Thursday, September 6, 2007

Winter Chickadee

This is a card I made for the smART Cookie Design Team over at smARTworks. I used two stamp sets for this one: Chickadee Wishes and Bough and Cone. Don't you just love that little chickadee? My backyard is filled with them in all year round, and I find them completely irresistable.

To make the center panel, I stamped the chickadee image and then painted over it with Grumbacher Miskit Frisket (a liquid latex masking material). I did a simple blue watercolor wash over the whole piece, and once it was dry, I stamped the pine boughs. After that, I removed the mask and colored the chickadee with watercolor pencils. The light blue mat has a pierced border, and I embossed the dark green mat with my Cuttlebug.

I hope you like this first offering from Dee's Studio. Stay tuned because there's plenty more to come!


  1. Miskit Frisket! How fun is that to say? I want some...where do you get it, and does it work really well? I get tired of cutting out little details from post-it note masks. Lovin' the chickadee with the branches behind! Yeah you!


  2. Love this card Donna! I am still puzzled on how that masking works though! Maybe your next post should be a DETAILED process for those of us who are a little slow! {wink} Everything looks great! You'll love your new blog!

  3. Welcome to Blogland! What a great intro card -- Love the way you worked the pine bough into the background. Very nice, indeed!

  4. It's beautiful! You are off to a great start!

  5. THat is GORGEOUS. I love bird stamps. Post! Post lots! I cannot wait to see your creations. The first taste has me wanting more!



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