Friday, January 20, 2012

Fluttering Enjoyment

If you are looking for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Love Is In The Air Blog Hop scroll down or click here.


Today’s card uses one of Sparkle N Sprinkle’s newest stamps, Bahama Woodstar.  It is such a lovely image of a hummingbird enjoying the flowers.  I stamped the image with VersaMark ink and heat embossed using Teddy Brown embossing powder.  It was cut out with a Spellbinders’ Standard Circles Nestabilities using the Out of the Box Nesties technique found here.  I layered this on a lovely new Doily Round Die.

The small layered rectangles in the background have been distress and the edges sponged with brown ink.  I added coordinating jewels and beautiful pearls from Basic Grey.  Detailed instructions for this card can be found in my gallery at SNS here.  If you love this image, it can be purchased individually or as part of SNS’s new set, Hummingbirds & Flowers.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the announcement of the winners of the Love Is In The Air Blog Hop.

E. Marie

This card has been entered in the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge #60 – Something New (stamp)
DYSU Challenge #55 – Patterned Paper
Marianne’s Design Divas Challenge #7 – New Stash (New Doily Round Die and Stamp)
Anything Challenge #58 – Anything Goes At Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired Challenge #44 (CIC44) – Pastels
The Crafty Pad Challenge #153 – New Year Sparkle/Glitter and Gems
Moving Along With The Times Challenge #132 – Things With Wings
The Pink Elephant TPE131 – Favorite Colors
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #104 – Embossing
Sew Many Challenge #77 – Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #122 – Something New (New Die and New Stamp)

25 comments:

Traci M said...

Hummingbirds are such amazing creatures, aren't they? This is so pretty done in the vintage colors, I love your added pearls, too!! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!!

Debs said...

Very pretty card - love the coliurs and the hummingbird is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mynnette said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE the patterns you've chosen--and your hummingbird is gorgeous! :)

Dawn said...

Beautiful Card thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Rose Petal said...

Oh this is so pretty. Love the design, and the flowers with the Hummingbird is just delightful.
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Gerlinde said...

This is beautiful, Marie! It's my next stamp set to tackle. Love your soft coloring!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh la la! This is just magnificent! I love the humming bird and the colors you have used are just amazing! Thank you so much for sharing and playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad.

Cassie said...

Such a lovely image, Marie, and I love how you colored it. Thanks for playing in CIC44 :D

Sandra said...

Such a beautiful card Marie, gorgeous image and adorable and stunning dies truly lovely:) Sandra H

Francy said...

Wow i love this card and all particular of it. The stamp is gorgeous and coloured very well.
Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage this week.
Francy

uksharon said...

Fabulous show case of embossing. Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Céline said...

cute card, gorgeous papers
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is a very lovely card - beautiful layering and textures. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Donna Ellis said...

Oh My! How GORGEOUS! love the out of the box technique you've used, and the subtle, yet vibrant, colors in both the flowers and hummers. Your embossed custom DP is beautiful, too Marie. I still have not been brave enough to distress the edges of my layers. Need to do that soon. Thank you for the inspiration!

Pauline said...

Stunning card, thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

A lovely card. I like the way you left the hummingbird out of the circle. Very, very nice. Great addition to our Anything Goes challenge at SMC.

Smiles!
Gwen SMC DT

Georgia said...

Love the humming bird. The card is great. Thanks for joining us this week at sew many cards. Hope to see you again

~*Joni said...

Oh how pretty! The image and nestie combined is just so beautiful! :) I love how he is outside the 'frame' of the flower - brilliant design. What a great color palette to choose for this card, thank you so much for joining in on our challenge this week at TPE!
~*Joni TPE DT

Marcy said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

Dreamtime Designs said...

Absolutely wonderful design. I love the colours you have used. Great vintage/distressed theme that fits perfectly with our Delightful Challenge. Thank you for entering & I totally hope you join us this week with the next challenge :) Good luck.
Hugs
Lisa Walsh
(Dreamtime Designs)

P.S I have blog candy if you're interested.
http://dreamtimedesigns.blogspot.com

SAMARA NAVI said...

Hi Marie: Such a beautiful card. I love the frame and how the bird is peeking into it! The color of the frame is very vintage for our challenge at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES! good luck Marie. Luv Samara xox

Kathy D. said...

beautiful stamp and card. I like how the hummingbird is off the circle.

Thanks for playing in Clearly Inspired "Pastel" challenge. Hope to see you on Feb 3rd when the new challenge is posted.

Linda Gibb said...

love your humming bird card.

Mona Eidhammer said...

Gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing with us at Marianne`s Design Divas. Hugs...Mona