Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Floral Damask & colouring

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great week.

I've been inspired by the colouring of backgrounds by my talented team mates at the Chocolate Baroque Design Team using the new Big Bold Background stamps.    I also wanted to try Miranda's technique of stamping with white ink and then colouring over top with Pencils.   


I stamped the Floral Damask Background with Brilliance Moonlight White onto a sheet of Basic Grey paper that has a slight variance in the colour.   I decided to colour/highlight the centre portion of the Floral Damask design with my Prisma Pencils and left the rest to 'fade' out. 

Once I started to colour the detailed design of this beautiful image I fell in love with it a little more!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,


  1. Really beautiful piece and a great technique to use on the red background

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

  2. what an fantastic damask.. adorable card Shirley ..and the rose card below is lovely and beautiful too!

  3. It's a very effective technique Shirley and think I will go check it out on your links. The damask looks good in the rich colours.

    B x

  4. This is beautiful Shirley and looks so good with the lovely red background, the pattern looks great picked out with the white and black. I too am a great admirer of Mirandas technique of colouring over the white.

    Sue x

  5. The coloring worked perfect! A perfect elegant card! Warm greetings, Gerrina

  6. What awesome Shirley. It's really great work. Beautiul
    And I love your last one too. I missed him I believe.
    Lovely greet and big hug

  7. I absolutely love this technique. The fading out of the pattern is a lovely idea & this has become an extremely striking piece of artwork with your use of red, white & black. The white pearls & your base matting layer really exude an incredible glow. Amazingly I'm working on a white, black & red composition too - but using my much neglected Penny Black stamps for Brenda's celebration challenge.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. This is a very nice technique shirley , and I believe that it is a great fun to DO it!
    Gr alix

  9. A beautiful technique, lovely card! Have a great evening!

  10. OOOOoooh Shirley - it's always a pleasure to visit your blog and look at your wonderful artwork - this is another awesome creation, with the most delicious inkiness! Absolutely beautiful!
    Hope your weather is warmer than ours in the UK! Have a very happy Easter,
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  11. This is absolutely beautiful. So love the colours you have used and how it has all come together. Awesome card and thank you so much for sharing.

  12. Gorgeous colours Shirley its absolutely beautiful hun huggles Sue xxxx

  13. Wow the red is just stunning.. love your card Shirley!

  14. A wonderful technique share, Shirley! Thanks. I had not thought to do that. This really does look like rich brocaded fabric. Very pretty! hugs, de

  15. Bold, beautiful and inspiring! Gorgeous card Shirley! It certainly has my mind going...I forgot all about that technique. I have been away for awhile and am hearing that google reader is going away....wondering what you are switching to? Hope the weather is improving and spring is coming to you!
    Hugs and love,

  16. WOW what an elegant design, awecome card and the coloring is superb!
    xox Anja

  17. Very impressive stamps and wowwww the colours are amazing Shirley!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  18. Great and amazing card Shirley.
    Great colors and stamp.
    Greetings Janny

  19. WOW Shirley this is stunning, fabulous colours, I love the detail. I can see that you enjoyed this one! How's your garden doing, are you any warmer yet?
    Hugs Gay x
    p.s I'm fine thank you x

  20. I usually like cards with layers and layers of stuff on them, but somehow you do these fabulous intricate backgrounds, that are so stunningly beautiful, are so mesmerizing in their own right, that the last thing you need are layers and layers covering up your artistry.Your work amazes me!!

  21. Hola Shirley, what great work!!!simply amazing, your desing remind me a magic carpet :D, i love it!
    Hugs from Palma

  22. This reminds me of a gorgeous piece of exotic fabric. Beautiful!

  23. Wowie!! Just Gorgeous Gorgeous Shirley! Love how your accent coloring really brings out the fabulous damask design! 8-)


  24. Wow what a beauty is this one.

    greetings Bianca


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