Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Vine Heart

Hello Crafters !  I hope your week is going well.

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I'm posting two cards today that I designed for Designs by Ryn .      Both cards are created with her CM-F16 Vine Heart.  It's a beautiful design, I love how the vine winds into a heart which is fun to colour ! 

The background for the first card was created by stamping and embossing the heart with green powder (Lettuce by Adirondack).  I blended Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint Distress Inks over top.    The colours are a little softer 'real' than this photo shows.     I used a white gel pen to colour in the vines on a few of the embossed hearts.    

The sentiment is from a Kaisercraft Set - Life Sentiments CS763, which I stamped with Memento Grape Jelly Dye Ink.   I added ribbon and a gold heart charm to finish it off. 

The second card below is a clean and simple style or maybe it has too much colour to be considered 'clean'

The background for the above card was created by using a couple of Tom Bow markers to add colour and then sprayed with water.  I used a large flat brush to move the paint around.  I sprayed over the paint again to create water marks and then added purple glimmer mist.   (no salt this time)

I stamped the heart on Vellum paper and embossed with gold.   I turned it over onto a foam mat and embossed the vines with a stylus (dry embossing).   The embossed areas turn white.    
I cut the heart out and attached it with tape specifically for vellum so you can't see it through the paper.    I added a dark purple mat before attaching to the folded white card.  

Thanks for your visit & enjoy your day !


G Peplow said...

HI Shirley, Golly these are stunning, love the colours loads, wonderful work, xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow these are stunning Shirley, I love both of them. The background colours are gorgeous, and the heart stamp is beautiful. I've just bought some water colour card so that I can have a go at the backgrounds. Just need some time to play now.

Sue x

Gery said...

When I saw the first card, I wanted to say:" This is such a beautie".
Very stylish and chique and delicate.
Than I scrolled down and saw the second card and it went BOEMMMM!!!
What a colourfull and smashing card this is!!!
Really daring and stunning in this colour.
You can't compare these two, so I won't.
Beautyfull, both of them.
Groetjes Gery

Creations by Shirl said...

Absolutely pretty Shirley!
Both has it's own uniqueness - and just love how you did those backgrounds..... You are a perfectionist doing this type of cards..
love both of them!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great looking card Shirley...gorgeous colors!

greetings, Alie :-)


Wonderful cards Shirley - your colouring is amazing, as always. Love the soft tones of the first card, and the second one is so dramatic and vibrant - I love them both.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

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

Amazing dear Shirley botht of your cards. So beautiful and stylish. Love the stamps of Rhyn. She mailed me that I can order stamps en she can send it over seas. But this heart is also so beautiful.
Lovely greet

Ellen Taylor said...

Oh My these are gorgeous Shirley! I love the addition of the charm on the first one and the soft colors! Love the more intense background and the heart embossed onto vellum. I feel a case coming on! Beautifully done girl! Have a wonderful day!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Thanks for the nice comment on the potatoe stamping Shirley...yes it really was a potatoe, as children we already were stamping with potatoes...just give it a try, it's great fun!!

Bye bye, Alie :-)

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, I love both of the cards as well! They showcase the Vine Heart in two completely different styles which are equally effective. So lucky to have you designing for me! Thanks :)

Ted and Helen Howard said...

Hi Shirley,

As always classy cards from a classy lady.Your colour selections are superb and the stamps are fabulous.Reminds me of a filigree necklace,so delicate looking.Hmm the wheels are turning.


Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, I fell in love with that heart immediately! My compliments for Ryn and I wish that she could sell her stamps here! You've made two lovely examples with it and both so different, great job, warm greetz Mirandax

Unknown said...

Hi Shirley, from a very rainy England. These cards are beautiful, I especially love the first one. The colours are gorgeous. The heart is very clever. Jools. xx

Saakje said...

Two lovely cards Shirley The colouring is beautiful.
I love the Ryn designs. This heart is so delicate with the vines. And the dry embossing is also so delicate The second card is an example for how simplicity can be! ( is this good english?) Lots of compliments. warm greets SWaakje

craftystamper said...

Stunning, stunning, - and classy, classy. What else can I say about perfection

cparsons said...

They're both gorgeous, I keep looking at the first one. I never would have thought to put purple and green together - what a stunning combination! I didn't know a white gel pen could color over ink like that. I must get one!!

ALIX said...

Hi Shirley, both cards are beautiful, each one in his own way! The colour of the 2th is gorgeousm I love it! And i'm surprised of the combination of colours on the firsst one, it's very good!
Lovely cards! Gr, Alix

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Shirley! These are both Fabulous! Love the Wonderful embossed heart image! And the one in gold, makes it look like a Beautiful charm that is ready to pop off the page! just Wonderful! 8-)

Hugs & Happy Weekend! 8-)

maria's knutselplezier said...

Very beautifull colours you have used with a beautifull heart image, love both your cards!!!


Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow what a gorgeous stamp this is! Indeed really nice the way the vine winds into a heart, very impressive stamp! You made two very gorgeous cards from this, love the way they are so different from each other! Terrific colours again! The first one is pretty and soft and the second one looks rich and vibrant! Backgrounds are just stunning! Very nicely done! (and Ryn, you have really really beautiful stamps!) :)
Warm greetings, Marlene

cparsons said...

I forgot all about this. I LOVED the first one. YOU did purple and green and it is awesome. When I tried it I didn't like it. You just have the touch girl!!!!

Karin said...

wow wow wow, i saw some beautiful pieces of art on your blog, i am follower! Thanks for visiting my blog and have a nice evening!