Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Indian Designs with Zingy colours

Hello everyone !  I hope you enjoyed the long weekend.

Chocolate Baroque has launched two new fabulous rubber stamp sets this month -  Indian Textiles and Indian Elephant.   We're having so much fun creating with these gorgeous designs that inspire the use of vibrant colours & lots of bling!

Today I'm showing two cards that feature the Peacock image. 

I created the background with Orange Dylusions ink and also blended Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink over a TCW Mini Solace Stencil.    The background images are from Indian Elephant which are stamped with black Stazon Ink.  I bleached the colour from the images & painted with my Tombow markers using a brush & water.  I also highlighted with a white Gellyroll pen.

I painted the Peacock from Indian Textiles with my Tombow markers, cut him out and attached as shown.    I used Spellbinder Majestic Elements S4-383 for the die cuts.    I added glitter, rhinestones & liquid pearls for accents.

This second design while still vibrant is more subdued in colour.

I used Peacock Feathers (Turquoise) Distress Ink with an Acrylic block for the background.   I stamped the decorative textile image from Indian Textiles and a flower from Indian Elephant with black ink.  I coloured the flowers with my Prisma pencils and painted the peacock with Tombow markers.  I used gold UTEE around the edge.  Next, lots of bling & feathers are added!

Here is a look at the two rubber A5 stamp sets that give you so many possibilities and are on an introductory offer for the month of April.

Indian Elephant                                                                                 Indian Textiles

Please visit the Design Team Blog if you would like to see fabulous designs by my talented teammates using these stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Patricia said...

O WOW Shirley this is SOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Love the colours. The first is my FAVORIT.
Greetz Patricia

brenda said...

Two super examples using these new sets Shirley, I especially love the use of feather in the second. Mt stamps arrived Saturday so itching to have a play - I had a perfect excuse to but them as my little granddaughter loves elephants.

B x

chrissie said...

Fabulous examples of how to use the new sets Shirley--the colours you used are amazing

Love Chrissie xx

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

SO AMAZING dear Shirley. So beautiful and the peacock with the beautiful colors and the feathers. Marvelous
lovely greet and big hug

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

When I imagine India, I image lovely bright colours, and these two stunning cards are full of bright colour. I love the orange zing of the first card, but equally I love the blue and purple of the second with all it's bling. My stamps are all cut out ready to go, just need to find the time to get stamping now.

Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Sue x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Amazing use of colours and stamps Shirley!! Both cards are so bright

kind regards, Alie :-)

Marijke said...

beautiful cards, love the colors, just great

maria's knutselplezier said...

Really beautiful cards , dear Shirley, I love them both, but of course the one both the feathers has all the details that I like , so that is my favorite!!! Great colors and design!!


Gery said...

OOOOHHH, wow, gorgous, lovely, shiny and bright.
Just what we need after a long, cold and dark winter!
Both of these cards are great.
Groetjes Gery

RosC said...

Hi Shirley,
These designs of India are gorgeous and what you've done with them is gorgeous, rich and sumptuous as the Oriental tradition. What a great use of techniques which are as much part of your creative process as placement, pattern and colour. Great work.

Sophie said...

Wunderschön... ich fühle mich gleich nach Indien versetzt.
Dort habe ich viele dieser traumhaften Muster und Farben auf Stoffen gesehen.
Seitdem liebe ich Indien.
Traumhaft schön, Shirley.

Sophie xx

Felicie said...

This card is so beautiful Shirley.
Greetings Felicie

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous work Shirley! I do like the Indian textiles stamps the most. I have been Uming and Arring about them. I had originally thought the flower were another block style image and had dismissed it. After seeing your first card you have changed my mind. Looooove those colours you have used. I am blaming you entirely for my purchase!!! LOL!
Hugs, Florence xx

Gerrina said...

Wow the colours poped out of my screen! Love the combinations you made! The Colours on the first are really special and the embelisshments on the second give it an amazing look! Hugs, Gerrina

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Dear Shirley,
your master cards with always brilliant colors are ever and ever fascinating!
xox Anja

Paula (PEP) said...

