Sunday, February 12, 2017

Humming Birds and Bees

I love humming birds (is it one word or two?)...well today it's two :-) BUT I especially love bees because my father was a bee keeper. We had a number of hives in the backyard and we would take the honey comb to a place to have the honey made. I would help slap on the labels and stamp his name and address on the jars. (My first experience stamping!) It was a pleasant childhood memory.

Today I made this card for my granddaughter who turns 21...where did the years go? My inspiration came from Nance at PP331 Color Challenge. I had all the ingredients! My sketch inspiration came from Sketch Saturday #450. I am so thankful for the people who take time out of their busy schedules to create challenges for us card makers! Please visit them and give them props!!

I water colored (or tried to) the hummingbird and fussy cut it. I used Smokey Slate and Blushing Bride. I have no idea what gave it the blue tints. I put a rhinestone on the eye because that didn't come out right. The center of the uncolored flower is done with a Copper Sharpie. The other flowers are done in Blushing Bride with markers and a blender pen. I left the bee uncolored because I didn't know if I could add in another color. The sentiment is Copper heat embossed with some copper thread behind it. I "colored" some white pearls with the copper sharpie and tried to line them up! The card base is Blushing Bride with a mat of copper foil and a mat of Smokey Slate. I'm happy with the way it turned out but I will color the leaves and bee now that I've submitted it for the challenge! 

Thanks for looking!


  1. Very pretty! A great way to use those colors! I think sometimes when you watercolor, the pigments separate and you never know what you'll get! I love the copper-embossed sentiment and pearls! Cass just got metallic sharpies...I am going to "borrow" them and give this a try myself!

  2. Gorgeous! Love your watercolored hummingbird--makes for a very realistic looking one. Lovely background too--so glad you joined us at The Paper Players!