Friday, May 18, 2012

Patio Stone & Daisies

Hello Crafters !

I've been distracted by other activities, including the gardens but I'm back !  I may not be able to blog as much during the gardening season, but I'll do my best !     Thanks again for all your wonderful support here.

I designed this card for Design's by Ryn  using one of her cool Texture StampsPatio Stone CM-T6 for the background and African Daisy CM-F1.

I created the background by blending Snickerdoodle, Lettuce & Kiwi Smooch inks over Versamark Ink.  Next I stamped 'Design by Ryn's' Patio Stone with Kiwi Smooch (dried with heat gun) and then Bamboo Leaves & Cantaloupe Memento Dye Inks.  

This is how the background looked before I added the quote & Flowers.

I stamped the 'create' quote from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Expressions set with Cocoa Memento Dye Ink directly to the background.   I stamped Ryn's African Daisy and embossed with Gold on white paper 3 times.   I blended Smooch Inks to color & added some Lime Stickles to the centre, cut them out and attached to the background.  Finally I added some leaves created with my newest Crealies Shapes CL CS 12 from the same card stock as the mat. 

Design by Ryn Stamps used:
Design by Ryn - Patio Stone CM-T6
Design by Ryn - African Daisy CM-F1

It's Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada and the forecast for this area is sunny & low 20's !  Looks like lots of gardening & window cleaning on our agenda ! :)

Thanks for your visit and enjoy your weekend !


Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

This looks great, what a gorgeous colors together Shirley...lovely!

greetings, Alie :-)


Wow Shirley, your colouring is stunning - the blend of olive shades is fabulous. I love how you create your backgrounds too - the Patio Stone looks fabulous amongst the flowers and leaves. Superb!
I am so pleased your Craft Stamper arrived, and thank you so much for your lovely comment on my card.

Have a wonderful weekend in the garden - we are still waiting for our Summer weather to arrive in the UK - I would be very happy with low 20's right now!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Really love these flowers and your background is wonderfull, love those bright colours, Perfect!!!


Creations by Shirl said...

Love what you did here, just so pretty Shirley....
Adorable card and the colors just blend in perfectly...

Sophie said...

Oh, dear Shirley,

was für eine wunderschöne Karte mit herrlichen Farben.
Auch der Hintergrund ist sensationell dazu,

Liebe Grüße

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

Love your background and these beautiful stamps. Really gorgeous also the colors Shirley.
Lovely greet and big hug

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley. Love your choice of colours! Gorgeous card :)

cparsons said...

I love the greens in this beautiful card:) You know, I was looking at Smooches the other day in Hobby Lobby and wondering what they were like. Now I know what you can do with them!

craftystamper said...

Another gorgeous card. Love the background.

brenda said...

There is only one word for your beautiful card Shirley, Stunning !

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

B x

Loli said...

Hola Shirley, great job with the colour, the background is a beautiful work,fantastic card!.Thank you for your kind comment last week, i'm glad to "see" you:D.
A hug from the cloudy island

G Peplow said...

WOW Shirley, What a fab card, I love all the detail and such vibrant colours, this is a winner!! xx

Loli said...

Hola Shirley, thank you for your comment, i don't know why you can't see my updates i investigate in my blogger configuration but all is order, i'm sorry.
I hope to "see" you next week
Hugs from Palma

Ellen Taylor said...

Fabulous background Shirley!! Beautiful color combo and background created!! The subtle sentiment and african daisies make for a stunning card! Have fun gardening! Happy long weekend!
Thanks for sharing my blog candy on your blog!

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, what a gorgeous colour scheme! And those stamps are fab of course! That smooch effect is great as always, enjoy the gardening and warm greet of me, Mirandax

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley, I love the colours you've used. The patio stone stamp looks great for creating backgrounds, and these dasies look just right sat on the patio that you've created.

Hope you're getting lots done in the garden this weekend. I survived my week away with MIL, but the temps were far from 20s.

Sue x

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley.
I love this card with the beautifull african daisy stamp.
Can you start a shop here in A'dam with all the nice van RYN stamps?? (ha ha I love them.
And I think that lady is very glad with you because you design a lot of beautiful cards for her.
I love the smooching background. I did not use it for quitte a while and yesterday I made a background with it.
Works perfect but I think I need more(?) Love from Saakje
Works perfect.

Eileen said...

This is my sort of card !... Really, really lovely.
The colours and design...... gorgeous.
Eileen xx

ALIX said...

Hi Shirley, i love this card very very much, as I do the others, but this one is really really very beautiful!!
Me too, i've less time and motivation in summer-season,I want to be outside, and I have other activities. But I'll try to "visit" now and then!
Gr, ALix

Shannon White said...

Wow Shirley! This is just Fabulous! 8-) Love you Beautiful shimmery BG and Lovely flowers! Definitely had a Wonderful Summery feel to it! Love this! 8-)


Shirley said...

What a great technique you have with the Smooch and the flowers are beautiful!!!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley,
This is a really beautiful card! Terrific background, just love the colours, what a nice blend! The texture stamp from Ryn looks great! Great great smooching technique again, so nice! Just love those flowers too, and hey nice Crealies leaves! Very well done!
Warm greetings, Marlene