Friday, March 21, 2014

Bahama Woodstar



This card took quite a bit of research before I could color it.  The image is from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle.  The bird, it turns out is a Bahama Woodstar.  It's a hummingbird that is only seen in the Bahamas.  I had a more difficult time figuring out what the plant is.  I believe it is a orchid tree flower and they do have those in the Bahamas. So chances are that's probably correct.  I used a Spellbinder's die to cut out the image and distressed the edges.  The butterflies are from Cheery Lynn.  I finally figured out how to make my dies work better.  I'm sure everyone else already knows this, but I cut some wax paper with the dies and no more sticking!


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

QKR Stampede  A Little Birdie Told Me
Bloggers Challenge  Think Spring
Brown Sugar  Anything Goes
Cut It Up  Anything Goes
Digi Haven  Things With Wings
Polkadoodles  Spring is in the Air
Simply Create Too  Animals
4 Ctafty Chicks   No Pattern Paper
Creative Knockouts  Things With Wings

15 comments:

Karon said...

Oh my goodness - this is beautiful! I love this gorgeous image and the colours! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles for our Spring is in the Air challenge.

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous card! I Love humming birds!! Ty for joining us @ Simply Create Too this week :)

Amanda
SCTDT
cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

jimlynn said...

Diane, this is stunning!!!! Your coloring on the hummingbird is beyond lovely and the flowers are just beautiful! Love everything about this.
Lynn

Oh, glad you joined us at Digi Haven too!

Lynn

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I think it's so cool that you researched the bird and the plant before coloring it! This is fantastic. Beautiful . . .
Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Cut it Up!
Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

cass said...

Wonderful diecuts, great card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week.

Tamie said...

Elegance personified by such a stunning image. Your coloring is phenomenal, the die cuts really make the image pop. You rocked this challenge. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks No Pattern Paper Challenge. Have a great day!

karalschuknecht said...

Diane, this is gorgeous. The coloring, the butterflies, the distressing, it all works together to beautifully. Thanks for joining us this week for "A little Birdie Told Me." Good Luck.

Karal DT for QKR Stampede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Sherri said...

How did I miss this earlier? I just noticed it this morning & had to let you know how gorgeous it is! I love the way you research your animals (or birds) and make them all so lifelike you expect them to step off the card & come to life. Your coloring was awesome (as always) & I love the distressing around it all.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Love this fabulous image!!! Gorgeous coloring and total die envy here :D

Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky.

Bev said...

A lovely combination of colouring a die cuts. Thanks for joining in our spring challenge over at polkadoodles

Amy A said...

Gorgeous Card! Love the design and your image is stunning! Great coloring! Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week. Hope you join us again!

Hugs,
Amy~DT

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Beautiful Hummingbird card, Diane. Thanks for entering our Challenge #57 - "Animals"--hope you enter our upcoming challenges too.
Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://SimplyCreateToo.blogspot.com
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

PoppyKCrafts said...

lovely card xx thank you for joining in with the Polkadoodles Challenge. Have a great day and Keeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

Sarah P said...

I love this card. You did a great job coloring it. Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up.

Sarah

Scrappy Scatty said...

very pretty lovely colours
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles this time
xx

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