I realized that I'm obsessed with stamping & inking while participating in Zumba recently. Zumba is a fun areobic class with a variety of Latin dance steps. While concentrating on following the fancy footwork, I suddenly noticed the tattoo of beautiful flowers on the shoulder of the lady in front of me and my mind left Zumba and went to thoughts of what a nice stamp they would make ! Of coarse I lost my step !
I received more beautiful stamps from Ryn of Designs by Ryn to create more card designs for her and amongst them was another of her beautiful Hummingbirds. This one is especially beautiful, he looks like he is dancing....... maybe not Latin Dancing but he looks very graceful !
Stamps used for this card: Designs by Ryn CM-B9 Flying Hummingbird 2 and CM-F3 Black Eyed Susan.
The background was created by starting with white card stock (I use a smooth sheet that is meant for Copic Markers, it gives a nice base to work on). I used the following Color Box Fluid Chalk Inks - Yellow Citrus, Lime Pastel & Ice Jade and 'stamp smooshed' the flower using the inks one at a time. The final image is Color Box Boysenberry Pigment Ink which was stamped without too much 'smooshing'. Stamp Smoosh is simply stamp and then give it a little 'twist'.. more dancing :)
I mistakenly mounted this background upside down, the flower looks better turned the other way, I will make sure to get it right on my next card using this stamp.
I stamped the Hummingbird on water colour paper, embossed with black & coloured with Tom Bow markers & water. He turned out to be a colourful bird. It's fun to imagine what Hummingbirds in the tropics look like and maybe they are dancing there ! Here they like to hover over flowers which is amazing to watch.
The Happy Mother's Day sentiment is from a nice little set from Kaisercraft - CS916 Occasions.
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day !Shirley