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:

  1. 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

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

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

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  4. 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

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

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

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  7. fantastic backgrounds Shirley... adorable winter cards!

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

    Chrissie x

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  9. 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

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

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  11. 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)

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

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

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  14. 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!

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

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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 :)

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

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  19. Great card! Love the birdie stamp.

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  20. The card is beautiful.I Love the colours. Janny

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  21. 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....

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

    Have a great day,Greetings Jeannette

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  23. 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

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

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  25. 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?)

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

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

    greetings Bianca

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

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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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

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

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

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  35. 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

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  36. 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!!

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Your kind comments are always appreciated !