Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Life is Beautiful

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have a card today featuring stamps by Designs by Ryn, including her new Compound Leaf that has a wonderful textured pattern.  This makes me think of summer... it's not here..... it's been colder than normal..........brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  



Design by Ryn stamps:  Compound Leaf, Leafy Branch (at the top) and the beautiful Dragonfly Faerie.

"Life is Beautiful" is from the 2012 Art Specially Show in the Netherlands. 

The background was created with Squeezed Lemonade,  Peacock Feathers & Mowed Lawn Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block technique.  I stamped the Compound Leaf with Caribbean Sea Kaleidacolour Ink (using the darker colours on the pad).   I stamped Leafy Branch & the sentiment with Cottage Ivy Memento Ink.

I stamped Dragonfly Faerie on separate cardstock with black, coloured with Prisma Pencils, cut her out, added glitter to her wings and attached.  I added highlighting with a white Gelly Roll pen.


Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day,
Shirley

40 comments:

  1. Shirley you are just amazing, each time it's something more beautiful than the last...if that's possible. Love these colours...is that a new background blog you made>gorgeous.xx

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  2. Very pretty Shirley, great idea to combine leafy branch and compound leaf, they look great together! :) xxx

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  3. The great stamps of Ryn combine so well on this card, as well as the great colouring Shirley...lovely!

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  4. We have only rain. Weather to make cards. Ant this one is beautiful. Janny

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  5. life is beautiful and this card is totally awesome. I liked your distress inks combination. lovely!
    fairy is cute!
    I've missed your last couple of posts,during my break, I will catch them tomorrow! :)

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  6. Wonderful card, love the background.

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  7. Wow this is another stunner Shirley, I love the colours you've used. But most of all the amazing detail you've picked out on the wings, in matching colours. I love the new stamps too. They're on my wish list at the moment, but I did get to see and play with them at Eileens workshop.

    Hope you have a great day.

    Sue x

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  8. Adoooorable card Shirley~
    BTW - love your blog header your garden looks so beautiful with all the leaves changing like that.....

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  9. Beautiful piece, love the colours, and the new stamp. It's got very cold here, too, brrrrrrrrr! Valerie

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  10. That is a beautiful leaf and you have brought it to life with the highlights of white, gorgeous touches.
    This card is brimming with a feeling of joy.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  11. A gorgeous leafy card... fabulous summery shades.
    Suzi B xx

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  12. WOW ,this is are amazing dreamy card,love the colors and stamps,very beautiful,loove it to much.

    have a great week,greetings jeannette

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  13. What an amazing card , dear Shirley, I really really love it,great stamps did you used!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  14. Shirley this is beautiful, love the greens and Ryns beautiful stamps
    Love
    Amanda x

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  15. Each card you make is exquisite, Shirley, and I do like how you take the time to describe your process. The very names of the colours you use make me want to go and buy them, just for the names. I love all the leaves and your very cleverly cut-out and painted fairy.

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  16. So very pretty Shirley always beautiful choice of colours lots of huggles Sue xxx

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  17. Hi Shirley, this is so lovely! Such fresh greens, it feels like Spring! It's cold here and Winter is definitely coming! warm greet Mirandaxx

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  18. Hi Shirley. This is such a beautiful card with the lovely elf.
    And georgious leaves from Ryn.
    The colours are very nice!! "lieve groetjes" Saakje

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  19. Here it is cold too, soon it will start snowing. Precisely because I love your card with fresh spring colors and your stamping is amazing combined. Very well done,
    warm greetings Anja

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  20. Your colouring is so beautiful, just as the colours and stamps on the background! And the header gives such a warm welcome! Hope you´re having a fine and creative week! Warm greetings, Gerrina

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  21. A wonderful card! I like the fresh colors and the wonderful leafs. This card let me dream of summer!

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  22. Another beautiful card of yours, Shirley!
    Also the other cards I looked at are great. The photo from the back of your garden ist stunning. WOW, it is really large and the colours are just gorgeous!

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  23. great combination of stamps, I love the colors!
    Groetjes Karin x

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  24. Loveley!!!!!!
    Great card!
    Greetz Patricia

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  25. Hey Shirley, this is one of my faves from the last while. Just love how you combined Compound Leaf and Leafy Branch. The difference in size creates the feeling of depth and makes Dragonfly Faerie feel small. Great job with her wings especially. They look magical with the sparkles. Thank you so much :)

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  26. I swear you were a little garden fairy at one time, Shirley! Your depictions are so REAL and so dreamy!! Hugs, Darnell

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  27. Wow what a beautiful card!!!

    greetings Bianca

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  28. She's beautiful, and I am so in love with the gorgeous stamps by Ryn that you use. She is so lucky to have you to showcase them, as I'm sure no one could do it any better !
    PS. It's not my hands I'm worried about. It's everything else in a 10ft radius, the dog, the floor, the walls, the computer etc. :D

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  29. Gorgeous! What more can I say :D lovely colours again :D Hope you're doing well Shirley and I hope it warms up a little for you, Brrrrr!! Hugs gay x

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  30. Life is beautiful and so is your card Shirley! It's so wonderful
    I like the colors! They are so well chosen. Gr, Linda

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  31. Wonderful background for your beautiful fairy. Your pencil coloring is so smooth! Great shading and loved the touch of green sash that shadowed her skirt. Your glittered wings showed up very sparkly too. Great use of the new Ryn leaves as well. I love your new fall garden header. If this is your garden, you're an artist in the garden as well as with paints, sprays & pencils! TFS & Hugs

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  32. Your Card is Absolutely gorgeous Shirley.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  33. How beautiful, Shirley! I especially like the spaces of "white" in the leaves and wings on your darling little garden fairy. Such rich, beautiful colors! hugs, de

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  34. Gorgeous card Shirley! Love the design and the colors of your background! I too have missed seeing your creations and now that my pampered Crafters Retreat is over I will have more time to visit again. I wasn't expecting to throw a temporary full time job at the school on top of it but I am back. Love it!!

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  35. Another stunning creation Shirley! As always, your colouring is a joy to behold, and I am in awe of your "cutting out" skills too!
    Hope all is well with you and yours - hugs, Sylvia xx

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  36. Wow, Shirley, she is beautiful and the BG you created for her is lovely. I really like how your mounted her too, of course!!! :-) Hugs,

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  37. Eine bezaubernd schöne und ganz romantische Karte.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bärbel

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  38. Hi Shirley!
    Awww what a very very pretty card you have made!! What a beautiful and sweet dragonfly faerie! Wow her colours are so pretty and I love the detail and colours on her wings, very nice! Love that sentiment too! :) The background is just stunning with all those pretty leaves and gorgeous greens! Looks so fresh and spring-like, I love it!
    Warm greetings, Marlene :)

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