Wednesday 24 August 2011

#80 Little Bird

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - paper piercing (not piecing!)
Prize & sponsor this week - $10 gift certificate from Digi Doodle

Yes, you know how I like my paper piecing, but this week is paper PIERCING - so basically put some holes in your paper & card fellow Promarker lovers. The image I chose to work with this time around is from our sponsor, Digi Doodle & is that of a humming bird. I reckon he could have pierced my card with that beak of his! See how my mind works! LOL. I went with very subtle ones echoing the corner shaping but you could go as fancy as you like with yours. As well as colouring my image with Promarkers I went with the colour theme over at Colour Create of blues & greens reserving my pop of colour for the flower. I thought that these tiny birds would only be attracted to a bright tropical bloom & I have hopefully giving him a hot & sunny forest glade to reside in. :)

When I was taking the photo for my blog I realised that it looked so much better viewed from a distance, LOL, I know, I know I can hear the wise-cracks from here, but honestly it does. Think it is because the background works better, merging together further so that the image itself pops out more.

If you would like to join in with our challenge this week, don't forget to use either Promarkers, Trias, Flexmarkers or Aquamarkers on your card or project - and don't forget the theme of PIERCING (not piecing!!! - I have visions of some fabby paper piecing & not a hole in sight, LOL). I would love it if you could find the time to leave me a comment, as would all the DT I am sure if you would like some more inspiration.

See you all again soon,

Tine :)

Colour Create - photo inspiration
Fussy & Fancy - celebration challenge
Catch the Bug - birds & the bees
Rainbow Lady's - song choice (Bird of Beauty - Stevie Wonder)
Hooked on Craft - things with wings
Craft Room - masking - whole image so I could add the background (logo at very bottom of side bar)
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Designed 2 Delight - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
The Poodles Parlour - anything goes
Hotspot - select from the col. palette (see colour chart on blog).


  1. If i have understood you the beautiful bird and flower are digital stamps and you made a mask of those! WOW would never have guessed fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

  2. You did an awesome job coloring this hummer, so realistic! And love the background too :-)

  3. Beautiful bright colours and a lovely image. Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Elizabeth x

  4. WOW what a beautiful card and your coloring is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!

  5. Wow, Christine, this is gorgeous! your coloring is stunning!!!
    Thank you for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays, this week!

  6. That's lovely Tine. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

  7. very pretty! thanks for playing this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

  8. This is just such a beautiful the background ! Thanks so much for joining our craft-room Challenge..Esther xx

  9. Wow, stunning! The colours and the blending are beautiful, as is the image - and masked perfectly! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  10. great image and colouring- so vibrant- thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge- debi x

  11. A beautiful card, so bright and very well done. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  12. Gorgeous images and fabulous colouring, beautiful brights, just stunning card!

    Thanks for joining in at Craft-Room Challenge,
    good luck and welcome again;-))m

  13. Superb card I love it... and the song Little Bird by Annie Lennox fits too. Thanks so much
    Love Cynthia x

  14. gorgeous card, thanks for celebrate with us our 1000 followers
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
    céline f&f dt

  15. Gorgeous, gorgeus, gorgeous! Love the mutted background! It really looks like the hummingbird is flying! Great card!

    Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug!

    :) Becky

  16. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the design and the image also. Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Crafts Challenge.
    Mandy x

  17. This beautiful Tine! Your coloring is always gorgeous! I love these bright colors! The layers and corners are great too!