I certainly coloured in a lot of hummingbirds before I got one I was happy with. They are such beautiful, iridescent birds and I wanted to try and achieve that look on mine. I stamped a load out and got out all of my sparkly things. I tried Perfect Pearls, mica powders, Sakura Stardust pens, then coloured pencils and ProMarkers, but I wasn't happy with any of them
In the end Hubby came to the rescue. He said "Why don't you use that sparkly stuff you used on the Autumn Leaves card?". I wasn't convinced as I didn't want to end up with "Disco Hummingbird" but I gave it a go to keep him happy. In the end I had to admit it was by far the best, so that was the technique I used. Thanks Hubby. I coloured the bird with Promarkers first, then I went over it with a Versamark pen before covering it in Stampendous Stardust embossing powder and heating it. Voilà! One iridescent hummingbird!
I wanted to make the flower that he was going into stand out, so I stamped it several times and decoupaged it to give it a 3D look.
It was all finished of with a pretty lace frame cut on my Cameo.