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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Fantasy Hummers in the SNS January Sketch Challenge

I'm changing this post from the "sneak peek" it was, to my card for the Hummer Reveal! LOL
Drawn by artist Rosiland Solomon, the new stamp sets are realistic, and true to a few of the many hummingbird variations found in Nature.

Here are the great images you will receive on the sets (a total of 14 stamps).

My featured card showcases two hummers and a saying.

To see some fabulous designs, visit the SNS blog and:

For more beautiful hummingbird cards, please click here.

Have you checked out the Monthly Sketch Challenge at SNS?

Designer Barbara Bruder has created the sketches and longs to award prizes to participants! This is a new SNS feature, and lots of fun. The Sparkle Team has come up with terrific examples from which to get ideas. Just visit the SNS blog and click on the Challenge tab to find all the details with a chance of winning a brand new rubber stamp set of your choice! (Be sure to click the January link!)

My contribution to January's SNS challenge gives everyone a sneak peek of a brand new stamp set not yet on the SNS website, and includes Fantasy Hummers - (Fantasy because they are not "real" colors for hummers, where Pastels are combined with a navy card base). Just click on the images to see card details. 

Watercolor paper, Memento Paris Dusk ink, Watercolor Pencils, and VersaMarker were my friends in coloring these sweet images. Of course, a card wouldn't be complete without SNS glitters - Navy and Bubblegum Pink.

Also used were two Martha Stewart Punches, Quickutz and Couture Creations embossing folders (joined by Memento Angel Pink ink for the backgrounds). 

Cheery Lynn's "Heart to Heart" die, and Petite Spellbinders Circles were also utilized. And what's a Valentine without lace (from Joann Fabrics)?

The Stars, of course, are the darling hummers. But only a part of them shows. The new hummingbird collection includes a regular size stamp set with the sweetest, most versatile sayings, and a stampette set containing a surprise image unlike any I've seen! The stamp set is "Hummingbirds and Flowers" and the stampette is "Hummingbird Party". Since hummingbirds hold a special place in my heart, I was happy to see these wonderfully depicted hummers accompanied by flowers which are natural for them to pollinate.

Can't wait 'til you can see both sets!

Thanks for stopping by today. To view a marvelous collection of cards using this sketch, just click here.

Stamping hugs,

Submitted to:
Sparkle N Sprinkle Monthly Sketch Challenge
Party Time Tuesdays Something New Challenge (stamps and heart die)
Bearly-Mine Anything Goes Challenge
PaperTake Weekly Anything Goes - Anything New Challenge (stamps and heart die)
MFP Speedy Fox and Friends - Brad and Eyelet Challenge (heart brands)


Barbara Bruder said...

Donna,What a spectacular card! The color of the hummers is so wonderful and your use of border punches is great!!!Thanks for joining in on the SNS monthly sketch challenge.

Our Sparkle Adventure said...

Love it, Love it, Love it!!!

Kathyk said...

Just lovely


NanaConnie said...

I love your Hummers, Donna, fantasy or otherwise. Besides, if you hang out in the right Amazon, you'[ll find Hummers in nearly every rainbow color imaginable! Incredible card. What gorgeous coloring and terrific details! I'm hoping to work on something with the January sketch tomorrow. Hugs, friend.

Shirley Deatcher said...

Hi Donna ! I love your card ! There is so much detail, love the lace and borders and indeed the Humming birds are gorgeous, beautiful colouring !

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Donna! This is SOO Pretty Pretty! I just Love your Gorgeously colored hummingbirds and the Wonderful inked embossing too! Just really Beautiful!

Happy Saturday to you!


creativearts said...

These hummers are so sweet and your coloring is so good! Love the heart designs, lace, edging, etc. You have really outdone yourself on this card! I'm so glad to see you entering all of these challenges!

Amanda R said...

Gorgeous Donna! Love the colors you chose and the use of the double border punches, really nice accent. Can't wait to get my set, should be here soon!

Shanna Shands said...

WOW. You did amazing. I have these pretty birds by my bed. I will be coloring them either tonight or first thing. Have you heard about the new stamps coming out with the summer theme... I cannot wait!

Pat Garvin said...

Glad to see you join in on the fun. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing your card with Speedy Fox and Friends.

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous card, love the heart die and the two sweet birds off set with that gorgeous lace, just beautiful
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some new candy if you are interested :

Stampsnob said...

I always feel the warm hugs from your blog Thank you for that out pouring.........Lis

Janine said...

Pretty colours and your brads fit in so well.

Tammylee said...

Just love all the lacy look to it! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox.


Linda said...

Donna, you have created a beautiful card. I love the hummingbirds and your choice of colors. All the extra eye candy on the card WOW!.I want to be in your paradise.

Angie said...

Fabby bright card love the birds. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly
Angie x

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Donna, your card is the coloring and all the details....can't wait for this set to come out!!

Karalee Ingram said...

Love the colors and coloring. I can't believe it's watercolor pencil. You are such a tease. I love it!

Jennifer Scull said...

my goodness this is beautiful! I so love those border punches and the stamp is gorgeous!
thanks for joining the party at Party Time Tuesdays. :)

April said...

Such a pretty card! I love all the elements. Don't you just love these hummingbirds? I miss seeing my real hummingbirds at the feeder. Know they will be back in a few months1

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Beautiful Card De!! Love how you colored the hummingbirds, and that lace is gorgeous! I've seen it everywhere lately, wonder if Jo Ann's still has it!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors and the brads. Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy Fox Friends this week. Hope to see you again next week. Check out the challenges with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun here at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Karin said...

Donna, this is so pretty! You did a great job incorporating so much in the skech itself, and the borders look lovely! Fantastic job coloring those birds too!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love your fantasy take on the hummingbirds Donna! Combining them into a sketch and with a Valentine theme - sheer genius! Glad to see you are having so much fun playing!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and nice sketch too. I always like to see what the designers are creating.

E. Marie said...

Donna, this is so lovely. Great use of the new hummingbirds and I love that lace. Thanks for your kind comments on my post "right after" I posted. Can't believe you were still up at that time!!

Gerlinde said...

Hi Donna! Love your hummingbirds! What great colors! and all the details on the card are fabulous! You are such an inspiration!

Charlene said...

Wow...gorgeous coloring!

A French Accent said...

Donna, those hummingbirds look so realistic, ready to fly! Beautiful!


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