Monday, September 07, 2015

Red Tailed Comet Hummingbird

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have another Hummingbird design using Designs by Ryn's gorgeous new Hummingbird 2 unmounted set.  This one is a Red-tailed Comet Hummer but as you can see his tail is not red :)


The background is a little busy but I had fun playing around.  I started with Distress Inks on an acrylic block spritzed with water.  Using the same inks, I over stamped with a flower from the Hibiscus unmounted set.  I added some circles and stenciling using white acrylic paint.   I also added some chunky gold enamel by heating underneath.

It's hard to see but I used a couple of stamps at the top and bottom from Chocolate Baroque's Wisteria Lane set using the purple Tom Bow marker direct to the stamp.

I coloured the bird with Tom bow markers.  The die cut flowers are by Crealies - Set of 3 - Flower no. 3 also coloured with the same purple Tom Bow marker (by rubbing on craft mat and spritzing water and dragging the flowers through).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,
Shirley

25 comments:

brenda said...

I don't think the background looks busy at all Shirely, in fact the hummingbirds sits beautifully against it and you might guess I absolutely love your choice of colours.

I'm patiently waiting for mt Dylusions paints to arrive, Lesley was out of stock of most colours but said it won't be long, the looks so beautifully vibrant just like the sprays.

B x

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creation, love the background, works so well. Hope Archie is well.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Another gorgious design with those lovely birds!! They are really irresistible I had to order them , your creations and those of Miranda are so beautiful that again I had to buy!!! (D..m)


Have a nice and happy late summer time and enjoy!!

Greetings
Maria

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning Shirley, I love the gorgeous greens of the background and the stamps you've used on it. Also the beautiful colours on the humming bird. Hope you've had a great weekend.

Sue xx

Pat said...

This is another gorgeous hummer Shirley and I love the background with the different stamps and media and the colours are beautiful. When I first looked I thought I recognised some CB stamps in there too. Wisteria Lane is one I keep thinking about getting. x

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fantastic card, really dreamy. Hugs, Valerei

Karin said...

The hummingbird looks great on that stunning background!
Groetjes Karin x

Donna Ellis said...

wow! a marvelous creation, Shirley - love your "starburst" flower made just for the beautiful hummer! The pops of dimensional purple flowers look beautiful with the hummer's feathers, too! We have noticed a decline in our hummingbird population here in the past 2 weeks - the weather is the same, but maybe their babies have grown and it is time to migrate further south? hugs, de

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, stunning!! Love those dreamy greens, and the touches of purple just really make it come to life! Fabulous all round!!

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, a beautiful card and I also love the background! These lovely fragile birds are so pretty! xxhugs Miranda

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a fabulous magical scenery like a secret garden,. very impressive.
Big hugs Anja

Sandy said...

Well we all have to be different now and then -- you always use the prettiest color combos Shirley.
Sandy xx

chrissie said...

The background is very beautiful Shirley and has your usual flare for colour and imagery. The stamp is lovely and looks good in the colours you used

Love Chrissie xx

Beth Norman said...

So beautiful. The purple really stands out. I like the white circles. Are you enjoying this heat? I am.

Enny said...

Such a beautiful card, the background is lovely and the colors gorgeous ! Don't worry about the bird not having a red tail, that's artistic freedom ! :))))))) All the best ! Enny

Anneke said...

Beautiful. Love your background too.
Lovely colors. Very inspiring.

Wendy McCarthy said...

So pretty, the lilac is lovely with the greens! Background is fab! Xx

Margik said...

This card is very beautiful, Shirley! Gorgeous colors and image. Mar xx

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley! Beautiful card!!! I'm really liking how the background came together in this one. It gives so much texture and interest to the piece. Lovely colouring on the hummingbird too. Glad that you made h your own. He doesn't need to have a red tail :) Hugs and thanks!!!

Gerrina said...

That BG looks amazing! And the flowerpetals are just what it needed next to that beautiful-coloured hummingbird! It is a beauty again! Hope you can enjoy some sunny warm days this month... Hugs, Gerrina

MaryH said...

Magnificent! Saw this on Ryn's FBook post, and zipped over to see it closer. Really great use of this hummer stamp, and I LOVE your background. Lots of color & texture help emphasize this wonderful bird. TFS & Hugs

Greta said...

Oh so beautiful, Shirley! Hope you're having a great week!

Little Artbee said...

Hallo Shirley!
Your hummingbird cards are all so lovely, I like them all so much. They are made in my favourite colors.
Greetings
Sabine

~*~Patty S said...

Another beautiful card using a lovely hummingbird stamp Shirley.
Those colors and your design are really splendid.
Hope you're having a very nice September.
oxo

weim house said...

I see this beautiful card and I think I should visit my favourite paper art store and get that set of hummingbirds! I have been trying to talk myself out of buying them since I seen them last week! ! I'm trying to be "good" ! I just got a huge gift from my husband; pan pastels! They are so awesome! I love this "stuff"! But not enough time for Therapy! :) Hope you are have a great fall!