Wednesday, December 05, 2012

A Stylized Tree that is published !

Hello everyone -  I hope your week is going well.   It's snowing here this morning which actually looks pretty.  But it's brrrrrrrrrrrrr cold.   

More excitement for me this week !    One of my card designs was published in the Canadian Scrapbookers Basics, Volumne 6, Magazine that was released on December 1st.   This magazine covers stamping techniques by Cathie Allen, it's an excellent reference and my design is printed in the Stamp Smoosh  section.   

This is the card using Design by Ryn and Impression Obsession Stamps.  

The background was created using Pool & Sugarberry Smooch Inks.  If you would like information on creating Smooch Ink backgrounds, I have a Tutorial at this Post.

I over-stamped the background with the small tree from Ryn's Stylized Tree Set with Colorbox  Boysenberry Pigment ink and then stamped again using Ryn's Snowflakes (hard to see in the photo) with Brilliance Platinum Ink randomly over the background.

The large tree from Ryn's Stylized Tree Set was stamped with Boysenberry and embossed with clear.  I cut it out, blended more Pool Smooch Ink around and created a mat behind it.   Christmas Magic B3585 is from Impression Obsession.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !


  1. Congratulations dear Shirley. The idea is grandiose to use a brush as christmas tree, really unique and fabolous!Love the coloring too.
    xox Anja

  2. Gorgeous work again Shirley and well done on getting published, it always gives you kick doesn't it.

    Sounds like it's rather chilly there, keep warm.

    B x

  3. Corgatulations again Shirley, you seem to be having a wonderful week. You deserve it, this is a wonderful card, I love the colours, and the tree is beautiful. I feel cold just thinking about your snow, we had a bit of sleet here, but nothing that laid.

    Hope your week continues to be a good one.
    Sue x

  4. Love the background! The tutorial was great(now find some time to practice myself...) Congrats on getting published! Greetings, Gerrina

  5. Lovely purple's and that background is stunning!

  6. Your multiple matting is so effective & I love the way that white layer just makes the rest even more vibrant.
    Congratulations on being published too.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. congratulations on being published, its a gorgeous card! Groetjes Karin

  8. wow great -congrats Shirley!


  9. Hey Shirley, your work SO deserves to be published! Congratulations :) This is a beautiful card!!! xoxo

  10. Hi Shirley, great 'smooshy' background! Is that a proper word, LOL, but I think you understand me.... Congrats on your publication, you deserve it and then more people can enjoy your work! warm greet Mirandaxx

  11. Woooo! Another amazing piece of art from Shirley's Place - just love your vibrant hues and happy colors. The custom background is gorgeous, of course, and I love the tree image! Snowing, huh? BRRRR does not cover it! We are unseasonably warm. It is 5:15 and 70. We hit 79 today. I am NOT complaining. After the hot, humid summer, we love our less humid, cooler months! I took photos of my Christmas cactus to share with you - maybe tomorrow. xox

  12. I'm so tickled for you, Shirley! How marvelous to be published and how wonderful for the magazine, too. They must have been delighted to receive this stunning entry!!

    Sounds like you might have a beautiful white Christmas?! I couldn't believe when I heard someone say Christmas is two and a half weeks away. I mean, you know it, right, but sort of like an idiot, you don't really look ahead when you glance at the calendar. (Like a dog won't make eye contact after it's been naughty?) And then someone had to go and put it INTO WORDS. Aaacckk. It can't be that soon ...

  13. Hey, shirley, congrats with your publication, I really love the colours of your card!!! So more and more people will love you and your wonderfull creations!!


  14. Hi Shirley.
    How nice is this card!! this is such a special tree.
    I love the smooch-coloured background.
    Congrats with the publishing in that magazine.
    We have a bit snow and the forecast is..a lot snow for tomorrow. Nice weather for a walk and then wine and making cards."lieve groetjes"

  15. Congratulations with the publication of this lovely card Shirley...well deserved!

    Enjoy...greetings, Alie :-)

  16. Gorgeously done and Congratulations for being recognized for doing such outstanding work!

  17. Wow, Shirley.
    Weihnachten in meinen Lieblingsfarben Violett.
    Die Karte ist traumhaft, so zart, wie von Elfen gemalt.

    Hab eine schönen Tag, viele Grüße aus der Kälte

  18. Die Farbe ist einfach fantastisch, dann der Hintergrund und die Gestaltung, grandios Shirley! Meinen Glückwunsch zur Veröffentlichung!
    lg Uli

  19. Way to go Shirley!!!!!!!!!!! Published! Better get you some Hollywood shades. I am not surprised because your work is so fabulous. Fantastic card to showcase your smoosh technique!!!! I am very happy for you!
    Hugs Ellen.
    Sorry to hear it brrrrring there. I have been freezing my patuty off since the beginning of October.

  20. Absolutely gorgeous background Shirley and an unusual 'tree' image. Well done on being published too.

    Lesley Xx


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