Saturday, January 04, 2014

Count the Moments

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well and managed to get some rest after all the festive activities.   It's been extremely cold here but we are warm & cozy inside and it's a nice time for creativity.  I would like to welcome the new followers, thanks for your interest in my blog  :)  

I have a card and an Art Journal page to share today using stamps from Designs by Ryn in one of my favorite colour combinations.


The background is Dylusions Inks and a stencil by Joggles - Star Flower Mask.    I sprayed over the stencil (mask) for the Journal page (below) and then I turned it over to use the ink that was left on it to create this background.   I embossed Compound Leaf with a green glitter powder and stamped Abstract Leaf Set with Cobalt Archival Ink on the background.

Selini the Moth was stamped on another sheet of paper covered with Dylusions inks sprays, coloured a little with Prisma pencils, highlighted with a white Gelly Roll pen, decoupaged and popped up over the background.  I also added glitter which you can see a little better in the close-up below.    The excellent quote is by Impression Obsession - D1379.



Next is a 'New Year' Art Journal page - I was just playing, going with the flow and allowing myself to be messy.   


The background started with Dylusions inks sprayed over Joggles - Star Flower Mask.   I also used TCW Spinning Top stencil with black acrylic paint over top of other acrylic painting and stamping.  I stamped Design by Ryn's Fiddlehead Set with Distress Inks.   The sillouette was created with a self-made stencil using black acrylic paint and doodled over top.  

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

43 comments:

  1. Hi, Shirley! A beautiful fantasy garden - our stencil looks beautiful combined with all the colors and images. But the moth is beautiful, especially with your spectacular shading and colors. And so peaceful.

    Thanks for sharing from your new year art journal! I like the black elements, with the white being such a beautiful contrast in the background, stars and person. Beautiful! hugs, de

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  2. Hi Shirley,
    I'm sitting on the terrace in my new hammock being a New Year sloth!
    Just want to drip in and say Happy New Year to you - hope it's a vintage year for you.
    I am besotted with your green/blue combinations and these are lovely examples. Particularly like the butterfly and the journal page...interesting techniques emerge from following your nose so-to-speak.
    Thanks, and best wishes,
    Ros.

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  3. ...P.S. Oh gee! I prefer to DROP in really.

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  4. Another magnificent creation Shirley. Happy New Year.xx

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  5. Both creations are totally awesome. Beautiful colour combinations.

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  6. Wow Shirley , two masterpieces, I love your beautiful card, great background and coulours and the mot is so beautifull too!! But the most I love your journal pag!!!Wow this is fantastic!!! it is really a page to put in a new journal of a new year!!! So beautifull!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  7. Blue and green has to be one of my favourite colour palettes Shirley and the one with the butterfly ticks all the boxes for me.

    Hope you have a good Sunday.

    B x

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  8. Love the card, beautiful colours, style and stamps, and the journal page is gorgeous - a great start into the new year! Stay cozy! Hugs, Valerie

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  9. Wonderful selection of colours and stamps on both pieces Shirley. I look forward to seeing your makes in 2014

    Love Chrissie x

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  10. Hi Shirley, great techniques on both the card and journal page I love the Journal page... New Year fireworks, fabulous!
    Best wishes for 2014
    Suzi B x

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  11. This is lovely teamie, beautiful colours which are a bit different from your Shirley colours, lovely! I will also start this year with an AJ, can't wait to have a play....but first some other things to do! hugs Mirandaxx

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  12. What a beautiful card en AJ page, I love the colors you used!!

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  13. Great colors. And beautiful backgrounds -- as always. I especially like your butterfly card seems so natural, yet tropical.

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  14. Really beautiful combinations with stamps, colors and stencils!Both creations made me longing for spring:-)
    Wish you wonderful days.
    Big hugs Anja

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  15. Gorgeous! Really love the moth! Fab stencil ing on the journal page. Wow!

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  16. Wonderful card and journal page! I love these blue and green colors very much! Great use of stamps and stencils!

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  17. Lovely ..lovely card! so much work ..and so many things to see! thanks for explaining how you did that! I need to make one Art Journal page, inspired by your creations :)
    And thanks so much Shirley for your sweet comment and support :) for me and my creations!

