Sunday, November 17, 2013

Winter Fairies for Christmas

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend.  I would like to welcome the new followers and again thank everyone for your visits and kind comments, they are very much appreciated!

Chocolate Baroque has recently launched their new beautiful Winter Fairy Collection.   I have a couple of designs today featuring stamps from these sets.  I used images from December Fairy for the card below.


The background was created with Calypso Teal, After Midnight and White Linen Dylusions spray inks and I sprinkled a little salt while wet.   I stencilled a little over the background using Circle Explosion by TCW.   I stamped the angel with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, embossed with clear, cut it out, matted and coloured a little with Dylusions inks.     I added snowflake die cuts from Impression Obsession which were generously given to me by a kind friend.

Next is a beautiful Fairy from February Fairy.


I created the background with Festive Berries Distress Ink using an Acrylic Block.   I stamped the trees from Reindeer Landscape with Festive Berries DI.    I embossed the holly edge from Christmas Edges and Believe from Reindeer Landscape with gold.  The Fairy is also embossed with gold, coloured with Tombow markers, cut out and attached.  I added Diamond Stickles to her wings and dress.

Here is a look at the Winter Fairy Collection which is available in three individual sets or as a multi buy special.





If you have a chance, please visit Chocolate Baroque's Design Team blog to see what my talented teammates are creating.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!
Shirley

32 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

What an amazing cards , dear Shirley , the stamps are really made for you, I cn see that you love those fairies
very much!! your creations are really beautiful, great colours and background!!

Greatings
Maria

Crafting Queen said...

Two beautiful cards, again I love your backgrounds.

chrissies said...

Wonderful cards with great backgrounds and colouring

Chrissie x

Valerie-Jael said...

Both cards are beautiful, and love the fairy stamps. Your colour combos are wonderful! Valerie

Wendy McCarthy said...

These cards are so beautiful, the stamps are lovely and you have coloured them perfectly! xxx

Janny said...

The cards are wonderfull and the stamps are beautiful. Janny X

LonettA said...

Both cards are amazing! I like the colors!

Paula (PEP) said...

The first just had me sitting looking & marvelling at your placement of those snowflakes - superb with the way the top right peeks from behind the angel panel's corner. The red centres echo your angel panel beautifully too. Your matting of the angel in revers to that of the main card base looks super too for the white on the angel panel acts as a bridge between the red & blue. On the second it's your idea with the hint of the trees in the background that caught my eye.
Paula (PEP)

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Gorgeously dreamy feel to both cards and on the first card you certainly captured the essence of a winter's day.
Wishes
Lynne

Willy said...

Wow...I love your Christmas card, beutiful stamps and colors and the little sparkles!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Shirlay, I love the backgrounds and colours as always. Both the Angel and the Fairy are gorgeous. My stamps arrived yesterday, but I've been to a workshop with Eileen today, have a great time needless to say.

Hope your weekend is a good one.

Sue x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such special stamps and such special cards Shirley!

Sue said...

Two stunning cards Shirley absolutely gorgeous colours you have used huggles Sue xxx

Claire said...

hi Shirley, wow what gorgeous cards. Those backgrounds are both stunning. Love the colours on that pretty angel too
Claire xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Choices, choices, they are both beautiful but February fairy wins for me. The colours and whimsical feel is astounding.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Nan G said...

A couple of beauties!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards Shirley, just stunning and I love the Fantasy meadow card too...so tawesome.xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Two beautiful combined Christmas cards.
The second amazing composition is my favorite.
Wish you a good start in a wonderful new week.
Big hugs Anja

Gerrina said...

The backgrounds and colours are beautiful as ever and the fairy on the second one looks great! The fine colouring is perfect on the red! Warm greetings (from a grey place), Gerrina

Karin said...

wow beautiful cards, love the red one!! Have a great week!
Groetjes Karin x

Cole Meyer said...

Wonderful fairies, Shirley! I especially love the December fairy -- love the bright blues and reds together with the white snowfakes. They both have such a rich, elegant look!!!

Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful fairies yet again, you have excelled Shirley. I love your colourful backgrounds they set the scene beautifully! I am entranced by the photo of your garden, it looks like a wonderful park, congrats all your hard work has paid off :D Hugs Gay x

Ellen said...

These are both really magical Shirley! Love the sparkle and the fairy in the surreal forest~beautiful colors! Have a fantastic day my sweet friend!
hugs
Ellen

Ballie (Bennarda) said...

lovely cards and so nice coloring.
Hugs, Ballie (Bennarda)

sheila 77 said...

How clever you are with these stamps. I like how you show us the bare stamps, then we see what marvels you have done with them. I wonder if you cut out the second fairy with just scissors - it is brilliantly done. I like both but the second one is my favourite with the deep rose background and the Good Fairy.

Bärbel said...

Zwei bezaubernd schöne Karten, Shirley, ich bewundere die tolle Gestaltung.
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning! You're making me want to keep practicing the acrylic block technique!

MaryH said...

More awesomeness! You are making me want to try that acrylic block technique again. My efforts to date have not been very successful. (I need lessons! Too bad you are so far away, I can't join in your classes!!!). Love the new CB stamps too, and they are so pretty against your lovely backgrounds. Especially love your Dylusions angel against all that blue. TFS & Hugs

Bonnie said...

What a magnificent angel! And the snowflakes are so dainty and pretty on the gorgeous background. I love the glitter on the fairy wings. She really sparkles!

Darnell J Knauss said...

These companies must love you to pieces, Shirley! You do such an exquisite job of showcasing these stamps! Your fairies live in a magical wonderland!! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty your cards are, Miss Shirley, and the new fairy sets are GORGEOUS! Wow! I especially like the gold embossing to bring the wings to a magical life with the flowing hair and pretty gold embossed leaves! This must be you, wistfully waiting for Spring again, so you can enjoy walking thru your amazing garden. hugs, de

Shirley said...

Of course you know I love your layering and the vibrant colors are fantastic. Your use of colors together is really wonderful. I can't do that!!! Love both!