24 May 2018

Watercoloured Hummingbird

Hello there.

I've been very kind to you today because my card only uses one stamp set and just a few other supplies. You really don't need a ton of supplies to be able to create something beautiful with this amazing stamp set from Visible Image stamps.

This beautiful hummingbird was just crying out for some gorgeous blue and green colours and I just couldn't resist a bit of water colour drippage too.  The amazing black twinkle embossing powder also gives this gorgeous bird a wonderful shimmer. I hope you like it as much as I do.

How to make this card.

Stamp the hummingbird image in black ink onto white card using a stamp positioner tool such as a Misti. Leave the stamp on the door of the stamp positioner.

Paint the hummingbird using Gansai Tambi water colour paints. Paint clear water onto the card where you want the drips to appear, trying to match up the drips with colours used on the hummingbird. Add the paint to the top of the card for each individual drip and let it run down towards the bird. Set aside to dry.

Once dry, use an antistatic pad on the panel and re-stamp the bird again in versamark ink (that's why you needed to leave the stamp in your stamping tool!) and heat emboss with a sparkly black embossing glitter.

Mount the panel onto gold card and add a couple of additional thin strips of the card for some added interest. Mount the panel onto a card blank. Stamp the words onto spare white card, cut them out and mount them to the panel with 3d foam.

Here's a close-up where you can catch how sparkly the embossing glitter is.

Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):

Other Supplies:

Versafine Onyx Black ink. Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours (No50 pale aqua, No55 green, No61 cornflower blue, No62 cobalt blue, No64 blue, No91 bluish gold), Versamark clear ink, WOW! black twinkle embossing glitter, white card, gold card.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
AAA Cards #115 - Inspired By Nature
Calling All Sistahs #CGS13 - Be inspired by the photo or use the colour chips

Crafty Calendar Challenge May - Things With Wings
Daisy Chain Challenges #19 - Animals - any no of challenges
Pearly Sparkles Challenge #28 - Things With Wings - any no of challenges
Penny Black and More May - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers SOSS#110 - I is for Inky
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Close o Nature
The Crafters Café Challenge #194 - All Creatures Great and Small 10 challenges in total

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and weekly giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us and enter the monthly 'show and tell' challenges

That's it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


Liz said...

Gorgeous card, what a stunning hummingbird! Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz - DT xx

Craft-E-Place said...

Stunning card and great description on how you did it. I love the addition of the thin strips of gold it seems to pull the whole card together. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

Viv's Visuals said...

I love this stamp and you have showcased it perfectly - the gorgeous embossing and colouring are perfect for this beautiful kingfisher! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

Jane said...

Still loving those paint drips behind the gorgeous hummingbird. Thanks for joining in with the Inspired by Nature Challenge at AAA Cards.

cass said...

Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "All creatures Great and Small" challenge.

Tracie Pond said...

Fun design and love the colors. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. - Tracie

Sally H said...

A stunningly beautiful creation! I love the colour combo. Many thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations for our close to Nature challenge and good luck!

Chris Dring said...

Wow! This is such a gorgeous card! Love the drips and the sparkle on that hummingbird! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

susiestacey said...

It may be a CAS card but it is stunning.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More and good luck x Susan x

Lindsey said...

This is beautiful! Love the background drips and that gorgeous hummingbird. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

sandie said...

wow Sharon this is such a strong and powerful image. I adore all the texture with the paste and I just love the watercolour drips-adds the touch of aryy feel this image call out for. I am so pleased you joined us at Calling All Sistahs, we hope you do again-a new challenge starts on the 18th of the month and our next photo is amazing!

Toni said...

visually stunning! so glad you joined us at SOSS!

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, fantastic car.d

Heather North said...

Sharon I like the look of the dripping paint! It highlights your beautiful hummingbird. Thank you for playing along with the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge. I hope you will join us again on the 18th for a new challenge.

Larissa Heskett said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE this!! THANKS SO MUCH for joining at Calling All Sistahs and I hope you'll play along again with the New Challenge!!?? Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! <3