Summer Friends


All summer long we've enjoyed watching the hummingbirds flutter around at the honeysuckle vines, the coral bells, and the feeder. A couple of weeks ago there was a flurry of activity as they gathered as much energy as they could store for their long treks - they fly alone, individually, we found out - back to Central America. 

Suddenly, they're gone and the garden is too quiet. I made this little card with those tiny, jewel-like birds in mind, and to play along with Less Is More's "Take Flight" theme and Addicted to CAS's "Florals."

I used a small, square notecard of 120# watercolor paper and simply colored directly on the Penny Black stamp with watercolor crayons. Then I sprayed the stamp with water and stamped the paper. Easy and fun! I embossed a stitched frame, and added the sentiment from a Cathy Zielske set. To give it a little bling, I added a few dew drops.

Thanks for looking!

 

16 comments

  1. This is ethereal and quite lovely. You really captured this tiny little bird with its beating wings. Here in Arizona, I'm blessed enough that we see them 10 months out of the year. I have a hummingbird feeder right outside of the room where I craft.

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    1. How delightful to be able to watch these little guys while you craft! Thanks for your comment.

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  2. Love the loose watercolouring of this image

    Kathyk

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  3. Beautiful watercoloring, Kathy! I also love your color palette and details on this card...so lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  4. Wow, this is so beautiful! I love the soft, delicate look of your images and the dry embossed frame -it adds a lot of interest and detail to your CAS design. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

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  5. This is so pretty, subtle and delicate and such wonderful watercolouring. A perfect idea for our challenge and a brilliant CAS design too. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week.

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  6. Wonderful card with a lovely soft and loose watercolouring. I also love your dry embossed frame, I use that too a lot to focus even more on the main image. Beautiful take on our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

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  7. Wow, such an terrific design. Thanks for sharing at Less is More and ATCAS!

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  8. Great card and super watercolouring here too Kathy! love the soft shading too ;) Viv xx

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  9. Hello Kathy ~
    Congrats on your well-deserved win at Addicted to CAS! Your card is absolutely beautiful!

    I hope to hear from you soon about being our Guest Designer for the next challenge :) Please check the ATCAS winners post for my email address...Thanks!

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  10. Congratulations on the win at ATCAS, Kathy! Well-deserved! Like Erica, we are fortunate to have hummers in the yard all year long (Northern California) and I have a feeder right outside the Playhouse window! Needless to say, I find your card to be breathtaking!! Hugs, Darnell

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