Thursday, January 23, 2014

Because I Care

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have card today that was 'quick to make' using Chocolate Baroque's gorgeous new sets Tranquility and Serenity.  I thought this would work for an occasion when you want to cheer someone up or even as a sympathy card. 


The background behind the tree and bird was created with alcohol inks on glossy paper.    I stamped the tree and bird from Serenity and sentiment from Pretty Poppies with black Archival Ink.   The second background was created with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink using the Acrylic block technique.  I over stamped with the vine from Tranquility using Seedless Preserves DI.   

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

40 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, love the colours you have used. Hugs. Valerie

Patricia said...

Beautiful!
Greetz Patricia

Wendy McCarthy said...

Such a pretty card and a beautiful sentiment too! Lovely colours as usual! Xxxxx

brenda said...

It might be a quick make Shirley, but as always you have created a beauty in stunning colours.

B x

Gerrina said...

Love the colours! Not so usual combination, but fab! This really is a cheerfull card! Have a creative day, Gerrina

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous looking stamps and the colours look amazing!!

Ina said...

Oh Shirley this is another beautiful creation. Lovely layout and inthe most beautiful colours. Love it.

Ina said...

Oh Shirley this is another beautiful creation. Lovely layout and inthe most beautiful colours. Love it.

Willy said...

Great card and what a beautiful colors!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the rich colours you've used for this Shirley. Sympathy cards are so hard to make but this would be perfect.

Sue x

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, adore the backgrounds you created. Hope your furry ones are keeping warm and safe. What are their names?

chrissies said...

A wonderful card with the very rich background colour and the simple image you have chosen
Love Chrissie x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great Card dear Shirley, I really love both backgrounds and the stamps you used!!! Love the colours you put here together!!!

Greetings
Maria

Margik said...

Very beautiful card. This looks gorgeous love the colours.
Hugs
Mar

annekescardart said...

A beautiful card love the colors that you have used. Thanks for showing Anneke.

Paula (PEP) said...

Your black polka dot ribbon compliments the design beautifully especially with your white matting. I love the way your base background brings out the purple colour of the image panel yet has a slight bluish tinge to it too.
Paula (PEP)

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning. I am needing to make a sympathy card for a dear blogging buddy and this is just lovely...may try and do something similar...well I said I'd try...xxxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

awesome eleganza!

Creations by Shirl said...

Love the deep rich colors Shirley!

Sue said...

So beautiful Shirley huggles Sue xx

Shona said...

Whenever I look at my blogger reading list, it is always your cards that stand out the most.Your colours always grab me and pull me in! This card is lovely and would be a perfect sympathy card!

LonettA said...

Wonderful card! Wonderful this background with the alcohol inks and great colours!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic - wonderful colors.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The background for the focal mat resembles silk, it has a wonderful fluidity to it and such a sense of richness.
Beautiful!
Wishes
Lynne

MaryH said...

Very soothing & serene, both with your layers of colors and also the pretty stamp. I think this would work for so many occasions, and I liked the "Because I care" sentiment...again - very versatile. Gorgeous, as always. TFS & hugs.

Greta said...

Stunning! You always amaze me, Shirley!

Sandy said...

Wow! Such beautiful luminous colors.
I can tell you have a very colorful soul.
Sandy xx

sheila 77 said...

This is a beautifully presented card, Shirley, and I like the addition of the spotted bow.

~*~Patty S said...

Your card is really lovely dear Shirley...the healing purples really speak to me...that three stamp is fabulous too!

Stay warm...they said that it is warmer in Anchorage, Alaska right now than it is here in the Wash DC Metro area and I think you all are even colder!

oxo

Alex said...

The card is wonderful, but I am still with you doodled face. It was so brilliant, can't forget it!
Have a nice weekend, Shirley!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Love to combination of bluish purple in the focal frame and red purple in the background frame. Beautiful colour combination!!!

Annemie said...

Beautiful card Shirley, wonderful colors

Nice weekend,
Annemie.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful color combination and backgrounds! I love how the silhouettes stand out against them! Stay safe and warm!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your vibrant colors always seem very touchable, Shirley. You have such a beautiful way with the alcohol inks!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You achieve the depth of coloring like no other blog I visit, Shirley! This would make anyone feel cared about! I hope you are enjoying the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Cole Meyer said...

I can't get enough of your deep deep colors -- you could fall right in!!!

Karin said...

stunning! gorgeous colors too!
Groetjes karin x

Shirley Chillman said...

Finally got here Shirley phew. I have had a mooch around at what I have missed and everything is stunning as usual. The Zendoodle lady is my fave at the moment but this one is a close second.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Janny said...

Beautiful colours. Janny

crashyourstash said...

Gorgeous card as always Shirley. What is the Acrylic Block Technique?