Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Celtic Stars with Watercolour

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great week.     I'm still busy working out in the gardens whenever I have free time and making progress.    I'm also going through lots of Epsom Salts in baths to ease the aching muscles :)

I created another card for Designs by Ryn using her Celtic Star Set.   For this card I used just one of the three stars in the set and had fun playing with the backgrounds.  Different colours again for Christmas !

I think there is enough pink in this card to join the In the Pink Challenge (criteria- use dry or wet embossing).   There are so many beautifully pink creations by the DT & participants if you have time to visit.




I embossed the stars with gold on the first background and then blended Picked Raspberry & Broken China Inks over top.  I sprayed water and added salt and set it aside to dry.    On the second background I used 443 & 679 Tombow markers and also sprayed with water & added salt.  I left both to dry.

I stamped Peace & Joy from a lovely Penny Black Sentiment set - Christmas Cheer.   I also stamped another star & embossed with black and blended Broken China Distress Ink over it, cut it out & attached as shown.  I also added pink & purple half pearls.

Design by Ryns Celtic Star Set - CM C7
Celtic Star Set CM C7


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest the week !
Shirley

26 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, you never cease to amaze me with your brilliant use of fabulous jewel-tone colors, magical backgrounds and imaginative use of images and die cuts! Beautiful card!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow, another stunning card... lovely colour combo and those stars just glistens on your card....
TFS Shirley ~ you are so amazing!

Sue said...

I love the colours you have used on this card Shirley absolutely love them!!! huggles hun xxxxxxxx

brenda said...

A beautiful fusion of colours Shirley.

B x

Ryn Tanaka said...

I agree with the other comments about your colours. They are beautiful! Love the backgrounds that you made for this card separated by that purple border. Also love the one star that you decided to cut out. Your "non-traditional" Christmas cards really are wonderful Shirley :)Great job with my stamps again!!!

Karin said...

was its a stunning card, the colors and the stamps you used are gorgeous! I love this kind of christmas cards!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Waw Shirley what a beautifull Christmascard, I really need to take see-sold, to have that special, special effect , now I just injoy your terrific backgrounds!!!

Greetings
Maria

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great background Shirley and the stars are so nice!

greetings, ALie :-)

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

Gorgeous Shirley. Beautiful background and stars. Love the colors (of course haha)
Lovgely greet and big hug
Marja

Bonnie said...

This makes a gorgeous background, Shirley! I'm going to have to give that a try! I love these stars too. Altogether beautiful card as are all the others on your blog!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Shirley, I love the colours in both the backgrounds and as you say it looks as though there is enough pink to enter the challenge. I really like the celtic stars and they have just been added to my wish list.

Hope you week is going well and you're not over doing the gardening.

Sue x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous spritzing and inking as always Shirley - the colours are wonderful, and there is definitely enough pink (and embossing) for this week's challenge at ITP! Thank you so much for joining us again - hope we will see you next time too!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, super card with beautiful backgrounds and lovely celtic stars, they are great! It's a beautiful Christmas card! warm greet MirandaXX

Ellen said...

What a dreamy christmas card Shirley! Love the colors and those absolutely stunning snowflakes! Glad to hear you are getting a soak! :)
hugs,
Ellen

Darnell J Knauss said...

Boy, we really were channeling each other yesterday weren't we?! I guess you know I love your colors! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and saw me getting inky over here!

You reminded me that I've heard of this salt technique before, but I've never tried. It is really stunning and I'm making note ...

(Too bad there wasn't a "salt" challenge for you on this one > you used salt on your paper and salt in your bath!)

Craftystamper said...

Beautiful card. Love the watercoloring.

Christine L said...

Wow Shirley..... stunning embossing of that fabulous stars..... that stand out so well from the gorgeous spritzed background.... and I really love the moodiness that background creates! A fab card altogether!

Thanks for sharing at In The Pink.... good luck and see you again soon!

Hugs
Christine x
ITP

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley, Beautiful Celtic stars. I love celtic motifs because of the knotting design. You made them on a lovely background and colouring.
Talented lady!!!!! Warm greetings. Saakje.

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Shirley, Beautiful card. Love how you have created the background. Have a great weekend.
Regards Florence x

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, Your Celtic crosses look fabulous against the very pretty background that you created here:0) Great cutting out too!! The epsom salts help? LOL Hope so, Have fun:0) Gay x

Shirley said...

Wow! Wish I was as talented at backgrounds like you are. What a sense of color. This is just beautiful!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Thia is GORGEOUS! I adore the colors and the design!

Shirley you wrote that you are interested in make cerealboxcanvases -
check out the website of Alma Stoller..from there is my inspiration - she made ist with soapboxes..and Tim Coffey made another variation with a hot glue gun shown on You tube..so i combined both ideas to make it absolt good for me.

http://almastoller.blogspot.co.at/2011/04/how-to-make-soap-box-canvas.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q83jRQvzxk&feature=plcp


xxx from Austria

Shannon White said...

Just Gorgeous Shirley!! Love the Wonderful celtic star snowflakes and your BG is so Soft and dreamy! Love it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Colors and design are dreamy, love that unique christmascard very much!
xox Anja

cparsons said...

Those Celtic stars are wonderful!! I've a real fondness for all things Celtic:) I just commented on the above post thinking that looked kind of like rock salt, and you did use it on this background!

Christine L said...

Good news for you over at the Pinkie Palace Shirley... pop over and take a look!

Hugs
Christine x