Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fantasy Trees

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  We've been shoveling out from under a ton of snow, it's very pretty now that it isn't storming and blowing.     

I have a card today featuring one of the many tree designs from Chocolate Baroque's beautiful new Fantasy Woodland set.    The number of stamps included in this set provides so many possibilities for designing, I've had a great time 'playing' with them.


I used Dylusions Inks to create the background & stamped the pretty flourish from CB's New England Winter in two of the corners.  'Thanks' is from CB's Pretty Poppies.

I used Pan Pastels (which are not as pale as the photo shows) to colour the flowering trees & the image background.   I added half pearls and rhinestones in the flower centers.   The die used around the image is Spellbinder S5-015.

Here is a look a the fabulous Fantasy Woodland set - the tree designs are whimsical, they are a fantasy!

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

23 comments:

Felicie said...

Your card is so beautiful Shirley.I love the colour combination.
Greetings
Felicie

craftimamma said...

This is lovely Shirley. Gorgeous colours and the CB corner flourishes are always so pretty and provide a beautiful backdrop for their other images. These new trees are really unusual and I bet you're having fun working with them.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

Argh, Mr Blogger is being naughty and hasn't published my comment. I will try again, lol!

Your card is absolutely beautiful Shirley. These unusual trees and lovely and I bet you are having such fun playing with them. I love how you coloured the image and your background as always is perfect. CB do some beautiful corner stamps and they are so useful for adding that extra something special to finish off a card.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Marijke said...

this is just a beautiful card Shirley, love the colors you used and aren't the great, the new stamps of chocolate baroque?

Karin said...

beautiful card and lovely colors! Have a nice sunday!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is really gorgeous Shirley, I love the vibrant background, then the paleness of the image. This is another set that I have cut out and ready to go, just need the time to get crafting with them.

Hope your snow has stopped now.
Sue x

Gerrina said...

The stampset is one I liked for the forms, but wasn't sure what I could do with it. This card is a great inspiration! Love the bright background and the subtile coloring of the trees. ( Seeing this card makes me think that I have to go play with the Panpastels a lot further...) Overhere we had 5 cm of snow overnight, but the bright sun takes a lot of it away again... It is Carnaval here so in a few hours I'll be of traying to make colorfull pics! Have a good sunday, Gerrina

Paula (PEP) said...

The way you have used the softer purples in the trees echoes the background beautifully & again your matting provides a lovely frame. The positioning of those corner flourishes is terrific with the image panel & like the way our ribbon adds some warm gold to the whole - somehow bringing out the warmth of the purple background. The gems are beautiful on the trees & I particularly like the way they help to emphasize the stylized roundness of the trees.
Paula (PEP)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great stamps Shirley and what a great use of colours...woww....

Nice Sunday, Alie :-)

SUE said...

Another yummy card Shirley! I saw on our tv news parts of Canada and how much snow they had got wow I thought ours was bad enough hugs hun stay safe and warm Sue xxxx

Bonnie said...

What pretty trees with the pearls to match the background!

RosC said...

Hi Shirley,
I saw this Fantasy Woodland set in the Chokky Baroque newsletter. You've done very pretty design work with the trees I think. I have a 'deckled edge' cutter which has been buried for a while and you've used it well here.
And thank you for your lovely comment about the wedding card. The wedding was fun, and the dark pink/pale pink theme carried through to the garden arbor decorations and the cake. I'll have some feedback about the card later on no doubt.
Enjoy the new week,
Ros.

Ellen said...

Those really are fun trees Shirley! Love the color combo and the pearls are fantastic!! Have a fab day!
Hugs
Ellen

friemelchen said...

Die Farben und Motive sind ein Traum, fantastisch gemacht!
lg Uli

alix said...

Your card is beautiful, shirley , just like the one with the butterfly and the zentangle ! Those dylusions inks are gorgeous !,
Warm greetings , alix

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful creation, love the color combi and the fancyful trees.
xox Anja

SanDee F said...

Absolutely marvelous - wonderful colours - outstandig card creation - just fantastic! XO SanDee1899

http://www.sandee1899.blogspot.com

Bianca said...

This is a beauty! The combination of colours are beautiful, purple and green.

greetings Bianca

Donna Ellis said...

Gosh, Shirley - the stamps from Chocolate Baroque are perfect for your colorful fancies, aren't they? With amazing colors and fantastic backgrounds, these marvelous images are so special - true works of art. Thanks for always inspiring me.

linda said...

the colours and background are just beautiful and i love your elegant bow! my LSS has dylusions on order so i have to wait a bit to get inky with them.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have made a dreamy fairy landscape with those colorful trees, Shirley! I imagine you are going to come up with oodles of amazing layouts for this fun set!! (Glad you aren't snowed in and the wind has died down!)

Bärbel said...

Es ist großartig, was Sie für wunderbare Karten mit diesen Stempeln gestalten, auch diese Karte ist wunderschön!

Shannon White said...

Wow!! Just Beautiful and Dreamy Shirley!! Like stepping into a Fairy tale! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon