Sunday, November 25, 2012

Lace flowers & a Faerie

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying the weekend.    All week we enjoyed above seasonal temperatures and sunshine.  But we've had a change - strong winds brought in frosty weather this weekend, and we have light snow coming down !  Yikes I wasn't ready for snow !

I created this card that reminds me of summer using Designs by Ryn stamps.    I used Ryn's two beautiful Flower Lace stamps together with one of her Faeries from the Dancing Faerie Set.   I find it amazing that she hand drew the lace which looks like the 'real thing' when stamped as you can see below. .

The background was created by stamping Flower Lace 1 with Brilliance Platinum Planet Ink over dark purple card stock.  The light is catching the lace at the top so it appears lighter than the bottom, but it's not.

I stamped Flower Lace 2 using Colorbox Midnight & Boysenberry pigment inks, then embossed with clear and cut the flowers out.   The Faerie from the Dancing Faerie Set  was stamped with the Boysenberry Ink and embossed with clear.   I coloured her with Stargazer Micacolor paints.  Her skin is painted lightly which is difficult to see in the photo.  

The leaves are from a Crealies Die - CL CP 06 (actually creates a flower, but I've seen Miranda using them for leaves & I love them).  I also painted them with the same Micacolor paints which are beautiful, mica powder gives a shine that again you cannot see in the photo.

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 stopping by and enjoy your day !


  1. Eine unglaublich schöne Idee, liebe Shirley.
    Wie du das alles immer wieder so schön gestaltest, und dann diese herrliche Violett-Töne...
    ein Traum

    Umarmung xx

  2. Oh wow Shirley I love this card and the lace stamps are so gorgeous I will have to treat myself to some of her stamps hugs hun xxx

  3. fabulous stamps ... and gorgeous card you made with them Shirley! Wonderfu!

  4. A gorgeous card Shirley, the mixture of the lace and the faerie looks wonderful together.

    Sue x

  5. How very creative and beautiful, Shirley!! I really like the way you did the background and it really makes the main images pop! Thanks for stopping by to say hi on my blog too!

  6. Fantastic work Shirley. The lace is so beautiful. And of course the stamps of Ryn.
    Marvelous creation.
    lovely greet and hug

  7. a beautiful dreamy card! Have a nice and creative week! Greetings Karin

  8. Design and colors the beautiful lace flowers, all is so beautiful, I love that romantic creation.
    xox Anja

  9. Hey Shirley, love how you cut the flowers out of Flower Lace 2 to emphasize them. Also like how you've been using the individual faeries separately. Great card! Thank you! xoxoxo

  10. Gosh, it is hard to believe that Ryn hand drew the lace images! Wow! she is talented. The manner you used them in the background is amazing! Such a vibrant background to magically show off the fairy!

  11. Beautiful card!! I love the lace flowers!!

  12. I love you whimsey cards - thank you visiting my blog + for becoming my 100th member
    Kirstin x

  13. Hi Shirley, lovely Fairy card with the Lace!Yep those Crealies petals will do just fine for leaves mmm? have a nice day and hopefully not too much snow! It's getting also colder here ,so warm greet Mirandaxx

  14. Wow, Shirley, I thought this was bits of real lace! What a fantastic stamp!

  15. Waw, Shirley what a beautifull card, I love the colours and the lace, well done,


  16. Wowza! Gorgeous images and your colors just pop! Love that lace, as always you have created an inspiring and beautiful card!

  17. Hi Shirley! Beautiful card! The lace stamps look very real indeed! Very pretty! Nicely done stamped on the dark background and making the lace light, nice touch! The green leaves are really great, and look so nice popping out like that! Pretty flowers too and love the sweet faerie! She is so sweet and with pretty colours! Well done!
    Warm greetings, Marlene :)

  18. Soo Pretty Pretty Shirley! Love all the lacy flowers and lovely shades of purple! your little fairy is so Pretty too!



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