Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fly Away with Impression Obsession

Hello crafty people !    I hope your week is going well.   We broke a record for the hottest day on Tuesday, it was 37 Celsius & with the Humidex factor it felt like 45.  TOO hot for me.    Meanwhile Bloggers overseas in the UK & Europe are talking about the cool & wet season they are having.  I so wish we could trade some heat & sun for a little rain.  Just even it up a little and make it more pleasant for all of us :)

Today I'm participating in Impression Obsession's 'Fly Away' Challenge.    I dug out a stamp yesterday, that hasn't seen ink for a long time which has a butterfly in the middle of the image.  Another one by Leigh Hannon, it's a fun image to colour, lots of detail.

Impression Obsession Stamps:  F2267 Butterfly Round & CC018 Cover A Card Greenery
Spellbinder Dies: S4-114, S4-124

I coloured the image with Prisma Pencils & distressed around the edge with Broken China Distress Ink.   I added rhinestone & diamond stickles.   The scallop die cut and dark mat are both purple not black as it looks on the photo.  

I stamped CAC Greenery, using my IO Mega Mount on the Peacock blue card stock with Whisper Grey Colorbox Pigment Ink & embossed with Clear which gave it a rich texture.   I have a lot of CAC stamps, I love them all, but tend to use this one a lot !   The folded cardstock is quite shiny.

Well that's all for today.    One of my sisters who lives in Hong Kong, is arriving this afternoon and staying for a week.  We plan to have fun & will probably relax with an occasional Martini or glass of wine :)    I won't have the chance to craft or blog.   

Thanks for your visit.  I'll be back here in a week :)


NancyK said...

Shirley - this card is lovely - not just the pretty main image, but that background!! I love the soft look of it. I have a bunch of the CAC stamps and love them all - I have the vines which looks similiar to the greenery one you used here. I'll have to do the embossing like you did because it came out so gorgeous.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Shirley, in gorgeous colours. I love the background, it looks so good embossed in clear. I bought an IO background stamp last weekend, I'm not sure but it could be this one.

Our weather here, although still overcast and damp, looks set to change this weekend. I just hope it last longer than the weekend, the garden really need some work doing on it. Have a great time with you sister.

Sue x

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

really beautiful Shirley, fantastic colored. beautiful colors and design.
I wish you a very goor time with your sister and the family. Have fun wit each other and enjoy the company.
Lovely greet

Donna Ellis said...

Oh My! LOVELY card, Shirley, with beautiful, deep jewel tones. I also own this image, and am inspired by what you have done with it! May your "sister-time" be extra special, with lots of trips down memory land, and even more new memory-making moments.

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty colors, love the image! Wow you have your sis for the week, enjoy your special moments together ... Cheers to that!
Hey by the way you should enter your card in our Milk Coffee Stamp challenge it's all about circles and your card fits perfectly for this theme.....Give it a try......

Paula Huiras said...

Wow yourself Shirley!!! Love that cool background. I do like the teal and green together and the purple thrown in....

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a special and beautifull creation Shirley, I love every deatail its' really stunning!!


Karin said...

a beautiful creation and the colors are fabulous!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great stamps, colors and overall a gorgeous creation Shirley!

greetings, Alie :-)

Shirley said...

Absolutely gorgeous, and I love what you did with the BG CAC too! The colors are awesome! Thanks for playing, Shirley, and good luck in the drawing too!

Miranda said...

Lovely card and colours and I really like that design of LH also! Have a joyful and relaxing time with your sister! Enjoy the moment, warm greet Mirandax

Shannon White said...

Soo Pretty Pretty Shirley! Love Leigh Hannon's Designs and I/O too! They are the ones that got me hooked on stamping to begin with, lol 8-) Love the Wonderful colors you chose and love the embossed BG too! Just Beautiful! 8-)


brenda said...

Hello Shirley

All seem to be going well with my new word recognition program and I'm slowly getting round everybody again.

Absolutely love the fusion of colours on your piece of art work.

Have a good weekend and enjoy the time with your sister.


Ellen Taylor said...

Purple and blue together as so pretty! I don't think I have seen that IO stamp before! Gorgeous card Shirley! I'll take some of that heat from you today~

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley
Beautifull card with the butterfly in the middle.The greenery card is so nice as background I have it and love it.Your colors are great!!!
Have a nice week with your H.K. sis.
I'm jealous!! Hugs Saakje

Darnell said...

That is such a fitting, beautiful card for you and your love of gardening. You must be watering so much to fill in for Mother Nature and I imagine it's a frustrating (hot) and ongoing challenge. All my family in the Midwest are lamenting about their gardens dying out and the brown grass.

I'll hope for better weather for you next week for your sister's visit. Have a blast and I'll raise a martini toast from afar!!

Marijke said...

gorgeous card and beautiful colors and design, love it

AngelicaS said...

Beautiful card!!!
Love the background and the colors.

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow what a very pretty card again! It is really nice, with those terrific colours! Beautiful background for sure, and I just love that unique image/stamp too! It does indeed look like great fun to colour it in (I love stamp images that require lots of fun colouring! :))
Warm greetings (also to your Hong Kong sis :) - have fun!)
Marlene :)

Carol said...

Hi Shirley!
I too would trade some of this heat and sunshine for some rain. I live in Ontario too. Your garden looks lovely and I'm sure you are spending a lot of your time watering. I adore your card - the background is fabulous. I also love the cool colours - perhaps a pleasant little break from our heat!

Eileen said...

Beautiful work once more from you Shirley ... Such lovely colours. Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave me and the Sunshine is with us at the moment ... We are close to London and enjoying HOT, hot hot weather for now! Rain in Scotland ... guess where we are planning to go on holiday soon ! lol Safe and happy visit wishes to your sister from Hong Kong!

E xxx

Nora MacPhail said...

Wonderful patterns and purples.

Katie said...

Great card! I love this stamp as well, it is on my very long wish list. Love the clear embossed CAC also and the beautiful aqua colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Julie Koerber said...

How very pretty this is Shirley! It's funny -- sometimes I see a stamp and forget it's IO -- this one might need to join my collection after seeing your colorful and fun creation!

Ted and Helen Howard said...

Congratulations for hitting it out of the ball park again Shirley.Love the colours and the embossed back ground.

G Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, WOW that sounds really hot, thanks for the kind thoughts, it's been hot here4 for a few days now, nice but thunderstorms this aft LOL
This card is just so pretty :0) xxx

Ellen Taylor said...

Gorgeous!!!! The embossed background is so very pretty! \a wow card for sure!!! Fabulous colros too!