Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Sweet Robin for Christmas

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have a couple of designs today using stamps from Chocolate Baroque - their new fabulous Nature Fragments and another favourite, Christmas Song.
  


The background was created with Peacock Feathers & Picked Raspberry Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block technique.   I over stamped with the Ice Fragment from Nature Fragments with the same Inks.     The Robin from Christmas Song was stamped with Cocoa Memento Ink and coloured with Inktense Pencils.   I added glitter and rhinestones and died sheer ribbon with Raspberry Ink to match.



And here is another one with the same little Robin:


I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and Acrylic block for the background.  I over stamped with the Ice Fragment with both Shaded Lilac and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.   The poem (also from Christmas Song) and Robin were again stamped with Cocoa Memento Ink.   I coloured the Robin with Prisma Pencils.   


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Shirley

36 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Woooow, Shirley, such a beautiful cad , with such a beautiful stamp , I really , really love it!!!
Love the colours the ,image and the beautiful stamp!!!

Greetings
Maria

Felicie said...

Wow Great background Shirley .This card is so beautiful.I Love the colours.
Greetings
Felicie

Suzi B said...

great cards Shirley, love the image and the colours used in the background.. lovely.
Suzi B x

SanDee1899 said...

Oh my gosh what a spectacular card. The background is just totaly amazing - I wounder how you have done it. Colourful / Powerful card - totaly adore it!
xoxo SanDee1899

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, and you have used the prettiest colours - love it! Valerie

LonettA said...

This two cards with the robbin are very charming. Wonderful colored background!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic backgrounds Shirley... adorable winter cards!

chrissies said...

Terrific cards Shirley and wonderful choice of colours and backgrounds as always

Chrissie x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Tow stunning cards, I love this Robin and the sentiment you've used too. As always I love your backgrounds and the colours you've used.

Hope you're having a great week.
Sue x

Crafting Queen said...

Two beautiful cards, love the background. Hope there are no more furry intruders and keep those paws nice and warm. :)

Paula (PEP) said...

Super effect with the acrylic block backgrounds overstamped with the nature fragments. It's delightful seeing how you added so much variation to the two cards by using colours for the ribbon & rhinestones. The use of Cocoa ink for stamping is very striking as it doesn't overpower the background as black would have done but superbly compliments the teal aspects of the design.
Paula (PEP)

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning lovely colour combo, stamp and overall design, just gorgeous Shirley.xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Aw love your bird card, great colours and design on it....

Shona said...

Your family and friends must await your cards with great excitement to see what beautiful piece of art you will send them each year! These are both lovely, your colours are exquisite and the stamps are really nice !
PS. What sized acrylic block do you use? Thanks!

Wendy McCarthy said...

What a lovely 'birdy' stamp. Beautiful colours as usual Shirley! xx

sheila 77 said...

These two birdie cards are just exquisite, Shirley. I enlarged them and saw so much detail. The first one with the frame and the fabulous background is outstanding, and the second one is special too.

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Awww I love these really beautiful cards! wow! The backgrounds are both so nicely done, love that acrylic block technique! :) Beautiful colours and I really love the sweet little bird! Love his glitter too! Both cards are really gorgeous! Nicely done!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Lindeke said...

Beautiful card Shirley! I love the robin and the stars hanging in the tree! Great background! Gr, Linda

Nan G said...

Great card! Love the birdie stamp.

Janny said...

The card is beautiful.I Love the colours. Janny

Ina said...

I knew as soon as I saw the colours of this card I knew it was yours (BlogLovin') What a spectacular card. I LOVE the colour combination. Just beautiful Shirley. oh that bird is just so so cute....

Jeannette said...

Fantastic Winter cards shirley,wonderful colors and Backround,cute Robin too.

Have a great day,Greetings Jeannette

Gerrina said...

What a sweet robin! Both beautiful cards and the part with the robin on the first is so much fun. Love the glitter! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Shirley Chillman said...

How cute is he Shirley, such a beautiful background on the card as well.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

So lovely Shirley...it has such a sweet tweet...
(did you know you can join the Birds Challenge at the Stampinback Challenge Blog till the end of November?)

Sue said...

Another stunning card Shirley I run out of things to say with your gorgeous creations lol huggles Sue xxx

Bianca said...

Wow what a beauty and the background is great!!!

greetings Bianca

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

It is so sweet and beautifu Shirley. Love the fantastic colors of you. And also the bird of course.
lovely greet
Marja

Ellen said...

Beautiful Shirley! I love the colors and the icy fragments are really cool! Another beautifully designed card!
Hugs,
Ellen

MaryH said...

A lovely bird stamp. {sigh} I want them all! This one is so delicate & pretty perched in his tree, and love the color choices you made for Mr. Robin. Each of the cards' background was so interesting. That ice is a great texture stamp and worked wonderfully in the blues for each project. Both cards are gorgeous. TFS & Hugs

Donna Ellis said...

How lovely these two cards are, Shirley! I especially like the splashes of pink in the top card. The layer highlights your beautifully intense colors. hugs, de

Bonnie said...

What gorgeous robins, Shirley! And I sure wish I could get the acrylic block technique to turn out like these! Have a great weekend!

Little Artbee said...

Wonderful effect on the background and a amazing card. I love it so much.
Greatings
Sabine

Karin said...

great cards, beautiful stamps and colors!
Have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes Karin

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your sweet and serene robin cards, Shirley! And I'm slapping my forehead about the tip on dying sheer ribbon! Maybe this time, you will have helped me to remember I can do that!! Hugs, Darnell

Shirley said...

What eye candy I have been missing. This little bird is too cute for words and your background, as always, a work of art. I would bet people frame your cards!!