Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Good evening everyone !   I hope you've had a great week.    I had so much fun with my Sister who left this morning.    It's hard to say goodbye but we had a wonderful visit.    Another Sister who lives in Amsterdam will fly over next month so I have that visit to look forward to :)

I'm a little tired today but was 'itchy' to create something.   I pulled out my Dylusions Inks again (still experimenting) and created this card using stamps from Designs by Ryn.   I'm enjoying using the vibrant spray inks & stencils which create a different 'look' for me :)

Designs by Ryn Stamps used:  CMF15 Leafy Branch & CMB5 Tsuki . 

The background was created with Turquoise, Lime & Grape Dylusions Ink on Watercolour paper.   I used the Mini Chicken Wire Stencil from Crafters Workshop.   

I stamped Leafy Branch several times with Black Ink and then highlighted the leaves with Mustard Seed and Picket Fence Distress Markers.   Picket Fence appears to be illuminating, it's great.  

The Moth (Tsuki) was stamped on watercolour paper, embossed in black and coloured with my Tom Bow markers.  I cut him out and adhered to the background.   The 'Friendship' image is from the great Fiskers set "Friends Forever Quotes".   I use this set frequently, it's a great value which I purchased at Crop Circles in Peterborough (for those that live in this area).   I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink around the Friendship image. 

Designs by Ryn Stamps used:

CMF15 Leafy Branch

CMB5 Tsuki

Well that's all for this evening !   Thanks for your visit and enjoy the rest of your week.


Creations by Shirl said...

Wow that butterfly really pops out of your card...
So so pretty as always.....

maria's knutselplezier said...

Waw, Shirley, is this an experiment!!??? It's gorgeous, beautifull, stunning, I didn't believe my eyes!! I really love it in every detail, such beautifull colours!!, and such beautifull scenery!!, you really have my attention!!! Great work!!!


Marijke said...

wow, this is fabulous, great background and it's lookes like the butterfly just landed ;)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow stunning Shirley, a lovely butterfly and a beautiful coloured background. I've still not bought any Dylusions yet, but they are moving up my list.

I'm glad you had a great time with your sister, and have another coming to look forward to. We're off into London today to see my Uncle who is very ill. Not looking forward to all the extra traffic, due to the Olympics.

Sue x

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

Shirley this is soooooooo gret. What a splash of color. And so beautiful all this details. Wonderful art work my dear. Love it very much.
Have a nice day
Lovely greet and hug

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley,
First congrats with your prize at IO, you lucky lady! And I really love your card with the Dylusion inks and the beautiful stamps of Ryn, this leafy branch is so lovely! Great to hear you've had a lovely time with your sister and give my regards to Marlene when she is visiting you! Wish I could pop over for just a moment......warm greet Mirandax

Sophie said...

Wow! Shirley, die Karte ist großartig.

Und ein Schmetterling ist dabei, wie schön.
Ich liebe deine ausdrucks-starken Karten.

Sonnige Grüße

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

I love your cards too! Beautiful color combination, fantastic background and butterly.
Hugs Anja

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley. Great art!! dylusion with stamping. Your combination is just marvelous. Lots of compliments. This butterfly seems to be so happy. Thank you for this inspiration. doeoeoeoeg!!! Saakje

Karin said...

wow a beautiful card, the background is great and the stamps you used are beautiful!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, love how colourful this one is :) Glad that you had a great time with your sister!

cbee said...

really beautiful ... love the stamps of Ryn and your take on them!


Amazing colouring and inkiness Shirley! Absolutely stunning, as ever. So pleased you had a great time with your Sister - saying goodbye is always tearful isn't it.
Many thanks for supporting our new In The Pink challenge blog - I do hope you will join us with your wonderful projects.
Have a lovely weekend - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely creation Shirley! A great background and the colors are so nice!

greetings, Alie :-)

Tracey said...

GORGEOUS Shirley!!! WOW oh WOW how I love this!!!

craftystamper said...

Beautiful and stunning background considering it was an experiment. The butterfly really pops against these bright colors. Great card

G Peplow said...

That's one beautiful card Shirley, the colours of the background are lovely and your moth is so vibrant against it, gorgeous:0)
I know how you feel, saying goodbye is sooo hard! I left my Sis in Australia, soo hard, thank goodness you have another sister's visit to look forward to. Have fun my friend, hugs Gay xxx

cparsons said...

ooohhh I LOVE LOVE the pretty colors? What a great technique!!

Ellen Taylor said...

Oh my gosh Shirley! The vibrancy is over the top beautiful!! Stunning as always! So glad your visit with your sister was a great one!

Vicky Hayes said...

Shirley this is stunning! What a wonderful background with loads of depth! Glad you had fun with your sister.

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
WOW this is a GREAT card! Wow really fabulous! The background is really fun, so lush and with depth, and the butterfly looks nicely nestled in there, with those very pretty colours!! What a great and lively card! Nice work! I just love it!
Glad you had fun with sis! Have fun with the other one! :) :) ;)
Warm greetings! Marn :)