The Less is More Challenge #268 is: what's outside your window...Well as you can see from the pictures at both ends of my flat: not much ;-)
At the bedroom side there's the gardens from the terraced houses next and in front of me and the groundfloor flats.
At the kitchen/livingroom side there's a balcony and the alley. Although in the suburbs, we're still tightly packed together...The gardens at the back don't look like much at the moment, but they attract a lot, a lot!, of birds that start their song at 4a.m. I have no idea which birds these are except a few obvious ones.
At the other side houses and cars and street and trees also with more birds! l
I thought I could use a stampset from Create a smile with cars, but then I chose to go with this one from Katzelkraft..Les piafs..I love these more than the bird crazy from Tim Holtz which I also have and love.
The sentiment is from Daisy bucket, I bought that secondhand and had never heard of it before, but loved the font and saying.
It refers to the birdsong, that only lasts until the end of July and then things quiet down again, and although I don't like the early wake up, I do love their sound, it's much more pleasing than cars or sirenes etc ;-)
So I stamped everything with StazON and colored it with Distress inks and a green Spectrum Noir Aqua marker.
I love the combo of Wilted violet, Peacock feathers mixed with Mermaid lagoon. Idon't think we have colorful birds like that in my backgarden, but hey...
I use Schut hot pressed and smooth watercolor paper 300grams, I cut it up from a large block so it's not exactly the same size of a standard cardbase. I filled in the gap with a chevron Washitape in a peacock like color to match. I made the chevron point from the bird to the sentiment...so you eyes will follow that in a circle...try it, you'll start with the sentiment move to the bird, move down and go back to the sentiment...funny eh?
I mounted the watercolored panel with foamtape to the cardbase.
Really quick card, I think the coloring took me less than 10 minutes, it's coming up with the card and the design that can take a while ;-), setting everything up etc...
Also quick as I like it as CAS as possible...
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