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  18. Lovely projects Shirley! That zingy green is fab as are the glittery leaves. I love the star flower mask you have used in the journal page too, very pretty! xxxx

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  19. Hey Shirley, that combo of colours is one of my favourites of yours too! The mask that you used really adds to the texture in the backgrounds of both pieces. Love both projects!!! Thank you :)

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  20. I was just looking at the green glitter powder you used on Compound Leaf. Really nice touch!!!

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  21. wonderful for my eyes Shirley - thank you for showing such fabulous pieces- make me happy!

    I love your color palette and your masterly compositions!

    xxx
    Susi

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  22. Both the card an the AJ page look so alive Shirley...great results!

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  23. Even your 'messy' turns out awesome! Loved both of these pieces, but especially #1 with the beautiful Ryn leaves & stamps. Great use of the Joggles stencil too. Your pieces never fail to inspire. Hope the ice & frost is not too awful. Rainy & dreary round our SC area, but a bit warmer than yes'dy. Tomrrow night is supposed to be very low temps. TFS, stay warm & safe, Hugs

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  24. Your greens and blues are fabulous together and the way you make your backgrounds is so intriguing. That is a lovely butterfly card and I especially like your journal page, the way you have used the dark stencilling is very effective.

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  25. Love the colours you have used, my favourites too. Ryn's moth and leaf stamps are great and finished beautifully with the touches of glitter. The star flower mask in the background just adds another pretty layer. How clever on the journal page to make your own silhouette mask and then doodle so well on top. The star flower mask here looks a bit like paint spatters, and I like the contrast with the black spinning top stencil. Two perfect works of art Shirley. x

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  26. Love the card! Saw that and the page on FB by Ryan... Think that how you used the star-stencil on the page is super! Wish you a good week! Groetjes, Gerrina

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  27. WOW love the card but the page is AWESOME!!!!!!!!
    Greetz Patricia

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  28. A beautiful card with such a wonderful quote, Shirley!
    And I love your journal page it's awesome!

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  29. Beautiful colours you have made. Love them. Janny

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  30. Hola Shirley!! Happy and Cerative New Year!!!!i´m glad to see you, very busy christmas for me i hope a little peaceful tim for me now.
    Oooh Shirley, what wonderful creations, your Buddahs are Stunning!!! specially the Buddah in the gold lotus chair, fantastic work!!!and the Tannquility in a garden of Meditation is a perfect coloured card...you´re the QUEEN OF INK my friend!!!
    Very frost your backyard and very difficults with the ice.stay safe my friend and take care.
    A warm hug from Palma

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  31. Both creations are beautiful, a good begin of 2014!!!

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  32. More delightful creations to feast our eyes on, Shirley! You definitely help to banish the glum and cold of winter!

    I have to say I love that journal page and find it rather haunting. I want to write a story for it. The mysterious maiden standing in the background gazing down at the town in the full throes of the booming fireworks shot to ring in the new year. One wonders what her year will be like?

    I hope your dreadful cold eases up soon!! Hugs, Darnell

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  33. Beautiful butterfly card! I like the background very much! And a nice page too Shirley! Love the colors!!
    Gr, Linda

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  34. Beautiful project!! Very creative!

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  35. Oh my goodness--you are so creative, Shirley! These are some of my favorites you've done--stunning work! I just bought my first Dylusions--you are one of the artists that inspired me--thank you.

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  36. beautiful creation shirley! i love the blue and green together and yet i rarely use them. your journal page is fabulous and it looks like you had a lot of fun. i like your header - now we finally have enough snow that it looks like our area too.
    linda

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  37. wow two gorgeous projects, love the colors!! Groetjes karin x

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  38. Hi Shirley :-) I adore your card with that stunning colour combo. It's easy to see why you love it. Your journal page is so fabulous too.

    Best wishes and TFS
    Annie x

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  39. This is one of my favorite color combos too and you do it so well! Both of these are amazing!

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  40. Such a wonderful Journal page. I like these fresh colours. Very amazing!
    Greetings
    Sabine

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  41. How did I miss these two wow they are both beautiful. Blown away with the journal page.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  42. I am in love with your awesome butterfly piece! Those wonderful and shiny colors!!! ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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