Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Hummingbird with Waterdroplets & Texture

Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well.     

It was great fun creating this card with Designs by Ryn stamps & playing with molding paste & Silks acrylic glaze.  I used Ryn's beautiful Flying Hummingbird 2, it's one of my favourites from her collection of Hummers.  I combined him with her popular Water Droplets and you can see her Leaves in the background as well. 

Every time I use the water droplets stamp someone will ask, "how did you create those water droplets?"  Of course the answer is simple,  just stamp them!   It's an amazing design that Ryn hand drew and you will find lots of samples using it at her website.




Design by Ryn Stamps used:   Flying Hummingbird 2, Water droplets & 3 Leaves set.

I started with Blue, Lime & Peacock Dylusions Inks on the background.  Next I used TCW Stencil Mini Solace (TCW331S) and a light molding paste which I painted (when dry) with Silks Acrylic Glaze. (which are beautiful paints with mica powders, you can't see the sparkle in the photo).  I added a lot of micro beads with Glossy Accents in the center of the 'flower'.  I also painted over it with Silks.

Next I stamped 2 different leaves with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and the Water Droplets with black Stazon Ink.

I embossed the Hummingbird with black, coloured with my Tombows and cut him out and adhered as shown.  I used a very thin black mat and then white cardstock to pop the background colours. 




Thanks for your visit and kind comments they are appreciated !
Have a great day
Shirley

26 comments:

Paula (PEP) said...

Gorgeous colours - love the brightness of the bird & those droplets look amazing.
Paula (PEP)

Janny said...

Beautifull card en lovely colors. Janny

froebelsternchen Susi said...

this is fabulous..I love the texture with the molding pase and the fabulous composition ...ART for my heart!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow, Shirley, this is really your masterpiece, what is this a beautifull , gorgeous creation of you, I really , really love every detail, it looks like the bird is finding his honey, you really have talent!!!

Greetings
Maria

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, it's a gorgeous card in your own 'Shirley' colours! Love the effect of the paste, makes the flower come alive! It's a stunner, warm greet and hug Mirandax

friemelchen said...

Eine wundervolle Karte Shirley, so wunderschön in Farben und Struktur!
lg Uli

Karin said...

what a gorgeous card and the colors are vibrant! Greetings Karin

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

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. Dear Shirley this is breathtaking. SOOOOO marvelous and wonderful colors. Two of my grandchildren are sitting beside me and I must tell that yhey love it too. (6 and 9 years old).
Lovely greet and big hug
Marja

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Shirley, I love the colours, the hummingbird, the flower you created with the paste and how real the water droplets look. I will admit to buying this stamp (the water droplets, the humming bird is still on my wishlist), but with all the Christmas cards I've been making I have yet to used it. I'm hoping to have time in the New Year.

I've been busy with more Estate stuff this week, but we're hoping that it's nearly finished now. Hope everythings OK with you.

Sue x

Sandra said...

A beautiful card Shirley and those water droplets look so real!

Sue said...

This is totally stunning and the colours are amazing Shirley xx hugs

Cole Meyer said...

Looks absolutely rich! And so complicated to make! But, boys, is it gorgeous!!!

Gerrina said...

Love the colors and its absolutely stunning to see how the molding paste is turned out! The droplet stamps are very special; have to look if I can find them here; great effect! Hugs, Gerrina

Craftystamper said...

Shirley, that's one gorgeous card. Just love the water droplets.

vinny said...

absolutely beautiful colours and textures. That water droplet stamp is amazing,do you think its available in the UK ? x Lavinia

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh my word, how pretty! Those water droplets is fantastic... I would love to try this out someday ~ when though! LOL!
Hope you are enjoying your Friday~have a great weekend!

Sophie said...

Oh, Shirley, die Karte ist wieder einmal ein Augenschmaus.
Fantastisch mit den Wassertropfen, es wirkt jedesmal wie echt.
Und die Farben hast du toll zusammengestellt.
Einzigartig schön.

Einen schönen dritten Advent xx

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful hummer and flower! And those water drops look 3-D. What an amazing stamp!

Darnell J Knauss said...

That is so cool, Shirley! I love anything hummer and you did a fantastic job coloring him with your Tomboys. It looks so brilliant, like you used H20s or one of your other wildly colorful techniques. I'm going to have to get him and the sensational water droplets. Mwah!

(So, knowing me, I sometimes take a second and go back and read my comment. Ahem. Wouldn't it be nice if you really did have Tomboys? Think of all the yardwork they could do, and other assorted duties, shoveling snow and whatnot!!)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Vinny, Ryn ships to the UK from her webstore at www.designsbyryn.com. Thanks for you kind words, Shirleyx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Gerrina, Ryn ships stamps to the Netherlands (& all over the world) from her webstore at www.designsbyryn.com. Thanks for your kind comment, Shirleyx

Donna Ellis said...

That is one of my favorite images by Ryn, too, Shirley. Gorgeous with the brilliant colors. So... you used your canvas class technique on the card... I'm not surprised LOL Shirley, an amazing card with such brilliant colors. Thank you for sharing!

Yvonne van Bruggen said...

Wauw, this looks great! Love the colors!
Loving greetings, Yvonne

Nora MacPhail said...

Wonderful purple! the water drops as very nicely done too! Happy Painting.

Ina said...

OMG this is way way stunning. Such beautiful colours and love those droplets. Really love your style.

Shannon White said...

Wowie Shirley!! Love the Beautiful vibrant colors and wonderful texture! And the Sweet humming bird and water droplets look Amazing! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon