Saturday, June 16, 2012

Climbing Vine in Pink

Hello everyone.   I've had a busy week, I can't seem to get on top of everything, but I'm thankful that I have so many things I love to do.    Sorry I'm a little behind on visiting blogs, but I will get caught up !

Yesterday I hosted a group of crafty friends here for 6 hours of embroidery, talking, eating & laughing... such an enjoyable day.  We enjoyed our lunch under trees out in the gardens, it doesn't get much better !

I'm posting a card today that I created for Designs by Ryn .   The stamps used for this card are two of Ryn's Flora Designs:  Climbing Vine CM-F17 & African Daisy CM-F1.  The climbing vine is also a nice match with Ryn's Vine Heart CM-F16.

The background was created with Taffy & Snickerdoodle Smooch Inks.   I love the sheen of Smooch Inks, which is hard to see in photos.  

The Climbing vine, Daisy & Quote were embossed with gold.   The Daisies were also coloured with Smooch Inks.  I blended Snickerdoodle around the quote (IO's C3671) that was stamped on a die cut using Spellbinder S4143.   All were layered as shown.

Design by Ryn Stamps used:

CM-F1 African Daisy

CM-F17 Climbing Vine

I was also given the honour yesterday by Ellen at The Serendipitous Stamper of another Blog Award which originates from Italy and is intended to bring luck.    You will enjoy a visit at Ellen's Blog as she is a talented crafter and includes some awesome tutorials.  Ellen is a very kind hearted person who keeps quite busy with her family, volunteer work and DT functions.  I don't know how she does everything.  

I feel honoured to receive so many blog awards from my kind followers, but I think that I've received more than my share.   I find it too hard to select blogs to pass the award onto and leave others out.    Your kind comments & visits make blogging reward enough and also gives me encouragement to keep on creating.


That's all for now.   Thanks for your visit and enjoy the rest of your weekend !


Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Elegant creation Shirley with a great text...and about the Dylusions Ink Spray, just book a ticket and come over for a workshop :-)

greetings, Alie

Karin said...

lovely card with a beautiful background! Enjoy your weekend!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Very beautifull card shirley, the colours are so beautifull together, I olso love the flowers and ornamets!! Supper!!


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

So beautiful Shirley. So as always you made it your own style, marvelous. Beautiful balground and colors.
Love the flowers.
Lovey greet and a nice Sunday

Gery said...

Hi Shirley,
Glad you found some time to share this beautifull card with us.
Love the soft colours you used for it.
And remember, go your own way in blogging, because it should bring you fun. When there is no time to put a comment on a post, it doesn't matter, you do it next time.
I'm trying to find a new balance in it too, because I love stamping even more than blogging.
I need time for my garden and many other things, still blogging is fun and it brings many new ideas.
Love Gery

Ina G said...

Such lovely soft colours here. Beautiful card.

brenda said...

How very pretty Shirley, but with a real hint of elegance.

Have a lovely Sunday.

B x

G Peplow said...

Pretty card Shirley, love the pink background too, have a great Sunday xxx

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, beautiful card and that flower is so lovely, hopefully I will have a play with it soon!have a nice Sunday and a warm greet from me, Mirandax

cparsons said...

Ohhhh I love the pinks! You know I recently saw Smooch inks on clearance and didn't get any!

Marijke said...

beautiful card Shirley, great background and I really love the images

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

So beautiful, love the soft coloring!

You ask:
You bleach a magazine picture in areas, then paint as you decide ?

Yes dear Shirley, I decolored with cotton pads areas until I saw only just the contures and some areas. Then I colored with Neocolors, cause the magazin is often so glossy, not any colors will adhere. Some times I wiped also ink with fingers.
oxo Anja

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Hi Shirley:-)
not Neo paints but Neocolors That are fantastic Oilpastell crayons. I can cover all glossy papers. It give 2 varieties: Water soluble and non water soluble.I hope the link works.
So long

Eileen said...

Super card here as always Shirley ... never tried the smooch products, I will look out for them now! ... Wonder if the reds will be there! I am sending my Distress marker reds (two) back they are soooo browns!!!
E xx

Brenda Brown said...

Such a pretty card Shirley, I love the colours and inks you have chosen and the gold embossing really makes the images pop.
Thanks for leaving me a lovely comment and becoming a follower.
hugs {brenda} xox

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, those two stamps look great together in your card. Love the gentle colours that you chose for this one!

Ellen Taylor said...

Sounds like a heavenly day Shirley! Love the soft colors and your mix of stamps! The shades of your flowers are really beautiful! Have a most fabulous week!!!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
What a very pretty card! Love the soft pinks and the smooching background is so nice! And the Daisy and Vine stamps are really pretty, they indeed look great together, making a very nice card! Nice embossing too! All is well blended and goes so well together! Well done!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Shannon White said...

So Lovely Shirley! Love the soft pretty pinks you chose for your Beautiful creation! Love the Pretty daisy and Wonderful sentiment too! 8-)