Thursday, August 27, 2015

Beauty with a Streamertail Hummingbird

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer.  I haven't spent much time in my craft room this summer but I'm sure that will change in the Fall :)

However yesterday I had some 'play time' again with Design by Ryn's new gorgeous Hummingbird stamps.   I used the Streamertail hummer from her Hummingbird 2 unmounted set.


The background was created by blending Distress Inks around circle die cuts (Bokeh technique).   I also sprinkled some water over the ink to create the splats (dab off with a paper towel).   I over stamped with Ryn's Spiral Branch Set. I coloured the images with Tom Bow markers and highlighted with a white Gelly Roll pen. I also sprinkled and heated (underneath) some white embossing enamel. Beauty is from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Expressions Set.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend,
Shirley

28 comments:

brenda said...

What a great fusion of colours and inkiness Shirley, everything blends together beautifully and the touches of white frantage/embossing work so well.

B x

Donna Ellis said...

Incredible for sure! Shirley, love the bokkeh technique done subtly in your color-fully magical background. Ryn's images are not just pretty. They are full of life and movement!

Valerie-Jael said...

WOW!!! Fantastic Shirley! Hugs, Valerie

~*~Patty S said...

BEAUTY is the perfect name for this gorgeous creation Shirley!
All of your special touches really make it stand out.
I am fascinated with hummingbirds.
Ours here in Virginia do not have special fancy tails but they are beautiful.
We are enjoying some cooler than average weather for awhile long and I am loving it while it lasts!
Happy Day to you oxo

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning once again and loving these beautiful colours.....yes I will get my gelli plate out....x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Love your subtle Bokeh effect, such lovely colours! These birds are so pretty aren't they? Xxx

Willy said...

Beautiful card Shirley!!

Margik said...

This is a lovely card, Shirley! The hummingbird is really so gorgeous. And I love the fabulous background and the green and blue tones very much. Mar xx

Pat said...

This hummingbird is enchanting Shirley and the background is beautiful with the spiral branch and the little bits of white enamel and love the Bokeh technique too. A totally gorgeous card! x

Beth Norman said...

Your card is so very beautiful in your signature colours. I really need to try the Bokeh technique. You've done such a beautiful job with it. Lovely, as always.

Sandy said...

Shirley your cad is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Love the background. The colors could not be any better especially with the hummer!
Sandy xx

Miranda said...

Wow, beautiful Shirley! This hummingbird is such a beauty! Like the bokeh effect on the background too, hugs Mirandaxx

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful card. Hope Archie is enjoying his outside time. :)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great flight of the hummingbird, Shirley...gorgeous card!
Hugs, Alie :-)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card Shirley and beautiful colours too. I love these stamps and ordered them straight away, just waiting for them to arrive now. Hope you have a great weekend and you have recovered from your super long cycle.

sue xx

weim house said...

Love those hummingbirds! I'm waiting for my friend to come with their dog this morning so I get to hang out here in the house! Otherwise I would be out picking berries! Picked 17 quart on Wednesday, yesterday I was in town and got more therapy! :) .....more paper passion! :) I purchased my Anniversary gift from my husband! :) so I didn't have to feel guilty buying! I got more tom bows! I was coloring housemouse the other night and didn't have colors in that brand! I am not fond of mixing brands while coloring one image! If that has any logic! Can't believe how fast August is going! We had a lot of company this month; a number from Ont.! :) Many thanks for your comments! Have a great weekend! Take care

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, such wonderful comments on this post! Well deserved! Love your colouring on the Hummingbird and how you popped it out from the background by adding purple. Great layering of Spiral Branch Set along the border to add depth and like everyone else - love that Bokeh technique in there! Thanks so much :) xo

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous colors and background and the hummingbird is breathtaking!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Just breathtaking, Shirley! This looks like a photograph!! WOW!! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Beauty indeed--love this, Shirley! Enjoy your weekend!

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi there~ I know it's been heck of a while since I came by... Hope all is well too! Thanks for the stopover... Your hummingbird card is amazing, of course you are amazing too with your special talents.... love those colors!

shirley-bee said...

Pretty card, Shirley! Love the bokeh effect.

MaryH said...

Aahh! I've been seeing the new Ryn hummers shared on Facebook, but think this must be the most beautiful look yet. The colors are glorious & the lovely background allows the rich colors of the little hummer to just glow. I LOVE this technique, and the leafy stamping around the edges added such extra detail & dimension. It's always worth the wait to see your wonderful work. TFS & Have a great wkend. Hugs

LonettA said...

What a fantastic card! Perfect composition and colours! I do love it!!
Hugs, Annette

Karin said...

Beautiful! love the bokeh effect on the background!
Enjoy your week!
Groetjes Karin x

Win Dinn said...

Lovely card, Shirley - that hummingbird is just perfect on your gorgeous background! xo

maria's knutselplezier said...

I was sure that I had given some commands , because I alredy saw our beautiful creation a few times , but I 'm sorry I didn't , so here it comes , great image , great colours a very beautiful artwork , like always Shirley you are a great artist!!

Greetings and have a very nice weekend!!
Maria

Enny said...

A stunning card, beautiful colors and that bird really stands out ! Oh I wish, that we had this bird here in Belgium, it's such a cutie beauty ! Greetings, Enny