I recently purchased the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy and Flower Garden Stamp Sets. I am having so much fun with them. When I started to color I wondered hmmm my zig markers or the distress inks. I thought well I will try both a decide which I like best.
I first stamped the image on watercolor paper and then clear embossed over the image. It gives it a bit of a raised effect. For my first image I used the following colors of Distress Inks. For the bird I used Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass and Spiced Marmalade. For the Flower I used Scattered Straw, Pickled Raspberry, Gathered Twigs, Rusty Hinge and Mowed Lawn. I thought it turned out okay. I first saw the great idea of putting the flower on the birds head at "That's Life" Blog. Wish I could say it was an original idea but no.
I decided to enter these cards in a couple challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything goes - Use your Favorite Technique (Mine is currently Watercoloring)
Digitally Sweet Challenge - Use anything with wings - My little birds have wings
Creative Knockouts - Flower Power