Sunday, March 25, 2018

Humming Along.....

Hello everyone: One of the most amazing birds that come to my back yard feeders are the Hummingbirds. These little winged jewels are, in my view, some of the strongest, most resilient and incredibly beautiful birds in the world and they will arriving up here in North West Indiana in late April so for now, here's a card picturing the Ruby Throated Humming Bird for your viewing pleasure.

This image is from a 2010 Flourishes set called "Humming Along" (discontinued). The images on this set are gorgeous.
I stamped them on a piece of Strathmore watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed them, then I water colored them with Sakura Koi watercolors and SU markers.
The sentiment is from an Altenew set called "Moments in Time".


Here is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The sentiment is from another retired Flourishes set called "Dahlias", the images from the "Humming Along" set.

I would like to play along with the following challenges.

Fashionable Stamping Challenge #133 "Spring Time"

Penny Black and More "Feature a Creature"

Crafter's Castle "Anything Goes"/Favorite Technique. I love to heat emboss my images and then, water color them.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


brenda said...

A lovely CAS design with the beautiful Hummingbird, many thanks for joining in with our 'Feature a Creature' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

HJ said...

I love this beautiful card and your coloring is awesome, Maria. The hummingbird is so real looking and the sentiments so sweet. Enjoy your day!

Leslie Miller said...

Goodness, that hummingbird is gorgeous, inside and out! Coloring them intimidates me, but you did a beautiful job. I've been seeing a few here in the garden. We do have some year round residents, but others are showing up, as well. Beautiful card, Maria!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous! I'm always wow'd by your coloring, Maria. Such a sweet card!

maria f. said...

Beautifully done. You've got the angle of the bird perfect as he comes in for his approach.

Mary Fish said...

I'm such a fan of hummingbirds and adore your pretty presentation!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the images and the way you have placed and colored them so beautifully. Wonderful work! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

Patti Willey said...

My Grandpa used to watch the birds and expected these cuties on Mother's Day in our area. Beautiful little image and this style card perfect for many occasions!

Ellibelle said...

I love hummingbirds, occasionally they come to my garden too, but not as much as I wished! Your card is so beautifully done and love the colors!
Thanks so much for playing with us this month at Penny Black and More challenge!
"Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

Bobby said...

I love hummingbirds too Maria, and your color is wonderful on both the bird and the flowers. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

The Craft Princess said...

So beautiful....I love it!!! We have humming birds that visit us. We have a feeder hanging right outside our front windows so we can watch them. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Pretty this CAS card; love the pops of color!
Thanks for entering the Crafter's Castle March Challenge! -Tasha

Yvonne Garner said...

There’s just something about humming birds! Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge!