Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Dancing Faerie with Water Droplets

Hello again !   I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  I had such a wonderful afternoon yesterday out in the gardens cleaning up plants & raking leaves.    It was sunny & 14 degrees (Celsius), perfect for working.   The fall colors are still beautiful.   After a few hours of work I was inspired to come in and work on a card using Designs by Ryn's stamps.

I used Ryn's popular Water Droplets stamp along with one Faerie from her Dancing Faeries Set.    The water droplet design is amazing,  I can understand why this stamp is flying off Ryn's shelves !

I'm joining the All Sorts Challenge this week as their theme is "Autumn Colors".    There are great designs by the DT at this site ! 

I started with spraying Dylusions Inks on the background.  Next I added more ink using the Mini Flower Frenzy stencil from Crafters Workshop.   I also added a little white acrylic paint.   I stamped the Water Droplets with Midnight Colorbox Ink & highlighted with a white gel pen.   The quote (from Kaisercraft Life Sentiments set) was stamped with Black Stazon Ink.  

I embossed the sweet Dancing Faerie onto the background with black.   I used Ranger's fine water barrel brush to color in the Faerie with Dylusions Inks.    I sprayed a little ink on a plastic lid and just dipped the brush into it and then added water while coloring.   I dabbed some of the ink off with a paper towel while wet and then added more for the shading.   I added water to her arms & legs and again removed some of the Dylusions inks with a paper towel.  (resulting in a similar effect as using bleach).

If you get a chance, please visit Eileen's and Miranda's blogs to check out their beautiful designs using Design by Ryn's stamps.   Also Ryn's Facebook Page offers lots of inspiration !

Designs by Ryn's Stamps:
Dancing Faerie Set CM-M10

Water Droplets CM-T3

Thanks for your visit and enjoy the rest of the weekend !


Darnell said...

I knew there were fairies among the rain drops, I just knew it! This is fab, Shirley, in lovely autumn hues!

I must get that water droplets stamp. I could use it to portray sweat on the Mister's brow when I lash him to the plow!! (Go me, poetry!)

catherine said...

This is just so beautiful Shirley. Love the colours and the stencilling looks fab. Great image with the raindrops too
x catherine

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, I just love the layering in this card! The technique that you used on the faerie looks great and the droplets look great stamped over your colour work. You really brought out the orange highlights by choosing a orange border. Bold and beautiful! I love the quote too :)

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Shirley I must treat myself to that water droplet stamp! huggles xxx

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

Beautiful Shirley. Fantastic scene. i love these water droplets very much. Marvbelous. Have a nice Sunday
lovel greet and hug

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, Love your waterdropletfairy! It's a good word for Scrabble....lots of points LOL! Like the template on the background and the quote is so true!
warm greet, xxMiranda

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautifull this card Shirley what an amazing background!!!I really love this tamplate !!!


Vicky Hayes said...

Love that fabulous background Shirley!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Another gorgeous card with Ryn's faerie set, and it looks great with the water droplets, it's as though she is sprinkling dew everywhere. I love the colours you've used to make the background, I can feel my need for the dylusion sprays is going to have to be satisfied shortly, the colours are so vibrant.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sue x

ALIX said...

Hi Shirley!
This is really great, what a marvellous inks, Dylusions!!What a coulours. And the drops, i love them, I'm becoming greedy, when I see this, I want to have all those products!!
An amazing crad!
Warm greetings, ALix

brenda said...

A real ethereal feel Shirley and those water droplets are awesome.

B x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Shirley, those water droplets look so real! I thought they might be dimensional stickers.

Karin said...

gorgeous card, love the colors and the stamps are fantastic! Have a nice sunday!

Anne said...

Wow love those water droplets, what a gorgeous card you made!

Ellen Taylor said...

Love this Shirley! I had to go shopping and get those rain droplets! Love the design and colors! I am sure you have just sold a ton of these stamps! Have a happy Sunday my friend!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Love the stamps of the waterdrops Shirley...they are brilliant on your creation! The fairies look so wel on the colourful background...lovely!

greetings, Alie :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirley. Beautiful card. The water droplet stamp is fab. So useful. Really like that. Have a wonderful creative week.
Regards Florence x

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
What a very very beautiful card! This is gorgeous with those great blue, green and orange colours, terrific background! Love it with the flowers there, and yes what a very sweet faerie, she is so lovely! The droplets are indeed great, nice effect! I like the sound of how you painted the faerie, very delicate work and looks great! Well done!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! This looks like the garden fairy is swimming thru her garden, Shirley! She looks amazing with those brilliant hues and fabulously created background! So pretty.

cparsons said...

Shirley, I hereby christen you, The Queen of Faeries! You do the most amazing things with them and those Dylusions Inks... you're making me want them!!

Unknown said...

What a stunning card. So lovely. I like your coloring and that image is so beautiful. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic Card, which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne Spikmans - Van Bruggen said...

Thank you so much for hopping by and leaving a comment on my blog! Love your stamping art! How beautiful!!
Many greetings, Yvonne

Loli said...

Hola Shirley, thank you for your kind comment:D is very nice to see you every week on my blog.
Oooh shirley these Water Droplets are fabulous, the effect is amazing!i love it!!! and your fairy is delicious, perfect composition...the fairy of water sound like a tale:D, as every week you're the queen of ink backgrounds.:D
A warm hug from Palma

Bonnie said...

Those water drops look 3D! What a fantastic stamp! Love how you did the background and colored the little faerie too!

Shannon White said...

Wow! So Pretty Shirley! Love the combo of stamps and I agree those water drops do look 3D! Just Fabulous!


Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card those water droplets are amazing!

Thanks so much for entering our Autumn colours challenge this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

craftystamper said...

This is beautiful. It looks like the fairy is dancing in the dew of the morning. Stunning.