Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Steampunk Hummingbirds

Good news! SCACD's Steampunk Hummingbird from the Eclectic Steampunk Collection is now available in digital format!

I knew I wanted to create a scene with the trumpet vine from the  Hummingbirds stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), but I wasn't sure how big to make the Steampunk Hummingbirds. I had a rare "Eureeka!" moment and quickly sponged some ink over the trumpet vine, scanned it, imported it into my PhotoElements program. I was then able to figure out the size and placement of the Steampunk Hummingbirds. You'll notice that one of the Steampunk Hummingbirds was flipped horizontally. All three of them were rotated to make them look as though they are approaching, feeding, or flying away from the trumpet vine.

Once I figured that out, I deleted the vine, and printed the hummingbirds onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer.

The Hummingbirds stencil (The Crafter's Workshop) was taped over the Steampunk Hummingbirds cardstock and Bamboo Leaves, Dandelion, Canteloupe, and Tangelo Memento ink was sponged over the stencil. When I was happy with the coverage, shading and detail were added with Copic markers. Then the Steampunk Hummingbirds were colored with Copics.

Summer Sky Memento ink was carefully sponged around the trumpet vine and the Steampunk Hummingbirds. Then I grabbed the Gears stencil (The Crafter's Workshop) and sponged Summer Sky Memento ink over the stencil repeatedly building layers of gears.

Since the scene was sort of busy, I slapped the scene onto a gray card and called it done.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenges: Wings
Through The Purple Haze Challenges: Anything Goes
Kenny K's Krafty Krew Challenges: Steampunk


  1. I love how you did this! And what a super groovy subtle background with those cogs and gears.

  2. LOvely work.......its really great.

    Fiona dT

  3. Love how you created this. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Mary DT

  4. I am just in love with the background and really the overall composition of this project! Your project will be featured later today on our FB page! www.facebook.com/avenue613. Please stop by to say hello and to grab your featured artist badge!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  5. Love your creation. Thanks for playing with us at TTPH!
    Carolyn, DT

  6. Beautiful creation, love those bright flowers. Thanks for sharing it with us at Through The Purple Haze.
    Dawn TTPH DT xx

  7. What a gorgeous card - the colours are fabulous, and I love the steampunk hummingbirds. Thanks so much for your visit and comment - glad you liked the glass bottles!
    Alison x

  8. This is just way cool! Love those hummers! Love your bg sky and your flowers, too! Just a really wonderful scene! :^)
    Hugs, Penny