Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Celtic Stars, Ghost Stamping & an Award !

Hello everyone, Happy Wednesday !    

A couple of days ago I received the Honor of the Liebster Blog Award from Sue at OlliesMam.      Thank you Sue for thinking of me, I appreciate it !   I've been fortunate to receive this award a few times and have passed it on.  But if you have chance, please visit Sue's Blog to see her beautiful cards.  She is a sweet lady and is on the Design Team for Splodge Away (UK). 

I have another sample for Designs by Ryn using her Celtic Stars again.     This time I tried the Ghost Technique on the background.

I stamped one of the small Celtic Stars from the Celtic Star Set CM-C7 with white Colorbox Pigment Ink.   Next I blended Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry & Peacock Feathers Distress Inks over top and then rubbed the images with a paper towel.     We learned this technique at the Magenta workshop but we used Pigment inks and maybe they work a little better.     I don't have the small ink pads but maybe a sponge will work, will try next time !      I stamped over the background with the same star using Colorbox Harbor Pigment Ink.

I embossed the large Celtic Star 3 CM-C5 with black and sprayed green Dylusions ink to color.  I highlighted the star with pink Dylusions Ink using the fine tip Ranger water brush.    I used a small strip cut from the background under the star with black matting.  I have some nice bling in my stash which I used for a finishing touch.  You can see it better in the close-up below.   I also added some holograph glitter with a glue pen in the centres of the stars.  (which look like snowflakes don't they?)   Merry Christmas is from Penny Black 3900H.

So again these are not traditional colors for Christmas but they are fun.

If you have a chance, please stop by Miranda's and Eileen's Blogs, both with lots of inspiration,  who are also on Ryn's Design Team.

Thanks for your visit and hope to 'see' you again soon !
Have a great day,


Sophie said...

Grade sehe ich deine wundervolle Karte, liebe Shirley.
Es muss ja nicht immer das konventionelle Rot und Grün sein...
Ich finde die Farben sehr schön für eine Weihnachtskarte, mal was ganz anderes.
Mir gefällt's :-)

Ganz liebe Grüße

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Shirley, the colours you've used go so well together and make a beautiful background.

Sue x

Creations by Shirl said...

Another of your fantastic cards - pretty as can be with the color combos....

Sue said...

Ohhhh I love these colours Shirley right up my street! can you explain the ghost technique to me if you have time please ??? huggles hun xxx

Karin said...

another gorgeous card! Lovely colors and the stamp indeed looks like a snowflake! Groetjes Karin

froebelsternchen said...

fabulous colors.. amazing!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Amazing colours Shirley and the stamp goes so well with it...nice creation!

greetings, Alie :-)

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great colourfull card!!!I love your colours and the stars!!


Julia S-W said...

Shirley you are so good at these gorgeous backgrounds - you need to give me some lessons! I love how you've taken non traditional colours and made them into a beautiful Christmas creation. Love it!

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Beautiful card and on your blog I am a follower now. Janny

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley
Again such a wonderfull celtic star. And you made this georgious card with such a nice colours and backgr.
The Magenta cards are unbelievable , so nice.
You made a lot hé. If you come here can you teach me the ghost tecnique? "groetjes" xoxo Saakje

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

He is so fabulous again Shirley. Beautiful colors and design. love it.
Lovely greet and big hug

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, you have such a way with colors and backgrounds - they are always soothing and heartwarming, in addition to being beautiful. Soul-full. Gorgeous card. Never would I have considered that green with the other colors, and yet, it pops everything out so incredibly! (((hugs)))

Ellen Taylor said...

A gorgeous glowing background to showcase that fabulous stamp Shirley! The colors are AMAZING! Happy Friday!!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, I love what you have been doing with the Celtic themed stamps! You've made them look like snowflakes. I hadn't even thought of that :) The colours are a fun combination in this one too. xoxo

craftystamper said...

Love your card Shirley. Have a great weekend

Ina G said...

I love non traditional Christmas card and this is so so pretty.

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
This is a very very pretty Christmas card! Such a beautiful colour combination, I really like it! Nice work on that background with this fun-sounding ghost technique! Neat effect! Such pretty stars! I really love the big star in the middle, you made it so pretty with the green, and just love that bling on it! Very nice!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)