This hummingbird card is a sneak peek at a Mark's Finest Papers set that will be released next week called Hum Along. It is for 3 challenges. The first challenge is the color challenge for SCS for yesterday. CC413 When I saw the colors, my first thought was yuck. My second thought wasn't much better than my first one. Then I saw my friend Pam's card and she used this set. She challenged me to use the set and make a card too. So last evening I sat down and made the hummingbird and hibiscus part of my card. I stamped the hummingbird with brown stazon ink. I watercolored it with greens, blues, purples, pinks, oranges, and browns. I tried my best to imitate the amazing coloring of the real thing. That is where the second challenge comes in- The Tutorial Time Challenge on SpeedyTV TTSTV35 to combine embossing powder and dazzling diamonds or glitter. I used UTEE and glamour dust on my humming bird. It really made it iridescent. The third challenge is the SCS sketch challenge SC423. It took a long time to finish my hummingbird and hibiscus, and I had no idea what layout I wanted so I decided to wait until today to see the sketch. I decided to go with embossed white on white to bring focus to the hummingbird and flower. Yesterday I saw a card on facebook that someone had liked that showed white on white embossing with little pearls. It was my inspiration for the pearls on my card.I tried to find it again and couldn't. So I'm sorry I can't give credit to that card maker.
To see a close up of the hummingbird check out MY BLOG
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 GMT Views: 1104
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Wed, Feb 13, 2013 @ 2:18 PM
Very very pretty MariLynn. I love the UTEE on your hummingbird and flower. It really makes them stand out on that bed of white. Pearls are a nice touch too.
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