Monday, July 29, 2013

Fancy Flower & Mixed Media

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the summer, it's been very hot in Ontario, Canada but has recently cooled to more comfortable temps.

I have a design today using a little mixed media along with another flower from Chocolate Baroque's beautiful Fancy Flower set along with a fragment from Lace Fragments. .


I started with a sheet from Chocolate Baroque's Leafy Brocade Printable set and glued it to water colour paper with Modge Podge.   I love the printable sheets, the designs are beautiful and you don't have to store paper, just simply print when you would like one.  They are easy to order too !

Next I added a thin layer of Gesso and when dry I coloured with Neocolour II crayons (water soluble) in botches.   I spritzed water over top and let the colours run together.   I stamped the images with Teal Blue Stazon Ink (permanent water proof ink)  I coloured the flower with Tombow markers and blended with a brush & water.  I outlined with a water based Sharpie paint pen.   I added stickles to the center of the flower.    The sentiment is from Words of Gratitude

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

31 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley an other eyecatcher, I really love this card!!!!great background ,great colourcombination!!!

Greetings
Maria,
And yes I have the beautifull flowers too, watch my blog in a few days I'll post som work with them!!

Zoe said...

What a stunning piece of work Shirley, I love the beautiful colours, so striking, a real masterpiece xx Zoe xx

Patricia said...

This is a GEORGEOUS card Shirley!
Nice colours!!!!
Greetz Patricia

chrissies said...

Always love what you do with the beautiful stamps Shirley. The colours on this are amazing

Love Chrissie x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful.. that makes me happy for the whole week Shirley! GEAT!

Cathy said...

Love this card Shirley, the colours are beautiful as always :) Cathy x

Gerrina said...

Elegant and delicate and that with these bright colours. It looks stunning! Have a good and creative week, Gerrina

Karin said...

wow it looks fabulous and I love the cool colors! Groetjes Karin x

Paula (PEP) said...

The use of that gold key with the golden ribbon plus the glow around the fancy flower is so effective & I love the way your lace fragments border echoes the fancy flower too. The whitework is picked up beautifully byt eh white polka dots on the ribbon.
Paula (PEP)

Elaine said...

I love the underwater quaility of the background, beautiful colours. Paula's comment about the gold key made me look again and she is right, the warmth of that gold highlight picks up something in the green area and makes it glow somehow. The white highlighting on the fancy flower is lovely and those lace fragment edges are beautiful. I love those lace fragment stamps. Have a great day, yours will just be beginning I think. I am off to bake some fat free brownies before an afternoon in my craft shed finishing a card for a special friend. Elaine x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow this is stunning Shirley. I love the colours you've used and the flower looks so good outlined with the white pen. Glads your temps have lowered a little, they have here too. At least we can sleep at night now.

Sue x

sheila 77 said...

I like the way you combine a layered, mysterious background with clear images. This is a lovely design and would be such a nice card to receive. I also like reading about how you made it.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, Shirley, this is gorgeous, I love the colors, fantastic

Have a lovely week

Saakje said...

Wonderfull card Shirley. I love the papersheet from C.B.
And the way you coloured the image.
"Lieve groetjes Saakje"

Saakje said...

Yes!!!! writing on your blog works
again!! Hoera! Saakje

Sue said...

Another beautiful stunner Shirley such vibrant colours huggles hun Sue xx

Joce Turner said...

I am always in awe of your amazing talent. Your cards are incredible and I am so grateful you share them with us.

MaryH said...

Now I have to decide- do I love your previous purple card better or this stunning teal. Too hard of a decision. This one is plumb gorgeous too. Thanks for explaining the steps you followed to create this one. I'll check out that paper. Love the Choc. Baroque stamps & will be interested in this digi paper. BTW, what kind of printer do you use to print your digi's? TFS such a striking card.

Sandy said...

Very pretty - love the colors!
sandy

Lindeke said...

This is just gorgeous Shirley! Wow, I love the design and colors you chose for this card! And the stamps are so beautiful.
And thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!!
Linda

Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous! gorgeous, I love this colour combo :D xx

Jeannette said...

WOW,Shirley Georgus card you used,wonderful colors and backruond,fantastic.

Greetings Jeannette

Gery said...

What a great card with fabulous colours this is!!!
Thanks for the explanation of how you came to this creation.
Simply love it.
You made a lot of beautiful work lately. I took the time to walk through your blog and saw so many different thing.
Think the heat is good for your creativity :))
Groetjes Gery

Ellen said...

Gorgeous blend of colors Shirley!! Love the surreal feel to your background! Another beautifully designed creation! Have a fabulous weekend my friend!!
Hugs
Ellen

MaryH said...

Shirley, Thanks so much for your good wishes! So very much appreciated. Hugs

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING Shirley - just A*M*A*Z*I*N*G*!

catherine said...

This looks so fabulous Shirley and the colours are so beautiful
x catherine

Sophie said...

So wunderschön, Shirley, es ist eine richtig herrliche Karte zum Meditieren.
Ein Traum :-)

Schönes WE wünscht dir Sophie

Donna Ellis said...

The borders on your card are beautiful (what an ornate, beautiful stamp) and the rich, vibrant jewel-tone colors look so pretty and refreshing, Shirley! Wonderful creation and perfect embellishments, my friend. hugs, de

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Stunning colours and wonderful techniques Shirley - Love Love Love this beautiful work of art. Each time I visit your blog, I know I am not going to be disappointed!
Big Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
What a very beautiful card!! Wow this one has an incredible background too, the technique sounds terrific! You made it sound easy and what a great effect! Very interesting! Paula was right indeed about the key and that pretty ribbon, such a nice touch! Excellent colours as always, and great flower from CB! Very beautiful!
Warm greetings, Marlene