Chickadee With Thanks

We are buried in snow in my area, as is much of Canada. But, I am not complaining, instead I am creating. I am hosting the Clean and Simple Challenge today at Splitcoaststampers and I thought it fitting that the challenge be about being "chilled". I asked for Thank you card with a wintry chill look and this card is my sample for the challenge.

Being a bird owner and lover I always worry about the birds in the winter, and even more so with the amount of snow we have. 

So, for my card today I decided to paint this chickadee stamp I have from WPlus9 called New Day. I did not want the leaves and berries from the stamp so in my Misti I used a marker to cover the area of the stamp I wanted and stamped several times to get a good impression. As I used black soot for this process I heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder before I painted it to set the black ink, the die cut the panel with the stitched rectangle die.

I painted the background and the bird using a mix of Daniel Smith and Winsor Newton water colours. I wanted more plums in my background, but of course when I want them I can't make them! gah!

Once I was finished with the painting I splattered on some white acrylic paint representing a flurry of snow fall. I stamped the sentiment, then attached the panel to my card base using foam tape, and yes - sequins to finish. I do love me those sequins.

Thanks so much for visiting and I would like to send everyone my wishes for a happy, healthy and creative New Year.
Products: Misti, WPlus9 New Day Stamp, WPlus9 Hand Lettered Thanks Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Neenah Antique Gray Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot, Daniel Smith Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Newton Sepia, Daniel Smith Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Coral, Phthalo Blue and Manganese Blue, Winsor Newton Payne's Gray, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, White Acrylic Paint, Foam Tape, Sequins.


  1. Beautiful choice of stamp, and your colouring is gorgeous!

  2. This is just beautiful! Perfect winter illustration. I really enjoy watching the birds come to the feeders on my deck. My cats do too ( they are indoors only), it’s their Nature TV, lol.

  3. Oh, sweet Kia, this is so beautiful and delicate! Your watercoloring is amazing, and this would also fit the Dirty Dozen Christmas Challenge. Hope you might upload it for that too!! Sending warm hugs and love, precious Kia! xoxo

  4. What a beauty! Love your watercoloring.


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