Friday, April 13, 2012

Joyful Hearts Hummingbird

Today, over on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog, the design team is taking a look at some of the "older" sets.  I had signed up to do a card for this week's set - Joyful Heart - I love hummingbirds and this set has a gorgeous hummingbird image along with beautiful scripture that works with the image.

I almost immediately regretted signing up for this particular set.  I thought that the set deserved to be showcased by artists with amazing coloring ability.  (I do the basics - and I am just vain enough to believe that I do the "basics" well - but I am NOT an artist!)  As I thought about it - I realized that are only a true few artists out there and the rest of us need other options for creating beautiful cards.  (If you want to see a few true artists, check out the blog link above for three beautifully colored cards.)

I decided to keep the image very simple - and add my colors in the background...

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

You can see the stunning detail in the image, but I think the card is still rich and cheerful, even though the hummingbird itself is neutral.

I used the current sketch from the sweetest thing but flipped it sideways:

  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Joyful Heart
  • Paper: Stampin' Up More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Confetti Tan, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Antique Ivory Embossing Powder, More Mustard and Cherry buttons, lattice embossing folder and Cherry Cobbler seam binding; Martha Stewart leaf punch


  1. A brilliant solution, Kim! I'm not much of an artist when it comes to colouring either so I must remember this.

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  3. Kim, this is gorgeous! I am not one to create beautifully watercolored images either (I wish...sigh) but I really like how you embossed the image in white. Just pops off the Kraft card stock and looks fantastic. I think you are quite te artist with your amazing creativity! Big hugs! :)

  4. I love the hummingbird in neutral and the color behind. He stands out so beautifully! That's a very artistic idea!

  5. You underplay your talent so well, Kim! I am sure you would have held your own if you chose to do some colouring! BUT ... this is an amazing design. Bright, cheerful ... and fantastic! Hugs xxx


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