Thursday, September 30, 2010

Another Watercolour Piece. " Sharing Dawn"

Hello everyone , hope that you are all well and life is good for you. Thank you for popping in to see me .Please take a moment to say hello so I know where to visit you too.
I enjoyed playing with watercolour pencils recently and carried on experimenting again with some silhouette stamp images .
Silhouette Sentiments , Elements of Style, Just Believe, were the sets used to make this dawn scene. I had intended to only use one bird image but noticed that there was a small smudge under the first stamping so decided to place another twig and bird near so that the moment was being shared . And that decided the sentiment for the card . Did it work , do you think ?
Once the water paper had dried and I had created the scene I adhered it to black card stock which I trimmed to leave a small border on three sides and a wider one at bottom to allow for tag with sentiment . I placed a narrow  black ribbon over join .
I would like to enter this in My Inner Reflection Case Study Challenge .
See all the details here..
I was inspired by the sentiment on Sue's card . Now while the muse had a bunch of bright flowers and Sue, a single sunny  Dafodil I wanted to use Flora in a different light . I hope it meets the theme criteria .
In any event I'd love to share it .
Catch you again soon , cheers Shirley-anne.


  1. Fabulous Shirley Anne! Your background looks even better this time and surely does look like a gentle morning sky! Great job!

  2. O M Goodness this is really beautiful Shirley Anne! Love the look you achieve with your watercoloured backgrounds - really amazing!

  3. shirley Anne its amazing, love it. hugs chris xx

  4. Oh wow Shirley Anne - this has to be my very favourite by you - i love the silhouette and the background - its beautiful
    A fabulous piece of work
    Lisa ;)

  5. This water colour background beats the earlier one... the two birds look so sweet. The mistake was a good one!

    The sentiment is so lovely.

    xxx Monica

  6. looks amazing!!!

    Love the sunset background and that stamp!

  7. Just as well you made that mistake I say, the card looks perfect!!
    Your a master at these water colour backgrounds.

    Michelle :-)

  8. Shirley-Anne you have done a wonderful job on this one, the background is just superb! I have managed to link it into the challange for you, I tried earlier in the week and it didn't work but it is all done now!! thanks for taking the time to join us for the CASE study challenge, hope you will join in again!! :)

  9. What a superb background, Shirley-Anne! Wonderful job with the watercolouring :)
    It looks like there was a little misunderstanding here, so I'd like to clear out the mud...
    Our challenge blog is called CASE Study, and you can find our challenges and link your card there:
    Sue is one of our fabulous Designers, and "My Inner Reflection" is her personal blog.
    Thanks for playing, and hope to see you next week on the CASE Study blog! :)

  10. I'm so glad you did share this - it's fabulous! I love your watercoloured sky - it's amazing!
    Thanks so much for joining us on CASE study!

  11. Wonderful watercoloring, Shirley-Anne! I love how you've captured the softness of the fading sky and those gorgeous silhouettes of the reeds. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at CASE Study!


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hugs Shirley-Anne