Wednesday, August 21, 2013

African Daisy and Maple Leaves

Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well.   I would like to welcome the new followers and also thank everyone for your visits and kind comments.

I have a card today created with Design by Ryn stamps.    Ryn has designed many wonderful Leaf stamps (located in her Flora Section ) that create the most wonderful texture for backgrounds.  I used Maple Leaf on this background and if the colours were changed to reds, oranges and browns, the leaves would work well for Fall & Thanksgiving designs.




I started by applying Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks using an Acrylic Block.  (apply the inks direct to block, spritz with water & apply to paper).       Next I sprayed a little White Linen and Teal Dylusions Inks (just can't leave those bottles alone!) and blotted off with a paper towel roll.

I stamped Ryn's Maple Leaf with Imperial Purple Versafine Ink around the parameter of the background.   I embossed African Daisy on watercolour paper with a deep purple powder, coloured with Tombow markers using a brush and water, cut them out and attached to the background.   I added Crealies CL CS 02 swirl die cuts.    I left the centre of the flowers white to keep them prominent, love the texture :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Shirley

33 comments:

  1. Absolutely adore the background on this card Shirley and the colours are gorgeous. Love the way the flowers pop against the darker background.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  2. As always, I am blown away by your amazing b'ground and gorgeous colours!

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  3. {sigh} just plumb gor-jus! I got a post with some new ones yes'dy, but this beautiful flower was not in the bag! Next time I hope. Love the marvelous background and this stamp really highlights all the colors. I have a link to a neat video on my blog about diluting the sprays, adding W.Linen to some to make opaque colors. I've tried with the After Midnight & it was great. (oops the post is scheduled for Friday). TFS & Hugs

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  4. What a beautiful card Shirley , I love the colours and I love your very nice an special background, love the subtil leaves on it and the flowers are wonderful!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  5. Great card, beautiful background for this besutiful stamp!
    Groetjes karin x

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  6. Stunning Shirley~
    I think this is one of my fave of your color combos... Just eye catching, love it~








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  7. Amazing colouring as always and a great idea for the background. Love the idea of using Autumn colours as well.

    Chrissie x

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  8. Fantastic layering of colour. Love the subtle maple leaf stamping. The central flowers are a lovely focus. Elaine x

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  9. The fusion of colours is beautiful Shirley with the hints of pink seeping through the deep blues.

    B x

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  10. Wow such a stunning card Shirley. The colours are so gorgeous together on the background and the african daisies look fantastic. I love the leaf used in the background, this will have to be added to my wish list, along with some more time in the day to be able to use all off these stamps.

    Hope you are well.
    Sue x

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  11. Ooo, those leaves make a fab background! Love the African daisies, my favourite! xxx

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  12. Wow, Shirley! (I am so partial to Ryn's designs). The use of that maple leaf is pure art in that gorgeous background. Your African Daisies are beautiful with the delicate petals, impeccable shading, and wonderful dimension. My favorite part of these pretties, however, is the white centers! WOW. Beautiful design, my Canadian friend! hugs, de

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  13. Interesting use of the maple leaf stamp & I love the effect you achieved with all the use of purple against the teal & how you echoed it by using purple embossing powder for the flowers. Super effect of the brilliantly pink Tombow colouring pulling out the Picked Raspberry colour from the background.
    Paula (PEP)

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  14. Beautiful creation as always,dear Shirley. Love your gorgeous combination of colors and stamps.
    HUgs Anja

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  15. The flowers seem to jump of the card Shirley, what a great effect!

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  16. This is really lovely Shirley. You manage to create such amazing backgrounds - such a talented lady.
    Di xx

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  17. Hey Shirley, I just love the background that you made with Maple Leaf. Very subtle and beautiful :) I'm going to post now...

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  18. I love the subtle leaves in the background and the way those beautiful flowers pop off the page!

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  19. Wauw, what a gorgeous background!! Like this card very much! Gr, Linda

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  20. Love the depth you've created with this dark background! The whole card is stunning. Hugs

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  21. Your backgrounds are so beautiful Shirley there is always something marvelous going on with them. You have used my fave colours.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

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  22. WOW,this card is adore,beautiful colors and backruond,the flowers on it is great eyecatching.

    Greetings Jeannette

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  23. Wundervoll, Shirley, ganz herrliche Blumen und Farben.

    Umarmung von Sophie xx

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  24. Super card Shirley... the background is very interesting.. I have these stamps so I might pinch this idea ... have a good weekend
    Eileen xx

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  25. HI shirley
    I LOVE this card! You used such a nice colors. Also the stamps from Ryn are so beautiful and you are using them on such a lovely way. Compliments for a talented lady!!!
    "lieve groetjes" Saakje

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  26. Great background for the flowers Shirley.
    Love it.
    Greetings Janny

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous Shirley and I love the beautiful background you created for your flowers. Hugs, Chris.

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  28. Hi teamie, seemed yo have missed this one, it's lovely! Great background with those leaves and stunning colours! warm greet Mirandaxx

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  29. Beautiful colours Shirley, stunning card x :) Cathy

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  30. Another jaw dropper Shirley! Love the colors and pretty daisies!!

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  31. Hi Shirley! Oh wow, this is another beauty of a card! It is so pretty! I just love the way you make the background with the acrylic block technique, wow! Great colours for sure! The maple leaf here and there is great! LOVE the colouring and blending on that beautiful African Daisy too! Well done!
    Warm greetings, Marlene :)

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