Wednesday, April 22, 2009

91st Birthday Gift

I made this framed art for my Mom's 91st Birthday. She loves hummingbirds and green yellow so I combined the two and got this. I used Me and Carrie Lou stamps which I gold embossed. I used my Kuretake waterbrush and Twinkling H2Os. I have always used a paintbrush and misters to paint with before but I am very pleased with the effect achieved using the waterbrush.
I used two copies of the violet border which I cut out with cutting blade and attached to the mat.

I used Golden Rod stickles for the center of the flowers . It just finishes off the sparkle. To do this project I used the following Twinks:
flowers: Garnet
leaves: Key Lime, Sweet Alfalfa
swirls: Bolivian Blue
hummingbird: Bolivian Blue, Jasper Red, Kiwi, Mystic Blue, Evening Primrose and Sapphire on Ice.
I am really pleased with this project. The photos don't due it twinkles and shimmers and looks very elegant. I know my Mom will love it. The weather is rainy and gloomy but that is melting the ice and that makes me sooooooo happy. Not the greatest weather for my back but hey I am so glad it isn't snow that no pain is too great.
I plan on getting back to challenges tomorrow so don't give up on me. Off to get my eyes tested so talk later.


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Heather,l love the colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Moni said...

Gorgeous work, love the frame art! Love the soft colours and the image is fab! Your mum will love it, and she can be so proud of you, you did fab work! Hugs, moni

Debsydoo said...

Beautiful card

Debs x

Fi said...

This is gorgeous Heather and I'm sure your mother appreciated it- 91, wow! :-)

I wanted to let you know that the tilda stamp i won in your candy arrived today along with the card and other goodies!

Thank you so very much!!


Caroline said...

this is gorgeous, I love the hummingbird since I have seen it for real in Canade, one does not see it that much here in Holland. One even doesn't see stamps here, such a pity then I love this little bird. I suppose your mother loved your work very much.
Lots of greetings from Terneuzen

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Jerri Kay said...

Yay, now I can comment, thanks so much Heather, this card is absolutely stunning, I love your design!

Shirley said...

How lovely and perfect for framing, like all of your art! Love those Hummingbirds too!