Thursday, June 27, 2013

Live in the Moment

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

I had some fun playing with the newer (wonderful) Dylusions ink colours and Design by Ryn stamps.  Of course I 'need' all the colours since I love using them so much.     The one I'm still missing is White Linen.   It's a semi opaque ink & works different that the others, it's fantastic.  So I decided I would try adding white Acrylic paint (not a heavy type) into a mini mister with water.  I shook it up and sprayed, the result is also a neat effect.


I started the background by spraying Calypso Teal, After Midnight Dylusions inks and some of the white Acrylic paint & water mix.   I stencilled over top with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink (bottom RH corner) and Peacock Feathers (top LH corner) and TCW mini Circle Explosion.

Next I stamped with white Colourbox Pigment Ink & Design by Ryn's fabulous Sea Bubbles.  And to finish the background I stamped part of her famous Water Droplets with black Stazon ink and highlighted with a white Gellyroll pen.

The fabulous quote is from Impression Obsession - D1379 Butterfly Counts, which makes me think about living in the moment.     

I stamped beautiful Selini the Moth on watercolour paper with Black Stazon and painted with Peacock Feathers & Picked Raspberry Distress Inks on my craft mat & a brush.   I also highlighted her with the white pen and cut her out to attach.


Thanks for stopping by,
Shirley 

24 comments:

  1. I always love the colours you use Shirley they are always so vivid another gorgeous creation huggles Sue xx

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  2. These colours are gorgeous, I could look at your card for ages there's so much to see and elements are all beautiful together, Cathy x

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  3. Lovely mix of colours Shirley and great background with these stamps.The waterdroplet really pop out of the background and the quote with the butterfly is great! warm greet Mirandaxx

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  4. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the selini stamp!
    Groetjes karin

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  5. I think the white is working just as good as the spra-yink would do. The background is beautiful again! The droplets are stunning again! Hope you are having a fine week! Hugs, Gerrina

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  6. So very pretty - the sea bubbles stamp is out of stock - oh boo hoo for me! The water droplets are divine - very pretty!
    sandy

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  7. Stunning art piece - love your dylusion inking!
    TFS Shirley - you always take it the next level - awesome!

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  8. An interesting combination of art supplies, Shirley - and the effect IS stunning. Thanks for sharing your layering techniques. I especially like the sentiment on your card. If only I would constantly remember that it is the moments that matter - sometimes I worry about health issues and how it will affect my DH - but it is the moments that matter. Thank you for the precious reminder, my dear Canadian friend. And thank you, too, for my Shirley-fix today :-) xo

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  9. Such a striking card Shirley-love the colours and images you used

    Chrissie x

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  10. I just love seeing those water drops Shirley! They look so real! Another stunningly vibrant creation! Have a fantastic day!
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  11. Terrific with the way the water drops echo the texture in your background & the way you've managed to get the stencilling, stamping & spraying to meld into a cohesive whole. I love the way the moth's spots are echoed by your Circle Explosion stencilling too. The weight of the deep blue at the bottom with the softer lighter aqua at the top gives a lovely balance to this.
    Paula (PEP)

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  12. Your drops give a special effect dear Shirley. This is again such a beautiful card with the fantastic butterfly.
    Have a nice weekend and a big hug
    Marja

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  13. Wow Shirley!! This is Soo Beautiful and Vibrant! Love the Wonderful mixed media feel of this and your Lovely butterfly too! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  14. Beautifull colours, love the butterfly! Great work Shiley!
    Greetz Patricia

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  15. Wow shirley,your card is amazing,beautiful design and colors,love these.

    Happy weekend :-) Greetings Jeannette

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  16. Hi Shirley! Thanks for visit on my blog and your nice compliment on my splash inkt cards! Warm greetings return from The Netherlands!

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  17. Love the names of the inks you use, Shirley. White Linen gives me a great picture in my mind! The rich background you made is beautiful.

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  18. Gorgeous zingy colours, love it! xx

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  19. This is gorgeous Shirley. You really have the knack with those Dylusions. I love the way you have layered the different effects and stamping. The droplets, butterfly and that wonderful sentiment work brilliantly together. Elaine x

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  20. Hi Shirley!
    Wow this is a really beautiful card again! I just love those nice colours in the background, nice combination! Selini the Moth is sooo beautiful! I love the way you coloured her and nice effects with the white! Well done!
    Warm greetings, Marlene :)

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  21. Gorgeous colors & wonderful card!

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  22. I love the new colours Shirley, this card is gorgeous and the moth such beautiful colours too.

    Sue x

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  23. just amazing Shirley! an adorable piece!

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  24. One more fabulous art work to enjoy tonight. This is lovely. Thanks for the idea of mixing the acrylic to mist. (Could this be Helmuth, or just any 'not heavy' brand? gotta try this). As always, I'm lovin' those Ryn bubbles. Your highlights really brought them out. This is just beautiful. TFS

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