Friday, June 19, 2020

Sweet Hummingbird/Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #373

When I saw the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #373, I was inspired to grab my Sweet Hummingbird stamps and Thin Cuts and get to work.  I used the current Mix-In paper pack featuring Sweet Leaf and Charcoal plus my watercolor pencils, and shimmer brushes.
Here is the sketch for reference:

What may not be as obvious is that for my take on the sketch, I cut the circle out of the front of the card and stamped the flowers on the inside.

Here's a close up of the beautiful shimmer on the card.  After coloring the hummer, I used clear shimmer to blend my pencils and to add iridescence to the wings.  I added a little red shimmer to his throat and a little Evergreen shimmer to the darker areas of the body for more dimension.  I used a little gold shimmer on the flower centers but otherwise did not blend the watercolor pencils.  (I love that you can use them dry or wet to achieve different looks.)
Definitely remember to enjoy the little things!


  1. Gorgeous card, Haley! I love how beautifully you colored the hummingbird and flowers. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.
    :) Marie

  2. Beautiful coloring of that great hummingbird image and flowers! Thank you so much for crafting with us at Atlantic Hearts this week.

  3. This is so pretty, Haley! Love the colours on the hummingbird and the cut out section of your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts :)

  4. I love your card! You did a great job on the hummer and flowers! I love the circle cut out, too. Thanks for sharing at Atlantic Hearts.

  5. gorgeous card! that hummingbird! divine! you rocked this and thank you so much for joining us at AHSC last week. Good luck!


  6. Thank you to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog for choosing my card for the Top 3!


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