Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Rainbow Folk Hummingbird

Hello everyone!  Well, I didn't get to do as much in my stamp room this week as I'd hoped.  Sometimes there are just too many other things that come up... you know how that goes.  The week is not over, but the rest of the days are full.  However, I did manage to color something and, gosh, it sure does look bright.

 


The stamp set is Pinkfresh Folk Hummingbird -- just something I came across and loved when I was scrolling through the Pinkfresh site.  I stamped the flowers directly, but the hummingbird was cut with the coordinating die and popped up.  The flowers were watercolored with Stampin' Up! inks and the bird was colored with Tombow markers and my homemade blender solution.

The frame is just two Tombow marker colors -- a lime green and sort of a tropical blue scribbled onto a large acrylic block, spritzed with water, and then the frame was smooshed into it repeatedly.



I made this card with a number of challenges in mind:







I'm not good at playing multiple challenges, so this is a lot for me.

I sure do appreciate your visit and comments.  I know blogger has been eating a lot of comments lately and that's a sad thing because we all want to know when our friends stop by.  Wishing you good health and happiness!


Stamps:  Pinkfresh Folk Hummingbird  Paper:  Fabriano Artistico Extra White 140 lb hot press watercolor, other white for card base  Ink:  Palette Noir (image), Memento Tuxedo Black (sentiment)  Coloring:  SU inks for watercolored flowers, Tombow markers and homemade blender for bird  Other:  Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Frames, Scotch brand foam mounting tape


31 comments:

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous colourful card love the neon colours and beautiful Hummingbird stamp.I have had trouble for weeks trying to comment on some blogs-Have found if I have two pages open -can't comment click back to the other page then straight back again and lo and behold I can comment???
Carol x

Christine Alexander said...

love all that colour on your card. Your humming bird is glorious and love how you coloured the frame ♥

aussie aNNie said...

Wow a vibrancy of colours, Beautiful, love the stunning design with the beautiful image

Mac Mable said...

Such a vibrant and happy card and thank you for the smile Leslie...yes I am definitely having problems my end with commenting x.

Glenda said...

Oh Leslie, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love that little hummer and your colors are so pretty! Well done!

D.L. Walls said...

This is a lovely set and your color combination is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge and we look forward to more of your lovely projects.

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness ... this is perfectly bright & beautiful! LOVE your coloring/design and the way you've framed the scene is awesome! WOW you've really got our challenge bases covered today! LOL Thanks so much for joining in our Double D and Four Seasons challenges as well as the Colorful Options challenge. Always LOVE seeing what you are up to ... never disappointed!! Big Hugs and wishing you a happy day ahead!

Darlene
DD DT, FS DT, CO DT

Lynette said...

Such a cheery - and beautiful - card!! I always love your colored images. Hope you find more time for creating. Time is kind of scarce sometimes.

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful! Fantastic idea to use the watercolor background for a frame, Leslie. LOVING your color choices! xx

Yogi said...

Lovely as usual. Nice and vibrant. Puts a smile on my face. Have a great day

Vicki said...

Simply stunning, Leslie! Beautiful colors everywhere including that awesome frame. You coloring truly amazes me! Thanks for sharing at the Double D, "Birds" Challenge.

Conniecrafter said...

Your bird is just beautiful as is the flowers, gorgeous coloring. Cool style on the sentiment too. That frame colored that way was a terrific idea, goes great with your images. Glad you were able to get some time to play.
I did get an update that you posted on my blog but when I went to it your post wasn't there, can't figure out what is going on. I am getting my bloglovin updates now again though, we will see how long that lasts.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow - just love this, Leslie - so colorful and yet serene at the same time!! Your coloring looks amazing and I love how you popped the hummingbird overlapping onto the frame! Thanks for sharing at NBUS!! Linda W. May Guest Designer

Cynthia M said...

Wow! This just screams spring! I love how bright it is and I love how you come up with different coloring methods everytime. You even have your own blending formula! You are truly a Creative genius! 👏❤😘

HilaryJane said...

I love the brightness of this, it has such a happy feel that you just have to smile. It is always a pleasure to see your colouring too. I am sure you will be very pleased that you bought that set, it is just a little different. I love that frame too xx

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

We so love our hummingbirds. We had our first one return this week! Yours is so pretty! Love what you did with the frame! Have a great weekend!

Bunny said...

Leslie, this is stunning. I feel pea green with envy I want this card so much. Pinkfresh needs this card on their website because they would sure sell a lot of these sets. Did I say I LOVE this? Oh, mercy. So beautifully colored. Thank you for joining us at The Four Seasons challenge. Bunny designer for The Four Seasons Challenge

Pauline said...

Love this Leslie! So bright and cheerful. You did amazing colouring on this, and love how you did the frame, as well as the dreamy watercolouring background. We had the hummingbirds and Baltimore Orioles land in our yard on May 1 this year. They are constantly flying in and out of the yard, so fun to watch. So glad you had some time to create this one because it is gorgeous! Take care and enjoy the weekend!

Darnell said...

You've gotten a lot of lovely comments, Leslie, so maybe Blogger is done eating them now ... hope so. I had to come for a closer look after seeing this vibrant hummer gracing the gallery at NBUS! I love how you've done the coloring and the beautiful smooched frame and I think you've aced all the challenges! Hugs, Darnell

I Card Everyone said...

Leslie, this is so delightful! You'll be making all of us sorry this darling set didn't catch our eyes! Beautifully colored & framed! We've had our first few hummingbirds this week -yay!
=]

Melanie Hungerford said...

Love those bright and pretty colors, and the frame looks amazing. Thanks for playing along with us at Four Seasons!

Diane said...

WOW~WOW~WOW! I LOVE the brightness and the beauty of this card. Such happy colors and fabulously fun stamps, I am a Pinkfresh fan myself!! I think you shop for fun stuff as much as I do LOL!! Thank you for joining our challenges at Double D, Colorful Options and Four Seasons!

Evelyn S. said...

All those happy colors! What a delight this card is, Leslie. The rainbow hummer and the hints of colors in the background really make this a special card. The multi-colored frame is just perfect.

Cat Craig said...

I so love that color splotched frame, it sets it all off so sweetly.

Traci M said...

This is such a bright, ethereal beauty…I love the frame you made to bring out all the colors! I’m glad you’re back in your garden and hope all is going well in your life! This is such a pretty time of year. Blessings!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Oh wow what a stunning card. I am totally in love with the design, not to mention the colours.  Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge .
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

Bonnie said...

This beautiful card is full of good vibes, Leslie! Love these rainbow colors and the sweet hummingbird!

Cindy Beach said...

It is bright but it's just the kind of card that I love, Leslie! I saw that hummingbird but you SAW it and made it your own. The bit of whimsy and airiness make it wonderful!

Makira said...

Love this card! What a fun and stunning addition to our challenge. Thank you for your continued support of Colorful Options! I appreciate it. Hope to see your makes again, soon. Cheers, Makira

Colorful Options DT
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pam said...

Another of your stunning coloured cards Leslie, what a beautiful bird and the colours are beautiful.
Hugs Pam x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is STUNNING, Leslie. I absolutely LOVE it. In fact, I'd like to buy it - if you are selling. It would be such a lovely card for my MIL. Let me know if you're interested in selling, swapping, etc. It's absolutely gorgeous, my creative friend.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Four Seasons Challenge. We hope you will join us again soon. Have a blessed and creative week.
Karen L, DT
The Four Seasons

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