Friday, April 27, 2012

Black Eye Susan

Good Evening Crafters,  I hope you had a great week !

We are still 'enjoying' cool wet weather this week but we needed rain, so I won't complain.   It should be sunny this weekend.  I'm anxious to get back out into the gardens, there is always so much to do at this time of year.  

Yesterday I was working on cards for Designs by Ryn and today posting one that I created using her Black Eye Susan CM-F3 and Leafy Branch CM-F15 stamps.    I have the flower the 'right side up' this time  :)

One of my kind blogger friends suggested that I enter this into the Pixie Dust Studio challenge #124 as it's all about embossing !   So I will follow her suggestion and enter !  Thank you Shirl !   

The small strip on the LH side was stamped with the Leafy Branch, embossed with Gold and then I blended Wild Honey & Crushed Olive Distress Inks over top.   I added a little white with a Prisma Pencil in some of the leaves.   I stamped the Black Eye Susan onto the green card stock with Colorbox Platinum Ink.   

The Black Eye Susan that is attached to the background was also embossed with gold and coloured a little with my Tombows.  I cut it out & added some holograph glitter here & there.   I also added a few leaves die cut with Crealies CLCS11. 

The Spellbinder Label S4-322 was distressed with Wild Honey.   I created the mat behind it by tracing the outside of the die on green cardstock and then cutting it out.  Happy Birthday is from a little Kaisercraft set - CS921 Thinking of You.  

The ribbon & bow are a sheer rusty brown.   I also added a couple of orange rhinestones.    

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate all your visits !
Have a great weekend.


Darnell said...

Thank you so much for stopping by to tell me about being showcased on LIM. I'm seriously overwhelmed by it! You made my day by letting me know! And anyway, it brought me here and I like your stuff. This card is stunning! We both started blogging last fall. I'm going to follow you. Sorry, I can feel myself rambling, I'm so gobsmacked! Have a great weekend!

Creations by Shirl said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley!
Hey why don't you enter this card in the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge, we have a challenge going with embossing.. And your card would be excellent for this challenge.. Give it a try!
And good luck to you!

brenda said...

A great card Shirley with a lovely blend of colours and texture.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

This is again a gorgeous card Shirley. Beautiful colors you have used. And I like the stamps of Ryn. I wish you a good time in your garden (and much, much work to do), I believe it will be a beautiful scene again in your garden.
Lovely greet and a nice weekend

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Oh yes I love also black eye susan "schwarze Susanne" in german. Wonderful color combination, fabulous card !
Have a nice weekend,
hugs Anja

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Shirley, I love the colour combination of the green yellow and orange together. I know I've said it before but I really love the branch that you've used for this. Hope your weather this weekend is better than ours, it's raining here at the moment and looks set to stay, still must not moan as we need it badly.

Sue x

G Peplow said...

Lots of depth and detail with this pretty card :0) xx

Ryn Tanaka said...

That is a beautiful card!!! Love how you included the leafy branch and how you balanced all of the different elements. You have a very good design sense and it shows up in how you use space. Love the colors too... This is one of my favorites :)

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, lovely card Shirley and I love that leafy branch from Ryn! Sending you some nice 'gardening 'weather! Have a nice weekend, warm greetz Miranda

craftystamper said...

Beautiful card. Love how you balanced all the elements together and your use of space. The embossing gives the card a bit of a glamorous touch. Hope you get into your garden soon. I'm waiting to get into mine as well as like you indicated there is so much to do this time of year. Have a great weekend.

cparsons said...

I always love your work, I wish we lived closer I'd love to stamp with you:) This card is gorgeous. When you sponge the distress ink, do you use that square sponge thingy that Tim Holtz sells or something else? You get such a seamless result.

Ellen Taylor said...

Beautifully done Shirley! Your background sponging is absolutely marvelous!! I am lovin' those die cut leaves behind your Black Eyed Susan! Such a rich and elegant card! Sending you some Alberta sunshine, so you can get into the garden!!! I am still not done painting. I had to stop to catch up on some dt projects and let the old body recoup a bit~LOL Have a wonderful day my friend!

Gery said...

Hi Shirley,
I want to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and that you became a follower too. Of course I took a very good look at your blog and I saw a lot of beautiful cards!!
Love the colours you use and your gorgious creations with stamps on it.
No doubt: I am going to follow you too.
If the pictures on the background of your blog are from your garden, then you are a very busy woman at this time of the year!
It looks breathtaking.
Groetjes Gery

Shannon White said...

Wow Shirley! This is Soo Pretty! Love the Wonderful color combo and Fabulous custom stamped BG! Your focal flower and embossing is so Lovely too! 8-)


judith@poppy cottage said...

This is a lovely card Shirley, I really like these stamps, might have to check them out! I love the colour combination that you have chosen for your card, Judith xx

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
I love this card very much!! What a great combination of colours, wow that always looks so good together! And the very very nice black eye susan flower is so GREAT! That is a really nice flower, just love it! so nicely done, as background and as image, wow, so creative!
Gorgeous! well enjoyed!
Warm greetings, Marlene

Shirley said...

A really lovely and artistic creation! What a keepsake! I really like what you did with the flower image and the sentiment is awesome too!