Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Ornate Leaves and a Special Visitor :)

Hello everyone, I hope your week is starting off great.  

Ryn of Designs by Ryn was able to make a trip to my area, we had a wonderful visit and even had time for creativity!  I've been blessed to be on Ryn's Design Team for two years (already).  Every moment playing with her stamps is a joy.  She is an amazing and talented young lady with a big heart.   Her stamps are very high quality and her designs are hand drawn.

Ryn's newest stamps are up at her website (effective Oct 11th).   Each design is more beautiful than the next, I cannot pick a favourite.   To check them out, please see her blog post here.

Below is a quick card using her new Ornate Leaf Set. (I used the two smallest of the 3 in the set). 

Update Oct 10th, I'm entering this design into the challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges as the current theme is to "use a mask or stencil".    It's a great theme and the DT have posted inspiring creations at this site.


The background was created by spraying Dylusions Inks including White Linen.   The flowers were created with the Cornflower Stencil by TCW and light molding paste.  When dry, I outlined them with a black pigment pencil and rubbed some blue & purple Inka Gold gloss paint over top.   You can see it better in the close up below.   I stamped the leaves, coloured them with Dylusions and highlighted with a white water based Sharpie paint pen.

The sentiment is by Impression Obsession - B13027.


And here is a photo of Ryn and myself outside (in dreary weather unfortunately) by one of our gardens :)

Ryn & I
Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!
Shirleyx

37 comments:

  1. Shirley..this card is simply amazing! WOW WOW WOW!

    great that you met Ryan -
    thank you for the photo Shirley!

    xxx
    Susi

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  2. Beautiful card, and nice foto of your visitor!!! Wish you a fine time together and a lot of creativity!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  3. WOW WOW WOW,amazing cards,dear shirley,really love it this beautiful creations.
    the photo with ryn is wonderful.

    Greetings Jeannette

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  4. Oh wow Shirley how nice to meet up with Ryn your right her stamps are fabulous I haven't been lucky enough to try them yet and another masterpiece by you gorgeous colours lots of huggles Sue xx

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  5. Wow you met Ryn in person, it sounds like you had a fun time! Your creation is gorgeous as always and the stamps are indeed fabulous! Groetjes karin x

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  6. How lovely to spend time with Ryn. I love your card, really great work. Great picture of you together, your gardens look beautiful even if the weather was dull. Elaine x

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  7. Beautiful card, your garden is gorgeous... Looks like it's a bit nippy there! LOL!

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  8. How special are the new stamps of Ryn and you could already work with them Shirley...such a lovely card in great colours!

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  9. The photo with Ryn shows that you both had fun:-) and your card is amazing as always.
    xox Anja

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  10. Love this card Shirley the wonderful colours and stamps. Really stunning
    TFS
    Annie x

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  11. The leaf stamps are gorgeous and what a beautiful design you have made with them. How nice to see a photo of you in "real life".

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  12. This is a beautiful card, Shirley!
    I took a look at Ryn's page and I think I like the fiddlehead set most.

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  13. Gorgeous card, love the colours. glad you had a lovely creative day... great garden too :)
    Suzi B x

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  14. Hi teamie, so nice to see you and Ryn together! What a beautiful garden and I know how much work that must be.
    Your card with the new stamps is lovely and I like the texture of the cornflowers, warm greet Mirandaxx

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  15. Beautiful card Shirley, love the gorgeous colours and texture, your garden looks wonderful, great photo :) Cathy x

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  16. Wonderful card, love the stamps, and the photo is gorgeous! Valerie

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  17. Hey Shirley, I'm so glad that we got pictures! Thanks again for a wonderful visit :) Big hugs! Love how you ended up using Ornate Leaf Set. Great idea to colour in the negative space :)

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  18. Awesome to have spent time with someone special...lovely card and gosh the colours are beautiful.xx

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  19. SOOOOO BEAUTIFULL|~
    Greetz Patricia

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  20. Beautiful card! I like the colors and the texture very much!
    It seems like you had a very nice time!
    Gr, Linda

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  21. Perfect sentiment for a perfect day Shirley. Fabulous background for displaying those gorgeous stamps.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  22. Stunning card and great photograph of the two you

    Love Chrissie x

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  23. A beautiful card! The leaves are great on this background and with the beautiful cornflowers! Have a good day! Hugs, Gerrina

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  24. A gorgeous card Shirley. I've had a peek on Ryn's facebook page at the new designs they look fantastic. Like you, it's hard to choose a favorite but I love the one you've used on this card, along with the colours you've used for it too. A lovely photo of you and Ryn together, your garden still looks great despite it being October. Hope your week continues to be a good one.

    Sue x

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  25. Stunning card, I love the colours!

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  26. How lovely to spend time with Ryn! The card is very elegant and I love the effect of the moulding paste and the inka gold, beautiful. And what a gorgeous garden you are standing in!! You must have green fingers as well as inky fingers lol! xxx

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  27. Eine wunderschöne Karte, und ein herrliches Treffen mit zwei fantastischen Ladies :-)

    Umarmung von Sophie xx

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  28. Another beautiful card Shirley. So pleased you and Ryn got together - bet you enjoyed yourselves. Di xx

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  29. Your card is amazing!! Wonderful colors and flowers!

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  30. a gorgeous creation shirley! i love the dimension you always achieve by your colouring and techniques and i especially love the colours of the flowers. how nice that you met up with ryn and had some crafty time together and your garden looks beautiful.

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  31. A gorgeous card. The background, colours and images look awesome. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne/Meggymay

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  32. Wonderful picture Shirley - you are lucky and your cards are always beautiful. Now that is not luck, that is talent!
    Sandy

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  33. Another beauty I had seen as a thumbnail on FB, and oh, it's just so lovely. I'm so glad you & Ryn got to meet and enjoy some time. One can tell she's a treasure just from reading on her blog. Plus talented too! Thanks for explaining about using the Inca Gold on your textured flowers. I'm learning about so many different art forms at your blog. Absolutely stunning card. Ryn is blessed to have you on her DT. TFS & Hugs

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  34. Hi Shirley, Wow...looove the colours that you have used here! The stamps are just beautiful so I'm off to have a closer look.
    Thankyou for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

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  35. Back with my other head on Shirley and it still looks awesome.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  36. How fun to see a photo of you and Ryn together, Shirley!! You say such wonderful things about her and, of course, her designs are unique and beautiful. I'm sure she feels the same way about you and feels blessed that you have been on her team these past two years. You always do an amazing job of showcasing her designs, as you've done again with this card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  37. Well deserved top 3 it caught my eye as something fabulous
    Love
    Amanda x

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