Sunday, May 27, 2012

Waterlily & Bubbles

Hello Crafters !   I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  We had fun with our family and of coarse gardening. 

I'm posting a card that I created using stamps that are hand drawn designs by two different artists.  

The Sea Bubbles Set, CM-S15 is from Designs by Ryn and the Waterlily is from the Crealies Company in the Netherlands, designed by Miranda of Miracle Art Inspirations .    I think these two talented artists' designs look great together :)

I was lucky as my sweet 'baby' sister who lives in the Netherlands mailed a couple more of Miranda designed stamps over to me :)   I also think I'm lucky to design for Design's by Ryn !



I created the background by blending Lettuce, Frosted Aqua & Pool Smooch Inks over Versamark ink on white smooth card stock.   I then stamped Design by Ryn's - Sea Bubbles in several areas and embossed with gold.

I stamped the Crealies Waterlily on watercolour paper, embossed with gold and coloured with my Tombows using a brush & water.   I gave the background of the waterlily a light wash of blue paint using the die as a stencil.   

I used Spellbinders Nestabilities S4-114 to cut the circle.  I drew an outline outside of the die on the aqua card stock to create the circle mat.  I added sheer ribbon and layered onto co-ordinating card stock as shown.  I also added some diamond stickles which is difficult to see in the photo.



My step mom is an avid photographer and takes beautiful photos of nature.  Below is a photo that she took of a waterlily at the Naples Botanical Gardens this winter.



Thanks for your visit & have a great day !
Shirley

17 comments:

Shannon White said...

Wow Shirley! This is Gorgeous!! Love your Wonderful embossed bubbles BG! such lovely colors and your waterlily is Amazing! Just beautifully watercolored! Wow! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Creations by Shirl said...

Fabulous embossed bubbles... Love your idea and that water lily is just pretty great take on the sketch.... So beautifully done.....

maria's knutselplezier said...

Waw, Shirley what a beautifull card with the waterlily of Miranda, I like your interpretation very much love the swirl and I live your colours a lot!!

Greetings
Maria

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

So very beautiful dear Shirley. The combination of Ryn and Miranda stamps are so fab. Beautiful composition.
Lovely greet
Marja

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow this is gorgeous Shirley, such lovely colours. You are so right, the combination of both Miranda's and Ryn's stamps do go well together. I love the bubbles background stamp, and the background you've created with it.

Sue x

Loli said...

Hola Shirley thank you for your kind comment:D, i'm glad to "see" you again:D
Oooh Shirley, gorgeous Waterlilly card, the sea Bubbles are great in golden embossing, fantastic touch and the background colour, beautiful!, well done Shirley:D
A hug form the supersunny island

cparsons said...

Simply gorgeous! I hope you are enjoying nice spring weather. It's hot here, in the 90's and a tropical storm is dumping rain on us.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a lovely card Shirley! Great background ...

greetings, Alie :-)

Karin said...

wow what a gorgeous card! love the colors and the stamps u used!
have a nice evening!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful colours and I love that bubble stamp, a great image, stunning card Shirley, Gay xxx

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, Shirley, wie wundervoll ist das denn?!
Die herrliche Seerose und dann diese Blasen, die sind der absolute Hit!
Grandios.
Gefällt mir unheimlich gut.

Liebe Grüße

Craftystamper said...

Love the bubbles and the coloring of the waterlily. Another fantastic card

Ryn Tanaka said...

Shirley, you've done it again and made a gorgeous card! It's great to see my Sea Bubbles Set combined with Miranda's beautiful waterlily. Great idea to combine the two. They compliment each other well :)

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, wow you've made a lovely creation with those two 'made for each other' stamps!Your colouring is great! warm greet Mirandax

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
WOW what a very very beautiful card again! Terrific! The stamp from Miranda worked out really well ;) and it definately looks wonderful with the equally terrific stamp from Ryn! What a good match! Really nice colours again as well, love the background, nice soft look, and all of it blends well together! GREAT card Shirley! I love it!
Warm greetings from Marlene :)

Eileen said...

Oooo how fabulous is this ... I love,love,love the stamps and colours you have used but I am just blown away by that gold embossing ... super stuff!!
E xx

Ellen said...

Stunning as always!Your coloring of your lilies is over the top, beautiful inspiration photo!! Love the gold embossed bubbles. Fab work girlfriend!! The retreat was a smashing success (thank goodness). All my company has all headed home and time to try and catch up on everything. Going shopping for flowers today. Hope the sun is shining in your world!
Hugs
Ellen