Friday, December 13, 2013

Spiral Branch with a Hummingbird

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well.

I have a card today using Designs by Ryn stamps that makes me think about summer instead of the winter that is upon us and will probably be here for while.   


The background was created using the green Dylusions inks along with a little white linen and Turquoise.    I blended a little Mowed Lawn Distress Ink using TCW Cell Theory stencil.

I stamped Sea Bubbles with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink around the background and then stamped the beautiful Spiral Branch with Cobalt Archival ink.  I coloured the leaves with a white Prisma pencil.  

Flying Hummingbird 3 was stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with my Inktense pencils.   I added lots of holograph glitter with a glue pen.

Let the Adventure Begin is from Chocolate Baroque and available as a single clear stamp or in a complete collection of Fairyland Words.



Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend,
Shirley

25 comments:

aileen (mum) said...

Shirley, its just perfect. Love the whole look

Bonnie said...

So much gorgeousness on your blog, Shirley! Love the swirly leaves and the beautiful hummingbird!

Sue said...

Gorgeous colours Shirley have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

enchanting card Shirley!

Have a good weekend!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Shirley I love this one. the background, the sentiment, the colouring on Flying Hummingbird 3... Everything... Thank you so much!

Willy said...

Wow...beautiful card, love the colors and the bird!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, love the blue and greedn, and the bird is just stunning! Valerie

Bianca said...

Gorgeous card!! The background was beautiful.

greetings Bianca

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

As lush as a tropical rainforest - gorgeous stamping and use of colour.
Wishes
Lynne

Pat said...

I love the hummingbird and he is really enhanced by that lovely green background with the sea bubbles just visible. Ryn's stamps are so different, she makes such interesting shapes. I like the way you have kept it simple so as not to detract from the main images.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning Shirley, I love the colours and the beautiful Hummingbird (I think I have this one). The sentiment is perfect for the card too.

Have a great weekend.

Sue x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

In this way the hummingbird is the real eyecatcher Shirley!

aussie aNNie said...

Spectacular work Shirley and still loving those greens, I had to change my blog page and header last night in PSP and it's GREEN.XXX

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! I knew this was Ryn's design before reading your post. It is one of my all time favorite images of any company - so gorgeous! And your fantasy garden for this lovely hummer is especially pretty! hugs, de

maria's knutselplezier said...

Love your sunny card Shirley, the bird is amazing too, and so is the beautiful green background, I really long for this season, but first we need some christmas too!!

Greetings

Maria

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, the hummingbird really pops out in this green beautiful scenery, the branches are a lovely frame around it!Have a nice weekend, xx Miranda

Nan G said...

Isn't he gorgeous! I bet he just shimmers too.

sheila 77 said...

This is a lovely graphic design, just exquisite stamping, colouring and composition.

Linda said...

Greetings from Montreal, Canada. Shirley, this is gorgeous! I love it.

Greta said...

Wowzer! What a beauty! No one does backgrounds like you do!

Shirley Chillman said...

He really looks as if he is flying off to an adventure Shirley. You have coloured him perfectly.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Another beauty Shirley, I do love your vibrant green backgrounds! xx

Gerrina said...

Great to sea such bright colours! It ´s just what my eyes need after a grey day! Beautiful card! Hope you had a great weekend, Gerrina

MaryH said...

Fantastic background, and inspired use of those Sea Bubbles to create the subtleness of the background with those lovely leaves. I have this beautiful bird on my Ryn wish list, and you've colored it so pretty with the pencils. He looks like he is in motion! TFS & Merry Christmas

Shirley said...

All I can say is wow! You do such gorgeous work with birds. I love this. It needs a frame!!