Monday, January 28, 2008

Early morning play...

This morning I decided to play with my new stamps again from Stampin Up. When I was in Fl this past summer I took some pictures of Hummingbirds at my mother and father in laws house... can't seem to find them right now so I went searching the net and found this little jem...

I wanted the image of my hummingbird to be as close to it as I could... I dearly love watching these birds. And when I got my new catty I knew I had to get this set.. Spring Song.

To achieve the look I used my mom's set of Stampin Up Metallic Art Pencils. I wanted to give my hummingbird the shine that this one had. I think I came close...




This card uses the spotlight technique... It is so much fun to pick just the right area of an image to highlight... And you can use a large image and not have to color the whole thing...


To blend my colors together I grabbed some odorless mineral spirits(gamsol). Just like prismas these pencils blend so smoothly on an image. Well I'm off to go play I have a workshop to prepare for in two weeks and I'll try and share some cards but the workshop cards have to wait til after the show... have a great Monday...

Supplies:
Stamps: Spring Song by Stampin UP!
Cardstock: whisper white, bordering blue, old olive
Ink: Basic Black classic ink
Accessories: Metallic Art Pencils, so saffron marker, bordering blue marker, basic grey taffeta ribbon, oddorless mineral spirits(gamsol)

17 comments:

Dianne said...

Lovely card, Aimee! I think the spotlight technique is perfect for this image!! Very nicely done!

Kerry J. said...

Gorgeous card and colouring! I have that set and haven't been able to put a card together with it yet - you've inspired me!

Susan said...

Very nice spotlighting of the hummingbird. I love it!

Jailbird said...

beautiful, love how you colored the hummingbird!

Godelieve said...

PRETTY!!!!

Lori J said...

Great job on the highlighting. I like the way you found your inspiration. :0)

SeattleStamper said...

I like this image with the spotlighting! So pretty, TFS

schafer said...

Oh, I love spotlighting! What a gorgeous card! I'm going to send this link to my mother, who is a huge bird lover and a stamper!

kelly said...

nice job!

Stacy said...

Just beautiful!!!

JazzyH said...

I love that card. Very nice on doing the technique.

laos348 said...

I have always liked this technique - its a lot of fun and you did a great job with it!

Lesly said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the spotlight!

Debbi said...

I love this technique. It is so simple and yet it makes the card just "POP"! Great job!

Rosella said...

Very lovely. I love this set too and it's in my order at the moment. Love how you spotlighted the humming bird.

Stampin' Meg said...

How beautiful- the spotlight technique is just perfect for this card. I can just imagine the shimmer from the metallic pencils.

Stamping Krystal said...

I love you coloring!!!This is a beautiful card