Watercolor Dragonflies for Paper Players # 304 and Case this Sketch
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Watercolor butterflies

Hi Everyone.   Happy Tuesday.  Hope you are all having a great start to your week.

I wanted to share a quick post with you tonight.  I made another two cards using the Kuretake Starry Colors watercolor paints that I first showcased on my Paper Players card on Sunday.

I used the same dragonfly stamp but this time used the gold paint for the dragonfly and kept the rest of the card really simple.  I used normal card stock as the paints require very little water.

Here's my card:

Dragonfly (1 of 1)-3

I am really in love with these paints and can't wait to share the other card that I made using them.

On a personal note:

The weather here is getting hotter - along the same lines that Colleen is experiencing in Tx.  This week we are forecast to get into the high 90s with humidity levels around 80-85%, which puts us well into the triple digits heat indices.  That's waaaaaay too hot and humid for me.   It's the animals that I feel for at times like this and it's the time when you know the bird bath will get the most use.

I managed to capture a couple of shots of a new bird to our garden - the Thrasher.  In the 4 years that we have been in our new home (can you call it a new home after 4 years?) we have never attracted a Thrasher to the garden.  We have seen him in the neighborhood, but never anywhere close to us.  We noticed him about two weeks ago in the garden and yesterday afternoon I heard splashing in the water bowl on the deck.  He was moving so fast it was impossible to get decent shots of him... but boy was he enjoying his bath - and boy was he wet!

Waterflying (1 of 1)

he took a quick break between frantic wing flappings

Bathtime (1 of 1)

The time that he spent between wing flappings wasnt long enough for me to even refocus my camera!    But, he was having such fun in the bath that he attracted a female Oriole who decided she was going to join him.  He decided there wasn't enough room for the two of them and may camera caught him exiting stage left with some very wet feathers!

Bathtime for two (1 of 1)

If you are tired of looking at fuzzy photographs - how about this one?

Momma and baby (1 of 1)

Mommy Whitetail has been very protective of her baby, but she brought it to the feeder and it was all spots and legs!

I'll be back with another card tomorrow.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card supplies:

  • Cardstock:  Recollections 110# White.  Basic Black - Stampin' Up!
  • Inks:  StazOn black.  Kuretake Starry Colors metallic watercolor paints
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly - Crafters Companion.  Sentiment:  Birthday Flowers - Simon Says Stamp