The current challenge over at 'Less is More' is 'Birds' and I really wanted to make a card for it - it has to be one layer too, even more pushing of the boundaries here. This can be a single bird or multiples from what I've seen. A quick rummage through my stamps revealed that I have a ton of bird stamps, some quirky, some funny, some in cages, some perfect for TH style cards.
Then I looked up from my desk and staring down at me rather accusingly from a shelf was a Humming Birds stamp I've never used. I can't recall how I came to have it even! But, I'm on a quest to use all the things lurking in my craft room that haven't been inked, snipped, stuck or used yet.
After some research I discovered that some Humming Birds are shades of brown and grey rather than than like brightly coloured jewels - my fear since I've had the stamp had been that I'd mess the bright colours up and it would just spoil a lovely stamped image, especially as the flowers were probably bright red hibiscus. So, this is what I made for the challenge:
- 6" x 6" square white card stock
- Humming Bird stamp, with the Latin name for the birds masked off - made in the USA by Personal Stamp Exchange but no name on it, coloured with Pro Markers in shades of warm grey, greens and reds
- sentiment from the Hero Arts 'Live Life' set
Then I ran away and left the card well alone for fear of itchy teeth and a need to add some nail heads or something and spoil it!