Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Humming And Eating Away

Hello :o) I am so glad you stopped by today. Why??? Because it is the first day of this weeks Digital Tuesday Challenge. The challenge this week is Flower Power. What fun, who does not like to use flowers on their cards, scrap book pages and altered media.

Our sponsor this week is the totally awesome Karens Doodles. The winner of this weeks challenge will win 3 digital stamps of their choice!

I simply could not seem to color this week. After taking a couple of weeks off coloring, it just seems to have gotten sloppy :o( I am so sad because I love her images and own quite a few of them. Please stop by the challenge blog and see some of the images that the DT used. They are so totally beautiful.

Since I just could not get coloring to look right, I used a pre-colored image I had in my digital stamps file.

Why siggie is here I have no idea! Blogger did not have the code for it in the HTML draft, so I could not remove it. Grrrrrr...You can just scroll down a bit to see my card.
I used a simple paper tole technique for this cutie. I think that the flower being paper toled makes it look like the humming bird beak is really inside the flower.
I am not sure if you can tell, but I also paper toled the birds body, head and some of the further away flower petals. It gave them a wonderful embossed look being raised from the paper. I did winkle the bird a bit, so really want to practice the the technique. It is so fun, I am sure I will be doing it a lot in the future.
I am really liking this new to me embossing folder from Stampin' Up. It has been in the catalog for the past year and was not sure I liked it. I saw some cards made with it and decided I just had to have it, lol. I used it for the base layer and like how it embossed the back of the card front, too, adding interest to the inside of the card.

Something great happened when I was making this card. While I was waiting for the glue to dry, I sat out on my back porch. I have a few hanging baskets there and a humming bird came along and started feeding not a foot from me. I have never seen one close up before, they are so pretty and gentle. After feeding on about 10 flowers he/she stopped, just fluttering there. After about 10 seconds, it noticed me and flew to the next basket and ate away. How awsome and so ironic that I was working on a humming bird card! Maybe I should make more of them so I can see him/her again, lol

I hope you join us this week for the Digital Tuesday Challenge. I love to look at the entries and the winner will be so thrilled with this prize!



Tracey said...

Sandy, your card is beautiful.......the birds beak does look like it in the flower.

Besthobbyeva said...

Blogger has been having issues lately!!

I love, love this card, so gorgeous!! I love that embossing folder as well. I didn't know StampinUP had embossing folders!

Such a cool story about the humming bird, I have never seen one up close, that is sooo cool!!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh now this is really gorgeous hun!! I love the card and the image is so stunning!! I hope you find your coloring mojo again sweetie and it's probably not as bad as you think it is! :)

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful card! I absolutely love this image! What a neat hummingbird experience you had too! I love those experiences in a garden!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Sandy how wonderful to see a real Humming Bird it must have been a fabulous feeling. I so love your card that image and design is so beautiful.
Lorraine x

Susan said...

I think the hummingbirds are afraid to come to Minnesota. I have yet to see one! You're very lucky to see them by you, and that close too!

I love this card Sandy. It's is just stunning, as is all your work! I haven't tried digi stamps yet but I must say I am curious! We just bought a new printer so now might be the time to go for it!


Leslie Miller said...

Wonderful card with this lovely image! You did such a beautiful job on the paper tole. You really got a treat seeing the hummingbird close and still like that. It seems they so seldom stop!

lisa808 said...


This card is stunning!

btw, Blogger has been a real pain lately.

Hugs, Lisa

Seo europe said...

Wow, All of these cards are so beautiful and i love these designs.