Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Time Flies

Hello everyone I hope you are doing well.

I love this time of year, the colours are gorgeous, the air is fresh and it's much cooler.   But for sure 'time flies' and we should enjoy each moment.   

I have a fall card to show today for Designs by Ryn, again using her beautiful Hummingbirds.  This one took a long time as it changed constantly and at one point it was going into the recycle box.  However I decided to keep it as I kept 'messing around' with the background and birds.


The background started with Raspberry and Coral Distress inks using water on an Acrylic Sheet.  Next I stamped using Maple Leaf, but it's a bit lost into the background.   I stamped Leafy Branch in the background but it's also hidden under white paint (using a stencil).  But that is what's great with Acrylics and mixed media, you can build up the layers and just have a peek of something else underneath.  .  

I won't put you to sleep with the description of all the changes.  I ended up stamping the birds on water colour paper, colouring with Tombow markers, a little Distress paints,  fancy cut and glued to the background.   I also added a little clear Wink of Stella on the birds.

Designs by Ryn Hummingbird stamps:  Hummingbird 2 unmounted set or you can also buy them mounted individually Boot Racket-tail Hummingbird and Perching Hummingbird

The leaf die cuts are from Impression Obsession and coloured with Glimmer paint.  The sentiment was a free stamp received while in the Netherlands stamp event from Art Journey.


Thanks for stopping in at my blog and have a great day,
Shirley

17 comments:

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

So glad you kept with this card Shirley it's beautiful, I love the vibrant Autumnal colours you've used and those gorgeous Impression Obsession leaves.

Sue xx

chrissie said...

This is very beautiful Shirley and good to see this mix of colours

Love Chrissie xx

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, glad this one escaped the recycling box. I think it's lovely. Beautiful purple hues in the birds to pop them out from the background. Absolutely love that about mixed media too - little peeks into the layers that came before. Many thanks!!!

brenda said...

I too love the colours of Autumn Shirley, they offer great inspiration for crafting. And I can see it certainly worked for yo, this is gorgeous.

B x

Gerrina said...

Glad you went on; looks great now! And the red and purple is a good combi (should try that one myself) Hugs, Gerrina

Crafting Queen said...

Another super card, love the colours you used. Sending purrs to Archie and hope he is enjoying outside time. :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, love the colours. Hugs, Valerie

Pat said...

Sometimes it pays to persevere Shirley as this turned out beautifully. I love the colours and the hummingbirds work every time as they are so lovely. x

Margik said...

What an amazing combination of colours and beautiful birds! Lovely card, Shirley!
Mar xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning card Shirley, love those gorgeous birds against those beautiful autumnal reds! The subtle textures in the background are just perfect too!

Elaine said...

It's lovely to see you having more time in the craft room again Shirley and with wonderful results. I love the beautiful vibrant red of this card and those humming bird stamps are really calling out to me! Great work and I hope you are enjoying your creative time again. Thanks for taking the time to comment over at my blog too! Elaine x

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, great colors together and a lot of layers, don't mind if you tell all about it, won't fall asleep LOL! A beautiful composition Shirley, xxhugs Miranda

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

You're in a great flow. Shirley....such lovely cards with amazing backgrounds!
Hugs, Alie :-)

Beth Norman said...

Amazing colours. The hummingbirds are done up so pretty. Nice to see some red.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

I love to see these Humming birds on your card. Background is amazing with lovely fall colours.

Enny said...

Yes I know the feeling, I have a lot of backgrounds, which I didn't like. But you give me inspiration to try again and make something of it ! And your card is a stunning result of "keep trying" ! Beautiful ! Greetings, Enny

Shirley Chillman said...

Amazing use of colours and so different for Fall. Glad it didn't end up in the bin.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
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