Thursday, March 4, 2021

Trying Something New ...

 Happy Thursday Everyone and Welcome Back to my blog!

Today I'm trying something new and oh what fun I had!  I was inspired by my friend Ros Crawford (Mikey's Mom).  She is so artistic and while visiting her blog I saw she was guest designing over on the CAS Mix Up Challenge Blog where they are having a 5th Birthday Celebration and showcasing a unique technique called Print Making.  There's a video over on their challenge to see how it's done.

 I used Memory Box 'Forest Hummingbird' (#99064) for my main focus image.  For my 'coloring' I've used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks 'Peacock Feathers' & 'Wilted Violet'.  The sentiment came from a Sprinkle & Sparkle stamp set called 'Three Tenors'.

 After doing the technique I used an artist brush and some of the watered down ink to create the background splatters.

Once I had my image as I wanted it, I used the Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Frames to die cut the frame then used 'that frame' on another project leaving everything BUT the frame for this card design.

Challenges to share in:
Memory Box March Challenge - Beautiful Backgrounds
2 Crafty Critter Crazies March Challenge - ATG w/Critter
Country View March Challenge - Silhouettes
Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor Challenge - AG

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you're inspired by today's share and will give it a try yourself.  Isn't it fun being inspired by each other?  I know it has certainly helped me through these long winter/pandemic days!  Stay healthy out there ... PLEASE wear your mask!

 As always . . .



  1. This is absolutely beautiful.

    Also, thanks for the message to the public to continue to wear their mask. There are so many of us that are not even close to getting the vaccine for months. [Bunny]

  2. This is gorgeous! Love that technique! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Another fun thing to try!

  3. Gorgeous Card You did an amazing job on this card. thanks for sharing..
    Dottie xox
    ps.yes i see your pic on my page

  4. Oh, wow, great job, Darlene! I'm glad you tried the technique. It's fun, isn't it? Your card turned out so beautiful and I was delighted to see it in our gallery at CAS Mix Up!

  5. This is so gorgeous! I love the shadow of the original die.

  6. Wow, Darlene, this hummingbird die cut and the background are awesome! Gorgeous colors and an awesome way to frame it! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate our birthday at CAS Mix Up!

  7. Dear Darlene
    Oh it is wonderful and the colours are absolutely gorgeous.Sorry for not visiting you. I was busy last week and have got a cyst in my finger which was opened and now slowly recovering. with loads of love and gratitude
    Tc Stay safe

  8. Love the shadow effect you created with your watercolored print of your beautiful hummingbird, Darlene. Beautiful framing and splatters too. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs...Nancy

  9. what a lovely card! I have a love, love relationship with the humming birds and keep a feeder for them! Guess what I'm scheduled for the Covid 19 vaccine this coming Monday but will not alter the way I approach life these days. Stay well my friend!

  10. That is a neat technique, and I just love the results you got from it too, Beautifully done!

  11. Beautiful shadowing, beautiful colours and card. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  12. Gorgeous card Darlene!! Your hummingbird print is so beautiful and I love all the splatters and framing you've added to your card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  13. Dar you did a fabulous job with the print! Wonderful card and thank you so much for playing along at Cas Mix Up. Glad to know you got your jab and are feeling well, enjoy your day

  14. Oh Darlene, this is fabulous! Your card is so serene and at the same time joyful. Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Craft Critter Crazies, we hope to see you again soon, CarolG

  15. Thank you for entering Country Views Crafts challenge of Silhouettes, hugs Debs x


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