Friday, December 07, 2012

Harlequin Christmas

Hi everyone !  I hope you are having a great week during this busy time of year !

Chocolate Baroque is offering weekly specials and starting today it's for the beautiful Harlequin Christmas set.  This was my first Chocolate Baroque set and I still love it.  I'm posting a card that I recently created using one of the stamps which is definitely non-traditional Christmas colours.

I'm entering this card into the current challenge (#9) over at In the Pink as  Sylvia & Christine's theme is  "Gonna be a PINK Christmas" !


I created the background with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink using the Acrylic Block technique (Simply add DI ink to an acrylic block used for cling stamps and spritz with water and 'smoosh' onto your background.  Keep adding ink until you are happy -  it's fun to combine colours).     I stamped the mistletoe fragment background stamp from the  Pears & Bauble set with Smokey Grey Versafine Ink.  I highlighted the berries with a glitter gel pen.

I stamped the main image from the Harlequin Christmas set with Black Stazon Ink and coloured with my Prisma Pencils.  I added glossy accents to the tops of the buildings.   I also added holograph glitter here & there but hard to see in the photo. 

And here are a few 'archived' cards using the Harlequin set.  I posted a couple of these on my blog late last year.  


And below is the Harlequin Christmas set:


Thanks for your visit and have a great day !
Shirley

33 comments:

Paula (PEP) said...

Superb with the colouring of the little scene with your Prismas & I love the way you highlighted certain parts of the background in white. My favourite from your archives is the bottom one - the way you have echoed the main scene panel with the matching bauble scene is a super piece of designing when matted as you have.
We have icy rain & wet here in the Beacons so hope it's brighter where you are.
Paula (PEP)

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, what an AMAZING stamp set. I need to remember this one - unique, incredible, gorgeous, of course, a lot has to do with the way you are featuring it. I really need this set. Hopping over to check out the price and shipping LOL Thanks for sharing a great collection of cards with this set! ((hugs))

Creations by Shirl said...

Stunning, great stamp set and both of your cards are gorgeous....
Enjoy our Friday and crafty weekend!

brenda said...

I seem to think I've already seen these cards Shirley and have been admiring them. You've showcased the harlequins stamps so well.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Karin said...

Gorgeous creations, all of them! Love the warm colors too! Have a nice weekend! Greetings Karin

sassy said...

what a superb cards great images love those vibrant colours just perfect and papers go with all your work brilliantly hugs sassy xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow Shirley that first card is certainly pink, but somehow it works perfectly. The other three cards are beautiful as well.

Sue x

Gerrina said...

Lovely cards and I do like non-traditional a lot (made some myself and more to come...), so I think the pink card is stunning! Have a nice weekend, Gerrina

Patricia said...

Good evening found you from In The Pink.
WOW!! I love what you have done with the Stamps.
I am not really a stamper but I could certainly be swayed after seeing there.

Patricia

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my GOSH!


AWESOME CARDS Shirley! WOW!

have a nice weekend!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...


Wow Shirley - those colours are delicious and the scene really "pops" from the screen. Your inking technique works wonders on the background, and I love the beautiful roof-tops with the glossy accents. Great work as always, and thank you for joining us again at ITP.
Hugs, Sylvia x
PS: Congrats. on your CB DT!

Craftystamper said...

Great card and definitely non traditional colours - but I love it. Have a wonderful weekend.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow, wow, wow, Shirley, I really , really love those cards al lot! It's trough it is a wonderful set!!!

Greetings
Maria

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great cards Shirley,..I especially love the last one, great colours!

have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

Angelica said...

My new favorite christmas colors!!!
Love the last one....so cool that the ornament is stamped with the same motif!!

Kathleen said...

A fabulous set of cards, I may need to see if the stamp set is still available. Love them.
Thanks so much for your comment.

Kath x

Nora MacPhail said...

Wonderful darks with lots of hot pinks and bright colours! The palette you chose looks great. Happy Painting.

Sophie said...

Ein Traum, liebe Shirley.
Du hast von dieser Stempel-Platte so wunderbare Ergebnisse gestaltet, das ich nur staunen kann.
Die ausgewählten Farben und Stempel sind herrlich kombiniert.

Ich wünsche dir einen wunderschönen 2. Advent
liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

Christine L said...

Oooh you have been busy!! All your cards are stunning... but I particularly love the pinkie that you've entered in our challenge. Fab use of the DI's as background... think I may enjoy having a go at that technique.... and I love the main image and the way you've used the glossy accents to highlight.

Thanks for sharing with us at In the Pink... hope to see you here again soon!

Hugs
Christine x

friemelchen said...

Genial, das sind so wunderschöne Karten, die Motive so toll verarbeitet und die Farben, ich bin ganz begeistert!!!
lg Uli

Ellen said...

Wowza Shirley! Love the Russian scene and those glossy rooftops! Love the green with the pink! It pops so much it looks like neon! Fab work oh mighty crafty one!
Hugs,
Ellen

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley,
Just such a beautiful cards. Specially the one with the mosque scene. Bright colors and so different for a Xmas card. I love it.
"lieve groetjes" Saakje

Julia S-W said...

Shirley, what a gorgeous stamp plate! I love your non-traditional coloured card, it's stunning. The archived cards are all beautiful but the first one is my favourite with yet another of your amazing colour combinations - just gorgeous!
Have a good week.
Juliaxx

Sue said...

Oh wow Shirley absolutely stunning work!!!! huggles hun xxx I'm sorry I havent commented earlier been locked away doing DT work for SplodgeAway x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Here's me, speechless!

craftimamma said...

This is an awesome collection of cards Shirley. My absolute favourite is the last one because I loved the echo of the image on the bauble and the beautiful colours. Your first card using the new stamps is a stunner.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Shannon White said...

Wowie Shirley!! These are all So Gorgeous! Such pretty patterns and images and a Fabulous collection of cards too! Love the Wonderful color combos! Don't think I could pick a favorite if I tried! Wow 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

All cards are awesome creations. Beautiful stamped, colored and combined, as always:-)

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow what a terrific card! So beautiful and wonderfully vibrant with the pink! That looks really great! Very pretty mistletoe fragment background, and nice touch with the gel pen too! Great colouring in the scene, I really love this card, nice work! Your other cards are so pretty too, what a fun stamp set! :)
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Bonnie said...

You have certainly made some beautiful cards with this set, Shirley!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! Just love them. Well done!

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the pink one.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What a wonderful collection of fabulous designed cards, you have used a great stamp set!The last card is my favorit.
I wish you a happy weekend,
big hugs Anja