We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Flitter ... flutter ...

The next letter in the Craft Barn's Alpha Dictionary Challenge is F - with a little twist of the addition of a heart somewhere.

A lot of Fs went through my mind, and reading the dictionary is quite enlightening - but eventually  I plumped for flitter.

I decided to use the whole dictionary page this time, which covered most of my 10 x 8 sheet. I also also used another page to produce a couple of die-cuts.

Stamps used - one of my favourite's from Designs by Ryn - the humming bird; and some floral and foliage stamps (another 2 Fs) from Unity Stamps and Paperartsy.

I used my Windsor & Newton pigment markers to do some colouring, and added a little heart. Did you know the humming bird's heart beats at more than 1000 times a minute. They also flap their wings at around 50 times a second!


I was inspired to write another haiku -

Little bird flitters
Drenched nectar flower beckons
Creates winged rainbow

Also entering into this Month's Craft Stamper Magazine challenge which is all about using background text.

23 comments:

  1. Simply brilliant entry and gorgeous coloring. I was totally impressed with the overall design, as well as the bird and your choice of words for F. That is obviously not something most of us would think of! Great choice!

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  2. Beautiful, kaybee! I love this page layout. The stamps and die cuts are a really great contrast design. Then there's that gorgeous hummingbird! And showing his heart. Nicely done!

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  3. Fabulous page with the flittering bird, foliage and florals. My daughter has just got back from Costa Rica studying hummingbirds - fascinating birds!!

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  4. oh my this is just an amazing page - I love what you have created. Annie xxx

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  5. Fab page, I love the humming bird stamp and the plant stamps around the page :)

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  6. Love your choice of words. The hummingbird was one I always liked until I visit a relative in California and she had hummingbirds visiting daily. They were tiny and she regarded them as a pest as they buzzed around like bees.

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  7. Great page. Great composition and colors. Love those stamps.

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  8. Lovely page the bird and wild flowers (or it grasses, I never know!) are so delicate!

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  9. This is just splendid! I love the foliage and combination of stamping and dies on this piece. The colours work so well.

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  10. Beautiful page, I love the dictionary background. Happy Monday, Shirleyxx

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  11. Hey Kaybee. Love your little Haiku! So much imagery in your choice of words. Also really like your addition of the heart to the hummingbird. Very interesting facts about them too. Very enriching post. Thanks a bunch!

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  12. So beautiful, just an amazing creation.

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  13. Love your beautiful page, I love birds so this definitely appeals.

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  14. Beautiful page. I love the mixture of the print and plain background xx

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  15. A fabulous piece, love the different elements and hummingbirds are such wonderful little creatures

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  16. A beautiful page, the hummingbird is lovely.
    xxx Hazel.

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  17. Fantastic layout - very creative!

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  18. this is such a beautiful scenery.

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  19. This is just beautiful, perfect for The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge, thank you for joining in!
    Jane x

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  20. Fabulous page ..... Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx

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  21. Beautiful page, great word choice! xx

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  22. A fabulous page. The hummingbird is beautiful and a great choice to illustrate your chosen word.

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