Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Miracle of Spring Flowers

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well !

I have a couple of cards today featuring stamp designs by Chocolate Baroque.   The pretty flower, Winter Aconite (normally yellow), is another stamp from the new Spring is in the Air set.

I've used a quote from the Loving Sentiments set -  it is a miracle to see flowers & plants come back to life each Spring.  


I started with water colour paper and Dylusions Inks (blue, turquoise, green & purple), sprayed with water, blotted with a paper towel roll and dried with my heat gun.  I blotted the ink away using water on the flowers & ground then coloured using Dylusions Inks with a small water barrel brush. 

I stamped the delicate Flourish Tree from the new Fantasy Woodland Set to add the flourish design around the border with Peacock Feathers DI.   Designs by my talented team mates at the Chocolate Baroque DT inspired me to use the tree as a Flourish.  

I used Picked Raspberry & Salty Ocean Distress Inks around the sentiment.  The die is Spellbinder S4-143. 





I used the pretty Tulip from the Spring is in the Air set to create these simple note cards below:


I coloured the Tulips with my Tombows and the lacy frame is from Spellbinder S5-090

I'm looking forward to Spring and flowers coming up, but we still have a lot of snow and freezing temperatures here.

Thanks for your visit & have a great day!
Shirley

23 comments:

  1. wow Shirley you did it again,I really love both your cards very much, so pretty, I really want every stampset of CB but of course my budget doesn't allow me to have everything, but really beautiful background, beautiful colors , and the simple cards are very lovely too!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  2. All of the cards are so beautiful and your colouring of the images is amazing.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Love the flowers and various greencolors on the background of the first card. The note cards are so elegant! The warm colors are so beautiful... Have a nice Sunday, Gerrina

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  4. oh my gosh.. this is the spring feeling for me in midwinter today! I love this designs Shirley! GREAT!

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  5. These are gorgeous Shirley, I love the colours you've used in the top one, and the touch of stickles. The tulip cards are lovely and would make a lovely set in a box, for a gift. I'm glad to say the sun is out here today and giving the feel of spring, it's a shame about the chill in the air that goes with it.

    Sue x

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  6. gorgeous creation! love the quote on the first one! Have a nice sunday!
    Greetings Karin x

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  7. These look absolutely splendid & I love your colouring of the tulips with the sponging to surround it. The little aconites look superb - I was just thinking about colouring yesterday & it dawned on me that we don't have to paint them in exactly the real colours; it was such a freeing thought which you've really helped to consolidate in my head. I love the way you created the ground for the aconites & your little metal embellishments are so pretty with the sentiment. I'm getting a real desire to stamp some crocus images - it's starting to feel like spring here in the Beacons.
    Paula (PEP)

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  8. Love this scene and the beautiful winter aconite Shirley. Marvelous colors and combi.
    lovely greet
    Marja

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  9. Oh these are superb Shirley the colours are fantastic and thank goodness our snow has finally gone and hopefully we can look forward to some decent weather now huggles hun Sue J x

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  10. Very pretty card and note card sets Shirley!
    Love the colors as always....

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  11. Really pretty notelet cards shirley, and the colours on your spring flowers card are vibrant and make you think of spring. Dee x

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  12. Hi Shirley, hope you're having a good weekend. These cards are gorgeous, lovely vibrant colours and your colouring is beautiful.
    Claire xx

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  13. Both cards are gorgeous, but my top pick is the top card. Love what you can do with water colours. Mine never look that amazing. Gorgeous!

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  14. You are a Master with these Dylusions inks. Such a beautiful card, and I loved your tulip notecards. That S/Binder rectangle was the perfect accent & color ot compliment your cheery tulips. TFS

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  15. Shirley, that is one of my favorite sentiments! And your flowers make me happy - you know how I mentioned that our winter weather has been like our Spring weather? Everything is blooming months ahead of time? Tonight we are already below freezing and it is not even 11PM yet. A hard freeze. Our yard and all the pots are covered with quilts and blankets. The plants need to be protected, like your pretty cards! I especially LOVE the single tulip - it is a GORGEOUS card!

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  16. Beautiful work!!! Love seeing the Dylusions used, so inspiring and the colors you did are outstanding...love your projects!!

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  17. Ah Spring - what a concept in February. Am looking for that event to happen. Your card is gorgeous as usual.

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  18. these are both beautifully done shirley! i love the colours and background stamping on the first one and the CAS layout of the second with the vibrant colours. we were supposed to get an early spring weren't we?!
    linda

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  19. Mmmm, yeah, no, not "simple" note cards, Shirley. Simple note cards would be the ones I make with a stamped "D" (not even embossed) on the front. Your's are more like what you would see in a museum gift shop. I'm just sayin'.

    Same with your spring flowers card! And that sentiment? How wonderful is that?!

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  20. I love these gorgeous tulips, Shirley! Wonderful set of notecards! And the first card is another awesome Shirley card!

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  21. Beautiful colours and beautiful card Shirley! xx

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  22. Hi Shirley! What a beautiful spring card! Such pretty flowers and terrific colours! Great stamp! Love the background very much and the setiment is great and so true! Well done!
    Warm greetngs, Marlene

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  23. Wunderschöne Frühlingskarten, liebe Shirley!

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Your kind comments are always appreciated !