Thursday, January 31, 2013

Flying Hummingbird & Stamp-kissing !

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well.   It's been such a strange winter this year for us.  A week ago we were into a deep freeze at minus 25 Celsius.  For two days this week it was freezing rain and foggy, then the temperature rose to plus 10.  We haven't seen the sun for ages and we are back below freezing with snow flurries.    

I have a card today featuring another one of Design by Ryn's beautiful Hummingbirds along with two more of her designs.  This makes me dream about summer...

I'm  joining in with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, the theme this week is Anything Goes !  You can win a $50 shopping spree !  Wouldn't that be fun to chase away the winter blues?



To create the background I started with Impression Obsessions Solid Cover a Card -CC084.  I inked it up with Colorbox Moss Green Pigment Ink and then 'stamp-kissed' using Ryn's Gerbera with Colorbox Harbor Pigment Ink.   Next I sprayed a little Juniper (blue) Glimmermist.   Once dry I over-stamped with Ryn's Leafy Branch and coloured with my Prisma Pencils and distressed the edges.

I stamped Hummingbird 3 on watercolour paper and coloured with my Tombows using a brush & water.  I cut him out and attached as shown.   "Just a note" is from Impression Obsession- B3552

If you have a chance, please drop by Miranda's and Eileen's Blogs, both with lots of inspiration,  who are also on Ryn's Design Team.   Also Ryn's Facebook page is full of ideas using her stamps.

And below is a picture of one of my kitties hanging out with me in my craft room !  I've posted another one of him on my side-bar when he fell asleep.  He is a sweet boy :)




Thanks for your visit !
Have a great day, Shirley

31 comments:

Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous colours and fabulous assistant, lucky you Shirley :0) Gorgeous card!!! Gay x

Creations by Shirl said...

Beautiful hummingbird card! Love those color choices as always..
And that kitty is one spoiled cat....Love how organized your craft table is! Enjoy your wonderful day~

froebelsternchen Susi said...

an amazing card is this again dear Shirley! And your cute cat is soo sweet! my gosh animals know exactly how to relax and enjoy life!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, I was thinking that you´re craft table looks so well organized as well! Your cat looks adorable too :) Thanks so much for the lovely card! Love your coloring on Flying Hummingbird 3. I haven´t seen it in those colors yet. Also like how you vignetted the edge and your choices for the frame. As always so professionally put together!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautiful card and what a beautiful background Shirley I really love it, and your cat I like too , she's so pretty !!

Greetings
Maria

Sue said...

What cute pics of your cat Shirley so sweet! This card is really really gorgeous I love the colours your work is awesome hun huggles Sue xxx

Rosie said...

Wow, it is a very beautiful Card, Shirley. Your cat is soooo cute

Marijke said...

wow, Shirley, this is só beautiful, love it and your little kitten is so cute, perhaps she likes to craft to???? lol lol

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Pinterest came before my comment Shirley...what a great card...love that green and yellow together...the hummingbird is so nice!
A gorgeous card!!!
And your assistant, how cute...he looks like one of our two cats, Alex.
Give him a hug...he is a great model! :-)

greetings, Alie :-)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Back again...I just noticed that the leaves stamp on your card looked special...bingo...I ordered that stamp yesterday in Canada (as well as the amazing waterdroplets :-)))

bye bye, Alie

Karin said...

Gorgeous card! beautiful colors and great stamps! i love your lazy cat,haha. Ryn asked me as a guest designer for Designs by Ryn, isn't that great? have a nice evening, greetings Karin

Bärbel said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte mit tollen Stempeln, Shirley, auch die Farbgestaltung ist sehr schön!
Ein tolles Foto von Ihrer Katze, sie ist so süß.
Liebe Grüße.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

If only my crafting space looked as clean as your's does Shirley. What a wonderful card, I love the leafy branch stamp, and the humming bird is on my wish list (there's lots on it). Gorgeous colours as always, reminds me of spring.

Sue x

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh I love the colours and the hummingbird looks fantastic as the main image.
Dot x

Nan G said...

Great colors! Love the Hmmm-bird....just received my Ryn stamps today!! Yippee playtime!

Joce Turner said...

I have a 5 year old grandson who has been diagnosed as Aspergers and has a fascination with Hummingbirds, so I cannot pass one without thinking of him. I love the colours and design of this card.I am so going to find this stamp. Thank you.

Donna Ellis said...

Sweet Kitty! LOL Shirley, this is one of my favorite images from Ryn's Designs. Just love this hummer. Looks great with the floral leaves, and your amazing colors! Thanks for sharing kitty. hugs, de

Paula (PEP) said...

That is a stunning background using the Kissing technique. The black stamping of the leaf branch either side frames the hummingbird beautifully but your placement of the bird also acts as a diagonal bridge between the top left & bottom right corners. Amazing how the gerbera petals echo the long wing & tail feathers whereas the leaves on the branch echo the scaly body feather shapes. I love the way you matched the Tombow colouring with your inks too.
Your little assistant looks very well behaved too.
Paula (PEP)

linda said...

beautifully done! i love the colours and the popped hummingbird. summer will be nice. :)

Gerrina said...

I must say that every time I am curious to see wich stamps and colors you have combined... The stamps and so many greens on the card and hummingbird are so in balance! A real fest for my eyes! Have a cozy/fine/creative weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Eileen said...

So very beautiful Shirley .. I love the colours you have used here ...
Your kitten is very cute .. our pets bring us such joy !
E xxx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

OH this is again so dreamy, the background and the bird coloring is really masterful. Again as always a beautiful vibrant card.
Wish you a nice weekend,
xox Anja

friemelchen said...

Eine fantastische Karte Shirley, absolut traumhaft!

Ellen said...

Beautifully done Shirley! It's so bright and vibrant! Love the mix of stamps and colors! Wish my craft room was that clean and organized! Cute kitty too! Have a fab day!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Aw, tis another beauty, Shirley! You know I love your hummer art!! And tell sweet kitty to watch out for his ear there! Your craftroom has ME drooling, so clean and bright and efficient, mwah!!

Bianca said...

a beauty is this card, I like the colours.

greetings Bianca

Janny said...

I love the colors green and yellow. What a beautiful card is made​​. Janny

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Shirley, so elegant and such gorgeous stamp and colours.
Your kitty is adorable, I mine often "help" me in my craft room :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card with gorgeous colours! I have Ryn's Gerbera stamp but would never have thought to use it this way, great technique :)

Bonnie said...

How beautiful, Shirley! It's almost iridescent! Love those hummers!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley! Wow this is a really beautiful card!! Love that humming bird very much, and really really nice work on the colours, the whole card is so pretty with the yellows, greens and blues, beautiful! Nicely put together! Your kitty is a sweetie too, so cute! He looks very comfy! :)
Thanks for sharing!
Warm greetings, Marlene