Sunday, October 28, 2012

Heart of Lights

Hi everyone !   I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  We 'enjoyed' a lot of dreary, rainy weather with more to come.

I'm back already with another Christmas card created with Designs by Ryn's stamps.    I've used her very cool Heart of Lights for this one.    I think this design is also amazing as she hand-drew the Light "wires" into a Celtic Heart !  Brilliant !

The background was again created using the wonderfully vibrant Dylusions Inks.   I hope these bottles never run out as I'm using them a lot !  I'm trying to 'mop' the excess on my craft mat onto random sheets of Watercolour paper to use for other backgrounds or tags.

For this card I used, Lime, Green, Peacock & Pink Inks.   I used the Circle Explosion (TCW278S) stencil with the 'ghost' technique.  It is like a ghost as you can barely see it, but the effect is there.  I have a lot of stencils (already) but I gravitate to the same ones.  

I stamped & embossed the heart & the quote (Impression Obsession C3505 Miracle) with black.   I coloured the lights with Pink Dylusion Ink and my handy Ranger detail water barrel brush.  I used a silver glitter gel pen to highlight the 'wires' of the heart.     I added holograph glitter to the lights and then glossy accents over each one which added sparkly dimension which you can see on the close-up below.   I also used some pink holograph glitter border stickers from  my 'sticker-stash' as they 'matched' the lights.  

And if you get a chance, stop by Eileen's and Miranda's Blogs who also design for Ryn and always have beautiful creations posted.    Ryn's Face Book Page also has a great gallery of Inspiration !  

Well that's it for today.   Thanks for your visit and enjoy your week!


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Shriley, I love the vibrancy of the Dylusion sprays, and another lovely stamp by Ryn. I love the colours you've used together for this one.

Thing are getting less hectic here now, hopefully it will not be long before I manage to get crafting again.

Sue x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Splashing background Shirley...and a gorgeous stamp!

greetings, Alie :-)

brenda said...

Same dreary weather here Shirley, plus overnight frosts as well. I figure we are getting spin off from that hurricane, fretting about that as well as eldest daughter's in NY on a school trip (she's one of the teachers, not pupils).

A lovely blend of colours again on your card, I always love this sort of work as you never know exactly what you are going to end up with.

B x

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, great background and colours also a perfect match this heart with that quote! Amazing drawing of Ryn these designs!Great job and from here a warm greet, Mirandaxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautifull background did you create here Shirley, I love your card!!


Sue said...

Gorgeous colours on this card Shirley its beautiful..same dreary weather here too lol winter has so arrived early huggles hun xxxxxxx

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

Beautiful background Shirley and a beautiful card.
Lovely greet and hug

Kim Henkel Creations said...

Beautiful cards Shirley! and I hope the rain stops for you soon!

Donna Ellis said...

What a clever idea for a heart - and really vibrant Christmasy colors - very festive, Shirley!

craftystamper said...

Love the concept of the heart of lights. Again, you did a wonderful job with the background, and the stamped image fits into it perfectly. A beautiful job. Hope we all get through this week of rain!

Karin said...

fabulous card! beautiful colors and a gorgeous stamp! Have a nice week!
Groetjes Karin

Ellen Taylor said...

fabulous Celtic heart image! A smashing background as always Shirley! Way to get the most out of your supplies!! So sorry it raining there! At least you don't have to shovel it!~LOL Have a wonderful day my friend!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, love that vibrant background. Greens and reds but not your traditional Christmas selection. Love it! So glad that you enjoyed using that design. I had a lot of fun with designing that one :)Hugs! Ryn

Ellen Taylor said...

It never occurred to me that you might get hit with the major storm. Batten down the hatches girl and stay safe!

Bianca said...

Wow what a beautiful card!

groetjes Bianca

Shannon White said...

Wowie! So Lovely and Vibrant Shirley!! Love the Pretty twinkly light heart and your Fabulous BG too! 8-)


Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Brilliant background, love the fabulous color combination and texture.
Really a magical christmas card, dear Shirley.
xox Anja

Darnell said...

So pretty, Shirley! The glitter on the lights makes them look 3-D and amazingly real!!

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley. Great card with great colours. I love those Celtic stars.
And you are using Dylusion on a very pretty way
Not to much, just enough.
Thank you for sharing. "groetjes" Saakje

cparsons said...

Is that string of lights supposed to look like a Celtic design? I really like it and like how you used the image.