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:

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

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

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

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


    Greetings

    Maria

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  5. This is beautiful, and pink leaves are great! Valerie

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  6. So rich and vibrant Shirley, I love it.

    B x

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  7. womderful and vibrant composition Shirley!

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  8. Gorgeous pinky tones! Love that daisy. xxx

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

    Sue x

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  10. 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  17. 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

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

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

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

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

    Chrissie x

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

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  22. 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

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

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  24. 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.

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  25. Wunderschön in Pink, liebste Shirley.

    Einen schönen Sonntag noch
    Sophie xx

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  26. What gorgeous colours Shirley! absolutely lovely huggles Sue xx

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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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

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  31. 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

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  32. I love how these pink leaves show so brilliantly!

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