Welcome to my crafty blog. I decided to have another play with Stampin’ Up!’s ‘a touch of ink’ set – I just love this little hummingbird. I picked up the colours from CAS Colours & Sketches, which are right in the middle of my favourite palette. The style was inspired by this week’s themes of ‘clean & simple birthdays’ at The Paper Players, and ‘B is for Birds’ at the Alphabet Challenge
I started by stamping the flowers, leaves and hummingbird in black Archival onto a piece of card that I’d trimmed down to fit on a 6×6 card blank.
I then coloured the images using Artistry ink and a waterbrush. I went for ‘tenacious teal’ on the leaves, ‘aqua fusion’ on the hummingbird (with a little of the teal added to his wings, tail and head for shading) and ‘fancy fuschia’ for the flowers.
All I then needed to do was add the sentiment from the ‘sweet strawberry’ stamp set – I think it works so well with the hummingbird sipping the sweet nectar. The topper then went on the card blank to finish.
I do like clean and simple (CAS) style cards. I have to confess that this is my second attempt at this one – the first was not quite so clean after I’d dropped my black inkpad smack in the middle of it! Why do they always land inky side down (just like a piece of buttered toast)?!