Thursday, May 31, 2012

Texture with Fish Scales

Hello Crafters !  I hope you are having a great week.

I've been working the last couple of afternoons on card designs for classes and also for Designs by Ryn.   I'm pleased as I've managed to get a lot accomplished.    

This card was created using three of Ryn's stamps, Fish Scales, Flying Hummingbird 2 and Black Eye Susan.

The background was created by using Tombow markers & water and blending the colours together.  I over stamped while it was wet using Ryn's Fish Scale & also Blackeye Susan stamps with Broken China Distress Ink.   

The Hummingbird & Blackeye Susan were embossed with gold on water colour paper and coloured using Tom Bow markers and then cut out and mounted onto the background.    The sentiment is by Kaisercraft (CS763 set)   I like Ryn's Hummingbirds stamped in black as the details stand out so well but I used gold EP for a change.

This second card was created using the Fish Scales again on the background and Ryn's Wanda the Fish.

This background was also created using TomBow Markers & Water with a large brush to blend the colours.  I overstamped Fish Scales with Harbor Pigment Ink and then used Juniper Glimmermist in a few areas.  Wanda the Fish was stamped and embossed with silver on watercolour paper and coloured with my Tom Bow markers, cut out and attached.  The Quote is from Impression Obsession (5053)

Design by Ryn Stamps used:

Flying Hummingbird 2 CM-B9

Black Eye Susan CM-F3

Fish Scales CM-T1

Wanda CM-S7

That's all for today ! 
Thanks for your visit and have a great weekend.


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Shirley I love both of them, but if I had to pick one it would be the first. The colours are gorgeous, and the overstamping looks really great using the two different stamps.

Sue x

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

These are so awesome Shirley. Beautiful art work and beautiful colors. Love it.
Lovely greet

Creations by Shirl said...

Both are adorable, love both of them.... Great textures, colour choices and beautifully made... You need to do one and frame it, I bet it would really accent that wall. Perfect images for a picture frame to give away as gifts...

Sophie said...

Oh, Shirley, wie wunderschön ist das geworden.
Herrliche Farben und super Stempel.
Beide Karten sind ein Traum

Liebe Grüße

maria's knutselplezier said...

Both cards are really beautifull, I like the background and olso the combi of the colours, nice pictures!!!


Karin said...

they are both fantastic, beautiful colors! Have a nice weekend!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley! Love how you coloured Hummingbird 2! The Fish Scales stamp works well as a background for Wanda as well. Great work! Thank you :)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great vibrant colors Shirley, the creations look gorgeous!

greetings Alie :-)

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, recognize your style and 'I think' your favorite colour combi! Two lovely cards with great stamps and your creative touch! warm greet Mirandax

cparsons said...

Beautiful:) I really like it, and you know what? At first I was expecting you to say that you used actually fish scales. lol

Yeah, I'm such a dork.

Ellen Taylor said...

Oh, I so want to take on of your classes!!!! To bad you live so far away! Love both of these cards Shirley!Your eye for color astounds me and your backgrounds are always so unique and fabulous!! Beautifully done!!

craftystamper said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. Have a wonderful weekend.

Shannon White said...

Wow Shriley!
These are so Gorgeous! Love the Wonderful embossing and the lovely bright vivid colors too! They just say Summer to me! 8-)

Hope you are having a Wonderful week!

juliaD said...

Hi Shirley,
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Congrats on your anniversary!..too..
Yes, I know what you mean, time seems to have gone nowhere but looking back didnt we look so young, only 10 years ago, let alone 20-30..I should have appreciated my face in the mirror more -BAck Then!