Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Joy in a Rain Forest

Hello everyone  I hope your week is going well.

I have a card today using Designs by Ryn stamps including her new Striped Reed Set.   This 'scene' makes me think of being in a warm Rain Forest :)


The background was created using the Acrylic Block technique using Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks.   I stenciled with TCW Starfall using Peacock Feathers DI and then with TCW Circle Explosion using white Acrylic craft paint.

Next I stamped the Striped Reeds (I used all three from the set) with Mowed Lawn DI.  The reed set is unique in that the two larger branches will fit together when stamped close or you can use them separately.

I over stamped using one of the smaller cluster of raindrops from the amazing Rain Drop Set with black ink, coloured a little and highlighted with a white Gelly Roll pen.  JOY is from the wonderful Artistic Expressions set by Chocolate Baroque. 

Finally I stamped Tsuki the moth, with black Archival Ink on watercolour paper, coloured with my Tombow markers, cut out and attached.  I added a little glitter and highlights as well.

Here is a look at the Striped Reed Set.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Shirley

41 comments:

Patricia said...

WOW this is GEORGEOUS!!!!!!
Love the butterfly and raindrops!
Greetz Patricia

Lindeke said...

This is so beautiful! I love the raindrops and the composition! Beautiful leaf stamp! Nice colors!
Gr, Linda

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautiful card , shirley I really love the colours and the design, very, very pretty!!

Greetings
Maria

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

wow! stunning!

brenda said...

Your card is absolutely Divine, such lovely work.

B x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, love the colours, and the stamps. Valerie

chrissies said...

Really beautiful card yet again Shirley. You have used the new stamps perfectly

Chrissie x

Elaine said...

What a great card Shirley, I love the colours you have used and the way you have layered up the design. You have really created a jungley feeling here and the butterfly is a perfect focal point. Have a great day, Elaine x

Gerrina said...

Lovely and fresh! Reminds me on dowdrups on a springmorning... Inky greetings, Gerrina

froebelsternchen Susi said...

indeed JOY.. it's joyful to see your card ... wonderful Shirley!
xxx
Susi

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous "rain forest" card love the Reed stamp.
Suzi B xx

Annie said...

Fabulous colours and beautiful stencil Shirley. Love it.:-)

TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

It's a lovely, joyful scenery Shirley!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Dear Shirley, that is again a beautiful composition of leaves and drops a.s.o, love the green color palette too.
Wish you a happy day,
xox Anja

sheila 77 said...

What a happy card with the simple word "Joy". I do like the stars and the circles in the background. It's a very elegant card, Shirley.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning Shirley. I love the greens and the faintness of the stencil in the background. I love the fabulous leaf stamp (I have it already) it looks great.

Hope it's a good week for you.

Sue x

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Shirley. I love the colours you have used and Ryn's stamps are so usable. I particularly like the different water drops she does and they look so realistic when stamped. I'm sad that recently I cant't seem to get your blog to load properly on my tablet although it is ok on the main computer. I don't know if others have had this problem, although there is probably nothing you can do about it.

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty butterfly and the raindrops adds that perfect touch to the background...

Donna Ellis said...

I can almost smell the damp forrest floor and foliage, Shirley! Beautiful card, and lovely colors. Ryn's newest foliage is BEAUTIFUL! hugs, de

Colleen Dietrich said...

So beautiful, and so *you*, Shirley!

LOVE the new look of your blog. What a pretty view when it pops up on the computer screen. Is that *your* backyard?? It is gorgeous!

Wendy McCarthy said...

Ooo, lovely background, yes it's just like a rainforest!! Beautiful Shirley. xx

Greta said...

The reeds are such a neat set & I so love this creation with them! Your collage backgrounds always inspire me--so gorgeous!

Bianca said...

I love your background!! In one word BEAUTIFUL.The striped reed set stamp is a beautiful stamp that I used from Karin when she was by me at home.

greetings Bianca

Willy said...

What a beautiful card, lovve the colors!!

Di said...

Another stunning card Shirley. Love the technique you have used for the background and the colours are sublime! Di xx

Nan G said...

What a beautiful rain forest!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

As lush as a rainforest and those stamped droplets, the most wonderful addition.
Wishes
Lynne

MaryH said...

It absolutely does fit with my image of what a rain forest must be like, and it took this beautiful card for me to see the image with your choice of stamps on this one. You have the best imagination, and the ability to carry out your vision. Awesome. I'm loving this reed stamp and it's on my wish list! TFS such another beauty, and I'm dropping down to see the next gorgeous card! TFS & hugs.

aussie aNNie said...

Another beautiful card and creativity flows...my computer will be out of action tomorrow so I am going to play with my dylusions.xxx

Shirley Chillman said...

I love this technique Shirley and especially what you have created with it. Definitely has the feel of a rain forest.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Bonnie said...

What a treat to see this Springy beauty among the winter cards! Enjoy!

Barbara said...

I love this card, Shirley, in fact I love all your cards. Sorry I don't get over too often to comment.....I do check them out by email though xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

A rain forest with stars! Wow! Again, Shirley, I just marvel at the depth you achieve on your cards. That moth looks so real, fuzzy, and alive. You are amazing!! Hugs, Darnell

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, a lovely card with these stamps and love your fresh greens! xx Miranda

Karin said...

Fabulous card, love the colors!
Groetjes Karin x

Shirley said...

You are such a talented artist, Shirley! What a beautiful background for your image. Love the colors and the whole design!!

LonettA said...

A beautiful card! I like the wonderful butterfly and these fresh colors!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, thanks so much for this one. I'm loving the layering and the colours. Awesome use of Striped Reed Set too :)

Ellen said...

WOW! Your kind of talent eludes me! A fantastic layered background! Have a wonderful weekend my artistic friend!!
Hugs
Ellen

wolkentraum said...

The card makes me happy;-), wonderful composition!
greetings
Ute

Zoe said...

Such a beautiful creation Shirley, such a gorgeous, bright and very refreshing green xx