Thursday, February 26, 2015

Asian Hummingbird Card

Every spring hummingbirds return to our yard here in northern Missouri. I can't wait!  Here is my interpretation of the most recent Oriental Sketch Challenge at Mark's Finest Papers. I kept it rather CAS and altered it to make a horizontal instead of a vertical cards. I have one of their clear acrylic stamps with this hummingbird and wanted it to "fit inside" one of the die cut scalloped circle halves. I chose a DCWV Asian paper with red flowers, which I heard that hummingbirds are attracted to. I planted many red flowers in my yard, but found that hummingbirds here will get nectar out of other flowers as well, especially if they're shaped with a deep center.

The middle strip of my card had a gold flower right near the tip of the hummingbird's beak. I intensified the color by going over it with gold rub-on. I colored the hummingbird with chalk and went over the green head and red throat with matching green and red metallic rub-on. In real life it actually has that shine you often see on hummingbirds - that is, if they remain still more than a split second.

Thank you for visiting. I'm writing this while the weather man on TV is predicting six more inches of snow coming. May God keep you warm with happy thoughts about friends, family, and spring! (Philippians 4:8 - ... whatever is lovely...think on these things!)

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Chalk N Stock February Challenge - always anything goes with chalk
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Clean and Simple
Cute as a Button #6 - die (scalloped circle) and birds/bees/spring theme
Oriental Sketch Challenge #66 - sketch
PaperMinutes #372 - birds
PDE Linky Party - animals
Scrapbooker PhD #20 - CAS and use a stamp
The Corrosive Challenge #218 - things with wings


Vickie Y said...

Your card is beautiful; love the vibrant red with the gorgeous hummingbird image. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge.

Pat said...

Great job. Thanks for joining Speedy TV Oriental sketch challenge

Kati said...

Beautiful Card! I love the asian style so much!

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Vickie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
Your project is featured in our album on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook
We’d love you to link up your scrapbook pages over at our
sister challenge blog, Bimini Moose!

Faith Wallace said...

This is gorgeous. Right now, I'm really into Oriental projects. Glad you mentioned the stamp from MFS, might have to get that one. Thanks for joining ScrapbookerPhD's CAS challenge. DT - Faith