Thursday, May 03, 2012

Blog Candy and a Butterfly Fish !

Hello Crafters !

Ryn of Designs by Ryn is happy to announce that her website has been enhanced and we have Blog Candy to celebrate !  I hope that you would like to join us for a chance to win.

All stamps by Ryn are made with high quality rubber that are deeply etched and provide a sharp image every time !  I love working with her beautiful hand-drawn designs.   The deep etching allows the stamps to be applied to other surfaces besides paper.  They work well with other mediums such as clay & fabric.    Visit Designs by Ryn's Website for more information which includes a gallery at each product/design, an enhanced shopping cart & has been updated with her full line.


The Blog Candy package includes two Designs by Ryn stamps along with other 'goodies'

To be eligible for a chance to win please:
1. Leave a comment at the end of this post before May 17th, 2012 :)
2. Join as a follower if you are not already :)
3. Add the above 'Candy Photo' to your Blog sidebar with a link back here. (if you have a Blog).

One winner will be chosen by Random.Org and will be announced here on May 17th, 2012.  Good Luck !   

Below are three cards that I created using two of Design by Ryn stamps. CM-S8 Butterfly Fish & CM-S9 Kelp which are from her new Sea Creatures Line.

The background for this card was created by blending Smooch Inks.   (To create Smooch Backgrounds, start by adding Versa Mark Ink over smooth white card stock.  Next add Smooch Ink with a Colorbox applicator & black moldable tip - the applicator cleans up easily with baby wipes).  I used Banana Custard, Pool & Ocean Smooch Inks.

Next I stamped Kelp with Colorbox Harbor Pigment Ink.  I used a small acrylic block and added Gold Lame' Smooch in clumps over the blended inks.    It looks like coral in spots.   I also stamped Kelp with Gold Lame Smooch which resulted in a neat gold texture which you can see this at the top of the background.  

I stamped Buttefly fish and embossed with Gold on Watercolour Paper.   I used just one Peach colour Tom Bow marker and blended it lighter in areas, then cut him out and popped him up.   I didn't want colour to compete with the background or the detail on the beauty fishie !  

The next card was also created with same stamps but with a different technique & colours.   I've made so many 'fishie' cards using sea colours it was time for a change !

The background was created with Shabby Shutters and Scattered Straw Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block Technique and then sprayed with Sunshine Glimmermist.  Kelp was stamped with Foxglove Memories Pigment Ink.

Butterfly Fish was stamped and embossed with Gold on Watercolour paper and Coloured with Tom Bow Markers.

The spellbinder label from S5-034 set was coloured by blending Scattered Straw and Dusty Concord Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from the Impression Obsession set MC183 Angelfish & also embossed in Gold.   I also added some Holograph border stickers from Starform & some gold ribbon.  

This last card below was created using Smooch Inks (Pool, Ocean & Kiwi) for the background, Kelp was stamped with Colorbox Platinum and again a little gold smooch was added using an acrylic block.  The fish was stamped with Harbour Ink and embossed with clear before blending Kiwi Smooch Ink over top.  I also added holograph glitter in areas.    The ribbon is actually blue & green it's hard to see in the photo.   

Thank you for your visits, they are always appreciated & Good Luck in the draw !


maria's knutselplezier said...

You have had a lot of fun, I think , the three cards are wonderfull I like the blue water with the pink fish the best but they all look very beautifull!!!
Great work

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

Lovely greet

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

These are gorgeous Shirley, the fish are beautiful colours as are the backgrounds. I love the sentiment you've popped onto the card too. The blog candy looks great, and I see that the beautiful Black-eyed-susan that you use is amongst it as well. I will pop it onto my sidebar now.

It's still raining here today, Hope it's better where you are.
Sue x

Ted and Helen Howard said...

Hi Shirley,These cards are beautiful and love, love the backgrounds.As always your choice of colours amaze me.

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, you've put together a great blog candy package with my stamps! Great job on the Butterfly Fish and Kelp cards as well! I love the purple and yellow combination :)

Shirley said...

Just sitting here drooling, Shirley!! Each card is awesome! Where to begin! Thanks so much for the how to's and the beautiful eye candy on each!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I came by to visit and to say thanks for your lovely comment on my blog - and WOW WOW WOW!!! Oh my goodness Shirley, these are just amazing. All the color and texture are gorgeous. Love those embossed fish and the way you have arranged them with the kelp. Just breathtakingly gorgeous!


Stunning cards as always Shirley - you have such an eye for colour and design. I popped over to see Ryn's new shop layout, and her stamps are awesome.
I will pop your candy pic. into my sidebar, and thank you for the chance to win such a gorgeous prize.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, wow you've made some beautiful creations with those new designs!I like those smooch backgrounds and as a real stampaddict I would like to join your candy!I like the designs of Ryn but that you already know.I like the butterfly fish also, great for colouring!
well here it's already very late...time to pop into my bed!
warm greet, Mirandax

cparsons said...

I love those images and of course your backgrounds are gorgeous:) Thank you for the chance to win blog candy!

Ina G said...

Always love your bright and colourful cards. It is always a pleasure to come visit and I thank you for doing the same.
As credit to your talents I have given you the Liebster Blog Award. Please visit my blog to learn more.Thanks Ina

Ellen Taylor said...

look at you awesome blog candy and another award and fabulous cards! I added your photo with a link to my sidebar. Love the backgrounds you created. It's like spending the morning scuba diving! Your cards rock girl! Hope the sun is shining where you are!

ALIX said...

Wow Shirley, what a beauties! love the wonderfull colours you use!! and thank you for your kind words, with the birth of my second grandchild.
I wrote on my blog that we were in France at the time (she was born before her time) and that we had to leave very fats, so I left my box with hobby-stuff there...I'm a bit handicaped, so to say, haha, but we return next month, so it's not for ever!!
Greetings, ALix

Loli said...

Hola Shirley, thank you for your comment last week:d
Oooh Shirley, fantastic backgrounds, great job!! gorgeous butterfly fish cards, beautiful!!! i think the first one is my favourite:D
A hug from Palma de Mallorca

Shannon White said...

Wow Shirley! These are all just Gorgeous! love the gold embossing and the Wonderful underwater BG's you have created! Such Lovely colors and yoru Butterfly fish are just beautiful! 8-)

Hugs and Happy Weekend!

craftystamper said...

Shirley you have outdone yourself. Such beautiful work week after week. I am truly impressed my friend.

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Shirley, beautiful cards, love your colours and the effects you have created. You visited my blog and left a comment on it about my Hydrangea card and the Distress markers. I inked the stamp with the markers and then spritzed lightly with water before stamping.. I love the vintage look they create!!

Annelies said...

Lovely cards Shirley! I'm following and there's a link in my sidebar . Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

soakes69 said...

I love your posts and your techniques are spectacular!!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Shirley~
Wow, just love all three cards... fabulous work.... Love fishes too and you really did awesome on all of them.... You are so good at your creations... love them all!

Jools said...

Beautiful cards Shirley, the colours are so aquatic (is that a word?)
Great candy, would love to win, May 17th is my BIG birthday. Ahhh. Jools. xx

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley.
The three fishes are very nice and funny with all the kelp.
Nice colours and nice smooching. I hope I can buy once more colors from that. Thank you again for sharing. Bye for now. Saakje.

soakes69 said...

Only just recently found your blog but I really enjoy it!!! I get some sensational ideas!!! So glad I found you!

Anneke van Groen said...

LOVE those cards!!! They are again awsome Shirl!!!
I tried the smooching at moms place...not really good at it i'm i will keep trying...LOVE the colours! xx Anneke