Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dream It - FYI #38

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the week.   It keeps getting colder here... minus 25 Celsius this morning... brrrrrr.... but we did see some sunshine ! 

I created this card for Designs by Ryn.    When I was working on the background, the photo from the For Your Inspiration Challenge Site came to my mind.    The photo for this challenge (see bottom of post) is beautiful and features vibrant oranges so I'm joining in !    The Design Team had been on a hiatus for a while, but they started back this month with their wonderful designs inspired by gorgeous photos.  


I love Ryn's Starfish Set, the texture on the design is awesome.   I also used her popular Water Droplets and the wonderful quote is from Chocolate Baroque's Words of Inspiration set.   

The background & Starfish were sprayed with Dylusions Ink.   I inked over the background using Distress Inks & stencils.   I used Black Stazon Ink for the stamping with the exception of the gold embossing under the starfish.  I used a white Gel Pen for the highlight on the water droplets and added Star Dust Stickles to the starfish.

And below is the beautiful Inspiration Photo.


If you have a chance, please drop by Miranda's and Eileen's Blogs, both with lots of inspiration,  who are also on Ryn's Design Team.   Also Ryn's Facebook page is full of ideas using her stamps.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day !
Shirley

31 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

wow Shirley, your creation become more and more special I really love these colours andI love the image too!! great foto to get your inspiration!!

Greetings
Maria

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Ohhh I love those waterdrops stamps!!!! Shirley whart a great stamping and the colours are so warm and intense...great card!

greetings, Alie :-)

Sue said...

This is so scrummy Shirley gorgeous vibrant colours! I didnt realise the stamps I used for the card I did were Chocolate Baroque, I was kindly given lots of stamps by a lady that was having a clear out!!! I will have to check my stash now to see if anymore are Baroque stamps :))) hugs hun xxxx

Karin said...

this is gorgeous, love the colors and the stamps! Greetings Karin

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW wonderful background and the fiery red colors are a fascinating feast for the eyes.Really a masterpiece.

Barbara said...

Oh, this is fabulous....love the background colours and those stamps from Ryn always look good x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, I love this Shirley, such warm vibrant colours, it really goes well with FYI challenge this week too. I'm typing this while the weather forecast is on, and they are forecasting more snow here, with temps of -4c, I suppose we should count ourselves lucky, we could have it as cold as you.

Hope you're having a great week.

Sue x

Janny said...

what a lovely card. fabulous. Janny

RosC said...

Hi Shirley,
Thank you for leaving a lovely comment for me. I do appreciate your visits and I'm also inspired by this sea star design. Wonderful colours and the stamps are beautiful.
Maybe we could do a weather exchange...although really, the easiest thing to do would be to stop gouging coal out of the earth and a few similar measures. Is it easy to stop being greedy? I despair of my corporate and government countrymen.
Gotta keep smiling, don't we.
Keep warm,
Ros.

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely AMAZING!!! LOVE the gorgeous sea stars--this is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at FYI! If you have time, I'd love it if you'd come play along at Inkspirational as well! HUGS and have a happy rest of your week! :)

Felicie said...

This card is absolutely amazing.The background is so beautiful,I love the colours.
Greetings
Felicie

Miranda said...

Lovely card teamie, we must have been on the same vibe, because I am also working with similar colours 'on my project'.......love the starfish and the water droplets are as always gorgeous!
warm greet, Mirandaxx

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

Great Shirley, such a warm colors and fantastic stamps. Love it.
lovely greet and hug Marja

Paula (PEP) said...

You certainly captured the essence of that photo - amazing & I love how you transformed it into an underwater scene. I cannot get over how those patches of light from the photo turned into stamped water drops.
A real beauty this one.
Paula (PEP)

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! What a beautiful inspirational piece, and wonderful colors captured from Mother Nature. The starfish look fabulous against your brilliant background. I especially like the gold embossed images behind them. You always come up with new ideas of using techniques that look classy together! ((warm hugs))

Sophie said...

Oh, Shirley, was für eine fantastische ausdrucks-starke Karte ist das wieder.
Ich fühle mich richtig wohl, wenn ich mir dein Werk betrachte.

Umarmung xx

Bianca said...

Hello Shirley,

Wow what a beautiful card, the raindrop stamp is so beautiful!! The combination of colours are so beautiful.

greetings Bianca

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Another stunning card Shirley - Ryn's Water Droplets image is out of this world - so different, and so realistic. Love how you combined it with the starfish and those glorious inky colours. Fabulous!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Craftystamper said...

Very colorful background. Stay warm in this cold weather.

Nan G said...

Very striking! And inspiring so I bought the water droplets and the starfish.

judith@poppy cottage said...

A lovely bright card Shirley, using a favourite sentiment of mine. Fabulous background, I do love water droplets, it's such an effective stamp. Inspiring work as always,hugs,Judith xx

ALIX said...

Wow Shirley, what a vibratios on this card, beautiful!
Warm greetings, Alix

Karen Haman said...

Very cool card - that background is awesome! Thanks for joining us at For Your Inspiration!

Bonnie said...

The pink and orange together are wonderful, Shirley! So vibrant!

linda said...

gorgeous! i love the vibrant colours and your backgrounds; i don't make them as often as i should. i just linked to your tutorial; it's a great step by step.

dstandard said...

This is just beautiful - love what you have created here! Thanks for playing at FYI!

Ryn Tanaka said...

You are getting such lovely comments Shirley! I am so happy for you!!! Your work deserves to get out there and to be recognized. LOVE this card! The colours are so rich and the combination of Starfish Set and Water Droplets works really well! Thank you for continuing to make such beautiful cards with my stamps! Biggest of hugs :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous use of rain gems! Lovely background~ Thanks for joining in with FYI!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley! WOW WOW! I LOVE this card! These colours are some of my favourites so I really enjoyed how this caught my eye! I could not stop looking at it, sooo beautifully vibrant! Great stamps from Ryn, pretty starfish! Love the colour choices, and the technique is great! The water droplets look so real too, esp the way you coloured them! Love the touch of pink in the background too, good blend! Excellent card! Big thanks for sharing!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Michelle said...

Wow, Shirley! This is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Deanna said...

Amazing card love the star fish and such a fun backdrop with the water drops. A really cool card!~hugs Deanna