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:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

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

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

xxx
Susi

maria's knutselplezier said...

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

Greetings
Maria

Jeannette said...

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

Greetings Jeannette

Sue said...

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

Karin said...

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

Elaine said...

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

Creations by Shirl said...

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

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

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

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

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

Annie said...

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

sheila 77 said...

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".

Eifelwicht said...

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

Suzi B said...

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

Miranda said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Valerie-Jael said...

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

Ryn Tanaka said...

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 :)

aussie aNNie said...

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

Patricia said...

SOOOOO BEAUTIFULL|~
Greetz Patricia

Lindeke said...

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

Shirley Chillman said...

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

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

chrissies said...

Stunning card and great photograph of the two you

Love Chrissie x

Gerrina said...

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

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning card, I love the colours!

Wendy McCarthy said...

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

Sophie said...

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

Umarmung von Sophie xx

Di said...

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

LonettA said...

Your card is amazing!! Wonderful colors and flowers!

linda said...

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.

Meggymay said...

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

Sandy said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Dots Dabbles said...

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

Shirley Chillman said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Amanda said...

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