Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Imagine

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well!    I would like to welcome my new followers, I appreciate everyone's interest and visits.  

I have a design today again using Chocolate Baroque's newest release-  the gorgeous Punky Flowers set which are on special for the month of May.



I visualised the cog trees as a Delphinium type plant and wanted to create a field of cog plants along with a cog sun in a fantasy design.   I created the background with Distress Inks, sponge blender, ripped card stock & a mask created with a circle shape cutter.   I used the TCW Mini Gears stencil to create the image in the sun.   The main cog plants were embossed with a metallic embossing powder and the rest stamped with Distress Inks.  I added some little brads at the top.   Imagine is from the Artistic Expression set.





Thanks for your visit and have a great day!
Shirley


27 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Love this image it looks like the sun and trees that grow, I olso ordered these really special stamps and I hope they will arive soon!!!Have a great week!!!

Greetings
Maria

Patricia said...

BEAUTIFUL as always!
Greetz Patricia

Felicie said...

Beautiful card Shirley and great Background.
Greetings
Felicie

brenda said...

Totally inspirational Shirley and I must get out my gold embossing, every time you use it I mean to.

B x

Gerrina said...

Beautiful background and such a fun idea to use the cogs in this way! Think it looks a little bit like the art from the Constructivisme... Have an inspirational day! Hugs, Gerrina

Janny said...

Beautiful, The colors, the Background and the stemps with the gold embossing. Here come's summer. Greetings Janny

Karin said...

Stunning summer card with gorgeous steampunk flowers! Groetjes Karin

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the bright summery feel to this card, and the way you've used the cog trees as flowers.

Sue x

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

What a fantastic creations you have made Shirley with this stamps. Very beautiful. Love it
lovely greet and hugs
Marja

Paula (PEP) said...

A remarkable effect of clouds scudding across the face of the sun & glowing behind mountainous scenery with Delphiniums in the foreground - like a Sci-Fi planet yet so utterly real. "Imagine" fits beautifully. I love your brads & the whole combination of colours. You've just made me think of Delphiniums, tangles & hands..........hmm - shall have to ponder that one.
Paula (PEP)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

The stamp is so gorgeous and great how you the punky flowers with the sunny background design.
xox Anja

Di said...

Love this Shirley! Like the idea of a field of cog plants and the background is perfect - beautiful colours. Di xx

Julia S-W said...

I so love those cog plants Shirley - I can think of loads of uses for those little beauties! Your card is a ray of sunshine with that glorious colour, the plants and your amazing 'sun'. Love it.
Juliaxx

Julia S-W said...

Just popped back to say I've ordered those stamps - it's all your fault!!! xxx

Wendy McCarthy said...

This is lovely Shirley, what a clever idea! xx

Bonnie said...

Very imaginative! Love the bright "sunshine" over the garden!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful card Shirley with a very nice background.
Greetings Janny

Ellen said...

Fabulous and funky Shirley! Your background is amazing as is your color scheme! Have a fantastic day!
Hugs,
ellen

Nan G said...

Cool cog forest!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A very inventive way to use the cogs Shirley - the scene is fabulous. Love how you created the sunny sky, and those inky colours are gorgeous!
Hope all is well with you and yours - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

You've made a great scenery with these cog trees Shirley...great colouring and embossing.

kind regards, Alie :-)

fun stamping said...

Wow - this card is amazing! So creative! Love how you created a "garden" with technical elements!

Chris said...

Love this card Shirley, beautiful colours. Thanks so much for following my blog.
Chris x

Donna Ellis said...

Woooo hoooo! Being a Shirley groupie, I was in need of a Shirley card! Wow! LOVE this funky punky garden, especially in these warm, cheery colors and fabulous embossing powder! Your trademark colorful background is beyond expectations! LOVE that stenciled gear, and the pretty shades of yellow, gold and slight green in the background, instead of the traditional sun and clouds. Actually the clouds look like the mist which rises from the pasture. I love looking out the front window when this happens. our home is on a hill. Looking down through the pasture, the dew rises as mist in the morning there are ribbons of it layering the sky - and glistening like diamonds! Beautiful card, Miss Shirley! hugs, de

Lindeke said...

Hi Shirley! Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I'm glad I found your blog that way, so I can enjoy your creations too! They are so beautiful!! So I will certainly follow your blog!!!

Bianca said...

wow what a beautiful card.

greetings Bianca

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow this is a really cool card! What a great design! The cog trees are really fun and look great, and I just love that large cog sun! It is very impressive! To top it off, the colours are just fabulous! Well done!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)