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 !
Shirley

10 comments:

  1. 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!
    Carole
    http://scmagnolia.blogspot.com/

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

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  3. 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
    Marja

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  4. 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

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  5. This is a very very beautiful Card!

    Bay Patrice

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

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  7. Gorgeous card Shirley. Love the hummer :)

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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

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  10. 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

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Your kind comments are always appreciated !