Tuesday, September 15, 2015

More Hummingbirds :)

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.    I haven't had time in my craft room lately however today the beautiful Hummingbirds by Designs by Ryn were calling me from my desk where they have been sitting.

For a change I've used purples instead of the blues and greens that I used in the last three designs, so maybe these birds no longer look like hummingbirds.  This design isn't as dark as my photo, but purples sometimes are difficult to capture. 



I used Distress Inks and water on my craft mat to start and dragged mixed media paper through it.  When dry I used Ryn's Maidenhair Fern stencil with white acrylic paint and then Peacock Feathers Distress Ink over top.  I added some circles with acrylic paint and the cap off a little glue stick.

Designs by Ryn stamps used:  Hummingbird 2 set, Rain Drops, Texture - Unmounted Set (Water Droplets and Circles Custer).  I coloured the birds with Prisma pencils.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,
Shirley

23 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the colours. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Very beautiful Shirley background to set the scene for the wonderful humming bird

Love Chrissie xx

Crafting Queen said...

Love the colours and the background. Great card. Hope Archie is well and getting lots of outside time. :) It's wet and cold here.

kaybee said...

Beautiful colours, stunning card!

brenda said...

What a great colour palette Shirley and the raindrops are placed perfectly to balance it all.

B x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning Shirley, I love the colours (they are a little like the sky here in the UK at the moment) and the gorgeous background you've created for the birds.

Sue xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Dear Shirley, that is an amazing magical combination of colors and stamps, I'm impressed.
I hope you are very well, take care,
big hugs Anja

Pat said...

Another WOW card Shirley and these hummers and the colour combination is beautiful and the fern and water droplets go so well and then the touches of white with the rings and the little white dots complement and finish it so prettily. x

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautiful creation Shirley , I just love the way you used all those blues!!! Great birds as well!!! Hope everthing is fine with you!!!

Greetings
Maria

Gerrina said...

Think it is a great colourcombination! And those hummingbirds are beautiful on that great background! Hope all is well and thanks for the welcome comment on my post from today! Have a good week! Gerrina

Margik said...

What a gorgeous card with these super birds! I adore this combonation of colors, and the drops are a great touch.
Hugs, Mar

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, Bluebirds, singing a song....Bluebirds, nothing but blue birds, all day long! Had to think of this song (Blue skies from Ella Fitzgerald) when seeing your beautiful card! Love the blues, hugs Miranda

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, this piece has a magical feel to it. Almost as if these Hummingbirds are nocturnal. I wonder if there are any nocturnal hummingbirds?! Many thanks for this Shirley!

Win Dinn said...

Lovely as always, Shirley - I like the purple hummers you've done, and I agree with Ryn that they're magical!

Wendy McCarthy said...

So beautiful Shirley! Colours are fabulous, very atmospheric. Xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Ohhh! Jewel tones in nature and Shirley's gorgeous choice of magical garden enhancements! Beautiful and way beyond my imagination. I love it!

Barbara said...

Love the colours of this.....and the stamps & design are fab xx

Enny said...

Absolutely beautiful ! Love the colors and the stamping ! I'm working on a hummingbird card, but it isn't by far as lovely as yours ! :)) All the best ! Enny

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is over the moon beautiful Shirley!
Have a happy weekend!
oxo
Susi

Sandy said...

I know I keep saying the same thing Shirley - but you do use the prettiest color combinations!
sandy xx

Greta said...

Beautiful! I love the white stenciling--I never would think to do that!

MaryH said...

This one is just magical. Love the combination of the ferns, the birds and waterdroplets. The water looks so very 'realistic & wet' with the techniques you've done. The white stenciling with the DI over top, really creates such an awesome look. The purples & blues look just marvelous to me, and it's just a work of art! TFS (and I echo Sandy's comments. We run out of superlatives to describe what you do! LOL).

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a stunning card...great use of the stamps, stencil and colours, Shirley.
Hugs, Alie