Monday, November 11, 2013

Love with Flowers

Hello everyone and Happy Monday.  

I have a couple of cards today that feature layered flowers, using new stamps by Designs by Ryn.   Love is by Chocolate Baroque.  In the first Fall themed design I used the 3 leaves from Ryn's Abstract Leaf set to create a large flower.

 

I stamped Ryn's Leafy Branch with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink on a sheet of  orange Basic Grey paper that has a bit of pattern to create the background.   Next I coloured a sheet of mixed media paper with Dried Marigold DI using an Acrylic Block & water.   I then stamped each of the 3 different sized Leaves from the Abstract Leaf set five times with Kaleidacolor- Creole Spice, Rainbow Dye Ink.   I sponged a little Spiced Marmalade DI on the largest and smallest leaves.   I cut the 15 leaves out to arrange into a flower.  I turned the middle sized leaf inward to create a variance in the 'petals'. 

Love is from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Expressions set.  A great word set that I use a lot. 

The deep plum Leaf branch die cut is Memory Box - Fresh Foliage

Here is a look at the Abstract Leaf Set I used to create the flower:



With a completely different colour combo I used Crealie die cut flowers with Ryn's Ornate Leaf set (3 different sizes in the set).


I used a sheet of mauve Basic Grey paper and stamped with Impression Obsession's Cover a Card - CAC018 Greenery  with black a couple of times.   I used the leafy pattern stamping to die cut some of the petals along with using a mauve sheet without stamping.     I stamped the Leafy Branch with pink ink on white cardstock for background.   I stamped the medium size Ornate Leaf on the mauve Basic Grey paper, cut them out, dry embossed them on the back to create dimension, and highlighted with a white pen.
 

Die Cuts:  Crealies (flowers) CL CF 20 and Memory Box -Winterberry Sprig

 

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

44 comments:

Karin said...

Wow you created gorgeous flowers!
Have a lovely week!
Groetjes karin x

maria's knutselplezier said...

So beautiful , I really love those stamps of Ryn, especially the leaves and the leave bracnch are amazing , I will try to get them her in Belgium , but that will cost me a lot of money, the taxes for import from America or Canada are very high!!! But they are so beautifull I really want them!! Your creations with them are really amazing dear Shirley!!

Greetings
Maria

Darnell J Knauss said...

Both your layered and dimensional blooms are just stunning, Shirley! Such different colors, but each one so striking! The autumn-colored flower reminds me of a fun pinwheel! Hugs, Darnell

Shona said...

WOW ! Super, super cool!! The way you made that first flower astounds me. Brilliant work!
( I played with the sprays, how long does it take to get it off your hands ??) :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Those flowers are gorgeous, and the cards too! Valerie

Gibmiss said...

Hi Shirley
Two stunning cards..... They both have the wow factor......
Gorgeous
Hugs Sylvie xxx

chrissies said...

Stunning--the flowers you created are so beautiful

Chrissie x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous and stunning, both cards, love the way your path always leads to adventure...great creativity..xxx

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, These are both gorgeous, the leaf stamps are just beautiful, so many uses for those little beauties!!
Thank you for your lovely welcome back, it's good to be home :D Hugs Gay xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Shirley. The abstract leaf set lends itself so well to make gorgeous flowers, and the ornate leaf looks great with the crealies. I think that the leafy branch stamp has to be my favorite, it's so versatile.

After a beautiful, but cold day yesterday we're back to the wet and windy today. Hope it brightens up for you.

Sue x

marg said...

Hello Shirley!
Lovely card images and the Ryn stamps are so versatile!
I love the way you have coloured and arranged them all!
love Marg

Lindeke said...

Beautiful cards Shirley! Love the flowers you made! They are gorgeous!! Gr, Linda

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful dear Shirley how you used and combined the stamps to an awesome design. Both are lovely elegant Crads.
xox Anja

Gerrina said...

The flowers are stunning! The first card is so warm and graniose in its forms and the second so elegant and more towards vintage... I love both styles! Have a creative and mayby sunny week, Gerrina

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great idea to use the leaves for a great flower Shirley! Stunning look. Both cards seem to be made with love...so nice!

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning cards, love the colours. Such a great idea to use those leaves to make a flower.

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

That's very great Shirley the leaves to be a flower. Fabulous colors too. Love it.
Lovely greet and big hug
Marja

Jeannette said...

Wow shirley,stunning cards you used,great design and colors,love it,beautiful work.

