Friday, August 30, 2013

Pink Elm Leaves

Hello everyone !

I have a design today using images from Designs from Ryn.    My last post for Ryn featured a card with her Maple Leaf  in the background and this time I've used her Elm Leaf.      Ryn's leaf designs are great for creating texture in backgrounds, you can find them in her Flora section.  I know pink leaves are odd, but this is fantasy right?


Using the Acrylic Block Technique I added Picked Raspberry, Barn Door and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks to the background.      I was inspired to use this colour combo from designs in one of Miranda's Art Specialty books. 

I stamped Elm Leaf with Imperial Purple Versafine ink and then stamped Sea Bubbles with Moonlight Brilliance and then the Purple Versafine over the background.    Sea Bubbles is another favorite image to use on backgrounds.   I spritzed an area on the background with water and blotted with paper towel to lighten it up so that I could stamp the sentiment.   'Friends' is by Inkadinkado.

I painted African Daisy with all three Distress Inks (add ink direct from the pad to craft mat and use a brush with water), then decoupaged and covered it with Stardust Stickles.  I love the textured centre of this African Daisy image but for a change I added a large pearl brad.       I stamped the leaf a few times, added a little Picked Raspberry Ink and cut the texture around it off to create the petals for the flower.

Here is a look at the Elm Leaf image:
Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend,
Shirley

35 comments:

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

Fantastic work Shirley in your favorite colors. So Beautiful.
Big hug
Marja

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Again an awesome composition, love design and the brilliant coloring.
Hugs Anja

annekescardart said...

Love the colour. Love the way you put it together. Thanks for showing Anneke.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Love your colours and your amazing background, and the flower looks olmost real!!!Great design Shirley!!


Greetings

Maria

Valerie-Jael said...

This is beautiful, and pink leaves are great! Valerie

brenda said...

So rich and vibrant Shirley, I love it.

B x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

womderful and vibrant composition Shirley!

Wendy McCarthy said...

Gorgeous pinky tones! Love that daisy. xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Shirley, I love the colours you've used, as Brenda has said so rich and vibrant.

Sue x

Paula (PEP) said...

Those leaves work beautifully in pink with the flower - I've actually seen leaves that are pink during British Autumnal weather..........very striking with the use of Black plus the Moonlight Brilliance.
Paula (PEP)

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow this really caught my eye, love the striking colours Shirley~

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, LOVE the pink leaves and how you cut them out. Very creative use for that stamp. This is beautiful :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Stunning, Shirley! I love how you've done your elm leaf in those lushilicious strawberry colors!!

Gery said...

Cardmaking IS fantasy, so your colours fit in perfectly, Shirley.
Your fantasy-imagenation created a beautiful card.
Have a nice weekend. Groetjes Gery

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great work Shirley with beautiful colors and a great stamp.
Greetings Janny

Karin said...

gorgeous card, beautiful colors!
have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes Karin x

linda said...

gorgeous! like bob ross always said, it's your world, your creation and if you want pink leaves then you can have them and they look beautiful.
enjoy the holiday weekend,
linda

Shirley Chillman said...

These colours are right up my street Shirley and those leaves are stunning.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Shona said...

As always, your beautiful work in the most wonderful colours uplifts my mood!!

Crafting Queen said...

Super card, love the colours!

chrissies said...

Wonderful colour you used for this card Shirley and great use of the leaf stamp

Chrissie x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Your pink leaves look great Shirley..again a creative card :-)

Donna Ellis said...

ohhhhhh - this is an amazing creation, Shirley. You say "simple" but I find it velvety, rich, vibrant, eye-catching, and just so WONDERFUL! wow! it is gorgeous! Love the way the leaves are highlighted against your beautiful background. hugs, de

Ellen said...

Oh you do amaze me Shirley! Love the rich tones and pretty pink leaves! Gorgeous card my friend! Have a fantastic weekend!
Hugs
Ellen

sue morris said...

This is really beautiful!

sheila 77 said...

Great one colour complex card which I would have thought would be very difficult but you have made it look easy and beautiful. Thanks for all the links.

Sophie said...

Wunderschön in Pink, liebste Shirley.

Einen schönen Sonntag noch
Sophie xx

Sue said...

What gorgeous colours Shirley! absolutely lovely huggles Sue xx

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning card! I love the colors, images, pink leaves--everything!

Sandy said...

Really gorgeous!!
sandy

Elaine said...

What a super leaf stamp and I really love your pink colour choice. A really nice layout, soft and vibrant colours mixed together. Hope you are having a great weekend, I am away
On a craft course and am at the stage where I can't get my hands properly clean! Elaine xx

Gerrina said...

This beautiful colours make it a great card! The used images work perfect in the background and flower! Have a fun and inky weekend, Gerrina

aussie aNNie said...

How could I have missed this vibrant and beautiful card...it is just brilliant.xx

MaryH said...

Saw this on Ryn's FB, but haven't had a chance to get over here for a visit. It's stunning! Just as usual. TFS

Bonnie said...

I love how these pink leaves show so brilliantly!