When I was planning my Stencil1 Hummingbird project I knew I wanted to reuse a canvas that, for some reason, had a random splash of paint on it. I also wanted to somehow incorporate embossing powder since it had been quite some time since I had used this magical powder. Well, my dream of using embossing powder quickly became shattered when I went to use my embossing ink. I found out my ink pad was completely dry. Ugh! This is when my project spiraled out of control, but in a good way!
Once I was able to overcome the fact that embossing was not in my project's future (thank you dried out ink pad) I allowed my brain to find inspiration elsewhere. I was initially going to add two birds to my canvas, but when I went to add them, it looked like it was missing something. I rummaged through our stencil stash and found a few flower stencils. My idea was to incorporate a flower into my artwork and have my hummingbird flying towards the flower like it was about to suck up some sweet nectar (you know, what hummingbirds usually do in the wild). I was having a hard time making my mind up (per usual) on which floral stencil to use, until I finally committed to a large dahlia stencil. After I stenciled my flower, I added my hummingbird as the final touch. I still have one more bird I did not use, which means this hummingbird will most likely find its way into another project!
Would you have stuck with just the two hummingbirds, or do you like the addition of the dahlia flower to the canvas?