Sunday, December 29, 2013

Tranquility in a Garden of Meditation

Hello everyone,  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

It's still a busy season so maybe you can use a little break in a tranquil garden.    I created this card using Chocolate Baroque's new gorgeous Tranquility set.    It's one of two new A5 sets, Serenity is the other and they compliment each other very well.  

Also thought I would let you know, Chocolate Baroque's January 2014 sale started on Dec 27th,  there's at least 20% off most items and up to 50% on selected products.   A great sale!



The background was created with Seedless Preserves and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks using an Acrylic block.   I stamped over the background with five different images from Tranquility mainly with Cobalt Archival ink.   The blossoms were stamped with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.    I coloured over it all with Prisma Pencils and added glitter to highlight which you can see in the photo at the bottom of this post.

Here is a look at both new A5 sets Serenity and Tanquility which are available individually or as a multi-set.  





Thanks for your visit and I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year !
Shirley

36 comments:

Greta said...

A work of art, Shirley! Hope this is going in a frame--it deserves it!

chrissies said...

A very beautiful card and a must have set of stamps Shirley.

Love Chrissie x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Wow Shirley! This really is a serene and tranquil piece of artwork! Love those pretty colours and your acrylic block method creates beautiful backgrounds. Love it! Xxxxx

Pat said...

An absolutely beautiful card Shirley. Such a lovely combination of colours, with all the gorgeous Orchids, and coloured to perfection. These stamps all work really well together. May I also wish you a very Happy New Year. x

aussie aNNie said...

Oriental...my favourite cards....wish I could get these stamps here, this is just so beautiful.xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Super creation dear Shirley, I really , really love it, but I olso love those stamps, they are so gorgeouis !! I olso want these , perhaps I put them on my wishing list for my birthday!!! What a beautiful background did your create!!!yust the way it has to be!!!

Greetings
Maria

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card and love the stamps and colours you have used. Happy 2014! Valerie

LonettA said...

Very beautiful and harmonious card! Wonderful muted colors!
I wish you a happy new year!

Gerrina said...

I love this kind of stamps and the scene you made with it is just stunning! Hope you´re having a great weekend, Gerrina x

Paula (PEP) said...

I really like the way you added glitter to the water & created a scene grounding the stonework to the left. It's very atmospheric & I like the definition you were able to create by using the Prisma pencils over the inked background.
Paula (PEP)

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, I love this Asian stamps. A gorgeous card you've made, Shirley.

Happy New Year

brenda said...

Oh dear me Shirley, more need stamps which you have showcased beautifully as always.

B x

Shona said...

you posted this at the perfect time for me Shirley. I have a houseful of dogs I'm minding and a bit of tranquitity is much appreciated! This card projects tranquility with those lovely colours, images, and of course, the trademark Shirley b'ground. I think I'll have a cup of tea and leave this up for a while, until new game of Tag starts in my livingroom. :D

Creations by Shirl said...

This is picture perfect Shirely!

Jesse Duit said...

Wow..what a beautiful card, love the stamps!!

Elaine said...

This is so pretty Shirley, Beautiful choice of colours, gorgeous colouring and super highlights with the subtle glitter. You have really captured a sense of tranquility here.

Hope your weather has settled down now.

Happy New Year

Elaine x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is stunning... an amazing card Shirley!

Happy New Year to you!

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful card. Hope you had a lovely Christmas as well.

Felicie said...

Wow This Card is so beautiful Shirley.I really Love it a Lot.I Hope I will receive my Stamps soon.
Greetings
Fèlicie

Nan G said...

Lovely and peaceful scene you've created, Shirley. Perfect colors for it too.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Shirley, what wonderful stamps I have to look forward to buying when I return home.
Hope your weather has improved.

Sue xx

Florence said...

Hi Shirley. Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Beautiful card. Loving the new CB stamps. You are absolutely right they do compliment each other but don't you think that can be said about all CB stamps. Wishing you all the very best for 2014.
Crafty Hugs,
Florence xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a serene card Shirley...gorgeous!

MaryH said...

You never disappoint with the w/colored acrylic backgrounds! The colors you selected really did create such a feeling of peace & soothing calm, and those CB images were absolutely wonderful against that background. This belongs in a frame! Happy New Year, and thanks for all the kind comments you've left over the past year, and the tutorials that you've provided here. They are so appreciated. TFS & Hugs

Shirley Chillman said...

Wish I felt like her Shirley you have made her look amazing. Tranquility oozes from every part of this card. Wonderful x x

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Nearly 2014 and I do hope that you and your family have health, wealth and happiness for the coming year.

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley. The first com.
with my new P.C. This very relaxing card is just what I need!! Because of all my searching. Nice colours an nice design !! "lieve groetjes" Saakje

Alex Leitner said...

WOW Shirley, this is a wonderful card! Love it!

Karin said...

wow fabulous card!
I wish you a healthy and creative 2014! Groetjes Karin x

linda said...

beautiful and very tranquil! i love how you created the background with those gorgeous DI colours and the beautiful border at the top. happy holidays and allthe best for the new year.
linda

sheila 77 said...

This may not be the last time I say this (or the first) but what you do with these plain stamps is miraculous. Thanks for your visits and thoughtful comments and all the best for 2014.

Doreen said...

Wow what a stunning work of art.xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have a second sense about what we all need after the hectivity of the Christmas season, Shirley. I've gazed into your tranquil garden and could feel myself relaxing!! Thank you!

Thank you for an entire year of breathtaking works of art, my friend! I want to wish you all the best for a crafty, happy, and healthy new year!! Cheers! Darnell

Shirley said...

Beyond lovely as always, Shirley, and Happy New Year back at you and lots of health and prosperity to go with it so we can stamp, stamp, stamp too!

Cole Meyer said...

Love the colors you used on this card. What a masterpiece -- very relaxing and inviting. Here's wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Donna Ellis said...

how lovely. Shirley! Peaceful images, peaceful colors, and a peaceful setting. Exquisite shading and color blendings! so pretty. I was admiring your Christmas card again yesterday, and have decided to hang it on my bulletin board over my computer so I can see it often. hugs, de

butterfly said...

Oh, and I love the inky sky behind this one too, and the lovely flowers and blossoms framing the central image. Meant to say how great the icy photos were too...
Alison x