Saturday, June 15, 2019

Hummingbird Paradise

How about some color today and lots of it?  I went right to town as soon as Marcella at Power Poppy made this Hummingbird Paradise digital stamp available.  It's a dream!  Trust me, you don't have to color the whole thing, but I couldn't resist.  I used Prismacolor pencils on the flowers and bird, Copics on the background.  To finish, I dotted here and there with white acrylic paint.




What kind of hummingbird is this?  I have no idea.  I'm hummingbird challenged so I probably mixed a few different types together, but I like blues and greens and it fit right in with the flowers.  I chose pencils for the detail and the ease with which you can blend one color into the next, hoping for an iridescent quality.  I still need a lot of practice, but I'm working on it.




In the next photo you can get a better idea the texture added by the dots of white acrylic paint.




That's a lot of color, isn't it?  What a gorgeous digi set this is.

But wait... that's not all.  Check out Perched in the Orchids, another new digital set at Power Poppy.  I haven't had a chance to color it yet, but hope to before long.  It's already printed and waiting.

I'm heading back to the coloring table.  There's lots going on in my stamp room this month.  Stay well and I'll see you back here soon!


22 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

OMG what beautiful colouring Leslie, I just keep going back to each part of the images to see the detail in the colouring :)

Yogi said...

GORGEOUS!!! BEAUTIFUL COLORING. Have a great day

Darlene said...

O-M-Stars!! This is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!!! Just GORGEOUS!! Your coloring is just AMAZING! I know I keep saying that but it's true! You color better than anyone else I know!!! OUTSTANDING!!! The first words out of my mouth when I clicked onto your post ... OH MY GOD! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!
Let me pick my jaw back up off the floor and wish you a very happy weekend ahead! BIG HUGS!

nancy littrell said...

Stunning pencil colored Work of Art, Leslie! Your beauty should be framed and displayed in your home...Wow! TFS my friend. Hugs...

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Leslie, you captured the delicate beauty of this tiny birds perfectly, the males have all of these colors so I gather this is a handsome young one who I think won't have any problem getting a sweet mate.
The colors on each flower and the Hummingbird are amazing my dear friend, your Prismacolor skills are beyond spectacular, this is one of those images that doesn't need a sentiment, the gorgeousness speaks volumes.
I saw the link to the little Parrot digi, I'm so tempted to get it, they are a sweet little pair.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs.
Maria.
PS. No "Goldens and Garden" Saturday post today?

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

OMG!! Your card is simply beautiful! Your coloring is amazing and I love those little dots of paint. That must take a long time to color that card! We love hummingbirds ad so enjoy watching them as they come to feed. Hope you have a great weekend!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my GOSH! Be still my heart! Wait! I have to roll my tongue back up into my mouth. LESLIE! How incredible. What a great time you had mixing the Copics and PC pencils, and the while acrylic splatters so carefully applied - it is amazing! You must blow this up and frame it! Your fantasy hummer is jaw-dropping gorgeous, and the haven of flowers around him is beyond my imagination. Wouldn't this make a fun jigsaw puzzle to put together? I ESPECIALLY like your green highlighting around the flora, and the blue highlights around the fauna. Sigh. Your imagination and magical fingers for produced PURE GORGEOUSNESS! Thanks for the inspiration. Now off to see Marcella's store. hugs, de

Donna Ellis said...

PS - not sure why my rapidly typing fingers added the preposition "for" where it did. Maybe it was just to make you scratch your head. LOL xx

Kathy Krug said...

Frameable masterpiece. I love the colors on the humming bird and the flowers.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous work with the use of the pencils and as far as I can see you have practiced it all the way to perfection! I love this.

Bobbi-spapertrail.blogspot.com said...

Leslie, you don't need any practice! This is stunning!! I'm so tempted to get both sets I love hummingbirds and I used to have a sun conure. Both are gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow you have done an amazing job with all the coloring, such a great mix of the pencils and markers, I would say it is complete perfection. The touches you gave with the white paint is wonderful too, beautiful job, look forward to see what you do with the other digi stamp :)

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and I have this beautiful image/stamp. You have given me incentive to colour it up..love the gorgeous colours used Leslie, what an inspiration.xx

Susie said...

Leslie, this is a fabulous piece of coloring! WOW! It jumps off the page with vibrant color AND great pencil blending too! I don't know what this little hummer might be, but, I can tell you that we saw a white hummer with a purple throat in Patagonia, Arizona last August along the Santa Cruz river. The Santa Cruz river is a natural Audubon flyway. There are so many hummers you can hardly count them! Gorgeous card, Leslie!

crafty-stamper said...

WOW absolutely stunning and amazing colouring!!!I just love the fushias and great idea with the white acrylic dots
Carol x

laurie said...

The colors just pop off the page! This is stunning!

Diane said...

I don't even know what to say that the others haven't already said but I agree it is stunning~gorgeous~beautiful and you DO have the best coloring around...WOW!! I hope things are going well...keep us posted at DD if you can...have a nice weekend coming up in a few days...rain here and even more rain!!

scrAPpamondo said...

WOW!!!! Your colouring is spectacular!!! Amazing, just amazing!!!!

Lynette said...

Oh my - that IS a lot of color! And a lot of coloring! But it's all done so perfectly. I love the specks of white. They are a perfect addition.

Ros Crawford said...

What can I say ... This is stunning and so incredibly done... You amaze me with your talent!

Stacy Morgan said...

THUD!!! Oh my goodness... your coloring on this image is fantastic. What a lot of color and so beautifully done. Leslie... You out did yourself on this one. FANTASTIC!!!

Pam Sparks said...

WOW! This is so gorgeous Leslie! Amazing coloring!

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