mark-it pens, and my Zig Writer markers.  The first card turned out so well I kind of went a little crazy and made five variations of it.


I used Bristol paper and stamped all of the images using VersaFine Onyx Black ink, which worked fantastic with my markers.


I even used a color palette from Southern Living Magazine.  This was my favorite card in the set.  I just love how these colors seemed to pop.


The purple and green color combo was my least favorite.  This reminded me a bit too much of Halloween, but when I posted it on My Facebook Page it got rave reviews and a lot of people loved the colors.


This was variation number two of the green and purple combo, better, but still not my fave.  I've been learning to use my color wheel, build color palettes, and push myself out of my comfort zone more through this coloring challenge.


It took me three days to complete this set of five cards, but it was kind of a rainy weekend.  The rainy weekend made it easy for me to stay in my studio and create.


On a final note, this birdhouse stamp is a Hero Arts Stamp, dated 1996.  If you'd like to seek one out I think eBay is gonna be your best tool, good luck.

Links to Products Used:


Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,

AZ | SSS
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue

AZ | SSS
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies

SSS
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black

AZ | BI | SSS
Kuretake - ZIG - Memory System - Dual Tip Writer Marker - 48 Piece set
Kuretake - ZIG - Memory System - Dual Tip Writer Marker - 48 Piece set

SB | AZ
BIC Marking Fashion Permanent Marker, Ultra Fine Point
BIC Marking Fashion Permanent Marker, Ultra Fine Point

AZ
Sharpie(R) Fine-Point Pens
Sharpie(R) Fine-Point Pens

AZ
Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets
Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets

SB | AZ | BI | JI | SSS
Simon Says Clear Stamps YOU GOT THIS
Simon Says Clear Stamps YOU GOT THIS

SSS
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches

SB | AZ | SSS

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