Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Key to Change

Hello everyone I hope you are having a great weekend.

I taught a workshop today with a great group of creative ladies.  We used many techniques to create five different cards and everyone's turned out beautiful.   Thank you ladies I had so much fun.

I don't have photos from the class but thought I would share a couple of tags that I made recently (not from the workshop).  

  
The background on the tag above was left over from another project with Dylusions Inks that I decided to cut it into a tag shape.   I added white acrylic paint with Dylusion's Dotted Flower stencil.   I stamped with a couple of the leaves from Design by Ryn's Three Leaves Set with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  The great quote is from Impression Obsession - Key to Change C13072.
 




I started with Acrylic paint on the above tag that was left over from another project.   I didn't want to waste it so I sponged 'blobs' here & there.    Next I sprayed lime Dylusions Inks.    I could 'see' flowers & a bird in the blue/green areas which I outlined with a black pigment pen and highlighted with a white pen.  I added design around the edge with Dylusion's Dotted Flower stencil using blue & brown acrylic paints.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

31 comments:

Cathy said...

Beautiful tags Shirley, the colours are gorgeous. I love the sentiment on the first one too :) Cathy x

Ellen said...

I would love to take one of your classes! Lucky ladies!!!Your tags are most fabulous girl! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!
Hugs,
Ellen

Eileen said...

Oooo these are two little beauties Shirley ... love the way you highlight the things you 'see'!
beautiful tags.
E xxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautifull tags!!! I love the bleu one , but I really love the green one and the way you made appear that beautifull flower and the little bird, really amazing!!

Greetings
Maria

chrissies said...

Pleased that your workshop went so well.

The tags are terrific with such bold colours and images.

Love Chrissie xx

brenda said...

Oh my Shirely you do push them hard, I find mine struggle with four sometimes but sure they all had a great time and judging by your tags came away with some lovely makes.

B x

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

WOW Shirley love these tags. Specially the second one. Beautiful scene and great colors.
Have a nice Sunday and big hug
Marja

Gerrina said...

Great tags! Love the combination of leaves and flowers on the first! Fun to do what you did; looking what you see in the background and working from there. Looks as if you intended them to be on this beautiful tag! Have a creative sunday! Hugs, Gerrina

Paula (PEP) said...

Think I need to switch continents so I can take one of your classes. Both tags are delightful but it is the second one that really grabs my attention with the way you have drawn that bird & flower. I love the way you enhanced both with white & the dark framing with stencil matches beautifully.
Paula (PEP)

Nan G said...

Yes I agree with above comment...need to change continents! A class with you would be awesome! Love what you've done with "leftovers"!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great results Shirley, these lovely tags...I especially like the 2nd one...

have a nice Sunday, groetjes, Alie :-)

Eifelwicht said...

WOW, WOW and a third WOW! Your tags are really stunning, Shirley! I love the bright colours and the textures!

Wishing you a good start into the new week!
Alex

Wendy McCarthy said...

Gorgeous colours Shirley! That blue is so intense...lovely. Hope you are having a great weekend. xxx

Sue said...

Fabulous tags Shirley! gorgeous vibrant colours huggles Sue xx

Kathi said...

Those are both beautiful! Beautiful colors. I love the contrast from the white and/or black!

I tagged them!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Both are gorgeous love design and the colorful look!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

BOTH are AMAZING Shirley! can't say which I would prefer!

GREAT!

Bianca said...

Both tags are so beautiful and they are so different. I can't say which one I prefer.

greetings Bianca

Shirley Chillman said...

Workshops are fun Shirley and I bet your ladies loved it. Brill tags both look amazing especially the backgrounds. What an artist you are to see the flowers and bird.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Elaine said...

Great tags Shirley, so vibrant and I love the way you have used leftovers to make something so interesting. That masked edge on the second is great. Elaine x

Miranda said...

Lovely tags teamie and I am sure the ladies enjoyed the workshop! Great how you picked up the flower and the bird! Great edge on the 2 one, hug and X Miranda

Karin said...

beautiful tags! love the quote on the first one!
groetjes Karin x

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, Just love them! The top is my favorite. I like the quote too ;) Great work with stamps and stencils.

BattyCrafter said...

Beautiful work, Shirley, such vibrant colours x

Shona said...

I'm so jealous of those ladies that I'm as green as your tag !

Bärbel said...

Die Tags sind wunderschön anzusehen! Farben, Stempel und Gestaltung sind ein Traum!
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

Bonnie said...

Oh, I would love to do a workshop with you! These tags are gorgeous and I imagine the projects the class did were too!

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, so glad your workshop was a success. You need to move to Florida so we can all learn the "Shirley Style". Wonderful tags, each so vibrantly colored and featuring pretty stamps interesting backgrounds. Always so colorful, and never two the same - I just love your techniques. hugs, de

MaryH said...

I'm with Bonnie, would love to share in one of your workshops! These are beautiful, and once again, the different colorways make such a change of pace. Love the IO sentiment on the 1st one, and I enjoyed reading about how you 'saw' the objects in your second tag. Must be truly something an artist can do!!! TFS such lovely tags.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are so amazing, Shirley! You "saw" those beautiful images and I would have sworn they were from stamps! The colors are just breathtaking!!

Barbara said...

Wow Shirley, both these tags are fabulous. The colours are gorgeous and you're so clever to 'see' the images. I love looking at your work, it's so inspiring. xxx