Monday, May 21, 2012

Life's Truest Happiness

Hello Crafters !

We enjoyed our long weekend, the weather has been so beautiful.   It seems like late June with tempatures in the high 20's & sunny.     Our perennials are 3 weeks ahead of 'schedule'.

I'm posting another card that I created using a texture stamp from Designs by Ryn .   These texture stamps are great for creating backgrounds.   I used Design by Ryn's Circle Cluster Set CM-T7.

I'm entering this card into For Your Inspiration Photo Challege #30.   The DT & participants create wonderful designs if you have a chance to visit their blog.    The Inspiration photo is at the bottom of this post.



The background was created using the Acrylic Block technique with Distress Inks.  (Wild Honey & Crushed Olive).  The colour in the photo is a little off from the original, it doesn't have 'muddy' colours.      I stamped the large Cluster Image with Memento Cocoa Dye Ink and a few of the single circles with Gold Pigment Ink (hard to see in the photo).    The sentiment is from a great set by Fiskers - Friends Forever Quotes also stamped with the Cocoa Ink.   I added a little sheer brown/gold ribbon along with a circle charm I had in my stash.   An easy card !

Design by Ryn- Circle Cluster set CM-T7


FYI # 30 Inspiration Photo
The above sunset photo is gorgeous & reminds me of being at the Naples Pier in Florida.   We've enjoyed watching sunsets there.    I thought the colours on the card reflected a sunset.   I don't own any palm tree stamps but with a little imagination maybe the circles can be tops of palm trees !




Thanks for stopping by & have a great week!  
Shirley

26 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

You sure are good in doing this type of cards... Really pretty looks like a sunset like the sketch.... And did you say the temp was high 20's isn't that freezing weather?

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the bg -- I love this technique with the end result! Thanks for joining in at FYI!

Ryn Tanaka said...

That piece works wonderfully for that challenge! I love the colours and the texture that you created using my Circle Cluster Set design. Lovely card :)

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great colours, ,nice words, lovely details, I love it!!!

Greetings
Maria

brenda said...

A fabulous fusion of colour Shirley and a great take on the inspiration.

B x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This may have been an easy card but it's certainly very beautiful Shirley. I love the words you've used for this card, and the charm is gorgeous. I've never seen the sunset in Napels before but have seen the sunsets in Florida and they are stunning.

Sue x

Jools said...

I think you've captured the atmosphere of the photogragh nicely. The colours are lovely Shirley. Jools. xx

PS. Can't believe you've been lucky enough to see Phantom three times. x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely stamping and colors...great inspiration from the picture!

greetings, Alie :-)

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! Just spent a lovely time perusing your blog. I've been out of commission for some time, and am just coming back to life LOL Please let me say how much I've enjoyed viewing your latest colorful, elegant, gorgeous, innovative art designs. Not only beautiful, but very inspiring! Your blog posts also led me to visit Ryn's website. Such amazing images! Thanks again for sharing your heart through your art - it's always a pleasure. ((hugs))

Sophie said...

Eine tolle Karte mit einer wundervollen Stimmung.
Sehr schön

Liebe Grüße

Karin said...

beautiful card!

Shirley said...

A real work of art, Shirley, as always!!! I love the BG, the colors, and the charm too!

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, like your interpretation of this beautiful scene very much! That cluster stamp is super too! Lovely colour scheme! warm greetz Mirandax

dstandard said...

Beautiful card - fabulous stamping! Thanks for playing at FYI!

cparsons said...

I never would have thought to use that stamp in such a clever way:) Beautiful card!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and your beautiful stamping works beautifully, xxx

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

Beautiful art work Shirley. beautiful stamp and beautiful colors.
Lovely greet
Marja

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A wonderful take on the inspiration photo Shirley - you have really captured the sunshine, and your inking and stamping is fabulous as always.

We are actually having some HOT sunshine in the UK - two days running - WOW! I just hope it lasts for a few weeks!
Sylvia xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Ooops Shirley! I forgot to add my thanks for joining us once again at "For Your Inspiration" - so sorry, I think the heat has gone to my head!!!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
WOW this is a great great card! Beautiful job on the colours and background, very nice since I just love sunset colours! Great circle cluster stamp, and you use colours, stamps and background in such a creative way, and it all looks so great! (and the sentiment and cute little charm are a very nice touch!) Thanks for sharing!
Warm greetings, Marlene

Craftystamper said...

Beautiful card - maybe easy for you but not for me. The colors are gorgeous and you use the background stamps well.

Ina said...

FABULOUS card - such gorgeous colours so beautifully done. Love it.

Debby said...

Lovely depth of colours and fabulous stamping! Thanks for joining us at FYI :)

Ellen said...

Your background has such impact! A real wowzer card! You are a true artist! Love the charm and your fabulous colors! Again great use of inspiration!
Hugs!

carefree creations said...

Awesome card - the background is so cool! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Shirley! Great use of the colours! Thanks for joining us at FYI!