Saturday, December 07, 2013

Bliss with gorgeous Floral Stamps

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

Chocolate Baroque also announced four new gorgeous Floral clear stamps which are on special for the month of December.   I love flowers and thoroughly enjoy working with these. I used the new beautiful Snake's Head Fritillary on this card:

The background was created with Vibrant Turquoise and Cut Grass Dylusions spray inks.   I added a little sea salt while the inks were still wet.   I stamped branches from Spring Foliage with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and the rest of the stamping was done with Cobalt Blue Archival ink.   The foliage at the top is also from Spring Foliage and the bottom edge is from Floral Edges.   I highlighted the Fritillary and branches at the top with Prisma Pencils.   Bliss is from Artistic Affirmations, another word stamp set that I use frequently.  I also added glitter on the top branch and on the leaves of the Fritillary.

Here is a look at all four new beautiful clear floral stamps available individually or as a multi-buy.  These stamps are on special for the month of December.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend,


  1. So beautiful, Shirley! You have created the perfect accompaniment for the word "bliss!"

    And I love the gardens under their gorgeous blanket of snow and ice!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Stunning card with the wonderful greens and the amazing stamp set.

    Love Chrissie x

  3. A stunning card Shirley, I love the gorgeous colours you've used. It gives a real feeling of spring (something to look forward too).

    Have a great weekend.
    Sue xx

  4. Love your card and the stamps are gorgeous, too - I think I might need those! Valerie

  5. Très belle composition, j'aime beaucoup!
    Lovely post!
    Thanks & Welcome for your comment and your visit my blogs.
    Have a nice weekend. Cath

  6. Another really wonderful creation and colours.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  7. WOW,love your flower card its amaizing,the colors and backround so beautiful,loove it.

    have a great weekend :-)

    Greetings Jeannette

  8. Beautiful and vibrant. Love the use of your stamps and colours...have a great weekend ♥

  9. Here is outside snow white, so your amazing flower card is a colorful feast for my eyes:-)
    Wish you a wonderful weekend, dear Shirley,
    big hugs Anja

  10. This card just makes me think of Spring and the lovely bluey green just adds to the feel. These stamps are all lovely and so detailed and I particularly like the way you have framed the Fritillary with the Catkins and Floral Edges stamps, with just the hint of Pussy Willow in the background. The sheer ribbon is the perfect finishing touch. Beautiful!

  11. Wonderful card, love the background.

  12. I love the way you have integrated the image panel with the background by using the same colour palette base. Your use of the hanging branches & the growing stems grounds & adds perspective to the whole composition beautifully.
    Paula (PEP)

  13. That's a gorgeous card, I like the tiny little flowers at the bottom and your very restrained colour choice.

  14. no wonder you are so happy with the new images, Shirley! they are beautiful! The Bliss is a wonderful sentiment for the peaceful attitude in your flower.

    What is more fun than visiting your blog? Being surprised with a marvelous card, and seeing all the brilliant colors, fantasy, and gorgeousness in person! Thank you so much for the fabulous card!


  15. Wow, this pops rigt of the screen! A beauty and I´m already looking forward to the time we will see them in the garden... Enjoy the weekend, Gerrina

  16. I love the color, the layers, the motif ..

    I simply love all about!

    xxx Susi
    have a good sunday...
    and a good new week..
    and best wishes to all the new snowflages you expect the upcoming week!(lol)

  17. Wow, this is a gorgeous card too! And the stamps are so beautiful!
    Gr, Linda

  18. Een supermooie flowercard.

    greetings Bianca

  19. The Snakes Head Fritillery is one of my fave little flowers Shirley. Love the purply hued ones. How delicate and droopy it always looks. Definitely comes a close second to my love of roses.

    You have made a super piece with this stamp.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  20. This card is gorgeous! Wonderful flowers and colors ... a touch of spring!

  21. You always have the prettiest colors on your cards and these flower images are gorgeous!

  22. Beautiful Shirley, such lovely stamps too! xxx

  23. So beautiful Shirley have missed your gorgeous creations! lots of huggles Sue xx

  24. Back over to enjoy some lovely cards this afternoon. First I enjoyed your icy-brrr header. Gosh, I'm glad we just have gray skies, not all that snow...beautiful as it is on your header. Loved this card, your dylusions colors blended so beautifully. I've been enjoying your cards as Ryn has posted on FB. This is just always. Off to see some of the earlier posts that I missed. TFS & Hugs

  25. Gorgeous card Shirley,that background is just stunning, the perfect background for that lovely flower. You'll have to give me some lessons with the dylusions
    claire xx

  26. Just beautiful! Love the colors!

  27. You use beautiful stamps. But they will only live through your use of color. Greetings Janny

  28. Truly gorgeous! Love that green background.

  29. Beautiful Shirley, I love your card a lot , and I 've asked these beautiful stamps to the Saint , I hope he brings them to me on Christmas because I like the very much!!Thanks for showing us your beautiful ART!!


  30. Even when I'm sick and shouldn't look at the computer screen, I can never resist a quick peek to see what you've been up to. I can't always comment, because the screen makes me queasy (like it is now :( ),but everything you do makes me feel a bit better. All your art contains an element of joy, and I'm so glad I get to see it!


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