Friday 7 August 2015

Getting back to nature...

I recently had a chance to play with some gorgeous stamps from Sheena Douglass and, although I was a little bit dubious about colouring these stamps, they turned out to be so much easier than I had thought.

The images themselves are quite sizeable and I wondered if I would be able to get the shading right, but the sketchy lines really help with the light and the shadow, so I found I didn't have to be too precious with the colouring at all… you can see from this close up!
I picked out two images to use for this quite sizeable card and the sides of the card are what I can only describe as 'Z' shapes; the idea being that the hummingbird would appear to be flying in to the flower when you close the flaps together.
Both the bird and the flower were coloured in the same colour range of Spectrum Noirs to create a monochrome effect and match with the rustic base card.

I also made use of my circle nestie dies to get some nice mounts for my focal points.

Lots of great challenges to enter this card in to today, so here goes:

Thanks for visiting today.

Sharon x


  1. Oh wow this is just fabulous! The coloring is wonderful. Thank you for entering the World Wide Open DT Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Vicki DT

  2. Hi Sharon your card is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog. Hugs Jackie DT

  3. A lovely card with fabulous images

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  4. Gorgeous card and love the images. Beautifully coloured. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  5. Wow absolutely stunning. Your colouring is wonderful.
    Thank you for entering our World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #02 and best of luck with your entry.
    Don't forget, we will be holding the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge for all of the category winners from these challenges throughout the year in March 2016.
    Annette DT Leader

  6. This is beautiful. I love the humming bird with this flower. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  7. Gorgeous! Thank you for entering our World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #02 and best of luck with your entry.
    Linda xxx

  8. This is beautiful, Sharon! The images are gorgeous and you've colored them so wonderfully. I'm happy to be your newest follower and look forward to seeing your future creations. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  9. A beautiful folded card and I love your sweet images and you have coloured them so lovely. Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #02 and best of luck with your entry.
    Hugs Andrea DT

  10. Gorgeous card and your colouring is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining our 'More than one fold' challenge at
    Claire xx

  11. I really love the card your colouring is amazing! Thank you for taking part in Crafts Galore Encore Challenge ' Anything goes'. Hugs, Monika DT

  12. You did a fantastic job. Thanks for joining the WWODT challenge
    Heather DT

  13. Just love it thank you for joining us at the world wide open DT challenge
    Michelle DT

  14. Sharon this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our SECOND challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  15. Lovely card, so pretty. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at Polkadoodles Challenge and our theme of 'More than One Fold'. Yvonne (DT)

  16. This is so gorgeous I love the colours too so soft, thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this time, hugs Pops x

  17. Love your card. Great colours.
    Thanks for joining The Paper Shelter.
    Hugs, Marianne

  18. A really clever design, Sharon and I love your colouring.

    Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

    Helen x

  19. A great card - thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen N x

  20. Hi I am back again this to thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 20 Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon