Thursday, September 06, 2012

If you are Grateful

Hello everyone !

This is my third post this week but I won't be back until next week sometime as I'm getting ready for a couple of classes coming up at Crop Circles and other activities.   I'm looking forward to working with the creative ladies again :)  

The challenge at Impression Obsession this week is to use a "Favourite Saying or Quote".     IO has a great selection of quotes & sentiments and the one I used on the card below is my favourite.  

Impression Obsession Stamps:   CC079 CAC Lg. Kaleidoscope & C3541 'If you are grateful'

Dies:  Cheery-Lynn- Designs, B127 Tropical Flourish
           Spellbinder, S4-347 Labels Twenty-Three
           Crealies, CL CF 19 - Creative Flowers

Embossing PowdersStamp Stuff - Kaleidoscope Transparent & Stampendous - Clear

Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry
Colorbox Pigment Ink:  Harbor

The background was created with the Cover a Card stamp & Kaleidoscope EP on white cardstock.   This powder adds a beautiful holograph sparkle that is hard to see in photo.    I used all three Distress Inks on the background which blended into additional beautiful colours.  I was inspired to use these colours together when I saw the creation at Gay's Blog Post here at Crafty Musings   

I also used white cardstock for all the die cuts and blended the same DI inks again except Mustard seed, so that there would be a contrast to the background.      I used Harbour ink for the sentiment and embossed with clear.

You can see a bit of the glitter on the background on the close-up below, but the actual card is  quite 'sparkly'.

That's all for today, thanks for your visits & kind comments !
Have a great weekend,


G Peplow said...

OOOhh Shirley, This is totally gorgeous, I love the way the flowers look and how they change colour, yummy and you've made brilliant use of all the colours:0)Good luck with your submission! Thanks for the shout out, big hugs Gay x


Another wonderful card with glorious colours Shirley. The sparkly background is superb - I know I have said it before, but your colouring techniques are stunning.
Hope you are well - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Ellen Taylor said...

KATHUD!!!! Lovin' that Background Shirley! The colors and the glittery shimmer. Beautiful! How true is that sentiment!! Guess I better get on my IO card. I missed the last IO challenge by 10 minutes. Fab card Girl! Bet it will be good to get back to teaching. Thanks for sharing my blog candy. Wishing you good luck in the draw!! Have a fab day!!!

Gery said...

Great stamps, beautiful colours, stunning card.
Those are the things that went through my head, when I saw your card.
Have fun at your classes and afterwards please show us what you did.
Groetjes Gery

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

SSjirley this is again sooooo awesome. Very very beautiful. Your background, your flowers and of course the beautiful sentiment.
Succes to winn.
With my lovely greet and big hug

Sue said...

Oh wow Shirley this is absolutely gorgeous I love the colours you have used ..beautiful huggles xxxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

OH WOW Shirley this is stunning, I love the way the colours pop on the background and the CAC stamp, which I've just added to my ever growing wish list, is amazing. I love the beautiful sentiment as well. Hope your classes go well for you, wish I was close enough to be able to attend.

Have a great day.

Sue x

Unknown said...

oh how lovely is this card superb keeping busy i read..hugs sassyx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautifull Shirley, love the colours ; background and flowers!!!Wonderfull!!!


Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a magnificent colored background. Love how you combined flowers and quotation.
Warm greetings Anja

Creations by Shirl said...

Stunning card as always Shirley!
Love the colors it's soooooo pretty!
The flourish and flowers are awesome..
TFS - enjoy your lovely day~

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

An amazing background with that sparkle Shirley...the card in total is so lovely!

greetings, Alie :-)

Shirley said...

Oh my, Shirley!! How very lovely the whole card is. Thanks so much for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

Darnell said...

Beautiful, bright, and colorful, Shirley! I know you normally don't do one layer cards, but your gratitude sentiment would make a perfect card for this week's One Layer Wednesday challenge at Susan Railhala's "Simplicity by Late Blossom." Just saying; you may not have time even for a one layer, or it may not interest you. Have fun at the classes!!

Sophie said...

Boah, Shirley...
was für ein sensationeller Hintergrund.
Das sieht fantastisch aus, wunderschöne Farben.
Die ganz Karte ist einzigartig schön.

Ganz liebe Grüße und ein schönes kreatives Wochennende

Petra Tillmann said...

Hi Shirley! Nice to have you as a follower of my blog and thanks for your lovely comment on my card!
Your card is very beautiful! Love the bright colors and the powder you used!

Have a nice weekend!

X Petra

Karin said...

a gorgeous card, love the colors and the quote ! Have a nice weekend!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, I like that quote as well :) I have a friend who would LOVE this card. Her whole apartment is covered in rainbows! Like the colour blending in the background.

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, lovely card and the kaleidoscoop background is so versatile to use, isn't it? Like your rainbow colours and the quote is so true! Have fine crafting classes! Creative and warm greet Miranda

Shannon White said...

Oh this is So Pretty Shirley! Love the Wonderful embossing and pretty colors! The sentiment is just Wonderful and so true too! 8)


RosC said...

This is such an appealing design, Shirley. I love the colours you've chosen. It reminds me of the Christmas card I did last year only better. I really like the die-cuts on this lovely background.

Jenny Gropp said...

Very cool use of the cover a card stamp! I bet the sparkle is super in person!

G Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, just popped in to thank you for your lovely comments:0) I hope you're having a lovely time and your class prep is going well, have fun, Gay x

Vicki G said...

So pretty. Love your colourful background. Thanks for joining us in the IO Challenge!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
WOW! Really, what a GORGEOUS card! These colours are sooo pretty all together (nice technique!). Well done with blending them! Just beautiful!
Very nice Crealies used too, they look great, and very nice sentiment!
You made another very special card! Well done!

Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Craftyfield said...

I didn't realise how beautiful the Kaleidoscope CAC is. The multicolored backgrounds just lifts the whole card, gorgeous !

Paula Huiras said...

Love that background and that saying is a gotta have-how true-reminds me of all that we have and don't necessarily need!!!

cparsons said...

Holy Smokes Shirley, this is just gorgeous!!!! I love that holograph embossing powder!!

Katie said...

I have not left a comment until now but I have probably clicked on your card 4 or 5 times already, it is just so pretty to look at. I love the colors. I neat idea to use with the background stamps, and I love it with the kaleidoscope. Also love your colored die cut elements. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Tracey said...

This is so darn beautiful Shirley!!! I sure need to try this with this stamp...I have been neglecting it :)