Monday, April 22, 2013

A Magical Tree & Indian Elephant

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have two more designs today using Chocolate Baroque's new stamp set - Indian Elephant.     The new Indian theme designs are gorgeous and so much fun to create with.

In this first design I used the 'magical' flower tree along with a leaf from the Tangled Garden set.

I coloured the main image & leaves with Prisma Pencils and added glitter, rhinestones & a large 'gem'.   I edged the mats with a gold leaf pen.

Spellbinder Die - S5-926 Labels 20
Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder - Acanthus

And on this next card below I used the Elephant from the Indian Elephant set. 

The background is the beautiful design from Chocolate Baroque's printable download - Leafy Brocade.      Using the colours of the background as my guide I coloured the image with Prisma Pencils.  I blended a little Distress Ink around the parameter matching the green in the corner of the printed paper.    Again I added glitter, rhinestones & a large 'gem' charm.

Spellbinder Die - S4-383 Marvelous Squares

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your visits.
Have a great day!


Patricia said...

Loveley cards!!!
GREAT colouring!
Greetz Patricia

Karin said...

Very beautiful and elegant cards!
Have a great week!
Groetjes karin x

brenda said...

Pangs of guilt here Shirley because I bought these sets and yet to really do anything with them, but lots of fabulous inspiration on your gorgeous cards should kick start me.

B x

Felicie said...

Both card are very beautiful Shirley.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Bothe cards are really amazing , I love am the pretty deatis ans the pretty colors!!!Fantastic design!!!


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Shirley, I love the colours you've used. The tangled leaves area perfect addition to the floral card, along with the beautiful gem.

Have a great week.
Sue x

Paula (PEP) said...

The way you added the green sponging around the edge of the elephant panel just draws out the green in the background paper beautifully PLUS the aqua in the elephants saddle cloth. With your lovely gem hanging like that I can just imagine a whole series of just those gems hanging along the edge of the saddle cloth too. A really super idea.
As for your first - the gold leaf edging just brings real decadence to the whole & picks up the golden mount of the jewel. The colours are beautiful & very atmospheric & I absolutely love the way you decoupaged the little flower.
Paula (PEP)

Creations by Shirl said...

Both are beautiful creations Shirley@ Great shades of colour choices and pretty elements...

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning as always Shirley your so very clever huggles hun Sue xxx

Gerrina said...

What a great, almost classical elegant first card! The background and stamp combination from the second reminds me of a beautiful tapestery I've seen years ago. Warm greetings, Gerrina

Donna Ellis said...

Gosh, Shirley, I have been here (on your blog) a long time just looking and looking. LOL Such pretty colors, shapes, combination of elements - very colorful, "Indian", and quite eye-catching shapes. Thank you for introducing me to Labels 20. It is now on my wish list. Maybe they will make it into Grands as well. Beautifully layered with the gold leafing, and dimensional flower and leaves. BRILLIANT card in every way.

I like your elephant card, too and am wondering if those dots come out easily with the SB die. Love the green shading in the white areas, and how some of it is darker in places to give more artistic dimension. Just beautiful cards, Shirley, very inspiring. Thank you for taking so many photos, too. hugs, de

Nan G said...

You are rocking these new stamps sets, Shirley!!

Di said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful Shirley. You are so very talented -everything you do is wonderful. Di xx

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, Shirley,
wie der so wunderschöne Karten.
Ich liebe deine indischen Impressionen, sie sind unglaublich schön jedes Mal.
Du machst das meisterlich bis ins kleinste Detail.

Umarmung und xox

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow these are really really pretty cards! Very pretty designs (love the Indian Elephant designs!) and well put together! Absolutely beautiful colours as well, they all blend so well together, very well done, super cards!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW Shirley, that are again two magnificent art works with beautiful new stamps and brilliant coloring!
xox Anja


Wow wow wow!! Two absolutely sensational creations Shirley - as always, the colouring is perfection - they truly are works of art.

Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my Candy post Shirley - the Linky is working now (it must click into action, once the first comment comes through - very strange)! So please feel free to add your name to the Linky too.
Have a lovely day - Big hugs, Sylvia xx

Janny Jager said...

Very evry beautiful cards Shirley an di love the colors and stamps.
Greetings Janny

Wendy said...

These are beautiful as always Shirley, love the colours! Your cat looks so relaxed there on your workbench! xxx

Darnell said...

Oh my God, Shirley, both your cards are sensational, but that elephant card! Are you kidding me right now? That belongs behind glass in a museum!!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

It's hard to believe that the cards are handmade Shirley....great work in every detail!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Ellen Taylor said...

Stunning work Shirley! Your color choices are over the top fabulous! Love the addition of the gold on the first one! Just gorgeous! have a wonderful day my friend!!!
Big hugs,

Bärbel said...

Zwei wunderschöne Karten, bunt und absolut stimmig, mein Kompliment!
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

Bonnie said...

Wow! That gold leaf really adds even more elegance to this card! How beautiful! And the elephant looks very handsome. Love the background and charm too!