Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Something to Squawk about! from Colorado Crafts Co.

Colorado Craft Company has just released a new brood of birds that really are Big &Bold, beautiful, and truly something to squawk about!

May I introduce Tickled Pink Flamingo, Hope Sings Peacock and Hummingbird Delight?

My Copics came out for this fabulous Flamingo...


My base panel is one I created
by embossing with a stencil.
Coloring is easier for me when I have an actual photo of
the subject - it's easy to find one online.
Don't you love sentiments created with an outlined word that
can be colored to match?
 
If you've ever met a Peacock irl?  You'll never forget that plumage, or their call that sounds just like they need help!!  Seventeen Copics later …
 

I love what Ms. Dickinson has to say here.
Peacock, colored using Pointillism is so much fun.
That eye?  all you Moms will appreciate that one! 
 
Their Hummingbird is so gorgeous, I had to water-color it twice... yes, our Ruby Throats are capable of this maneuver. ..
 
A slimline card was the only way to go!

Oh, I do love these 'little things!'  Here I've depicted
an Anna's Hummingbird - we don't have them in Michigan!
Another time when those photos help, since I don't
have personal knowledge.
 

 
Colorado Craft Company, thank you so much for these gorgeous sets … I have more to come, soon - from their Lovely Legs collection! 
 
=]  Michele



29 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Wow ...what stunning new large stamps of the fabulous and flamboyant flamingo, the beautiful peacock and amazing ruby throats x. Your cards are amazing Michele and what an effective technique the pointillism is x.

HilaryJane said...

These are all absolutely amazing Michele. They must have taken hours to do, I am so impressed. love the vibrant colours and clever use of sentiments xx

donna mikasa said...

Oh my word! You bought the whole release?? I was deciding which one to get and now you've made it even more difficult--I may have to get all three! I love them all, especially the hummies on slimline cards--such clever designs!

Lisa Elton said...

Holy guacamole!!! Your coloring on these could NOT be any more fabulous. Oh... those hummingbirds!! They were definitely made for slimline cards. I mean the beak alone ...come on!!

Vikki H said...

Oh, dear, if I show these to my husband he'll insist that I buy them all and learn how to watercolor! I love how the hummers fit the slimlines so well! Great job on colors and all! We have the Allens and Rufous varieties but mostly Allens.

It’s a Card Knock Life said...

These cards are all so gorgeous Michelle! That Anna’s hummingbird bird is a real stunner.

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, these are all fabulous, Michele! I love the colouring. I’ve just won the flamingo, I need to get creating!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

These images are amazing, and your coloring is the same! Just WOW!

Michelle W said...

WOW, I love them all!

Jeanne said...

These are spectacular! You nailed each and every one. Just gorgeous! hugs!

Alba said...

Amazing cards and amazing stamps my friend!!! I love birds with vibrant colors, specially crazy about hummers, these are perfect for watercoloring!

Alba said...

Amazing cards and amazing stamps my friend!!! I love birds with vibrant colors, specially crazy about hummers, these are perfect for watercoloring!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Michele ... what awesome artwork ... your colouring is just spectacular ... on every single one! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen Dunbrook said...

wonderful cards mf....that company has some of the most unique stamps and I like that.
xx Karen

Bobby said...

Yes, I've met a peacock or ten. My brother raises them and I have some wonderful videos of their tails. You've captured one beautifully and I love the pointillism. Not to take away from the other beautiful birds. They are stunning also.

JulieP said...

I love these! Especially the flamingo. There’s just something about them that steals my heart.

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my gosh Michele...these are all FABULOUS!!! Your coloring on all of them is outstanding and can definitely tell that you did your homework first! STUNNING collection of cards and I love them all!!! :0)

Linda Callahan said...

My oh my what a gorgeous flock!! And oh your coloring and watercoloring is amazing....you can do it all girl!

conil said...

Dayang, girl! Okay, I'll say it...you are a coloring genius. The hue of that flamingo is dead on perfect...and, yes, I love colored sentiments, too. The peacock with the "what did you say to me" eye is simply incredible. Those hummers...I'm drooling over them. Slimline is ideal for this image. The awesome Anna (we have one that visits us frequently) is stunning. When I saw these on IG I was impressed. Now, I'm AWESTRUCK!

Bonnie said...

Awesome coloring, Michele! Each of these birds is a masterpiece!

Unknown said...

What a fabulous collection, Michele! You colored each one of the realistic birds beautifully!!!

Cat Craig said...

Your collection of birds is quite something...so bold, colorful and awesome.

Karren said...

Gorgeous! I particularly love the flamingo - so very striking!

Brenda said...

Wow!!! I am so loving these birds, the stamps are amazing and you are amazing on how well you colored them Michele! I love them all even though the hummers are my personal favorites, I still love the flamingo and the peacock. Yes, I have heard a peacock and seen their plumage-they are amazingly beautiful, too bad it is only the males that look so beautiful. I will be sad when my hummers leave, I love watching them at the feeding during the day. They have been eating me out of house and home though. lol Good probably to have! Hugs, Brenda

Birgit said...

Oh my goodness Michele, these are all stunning! I'm an avid bird watcher and feeder and you've colored your birds up so perfectly. Even the peacock! We had a peacock at the farm just down the road from us and I always watched for it on my walks. Beautiful post my friend!

TK said...

Beautiful Birds -- all things beautiful! Creative images plus your wonderful coloring...

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, Michele...what a great post!!! You're not kidding about these birds, too...they're amazing and your Copic coloring is sheer perfection! I really LOVE these cards!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, all four cards are exquisite, Michele! Your coloring is amazing!! I especially love the blue peacock colored with the Pointillism technique!
Hideko xx

Ivana Camdzic said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow!!! I can't take my eyes off these beauties, Michele! Each one is colored to perfection, and their larger-than-life size is sooo fabulous! Congrats, friend, on getting to feature and play with these - you made them shine!! xoxo