Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Seahorses & Rising Bubbles

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great week and enjoying your summer so far.  It's gorgeous weather here, not too hot and we've had enough rain to keep our gardens & lawn happy.

I have a card today for Designs by Ryn using a combination of her stamps to create an underwater scene.    I love working with these images. 


I sprayed blue, turquoise & teal Dylusions inks on 140 lb cold press watercolour paper.   I spritzed water over it, moved the page around and let the colours run together here & there.    I blotted off with a paper towel roll, then blotted up some of the ink on my craft mat.   The texture in the top LH corner is from the spray, it created some cool designs.  One of things I love about 'playing' with these spray inks is you don't know exactly how it will turn out.   I also love the vibrant colours.

I used TCW Mini Coral stencil with Shaded Lilac & Mowed lawn Distress Inks.   Next I stamped Ryn's solid Seaweed from Seaweed Set with Salty Ocean DI several times.    I also embossed using the Seaweed stamp & Wow Glamour Green embossing Glitter. 

The WOW powders are very glittery, love them.   I bought a few colours while I was in the Netherlands and now wish I had lots more. :)    However I have many glitter powders hanging out in my stash and intend to play with them more often.    I think I was saving them for Christmas designs, but have been inspired by Miranda's card designs to use them more often.

I stamped Rising Bubbles a few times with Black Stazon ink, blended the inks with water & brush and highlighted with a white pen. 

I stamped the Seahorses from Ryn's Seahorse Set on water colour paper with Black Stazon ink and painted with my Tombow markers.   I added lots of holograph glitter with a glue pen to pick up on the glitter from the embossed Seaweed.

Hello is from Impression Obsession A3579.  


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

32 comments:

Jeannette said...

wauww shirley,your seahorse card is very,very georgus,great,fantastic,the colors are to great and soo beautiful,love it.

Greetings Jeannette

Ineke van den Akker said...

SUPER! I hope the Water droplets are available again soon.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Ineke, the Rising Bubbles are in stock at www.DesignsbyRyn.com and the waterdroplets are on their way. Shirleyx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow another lovely scene using the seahorses Shirley. I think these are my favorites from Ryn along with the sea bubbles. I also love the colours on your background. We had lovely weekend weather but today is overcast for the second day running, and the garden got a soaking last night. Hoping for good weather again this weekend.

Hope you week is going well.
Sue x

Sue said...

Your cards are always so vibrant Shirley I love this! colours are gorgeous huggles Sue xxx

Creations by Shirl said...

Stunning Shirley - love those seahorses~

Karin said...

Beautiful colored card, love it!
Groetjes karin x

Ryn Tanaka said...

Love Love Love it Shirley!!! I recognize that stencil from Miranda's card. You're right it does go really well with Seaweed Set. Beautiful colors both in the background and on Seahorse Set. Very atmospheric piece. Thank you :D

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Ryn, It was Miranda that pointed out the two go together very well :) Cheers, Shirleyx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful Shirley and a great match these stamps together.

Greetings Janny

maria's knutselplezier said...

Super Shirley , I love your background and your seahorses, really beautiful card!!

Greetings
Maria

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, a lovely sea scenery card with beautiful textures and organic spots. That left upper area is so beautiful and indeed like you said; you know never how it will end......just keep playing mm?
Still under the weather but I think it's going into the right direction now.....

warm greet Mirandaxx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Gotta love those dylusion inks! Fab effects with the inks and a beautiful card altogether! xxx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

I love it! Love the colors and the sea feeling bubbles , really wonderful, I'm a great sea junkie:-)
xox Anja

Paula (PEP) said...

The Mini Coral stencil gives lovely shadows to the stamped seaweed images & the sparkle of the embossing Glitter is incredibly effective. Your golden matting echoes the golden glow of the seahorses beautifully, especially with your dark inner mat.
Paula (PEP)

Donna Ellis said...

SHIRLEY! This is beautiful! The colors are amazing, aren't they? Very magical, especially with all the dimension and textures - Shirley, I don't know how you are able to fussy cut such intrical images the way you do. I had to enlarge your photos to look real close - they look "masked" on your creation, but the colors did not seem to "match" the description of how you made the background. The seahorses look beautiful with the pale lavender unexpectedly gracing their orange green selves. Very beautiful, Shirley. hugs, de

Sandy said...

Very nice! Aren't these the prettiest colors!
Sandy

Cathy said...

Gorgeous Shirley, the colours and images are gorgeous, I could look at this for ages, there's so much to see :) Cathy x

Patricia said...

WOW GEORGEOUS Shirley!
Loveley colours!
Greetz Patricia

chrissies said...

Beautiful scene and great use of the stamps

Chrissie x

Sophie said...

Wow!
Shirley, das sieht wunderschön aus.
Die Seepferdchen sind so süß auf diesem herrlichen Hintergrund.
Eine märchenhaft schöne Karte.

Liebe Grüße und Umarmung von Sophie xx

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

Hi dear Shirley, this is weer fantastic work. Beautiful combination, structures and colors.
lovely greet
Marja

SAMARA said...

Ohhhhh I love this. The bubbles and yummalicious! Shirley, I too love dylan's sprays - and the colors you used are also my absolute favs so when I saw your pic I just went dreamy! The sea horses are so cool - they are the essence of freedom to me. They look like they are communing! How wonderful is that. Thanks for putting all the elements of how you created this. I have heard of the WOW powders from Natalie at N'Studio but I have never used them. You say you love the sparkle or did you say glitter (sorry) I didn't know they had that in them. You now make me very intrigued when I see the beauty of your card. Again...I just want to grab those bubbles are blow them and pop them, they look completely real! HPPF (on thursday - a little late! lol) Lovies, Samara

Shona said...

I so envy whoever it is you're saying "Hello" to. This is just glorious! I love the underwater scenes you do. Someday I'm going to treat myself to some Dylusions inks, so I really appreciate that you explain how to use them, although I'm pretty sure I'm just going to make a big mess.LOL!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Another stunning card!!!Wow, love the colour combination and I really like your seehorses, you made a lovely seepicture of it, it remindes me that my oldest son is now bussy with seadiving in Thailand!!

Greetings
Maria

froebelsternchen Susi said...

amazing Shirley!

Ellen said...

Wowza Shirley! I feel as though I am right underwater with those fab seahorses when I look at this! Beautifully done!
Hugs,
Ellen

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, this is an amazing scenery, Shirley.

Have a wonderful weekend

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
What a truly beautiful card! The seahorses are so sweet and so beautiful! Terrific colouring and what a beauty background with the greens and blues and the seaweed and the textures! Feels like I am right in there! Gorgeous!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Mary H. said...

Another gorgeous work of art! I love whaat you do with the dylusions and your Ryn's! Fabulous work. Gotta get some more of her sets. I did get 3 more colors of dylusions on my spree the other day. Thanks for explaining how you do the techniques. The Wow glitter is new to me...is that just a Euro product? I'm off to google. TFS & Hugs.

Bonnie said...

Amazing!!!

linda said...

another beautiful card shirley! i love the texture of the bubbles and i can't help thinking i can touch them. :) i love the techniques, sound like fun and the colours and glitter. we're supposed to get one of those 'feels like 39' days this week. yikes.