Havea great day,Greetings Jeannette

brenda said...

A delightful card, lovely images and colours.

B x

Bonnie said...

I love the orange hues of the first card and that fantastic flower! And the subtle stamping on the white background is gorgeous! They are so different from each other, yet both are beautiful!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, you've used the leaf stamps so creatively in both of these cards! AWESOME idea to make a flower out of Abstract Leaf Set. Turning in the middle leaf really makes the design. Love the colours too! In the other card you matched Ornate Leaf Set beautifully with the paper border and Crealies. SOOO excited by these! Many thanks :D

Di said...

Both cards are really beautiful Shirley. The colouring is so very different but I love them both. Di xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow they both are just so so beautiful Shirley... I can see you selling them at a craft fair, they surely would be hot sellers....

Wendy McCarthy said...

Oooh, lovely Shirley! Great idea to use Ryn's leaf to make a flower, it looks fab! Thanks for your comment(s) on my blog sweetie, I think Tim's dies will go through a cuttlebug, they are sizzix dies and I'm sure sizzix go through Cuttlebug ok don't they? Check with Eileen if you are still not sure, I know she has a cuttlebug. Big hugs, xxxx

craftimamma said...

These are both stunning cards Shirley. I love the imaginative way you used the leaf stamps and beautiful backgrounds on both cards.

Thanks for your recent visits and lovely comments on my blog. I do appreciate them.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Bärbel said...

Die beiden Blumenkarten sind sehr elegant und wunderschön anzusehen.
Liebe Grüße
Bärbel

LonettA said...

Wow, both cards are very charming and elegant. I like the colors and the flowers are beautiful!

AngelicaS said...

Amazing flowers!!!!
Love, love, love....

Janny said...

Those flowers are beautifull, and the cards too. Janny

Amanda said...

Shirley what you have done with Ryns leaf stamp is stunning, loving those flowers
Love
Amanda x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Abslutely gorgeus,,,,,,,,,,I am falling in lovw with these flowers,,,,

MaryH said...

Leave it to you to think of creating a gorgeous flower with the leaf die! Oh my goodness, both of these are just astounding. The colors on each one are fabulous, and how pretty the fall one looked against your fall garden header! Yes, the Shells is the 3D Mboss and handled very well. Some of the 3D's have not performed as well. I like this one. TFS & Hugs

Ina said...

Both cards are awesome. Beautiful colours for the first one and love the simple colours of the second one. Gorgeous designs.

Shirley Chillman said...

Good morning Shirley, your flowers are gorgeous. I especially love both colour combinations you have used. The hi-lighting with the white pen adds such depth.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Cathy said...

Two gorgeous cards Shirley, I love how you used the leaf stamp to create flowers and your colours are amazing as always :) Cathy x

Miranda said...

Wow lovely flowers Shirley and love the compound leaf on the petals of the flower, great idea! hugs, Mirandaxx

sheila 77 said...

The way you have cut out and coloured the leaves to make a flower is so clever and I like the burnt orange colour of your card too. They are both great cards.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Those flowers are astonishing, I am so impressed with the flowers and the cards as a whole.
Wishes
Lynne

Sue said...

Superb Shirley, colours are stunning and everytime I come on your blog and see that beautiful view on your header, it just makes me smile huggles Sue xxx

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Oh my goodness, what beautiful cards! Love them both! The marmelade card is amazing, so pretty! I just love how you have turned Ryn's pretty leaves into a gorgeous flower! Very nicely done! Beautiful colours and love how you put the colours on the "petals" with so much thought! The ornate card in mauve is very very pretty too, such a soft and pretty look! The colours are gorgeous and the framing makes it stand out so nicely! Well done on both!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Nan G said...

OMG! Love love the first card! The flower is amazing and fab colors.

Ellen said...

Both are beautiful cards Shirley! Love the fragmented flowers and colors! Your a rock star!!
Hugs
Ellen

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! That orange card looks like a kaleidoscope windmill with stained glass windows! So gorgeous with the touch of bold blue, and the black leaves. This is beautiful with the many layers, Shirley. Love your purple framed masterpiece, too - just beautiful! hugs, de

judith@poppy cottage said...

Lovely cards Shirley, the Autumnal colours on the first one are really gorgeous. The large flower that youhave created makes a great focal point, and the black elements relly pull the card together. Great mix of Ryn's and CB stamps. I love the soft tones of card number two as well, and again the black is a great touch, really adding some drama to the card. Hugs, Judith xx