Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hide and Seek

Good afternoon!
So happy to be home again and near my stamp room!
This card was made for two of this week's Flourishes Challenges: the sketch was given by Cindy Haffner and I chose this sketch to fashion my card.
The second was a challenge "Kid's Play"...don't you just love that picture? The challenge was to make a card that reminded you of a fun game you would play from your childhood.
My chosen game was "Hide and Seek," one of the few I recall playing with all the neighborhood kids in the summer until it was pitch black outside and our parents would call us inside for the night!
So what does this hummingbird set have to do with the game "hide and seek?" We hung a hummingbird feeder last week at our deck at our mountain condo and enjoyed watching the tiny birds flit in and out to feast on the nectar. Well, my neighbor had warned me that I should bring the feeder in at night, as bears were attracted to them. I know this is true, as we had one on our deck hanging from the feeder with its greedy paws all over it, a couple of years ago. So, anyway, I didn't heed her words, and the next day, I found the feeder torn out of the railing and laying desolate on the deck. I watched the birds that afternoon humming around where the feeder had been, looking for it, and just hovering as if they knew it was there somewhere. It tickled me to watch. Well, next time I'm there, I'll put the feeder back up and remember to take it down at night!!
This card was a bit time consuming as I haven't stamped in awhile, or colored with copics. I finished all the shading on the flowers and decided there needed to be a bit more pop of color, so added some shimmering h2O's at the end and was excited with the effect it gave!
Hope you like my card today and the story that goes with it!
You can find these challenges on the Flourishes blog here.


  1. It is gorgeous......beautiful use of that sketch, fab coloring. lovely blooms....fabbo, Traci

    Glad those bears stayed hiddene when I was there....although other critters were spotted...including fond memories......and...why are you not setting up a small stamp area in Steamboat....or do you need a vacaction from it when you go there...that would be understandable


  2. I can't believe the bear story! Ack! And those poor little hummers too!

    Beautiful card, the purples are so gorgeous and the bow is stunning too Traci!

  3. Oh Traci I love it! What gorgeous color and such a pretty layout! I love hummingbirds or watching any sort of birds, lately I've seen quite a few goldfinches and they are so beautiful. The bears can be beautiful when they are very farrrr away.

  4. Traci, this is totally gorgeous and so beautifully colored and detailing! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

  5. WOWzer Traci...this is one gorgeous card!!! I l.o.v.e how you colored the image, the embossing, the colors....perfect take on the Sketch!!! Thank you for playing along with us!!! Hope to see you again tomorrow?!? Hugs ~S~

  6. This is stunning Traci, gorgeous coloring.

  7. Traci this is awesome... Are your hummers really that color there. If so I will be right over... I LOVE this. I spent the last week at my FIL's and watched the hummers on their feeder. I would lift my camera and he would flit away.. I got a few pictures. Your coloring is stunning..Great job.


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