Thursday, October 04, 2012

Fall colours with Acorn Faerie & Leaves by Ryn

Good Morning !   I hope your week is going well.    Fall has arrived here bringing gorgeous colours !

I received more beautiful stamps from Designs by Ryn to work with.   Her stamps are high quality & deeply etched which gives crisp images every time.    They are also great to use with other mediums besides ink & paper.    Visit Ryn's Website or Facebook Page for information and/or inspiration using her stamps.

The first card below features her Acorn Faerie who is so adorable with her leaf dress & wings and the sweet squirrel handing up an acorn top for her hat.   I also used some of Ryn's awesome leaf designs that can be used to create texture on backgrounds.

Update Friday, Oct 5th.   Miranda of Miracle Art Inspirations has just posted a gorgeous card using Ryn's Dancing Faerie set.   Miranda who is Guest Designing for Ryn is a talented artist, & card designer.  You won't be disappointed if you take time for a visit at her Blog to see her beautiful work.  Also if you get a chance, hop over to Eileen's Blog who also designs for Ryn to check out her beautiful work as well !

I'm entering this card into the following two Challenges:

The background was created with Dylusions Inks (brown, red, orange, yellow) and then over stamped using Ryn's Forest Floor CM-F12 Stamp and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I embossed Acorn Faerie CM-M12 with Brown on Watercolour paper.   I coloured her with Tombow markers and edged around the die cut with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I added holograph glitter on her leaves & shoes.     I layered on cardstock as show and added ribbon & a leaf charm.  

Spellbinder DieS4-347 Labels Twenty-three.

The next card below was created with both Mulberry Leaf CM-F8 and Forest Floor 1, CM-F12 stamps.   The sentiment is from Impression Obsession - C3534 All Seasons which pretty much describes how I feel about Autumn :)

I used Dylusions Inks again for the background, this time with Green, Orange & Red.   I over stamped the background using the two leaf stamps & Vintage Photo Distress Ink.     I embossed the sentiment with brown and blended Spiced Marmalade & Aged Mahogany Distress Inks around it.   I used Vintage Photo on the green Die cut label.  Orange rhinestones & red ribbon are the finishing touches.

Spellbinder Die S4-202 Deckled Rectangles Large

Well that's all for today !   Thanks for your visit & enjoy the rest of your week.  



Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely cards Shirley~ Both have their own style and love the way you do those backgrounds... You are an expert to it.... The colors are really pretty too.
Enjoy your lovely day~

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Shirley, I love the backgrounds that you've created and have added the forest floor stamp to my wish list, it's gorgeous. I love the colours you've used, the reds, greens and browns, the trees here are just beginning to turn.

I still have the Dylusion sprays on my wish list, but as I have some from another company they are not a priority at the moment. Hope you are having a good week.

Sue x

Kim Henkel Creations said...

Hello Shirley... what beautiful cards you have created. I too love the backgrounds, the colours are some of my favourites! Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit!

Karin said...

wow they are gorgeous, i especially like the second one! And the colors are beautiful as well. Have a nice day!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Shirley, these two cards are gorgeous!!! They so remind me of the Fall which I'm soaking up as well :) You made gorgeous backgrounds with Forest Floor 1 and Mulberry Leaf and I love your colouring job on Acorn Faerie. You framed her beautifully! LOVE your work!!!

Ryn Tanaka said...

P.S. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Waw Shirley, I really love this two cards, I especially love the automn colours , you made the background so beautifull,wonderfull!!!


Zoe said...

Two fabulous cards Shirley, I love Ryns stamps too, and have a few! Thank you for entering our very first challenge creative moments network challenge good luck Hun xx Zoe DT xxx

brenda said...

A really unusual image Shirley, but it's a beautiful lush autumnal coloured background that really does it for me.

B x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Woww what a great backgrounds, Shirley...amazing colours, real autumn feel!

greetings, Alie :-)

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, two great Fall cards, beautiful colours! I love Fall and the colours of it.......the Acorn fairie is a beautie! Tou made two lovely cards with those leaves, great job!I am working with a 'similar' project...soon to show.......warm greet Mirandaxx

Sue said...

Hi Shirley these cards are stunning! Love the colours ....gorgeous huggles hun xxx

Ellen Taylor said...

Sweet fall fairy image! The touch of sparkle and the colors~A perfect fall card! Love the earthy background and the beautiful sentiment on the second card!!~Two fab cards Shirley! We escaped the snow~YES!!! Hope the weather is still nice there and you can enjoy fall! Have a great day!

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

Wow Shirley, awesome cards both. The fairy is so lovely and the autumn card beautiful. Here it is raining and taining, really autumn. Brr.
Lovey greet and have a nice weekend
Big hug Marja

Anonymous said...

Stunning cards Shirley. That is a great fairy image. Love how you have created the backgrounds. Happy Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful weekend.
Regards Florence x

Donna Ellis said...

More richly-colored card designs, Shirley. They are beautiful. The acorn fairy is darling with her little oak wings. What an imagination the image artist has, and what a vivid portrayal of nature in your card thru your choice of colors and textures!

Shannon White said...

Wow!! I am So loving all the Rich Fall colors here Shirley!! And the fairy image on your first one is so Pretty! 8-) Just Wonderful cards Lady! 8-)


Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love the backgrounds with the brilliant coloring, both cards are unique and so beautiful, I'm excited.
Hugs Anja

G Peplow said...

HI Shirley, Two beautiful and very colourful cards, I love them both!! Those Dylusion inks are fab aren't they LOL Hugs Gay
Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your weekend, hugs Gay xx


Two amazing cards and fabulous Autumnal colours. Gorgeous inking as always Shirley - I love visiting your blog to get my daily "colour fix"!
Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebrations this weekend - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

PS: Congratulations on winning a Perfect Pinkie badge at ITP with your embossed card last week.

Bonnie said...

What gorgeous Fall backgrounds!

Barbara said...

Wow, love these both, but especially the 2nd one. Those colours are fab, I've had so much pleasure using similar ones this Autumn. (Your photos are beautiful too)
Barbara xx

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow both of these cards are so beautiful! Love the great Fall colours, they are so neat, and the acorn faerie is indeed just adorable with her very cute leaf dress, her neat wings and the very cute sqirrel handing up an acorn! You framed the first card so nicely, and just love that background! The second card is equally beautiful, very very nice and eye-catching with the red in there too! Love them! thanks for sharing again!
Warm greetings from Marlene :)