Friday, September 9, 2011

Purple Throated Woodstar Hummingbird

Purple Throated Woodstar Hummingbird - I love how tiny and bright hummingbirds are. The challenge this week at so many cards is: use purple, 2 Designer Papers and 3 or more gemstones. When I found the below image of the Purple Throated Woodstar Hummingbird, I know what I wanted to make purple! Why it is called the Purple Throated rather that the Emerald Throated or Purple Bellied is beyond me, but isn't it gorgeous!!!!!!

My image is Halo the Hummingbird by Sew Many Cards. You can find him here.

My DP is Miss Elizabeth and my punch is EK Success. Halo was colored with Copics. V12, 15, 17, 20, B 00, 60, 63, 66, 69, R 00, 20, G7, YG01,03. I added some Stickles to Halo and the flower. I inked with Ranger's Concord distress inks. The gemstone spray is Magnolia and I added 5 purple Dew Drops.

My frame is a Heartfelt Creations Spellbinders. I cut, embossed and inked (Ranger's Blue Jeans) with the die still on the paper.
I finished this card off with a flower made from my new Flower Shoppe cartridge by Cricut. I wet, crumpled and inked the edges then formed the flower. The center is one of the quilled spirals that got a heavy coat of Midnight Stickles.
We will now be having a Deal of an image that is for only $1 for a limited time. So hurry and get this bargain while you can. The Deal this week is this awesome image of an apple for teacher. It was a lot of fun to color and is so timely with school just starting back.
My DP is Prima Nursery Tales which was inked with Ranger's Tea Dye. The pencils were cut with my Cricut useing the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. I cut it twice - once with kraft and once with golden yellow. The lead tips are made with a Sharpie. The eraser was colored with Copic's R32. The metal band was made using Viva Decor Inka Gold. You can get it at Heartfelt Creations. I then cut, inked and shaped my pencils. I love how they came out. Some looked at my card and thought that I had used actual pencils.
Here is a close up of the side, so that you can see the dimension of the pencils. I used a sentiment from the $1 bin at Michaels and I found the star paperclip also at Michael's.
The image was colored with Copics.

You can enter Sew Many Challenges here. You don't have to use a Sew Many Cards image to play along, but of course we do hope that you will use one. So check out what the rest of the team did with our Purple, 2 DP and 3 or more Gemstones challenge.

Humming Bird Card
Card Patterns #131 Sketch
Craft Your Passion Challenges #74 anything with flowers
Paper Take Weekly anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas #28 digis

Pencil Card
Paper Sundaes #85 Sketch
Stamp-tacular Sunday Challenge #127 The sky's the limit!
Lil Red Wagon #97 Die Cut
Divas By Design Challenge #10 Back to School
Cute Card Thursday # 181 Office Supplies
Fussy and Fancy Challenge Back to school


  1. Love your pencilcard. How beautiful you create this. The apple with numbers and ABC is stunning ande the way you put these pencils is great.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week.
    Hugs Marianne

  2. Great coloring and I love the dimensional pencils! Thanks for playing along this week at Paper Sundaes!

  3. Very pretty cards. Wonderful colouring
    Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

  4. So pretty.Love the colours.Your other card is great too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  5. Stunning cards I love the pencil one,so

  6. Great cards! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  7. Way to tumble a great image into a great back to school card! Terrific color scheme too! Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design and hope you join us again next time.
    Hugs and good luck,
    Tammy Louise

  8. Beautiful cards!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    have a fab day, happy crafting, Debxx

  9. Great Back to school card, love your colouring and all the gorgeous attention to detail!
    Thanks for entering our Back to school challenge this week at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx