Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Hummingbird for Color Hues

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I used a NBUS die from Dee's Distinctively and a print making technique
to make this card.

I cut the bird from Arches cold press watercolor paper and laid it on a piece
of Mixed Media while I did some messy watercoloring.  I love how it leaves some
matching colors for an Impressionist background.

I colored the bird with the colors from Color Hues and winked his wings to
give the feeling of movement.  To finish I added a die cut
hibiscus for the hummer to zoom in on.

The textured background is the inside of the cover from a mixed media pad.

Challenges:
Color Hues #41 - Aqua & Red
NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff (hummingbird & hibiscus die)

  


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Sketched Flowers (SSS)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Watercolor (Arches cold press), Mixed Media (Strathmore), Mixed Media Pad Cover
Other:  Hummingbird 2 die (Dee's Distinctively), Aloha Hibiscus die (Frantic Stamper), Re-inkers (Pool Party, Real Red), Black Sharpie, White Nuvo Crystal Drops


Enjoy!


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29 comments:

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...this is BEAUTIFUL Bonnie! You do that print making background so beautifully, and the hummer with his sparkly wings is just gorgeous! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

I Card Everyone said...

I never did get a handle on that technique, Bonnie - but I'm so happy to just ohhh and ahhhh when you do it!
LOve this sweet little red and aqua hummer - ours are back but they might be sorry as it's been so chilly!
You recycle so beautifully, my friend!
=]

Nstiz said...

What a fabulous job you did designing this, Bonnie! Love the soft colors of the humming bird, that wonderful background and the die cut blossom! Outstanding!!!! I have never successfully done a background with that technique but sure do love the way it looks.

Bobby said...

I spy a winner, Bonnie. I love how painting the images on MM paper left a wonderful watercolor background to put them one. I haven't put up my feeder at the lake yet. We had frost warnings last night so I'm waiting until it warms up.

Viv said...

I just adore your gorgeous card Bonnie, such a stunning CAS creation it is too. Sorry I am so late returning comments too....health issues again, hugs Viv xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is so beautiful. I love your print and that bird is such a gorgeous color.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the hummingbird and matching print, Bonnie - so gorgeous!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

PS - delighted to see birdie at NBUS too!! Linda, May Guest Designer :)

Susan said...

I love the way you have all the colours in the background! And what a beautiful hummingbird die - you really did it justice with that flash of red on its throat, just like the hummingbirds in my garden! Gorgeous card all round!

Cat Craig said...

This is one beautifully put together card. The watercolor wash is such a delight under the bird and flower.

Lisa Elton said...

This is such a pretty card, Bonnie! It's simple but it really packs a punch. I put our feeder up a couple of weeks ago and our hummers are back!

Nancy said...

Oh, how pretty! I really love how this turned out, Bonnie. Everything blends perfectly together! Awesome hummingbird and background. Love the sparkle on his wings. Thanks for taking these challenge colors and making them look so good at Color Hues! Take care and thanks for playing along.

Brenda said...

Gosh this is a beautiful card Bonnie! I love how you watercolored your sweet hummer and I love the look you got on your paper from doing it. Makes a beautiful background for your flower. Just gorgeous indeed! Hugs, Brenda

Darnell said...

I'm stunned. This is a NBUS Masterpiece, Bon. A true masterpiece in every way! Hugs, Dolly

HilaryJane said...

That's is such a clever way to do the background. I have never tried it, but I think you are a master at it. This card is just gorgeous xx

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

What a stunning card! That’s a great technique for the background. I also love all the texture you have going on. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.
Diane - DT

Cindy Beach said...

The textured media pad cover caught my eye right away! Bonnie, seeing your card in the Color Hues gallery makes me happy! Thanks so much for playing along with our combo.Your watercolored background is so soft and adds to the beauty of your card. I love it!

Pat said...

The pretty die cut hummingbird and hibiscus flower look great done in these two wonderful colours of Aqua and red Bonnie, and love the print making technique colouring them over the piece of background card which has made a beautifully random background and what a great idea to use the inside cover of the mixed media pad which has some really lovely texture. x

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, what a gorgeous humming bird and hibiscus flower. your stamping with die cuts looks wonderful on the background ♥

Karen said...

Wonderful card--love the CAS design, and your coloring of the hummingbird is beautiful! Love that hibiscus die as well. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card Bonnie - love how you have used the colours, and created such an abstract background!
Blessings
Maxine

Viv said...

This is simply beautiful Bonnie. Love everything about it! x

Lindsey said...

This is gorgeous! I almost can't believe you could have made such a perfect background panel by watercolouring your hummingbird on it. Brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

VineArtist said...

I had to stand in line behind all the other commenters(kidding) just to say how great this card is, but it was worth the wait...it's beyond CAS and beautiful. I just love it!

Vicky Hayes said...

Another amazing technique Bonnie! Just love that background and the pretty die cuts. Vicky x

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutely beautiful, Bonnie! That's the prettiest background so simply made and of course it's perfectly coordinated with your hummingbird. I also love that you made use of the pad cover. Waste not want not!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is stunning, Bonnie! I LOVE the Impressionist background! The soft and light shadowy pattern is perfect show off the beautiful hummingbird and hibiscus. Great use of the inside cover from a MM pad! (I thought you dry-embossed using Tasteful Textile.)
Hideko xx

Robyn Oliver said...

I've been admiring your other cards using the print making technique - you are very good Bonnie and this perfect with the lovely die cut hummingbird and hibiscus.. hugs Robyn

Trina P. said...

Love how you’ve used TCH colours. This is so beautiful. The background is fantastic… so soft and pretty with wonderful movement.