Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Anything Goes @ CD Sunday challenge


I printed this background paper from the CD Rom Mix it Up Fabulously from the House of Zandra. It was destined for a different project when I noticed that it had a lot of green in it. 

I recently went to Cuba and there is a hummingbird there that is green that is not found anywhere else in the world! You can buy many things with the hummingbird pictured like this wooden plaque below.


However, the hummingbird is not the national bird of Cuba! This little fella is, he's the Cuba Trogan.


Now we didn't see either of these in real life - but we did see a Pelican and also a cattle egret which I got a picture of.

So, back to my card. I bought this die as I knew I would want to have a reminder of the hummingbirds - this was before I realised they weren't the national bird lol! I had cut it out of this Creative Expressions gold card and laid over the green area of the printed paper when I decided it went rather well. 

I cut the die again and cut the hummingbird out and placed it over the top of the die to give some extra dimension and added a little clear sparkle pen to the bird. I also placed some of the "waste" back into the die. The sentiment is an old one from a Hero Arts set.

I'm entering this into the CD Sunday challenge - anything goes. I used the backing paper from the cdrom as explained above.

7 comments:

Carol said...

Happy New Year Linby. A fabulous card and I love the story behind it.
I like the Cuba Trogan. I hope you don't mind but I have grabbed a shot of your photo.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Jocelyn said...

Happy New Year from me too! A lovely card and I enjoyed reading about your recent trip. Always nice to hear the story behind a card.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE your card and the selected insert pieces.
The birds and the plaque are beautiful, shame some of our birds were not a little more flamboyant. I suppose they need the sun for that LOL.
Faith
x

Wynn Walton said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip Linby. I love viewing your cardsasyou always show us something different that you’ve done with an image. This one is a good example....love it. Very clever crafter and thank you for joining us again at CDSunday Wynn DT

Jane Willis said...

What a beautiful card, I love the beautiful die cut and that backing paper is amazing, it looks as if you've spent ages inking and spattering to create it. Thanks for sharing at CD Sundays
Jane

Margarets designer cards said...

Happy New Year to you
Beautiful card, the background paper works so well with the die cut,
I like hummingbirds they are such pretty birds and so small.
Thank you for joining us
Margaret
CD Sunday DT

meg said...

Hi Linby and a Happy New Year, thanks for joining in at CD Sunday with this beauty, fabulous paper and die.