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Friday, August 21, 2015

New Hummingbird Designs!!!

Hello everyone,

Exciting day! I've just released a couple of new unmounted sheets of Hummingbirds in my shop. Here's a beautiful card from Shirley using the new designs!

New Designs!

Thanks so much for your encouragement and enthusiasm for these stamps! Here they are :)

6 completely new hummingbird designs! I made 3 facing left and 3 facing right to make mixing and matching fun. I hope you enjoy these! The details of the designs came out wonderfully in the rubber. Photos below...
* I will be offering these designs as individual cling-mounted stamps as soon as I finish mounting and cutting them.

Hummingbirds 1 - UM-M6

4 of my original cling-mounted designs (slightly modified) plus one new design. These are slightly bigger in size from the designs on the other sheet.

*My 4 original designs are available cling-mounted HERE. Please note that these stamps will be slightly different from the designs on this sheet.

What the Unmounted Sheets look like...

Hummingbirds 1 - UM-M7
Hummingbirds 2 - UM-M6

I was SO happy to see that my manufacturers captured every last detail of my designs in these! I can't wait to see how you use them!!!

Many thanks for stopping by :)

All my best,



Monday, August 03, 2015

Iridescent Hummer

Hey everyone,

Just a quick one from me today. I used Twinkling H2Os from ColourArte to paint Flying Hummingbird 3 (coming soon to unmounted sheet - Hummingbirds 1. See last post for more info). I embossed the design in black. The background was made with Dylusions Ink Sprays.

The leaves at the bottom are Striped Reed Set from unmounted sheet - Spirals and Leaves.

This time I tried the paints on a coloured background and they worked out beautifully! My camera didn't quite capture the colours the way they look in real. Ah well. You get the general idea I hope!

Wishing you a great day!


Saturday, August 01, 2015

August Sales and News

Hey everyone,

Thanks for all of the feedback on my last post! I have to admit, talking about the Twinkling H2Os got me even more excited about them. Yesterday I browsed through their online shop and bought a few oranges and yellows to fill in my palette. I can't wait for them to arrive!

I'm looking forward to using them with my new Hummingbird designs which are coming out later this month! I think the iridescent paint will be perfect for their feathers.

New Unmounted Sheets Arriving Soon...

Here's a sneak peak of both unmounted sheets. They'll be arriving in my online shop and at select retailers later this month (after the 15th). I'll post a day when we get closer.

UM-M6 is compilation of my current cling-mounted hummingbird designs plus one extra. When making the sheet I couldn't resist making a few minor adjustments to the designs. Mainly around the eyes. As I progress as an artist it's very hard for me to leave my designs as is when I can see how to improve them.

UM-M7 is a sheet of six completely new designs. I had a lot of fun researching different species of hummingbirds for this set. A couple of these are based loosely on existing birds. For example Jamaica's national bird the "Doctor Bird" a.k.a. "Streamer Tail". Does that give away which one it is? There's also one called a "Red-Tailed Comet" and "Booted Racket-Tail".

I hope you like what I came up with. I can't wait to see how people use these!

Challenges with my challenge...

On the first of the month I usually post the Customer Creation Challenge winner for the previous month. I won't be doing that today because I'm having some difficulties with Inlinkz not letting me know who the random winner is. I've written them and am waiting for a reply. I'll post the winner and this month's challenge as soon as I have it all figured out. Promise.

Sales for August

I can post sales today... Here are three cling-mounted stamps that I have discounted by 50% on my website.

Well that's it for now! I'll post about the challenge as soon as I have answers.

Thanks for stopping by :)