Sunday, June 05, 2016

Hummingbird and Cornflowers

Hello everyone, I hope you had a a great weekend.    We are getting much needed rain here today, so a perfect time to play in my craft room :)

I used Designs by Ryn's stamps and Creative Expressions Dies for my card below.   I think I have lots of different flower dies, but when I saw this whimsical Cornflower Set by Sue Wilson of Creative Expressions, I couldn't resist.  I think they compliment Ryn's Circle Clusters set.
 

The background started with Distress Inks (Citron, Mowed Lawn and Peacock) on my craft mat, spritzing water and then dragging mixed paper through.   After drying with a heat gun I stamped Circle Clusters with water - a technique that Miranda demonstrates at her tutorial here.

When the background was dry again I over stamped with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink using Circle Clusters and highlighted with a white gell pen.

The beautiful Booted-Racket tail Hummingbird which is also available on Ryn's unmounted Hummingbirds 2 sheet was stamped with Memento Ink, coloured with Distress Inks using a brush and water on my craft mat and Prisma pencils.  I also highlighted with a white gell pen.

Happy Birthday is from Chocolate Baroque's Amazing Birthday clear set which I can no longer find on their website.

I blended Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on the tips of the Cornflower die cuts.   Creative Expressions Dies:  Coneflowers CED1424 and Olive Branch CED1460.  


Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,
Shirley

29 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work Shirley, great colours, too. Hugs, Valerie

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, a lovely combination of colors, dies and stamping! Like these flowers (have them too, but still not used.....I know we have a lot of similar things we like( great minds.....LOL) Thanks for mentioning my tutorial! Big hugs, xxMiranda

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful!! I am delighted ! I love this colors. Great composition of card.
Hugs,
BożenA

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, this is beyond stunning!! I adore that stamp and you are so right the flowers are just perfect for the background!! I totally love the green tones too!

Amanda said...

Beautiful stunning piece
Love
Amanda x

Anneke said...

This card is so pretty. The color green so frech.
It all fits so wel together. Love it!

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Shirley and the hummingbird shaded in the similar colour greens goes beautifully. I love Ryn's circles stamped in the background and then stamped again with water for a softer look too, and the SW flowers and leaves finish the whole thing so prettily. x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, love the colours of the background, with the subtle stamping. The flowers look fabulous.
Avril xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Picture me swooning with my hand on my forehead! This stole my heart, Shirley!! Glad you are getting some much-needed rain! Sadly, we are getting some much-despised 100+ degree temperatures!! Hugs, Darnell

Shirley Chillman said...

Another stunning card Shirley plus the tonal blues and greens look amazing. Your attention to detail is always top notch.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley what an amazing card, great image , great colours and the flower is very pretty and gives a very special accent !!!

Have fun !!
Maria

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation and gorgeous colours to this design...loving this... ♥ {aNNie}

brenda said...

It's always a joy to see your lovely inky creations Shirley and this one is no exception, love the colours.

B x

chrissie said...

So very beautiful Shirley. I always love to see your flower makes they are so clever

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

So beautiful - a fantastic piece Shirley!

Beth Norman said...

Absolutely stunning work. I love the hummingbird and circle stamps. Your technique is lovely. Thanks for the link. We had torrential rain yesterday, but did have a week of sun, which is rare. Have a nice week. Hope you get out in your gardens in some peace and quiet (wink).

Elaine said...

Gorgeous colours Shirley, I love these stamps and finally got around to ordering one of these lovely sets of birds. This is a smashing card, the flowers are gorgeous. I am sure it will be very well received. Elaine xxx

Gerrina said...

You are so right; that flower fits perfect with the circle clusterstamps! What a beautiful flower and such great background in real spring colours! Hope the rest of your week will be sunny again! (here it is 28 degrees today...) Hugs, Gerrina

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Your talent for matching images and embellishments always astounds me Shirley. I agree, the flowers look great with Circle Cluster Set. Love the depth that you create by layering and adding the 3D flowers. Just gorgeous!

Joan said...

Lovely card, live the background and the stamped circles
,

Little Artbee said...

A dream of a card dear Shirley. I like that kind of flowers and the fantastic background,wow!
Dear Greetings
Sabine

Greta said...

Those are neat flowers--I can see why you had to have them, Shirley! Wonderful creation--love the colors!

Enny said...

Such a beautiful card Shirley ! The colours are lovely, and the flowers are wonderful ! Greetings, Enny

~*~Patty S said...

You have created another real beauty here Shirley!
The frilly flowers are such a pretty accent to that lovely hummingbird.
oxo

Margik said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Shirley. Love the combination of colors and the beautiful flowers. The background is fantastic too. Mar xx

Win Dinn said...

Lusciously coloured card, and so beautifully designed, Shirley. Delicious!!! Have a great weekend, my 'other side of Canada' friend! xo

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

What a beautiful card! Wonderful detailed background and the hummingbird is so lovely!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh oh ohhhhh! Love the stamps in your background, Shirley! Wonderful color choices and beautiful stamp images which are now come to life through the magic of your talent! Wonderful flowers! Hugs, de