Saturday, March 10, 2012

Another Hummingbird !

Hi everyone,  I hope you are enjoying the weekend.     The weatherman says it's going up to 12 tomorrow with sunshine !     It's still too early for Hummingbirds, but I saw some crocus today peeking thru the little bit of snow that is still hanging around.   It's exciting to see the first Spring flowers coming up ! 

I'm a little behind in 'card work' but have one more Hummingbird card that I created for Designs by Ryn that I thought I would share.   This is Ryn's favourite in the group of Hummingbird cards :)

Stamps: Designs by Ryn -  Leaves set CMF5 and Sitting Hummingbird CMB7
Stamps: Impression Obsession - Solid Cover a Card CC084

Spellbinder Die:   Labels 23 S4-347

To create the background I started with the stamp kissing method with the large leaf from the set.   I covered IO's Solid Cover a Card stamp with Memories Foxglove Pigment Ink.   I stamp kissed the leaf into the ink and then stamped onto white cardstock using my Mega mount.     Next I stamped over top with the leaf using Brilliance Gold, then Brilliance Pearlescent Crimson (a few times to change the density without re-inking) and finally Bamboo Leaves Mememto Dye ink.    I sprayed the entire background with Gold Glimmer Mist (which is hard to see in the photo - it added a nice shimmer).    I kept 'playing' until I was happy with the result.

The Hummingbird was embossed with black and then coloured with Tombows & water.        I used "Peeled Paint" Distress Ink and the die as a mask to colour around the bird.   A little ribbon and rhinestones are the final touches !  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !


cparsons said...

Shirley this card is gorgeous! The background complements the hummingbird so perfectly. I love the way you used ink and the die as a mask to color around the bird. I'm going to try that trick!

Shannon White said...

Goodness Miss Shirley! What a Pretty Hummingbird! Love purples and greens together! Just says Spring to me! So cheery! Love it!


Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

So beautiful Shirley and fabulous your kissing background. Loe your hummingbird too. The colors are so nice.
Have a nice Sunday and my warm greets

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Another gorgeous Hummingbird Shirley, and as always a beautiful background. I agree with Shannon it does say Spring. I have daffodils out in my garden and there is blossom on some of the trees, It can only mean that Spring is on the way.

Have a great weekend.

Sue x

Patrice said...

This is a very very beautiful Card!

Bay Patrice

Ellen Taylor said...

Another beautiful hummingbird Shirley! Beautiful vibrant colors! I can see why this is the favorite~ Hope you are feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Shirley. Love the hummer :)


What fabulous colours Shirley - the Hummingbird is just glorious. The techniques you used have created a fabulous card.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx
PS: Thank you for all your kind comments Shirley.

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
What a very very beautiful card with such a very pretty hummingbird! This is indeed also a very nice one from the hummingbird stamp family! So nice! Love that kissing stamp technique, wow, it sure works very well, it is a truly excellent background! Very very nice colours on the bird as well, great colouring, he looks almost alive again! GREAT the green and purple, what a nice blend!
Beautiful card again Shirley! My compliments!
Warm greetings :) Marlene

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, another pretty hummingbird, your background is lovely with the kissing technique and those leaves! That nestie is such a beauty, warm greetz Miranda