Deliciously stunning & I love your use of white with the first one. I particularly like the way your CWT design is mirrored in the shapes of the peacock's feathers & the selective use of the aqua enhances amazingly.
Your stunning use of the feathers in the second one catches the attention & I love the way the flowers behind in the background pattern mimic the feathers in both shape & colour.
Your matting in both projects really brings out the colours of each card beautifully.
Quite sumptuous.
Paula (PEP)

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, these are magnificent creations - true masterpieces of imagery and color - just gorgeous - they also remind me a little of the 60s and early 70s with the Eastern influences. Chocolate Baroque has outdone themselves with these images. I can just imagine your delight whenever a new package arrives from them. The feathers on your peacock combined with the gold EP look beautiful! thanks for always bringing vivacious colors to my eyes. hugs, de

Sue said...

oh wow!! Shirley absolutely stunning hun! colours are so vibrant and oh wow totally gorgeous huggles hun Sue xxxx

Karin said...

Wow Shirley these are gorgeous! beautiful colors and beautiful stamps!

froebelsternchen said...

stunning Shirley.. awesome this oriental flair! UNIQUE!

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley
When I saw this cards I almost stopped breathing Just amazing colouring and design. And again lovely stamps from C.B.
You are so talented and so productive. How many hours do you have in a day?? "Lieve groetjes " Saakje

Nan G said...

Love the colors! Love the stamps!

Ellen Taylor said...

Wowza! You sure have capture the Indian colors and design! So vibrant and beautiful! These sure have pizzaz! Love them both but the feathers are such a stellar addition! You do have that special eye for design!
Enjoy the sunshine!

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! These are Both just GORGEOUS Shirley!! Love the happy vibrant colors and Wondeful designs!! The purple feathers on the 2nd one are such the Perfect touch!! LOVE it!! 8-)


linda said...

wow, these are both beautiful!! i love the vibrant colours of both cards and i love the feathers in the second.

Darnell said...

Wow, Shirley, these new stamps were made with you in mind!! They are so perfect for your bright and vibrant style and you've showcased them perfectly!!

Elaine said...

Two really vibrant projects Shirley, you make such good use of the vivid colours of those Dylusions. I love the coloured highlights on the first and the feathers add such dimension to the second. You have really captured the essence of India here. Elaine x

Wendy said...

Oh these are just beautiful Shirley!! The colours are amazing... you are a star!! Hope weather has warmed up for you over there, we are still having snow flurries here! Whatever happened to spring?? Have a great day, Wendy xxx

Shona said...

I've been here to look at these more than a few times, and I still don't know what to say. They are so breathtakingly beautiful and that orange one lifts my mood so much, I think I need it as a screen saver !

Janny Jager said...

Both of them are very very beautiful.
Great stamps and colors.
Greetings Janny

MaryH said...

Oh! WOW! Each card was so breathtaking, I am at a loss for some superlative comments! The orange one really made me think "Indian marketplace" with the hustle & bustle I see when I watch a tv show in that setting (recently watched the Marigold Hotel with Judi Dench). Then when I saw the blue, I think "Taj Mahal in the moonlight". Each card was stunning, yet invoked such a different mood with the colors you used. These stamps are beyond gorgeous. You certainly showcased them in 2 magnificent cards! TFS such marvelous art.

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Beautiful colors and beautiful cards. I love them. Janny

G Peplow said...

WOWZers Shirley, what fabulous colours and you've showcased the stamps beautifully, fabulous work, hugs Gay x

Bonnie said...

I love these rich colors! And the feathers are a wonderful touch!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
oh my gosh, this is seriously gorgeous!! What beauiful cards you have made with these great CB stamps! Gorgeous designs and TERRIFIC colours and so nicely vibrant! Well designed cards, both of them, just love them! Really nicely done!!
Warm greetings! Marlene :)