Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hummingbird & Flowers

The sketch for Week 5's "By Design" class at Camp Scrap is simple: draw a line, either vertically or horizontally across your project, and have everything touch that line. I made a slight alteration, since I decided to have my line go diagonally. But the principle is the same.

I started with Our Daily Bread Designs' "Hummingbird" stamp. I stamped it on watercolor paper using "Putty" Colorbox Archival Dye Ink, since this would give a light image that would not bleed. After cutting it with the coordinating die, I colored it with Inktense pencils, and blended the color out with my water brush. (I had to search online for pictures of hummingbirds, to get a general idea of what colors to use and where, so it would look at least somewhat realistic.)

For the flowers and foliage, I used stamps and dies from this Simon Says Stamp set. I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper in the same Putty ink and colored them also with Inktense pencils. For the leaves, I just stamped them on the watercolor paper with Distress inks in Mowed Lawn & Peeled Paint. Finally, I die cut all the pieces.

I started my card construction by sponging Distress inks in Tumbled Glass and Broken China onto a white card base, & drew my diagonal line. I placed the flowers and leaves in place on my inked card front, and took a photo, so I could more easily recreate the design. Then I replaced the elements, gluing them down as I went. After I'd adhered all the flowers and leaves, I finished by gluing down the hummingbird & trimming the flower parts that were hanging over the edges of the card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Our Daily Bread Designs "Sponging or Stencils"
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday "Anything Goes"
Simon Says Stamp's Work It Wednesday: "Blue"


  1. Oh Andrea, your card is simply gorgeous and I love your alteration on the design!

  2. such a pretty card :) i like your watercoloring. Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  3. Awe, how pretty Andrea! Lovely water coloring and fabulous sponging! Thanks for entering this beauty also at ODBD!

  4. This is so beautiful Andrea!! I love the sponged background with the trailing flowers. So feminine!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!


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