Thursday, June 20, 2013

Published in Craftstamper!

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

I was excited to learn that this card design was published in the July issue of the Craftstamper magazine (which is full of inspiration, techniques and printed in the UK).

I was inspired to use techniques described in an article by Liesbeth Fidder:  "Awash with Colour" on page 10 of the June 2012 issue of Craftstamper .   I used Neocolour II crayons vs Aquacolour crayons.   All stamped images are by Chocolate Baroque
  



I started by adhering designer paper to water colour paper with modge podge.   After drying, I painted Gesso over top.   Next I used Neocolour II (water soluble) crayons to add colour and sprayed with water to let it run.  

When dry I stamped the fragment around the edge from Textured Fragments using Black Soot Distress Ink.    The words are from Artistic Affirmations and the beautiful flowers are from Fantasy Meadow which I stamped with Black Stazon ink.   The flowers were painted with Tombow markers and I finished by adding stickles. 

Well that's my excitement for today, thanks for stopping by.
Cheers
Shirley

35 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the publication, Shirley! It is wonderful to see you getting recognition all over the stamping world that you so richly deserve!!

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  2. This card is absolutely beautiful Shirley.I love the background.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  3. Beautiful work as always Shirley, I really like the rich blue, its colour I rarely use some bizarre reason.

    B x

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  4. Well done on your entry in the magazine-well deserved as this is such a wonderful creation. Your colours and colouring in are excellent.

    Chrissie x

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  5. well done on being published! Can't wait to see it (we are 2 months behind). It looks AWESOME!
    Dot x

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  6. Brill Shirley... nor surprised, this is a little 'gem'!
    Eileen xxx

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  7. congrats dear Shirley.. this card is just GORGEOUS!!!

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  8. Such a beautiful card Shirley, and well deserved to be published. I love the colours you used on this card, the blues all work so well together.

    Sue x

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  9. Congratulations on your publication. Beautiful card.

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  10. Gorgeous card Shirley and congratulations on the publication of the card! How nice...

    groetjes, Alie :-)

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  11. Congratulations, Shirley.
    Your postcard is breathtaking, love it

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  12. Congratulations - so interesting to hear about your use of the Neocolor II crayons as I have some of those. The edging using the Texture Fragments motif is brilliant & I love the highlighting effect you created with the Stickles. The dark of the blue & black is really set off by the glittery effect.
    Paula (PEP)

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  13. Congrats Shirley!! well deserved your designs are always breath taking huggles Sue xx

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  14. Fabulous Shirley! congratulations, you deserve it! :) xxx

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  15. Hi Shirley
    Fabulous card.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  16. Congratulations, very well deserved! Absolutely fabulous creation Shirley, very clever techniques xx

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  17. congratulations, the card is beautiful!
    Groetjes Karin

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  18. Congratulations Shirley .
    The card is fabulous.
    Greetings Janny

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  19. Love the combination of stamps you used! The background is beautiful! Warm greetings, Gerrina

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  20. Almost forgot: Congratiolations on your published card!

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  21. Congrats! Well deserved recognition. Love the card.

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  22. congratulations shirley!! how exciting and of course it's a beautiful and artistic creation.

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  23. Wunderschön, Shirley.
    Ich liebe diese Kombination von Stempeln und Farben.
    Ich bin sehr beeindruckt <3

    Liebe Grüße und Umarmung
    Sophie xx

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  24. Congratulations Shirley. Very well deserved and a beautiful card. Di xx

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  25. Jaw dropping gorgeous! I am not surprised at all that it is published - when your card first popped up in my reader this morning, the colors evoked such a pleasure in my soul, Shirley. This is GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS and deeply soulful with the textures and brilliant colors. Amazing. So pretty - thank you for sharing! hugs, de

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  26. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! What an honor to be published in CS! It's the only magazine I subscribe to anymore. Love the different shades of colors you achieved and the beautiful serene feel to it! I am so happy for you!
    Hugs
    Ellen

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  27. Beautiful - really very pretty! I see it - I really see it!!!! (on page 59) Congratulations on such an honor. I subscribe to this magazine and think it is the best one out there. So now you get a new stamp and it is really quite nice. Your card is gorgeous and so is your smile.
    Sandy

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  28. Well, congrats to you...and a beautiful piece of art!!

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  29. Wow, this card design is stunning! It's hardly surprising that your artwork has been honoured in the CS!
    Congratulations!

    I was not able to open the link for the Fantasy Meadow stamp. I was told I am not allowed to have access to this side. Maybe you could check your link once more. ;-)

    Have a nice weekend
    Alex

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    1. Thanks for letting me know there was a problem with the link Alex, I've fixed it and it should be working now. Have a great weekend as well, Shirleyx

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  30. Congratulations on being published.

    Your piece is gorgeous!

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  31. Congratulations! You deserve it! I think your work deserves a whole book though!

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  32. Meine Glückwünsche zur Veröffentlichung, liebe Shirley, es ist eine großartige Karte!
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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  33. Wow, congratulations Shirley! What a beautiful card!

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  34. Big congrats on being published, but truly, I'm not surprised. I'm just thrilled they recognized your skill & talent! Smart magazine. Loved reading the 'how-to' for this one. I'm gonna get brave enough to try gesso one of these days. This is uber beautiful. TFS

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