So many ideas ran through my head for this week’s oval-focused sketch at Global Design Project. There are so many ways to use an oval – I decided to let the oval play a background to the gorgeous hummingbird in Humming Along Bundle. Bright, bold colors were a perfect contrast to a black oval. Here’s my card for this week’s sketch challenge:
- Hummingbirds & Hibiscus. Although I live inside the Atlanta city limits, I am surrounded by beautiful trees and wildlife. During Spring and Summer, we hang a hummingbird feeder outside our picture window so we can enjoy the buzzing little birds – such fun to watch them zip in and zip away. Here’s a picture I took of our view over the summer: On the other side of the deck from the hummingbird feeder is a beautiful hibiscus plant – while the hummers tend to enjoy the nectar from the feeder, the flowers are a sweet temptation. Imagine my surprise when I saw both the hummingbird and hibiscus paired with one another in the Humming Along Bundle – what fun! Here’s a look at the bundle:
- The Oval. I stamped the hibiscus with Whisper White Craft Ink and sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I heat-set the flower with my Heat Tool. The black oval with a white flower image was a great contradiction to the colorful bird. I stamped the sentiment (from Butterfly Gala stamp set) on a strip of Whisper White cardstock and cropped it with the same Oval die I used to crop the flower. Here’s a look at how I lined it up to crop it before gluing it onto the black oval:
- Bright Colors. My Google searches of hummingbirds showed lots of green birds and lots of blue birds. Some had pink bellies or necks, while others did not. I decided to mix all the best attributes and my artistic license to build a hummingbird with all three colors. Here’s a closer look of the bird colored with Stampin’ Blends:If you like this combination of Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade as much as I do, please save this:
Bundles: Humming Along Stamp Sets: Humming Along, Butterfly Gala Papers: Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White, Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Granny Apple Green) Inks: Whisper White Craft, Stampin’ Blends (Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate) Accessories: Hummingbird Framelits Dies, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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