Monday, June 18, 2012

Fan Dancer

Happy Monday !  

Here it's raining, but the rest of the week will be hot hot hot !      I've been very busy, normal for summer, but still made myself clean out my craft room this past week.   It calms my mind to be organized.  I gave away things I'm no longer using as it just creates clutter in my space.

Just a quick post this morning with another card created for Designs by Ryn .  Ryn hand draws all her designs and her high quality stamps are deeply etched which can be easily used for other mediums.  I've recently picked up some Polymer Clay and can't wait to try out her stamps using it.

I love this image (CM-M3 Fan Dancer) she is so cool and unique.   I love the way her fish tail/legs turns into fans :)   My crafter friends determined that she is Art Deco style.    

The background is textured paper from a small block that I've had in my stash for a few years, "Far East" by Tex.Tured.   (but I'm 'seeing' how this could be created with Dylusions inks & stencils .. I need stencils... it never ends !)

I simply embossed the image on watercolor paper and used my Tom Bows to color using water to blend.  (and yes this is one of my favorite color combos).    I also added a little holograph glitter in her hair & on the fans then layered as shown.  

That's all for now,  I hope to be back later this week.
Have a great day


  1. Wow this is pretty! love the choice of colors you used.... And that image is adorable too...
    Another picture perfect card!
    I kinda re-organized my craft space too yesterday... It needed it! Took out one section and de-cluttered all my unwanted stuff and will be selling them at my daughter's garage sale coming up this weekend!
    Any who enjoy your day too -

  2. Lovely card sherley!! great dancer with a beautifull tail and perfect combi of the colours!!!I like it!!!


  3. Wow great creation Shirley! Love the colors you've used, also the green ribbon on the blue...perfect.

    greetings, Alie :-)

  4. Shirley, eine zauberhafte Karte.
    Sehr mystisch, und die Farben sind perfekt.

    Liebe Grüße

  5. Hi Shirley, lovely card and stamp and indeed we never have enough haven't we? I also know about your cleaning up, it creates also space in yourself....and chaos is also something I don't like.....

    warm greetz Mirandax

  6. beautiful card, the stamp is gorgeous and the background very beautiful! have a nice evening!

  7. Hey Shirley, you did a great job with "Fan Dancer". Your friends aren't far off at all. I love both Art Deco and Art Nouveau. I find that those styles often show up in my stamp designing :)

  8. Very very cool. This is gorgeous, the colors too. I love the stamps of Ryn.
    Lovely greet and a big hug

  9. Beautiful card Shirley!
    And the colourcombination fits perfectly for this little mermaid.
    Groetjes Gery

  10. Can't wait to see what you do with clay Shirley! Fantastic stencilling and colors~Fun image!! Have a wonderful week!

  11. Hi Shirley!
    Wow what a GREAT stamp! Very unique and magical, indeed very cool how her legs turn into fans, well made! Ryn makes terrific stamps for sure! I love what you did with it Shirley, so pretty! Really terrific colours that really suit the image, and love the little bit of glitter - nice touch! Great background too!
    Looking forward to seeing you work with clay! wow! :)
    Warm greetings, Marlene :)

  12. What a fabulous image Shirley and a stunning card.

    B x

  13. What a lovely mermaid, and the colors are perfect!

  14. Love the stamp Shirl... Beautiful card.

  15. Every design is a piece of art, Shirley! Absolutely gorgeous! You've outdone yourself, yet again, with rich colors, shading, and a lavish background which feels soothingly like water! TFS

  16. Wowie! This is so Exotic and Beautiful Shirley! Love your Wonderful image and the pretty vibrant colors too! 8-)


  17. Hola Shirley, oooh my...stunning siren with her funs, fantastic colouring, you have a great technique!!great job Shirley.
    I need to have all organized too for to have my mind in calm:D:D:D:D, i understand you!!!
    A hug from the very hot island, we're melted 38oC


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