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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday Sketch Challenge Spring Song

Last week one of the gals who was over stamping (Kay!) was using my Stampin' Up! "Spring Song" set. She had stamped and colored the humming bird. Now I originally bought this set because of the other bird. I'm not sure what type it is, it sort of looks like a robin but could be a blue bird too! Anyway, I had plans for that bird. Now to date I still have not used that stamp for the project I had in mind. Now when the Sketch Challenge was posted at SplitCoastStampers that set was sitting on my worktable and I placed the circle piece over the robin type bird and thought I would go with that one. I did stamp one, embossed it and began coloring it in but I was not pleased with the way it was going. Then I thought I would give the hummingbird a try. I like hummingbirds but they are not among my favorite birds so to color it was an effort to me. But I managed and I was pleased at the way the colors came out. I even went online to see what colors hummingbirds were. Well, I found out there are a lot of different kinds and shapes of hummingbirds. I did not know that and that find was of no help to me! SO I shut down the computer and went to my other worktable and started to color on my own!

On my card I used the Old Olive decorative papers a small piece of Old Olive card stock and Whisper White. I always seem to layer black on my cards when I do these sketches. I just think it makes the other colors pop.

I colored in the flowers with my blender pen and the Melon Mambo marker. Then I came back in with the Rich Razzleberry marker and darkened the flowers. The bird has many colors in it and honestly I don't think I can reproduce it!

I cut out the bird and set it in place with Dimensionals. If I would have just taped it in place it would have laid funny on top of that circle layer.

I do like how my card turned out. And the biggest shocker here is that I didn't use the "Vintage Vogue" set!!! LOL

This card can be used for a lot of different occasions. Gotta love that when you make a card you aren't going to be using right away!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Anonymous said...

I love your Wednesday Sketch Challenge Spring Song card, Wanda. I love hummingbirds and morning glory type flowers. Your coloring is awesome!


Sara Paschal said...

Beautiful job on this Wanda so very pretty. I love to watch the humming birds in the bushes (we had three at our old house and I miss them here).