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:

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Felicie said...

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

brenda said...

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

B x

chrissies said...

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

Dots Dabbles said...

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

Eileen said...

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

froebelsternchen Susi said...

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

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Carol said...

Congratulations on your publication. Beautiful card.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

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

groetjes, Alie :-)

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Congratulations, Shirley.
Your postcard is breathtaking, love it

Paula (PEP) said...

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)

Sue said...

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

Wendy McCarthy said...

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

Gibmiss said...

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

Zoe said...

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

Karin said...

congratulations, the card is beautiful!
Groetjes Karin

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Congratulations Shirley .
The card is fabulous.
Greetings Janny

Gerrina said...

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

Gerrina said...

Almost forgot: Congratiolations on your published card!

Nan G said...

Congrats! Well deserved recognition. Love the card.

linda said...

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

Sophie said...

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

Liebe Grüße und Umarmung
Sophie xx

Di said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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

Ellen said...

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

Sandy said...

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

Diane said...


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

Eifelwicht said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...


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

Kathi said...

Congratulations on being published.

Your piece is gorgeous!

Shona said...

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

Bärbel said...

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

Bonnie said...

Wow, congratulations Shirley! What a beautiful card!

MaryH said...

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