12 Tags of Christmas Day 12!

Yay we made it! Are you feelin’ the merry? I sure am!

Julie chose the “12 Days of Christmas” as her carol for today and believe it or not I had no stamps to go with ANY of the days…so here’s my “partridge in a pear tree”! lol!

You may recognize this lil guy as one of the birds in Backyard Bird Friends, all decked out with a hat from Bear Ware 5 — yep, the wares aren’t just for bears! :)

Here are the colors I used:

  • Hat: I started out with a base color of pyrrol red and then dropped in a bit of deep scarlet along the right edge. Pro tip: after dropping in color just step back and watch it dry — don’t fuss with it! You’ll be rewarded with the most awesome shading.
  • Wings and body: I had some black tourmaline genuine on my desk for another project so I tried it for the birdie — and I love how it turned out! So pretty.
  • Belly: This is Sedona genuine — it’s so pretty and soft. I added in a tiny bit of pyrrol red to tie it in with the hat

And then I finished it off with some snowball droplets, including one as a pom-pom on his hat!


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Thanks so much for joining me, and may your days be merry and bright!

16 Replies to “12 Tags of Christmas Day 12!”

  1. So cute and fun! Great coloring and shading.

  2. Meghan Kennihan says:

    The bird is DARLING!

  3. So cute, thanks for the tips!

  4. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!! I love birds, and I love how you watercolored him so simply

  5. This little Christmas bird is so darling! I love his cute little hat! Thanks for some great inspiration all week long!

  6. your little bird is adorable!
    Love the festive hat with the traditional Christmas colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. What a sweet little bird & I love his little hat.

  8. Denise Bryant says:

    Sweet tag with this adorable little bird! Love the hat!

  9. Ashley Cortez says:

    This tag and this bird is just too cute

  10. So so cute. Very creative. This will be a hard one to come up with something.

  11. This is a really neat tag and how you colored it is really cool

  12. Now that’s being creative! Darling tag!

  13. Kelly Morrissey says:

    Love the little bird!

  14. I have a weakness for pretty bird images and your tag is perfect! I love the way you colored your tag!

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