Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hummingbird Scene

Happy Sunday Everyone!
It's my turn today to share a new, inspirational creation using dies from the  
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 Today I'm creating with the beautiful 'Hummingbird Scene' - TUTTI-157

The background for my card was created by brayering dye ink over an Anna Griffin embossing folder then running it through my embossing machine using white card stock.  Easy and very effective!

Here's how it all began!  I thought I'd give water coloring my dies this time around and I LOVE how easy and beautiful they  came out!  I used the same angle brush, my water colors and a spray bottle of water.  I kept a wet baby wipe next to me to clean the brush in between colors. A spray of water into the color of my choice and away we went . . .

First the little pink flowers ...Next my hummingbird ... what fun it was to color him!  Starting with the ruby throat then a mix of blues and greens.

I could have stopped right there but decided to do the outside circle in the lime green to keep it subtle and still showcase the colors on this beautiful hummingbird die.

I must admit, when using various colors on one intricate die like this hummingbird, using the water colors was the best approach ... I will be using this technique again soon so beware!  LOL

I also wanted to achieve a little more dimension so I die cut my hummingbird two more times.  Once using white and again using black card stock then glued them together with just the slightest 'off set' with each panel.

A little ribbon and a few sequins were all that was needed to complete today's creation!
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5 comments: said...

What an awesome die and I love how you colored it! Made for a beautiful card my friend!

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely card, and samples of colors, too, Darlene! Those vibrant watercolors look fantastic! I especially like the way you have shadowed the die cut, to bring out all those amazing details. Fabulous card!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh this is stunning! LOVE how you have painted that sweet little hummingbird, aren't they just fascinating creatures? I fear ours have left for the season. Love your textured background and that fabulous die! WOW!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! You make a gal stand up and take notice! Colorful and beautiful. I also love that little row of sequins and the ribbon trim. I have some similar and it's a hoarded favorite.

Conniecrafter said...

So pretty, love how you have colored it and the dimension the extra cuts give to it!!