Sunday, May 05, 2013

Steampunk Flowers

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.   

I have a Steampunk Floral arrangement today that features stamps from Chocolate Baroque's new gorgeous set - Punky Flowers.   This set is fun & provides unlimited design possibilities.



I created the background with Blue & Turquoise Dylusions Inks and blended Dusty Concord  Distress Ink over the Mini Gears TCW stencil.   I stamped the wire branch with Vintage Sepia Versafine Ink & a larger flower with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink over the background.   "Bliss" is from the Artistic Affirmations set.

I embossed the flowers with Bronze (twice to decoupage) & coloured with Tom Bow markers.  The finishing touches are rhinestones and mini gears from Tim Holtz.   

Here is a look at the Punky Flower set.  I had the biggest smile when I first had a look at these designs -  how cool are the "Cog Trees" & "Lamp Flowers"?    This set is on special during the launch month of May.




If you have a chance please visit Chocolate Baroque's Design Team blog to see beautiful creations by my talented teammates.

Thanks for your visit & have a great day,
Shirley

23 comments:

  1. wowo, wow, wow, Shirley, I love your creation so much, love the colors and your background, and the stamps are just stunning, I think I put them on my wishing list too, creat creation and thank to show it to us!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  2. Yummy colours Shirley and those flowers look awesome, I really must try embossing the edges of mine one day as I always admire how yours turn out.

    B x

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  3. I love these flowers, they are gorgeous. The pink of the flowers looks lovely against the blue background. I fell in love with these stamps the moment I saw them. I ordered them friday and they arrived yesterday, so hopefully I will have time to play with them over the long weekend.

    Sue x

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  4. The background large 'ghost' gears are a terrific foil for the stamped images & I love your use of the Bronze & browns rather than black - don't they just glow? The dimension & texture is a delight & I love the gradation of colour on those flower petals. You matting picks up & enhances the colours perfectly.
    Paula (PEP)

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  5. Good Morning, Shirley - your card makes me feel so happy! Very colorful and LOTS of wonderful details details, both in the stamps, and in the color applications. Beautiful bleeding of colors, and fabulous blends where they meet. I love the way you have utilized the stamp images. Your rich embossing, delicate fussy cutting, and amazing arrangement - what an artist! Amazing card, Miss Shirley! love, de

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  6. Another gorgeous card Shirley. You have such wonderful ideas. I have finally got some Dylusions but my backgrounds don't look like yours! Guess I just have to practice more! Di xx

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  7. I just love taking the journey that your blog provides, Shirley in Wonderland!! Those stamps are something else. Your card art is incredible, as usual!! Some of those elements look like exotic silk fabrics and embroidery to me. I'm just in awe.

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  8. Fantastic card Shirley, a real explosion of colour and such a marvellous design. The background is lovely, a great colour, and the bronze embossing is perfect. Elaine x

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  9. WOW WOW WOW This is an ecplosion of colors and I adore it. So beautiful Shirley. Great, great work.
    lovely greet and big hug
    Marja

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  10. Absolutely stunning Shirley adore the colours your work is fab ..huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxxx

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  11. A real eye catching card Shirley...not only because of the colours but also how you've used the stamps...gorgeous artwork!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  12. Hi Shirley! WOW this is a very gorgeous card! I love the stamps for sure, and the blue background is terrific! Really love the flowers, especially the terrific colours and shading in the colouring, beautiful! The cogs are so pretty too, such detail! Terrific card, thanks for sharing!
    Warm greetings, Marlene :)

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  13. I don't have the words to express just how much I like this ! I agree with everything everyone else said!

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  14. Love the dimension and your colors! pinning this to try that background! Fabulous work my friend!! A beautiful day here today! :) Hope you have sunshine in your neck of the woods! Have a fab day!
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  15. wow this looks beautiful Shirley!!
    love the steampunk flower!
    Groetjes Karin

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  16. Oh my word Shirley, just when I think you have created THE most beautiful card ever, you go and create another one!!! Absolutely beautiful, you are a star! xxx

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  17. A really gtreat card Shirley with very very beautiful colors.
    Great stamps you used.
    Greetings Janny

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  18. Love all your fab cards Shirley this one is beautiful with such vibrant colours!
    Chris x

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  19. Okay for you, Shirley. Every thing you touch turns to art that needs a frame! This is lovely and beyond. Thank you for the comment on my blog too!! Have a great week!

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  20. What pretty colors! This does deserve a frame!

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  21. What a beautiful cards you have made​​. I was temporarily little on my blog. I also looked at the other posts. Especially the cards with circles I find that cards very beautiful. Greetings Janny

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  22. Liebe Shirley, mit dieser Karte ist dir wieder ein wunderbares Kunstwerk gelungen. Die schönen Steampunk-Blüten sehen auf dem blauen Hintergrund so großartig aus. Die Karte ist ein Traum!
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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  23. Die Karte ist wirklich ganz zauberhaft. Die rosa Blüten und die Steampunk Kreise sind ein toller Kontrast zu dem blau türkisen Hintergrund.
    xox Anja

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