Thursday, January 16, 2014

Joy is Not in Things

Hello everyone !  I hope you are doing well and enjoying this month.    I would like to extend a big welcome to all the new followers.  Thank you so much for your interest in my blog.

I have another Buddha Lady from Chocolate Baroque's gorgeous new Serenity A5 set.  


The background is Turquoise Dylusions Ink over stamped with various images from Tranqulity, Serenity, Wisteria Lane, and the bubble edge from Decorative Edges with Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks and highlighted with Prisma Pencils.   The background landscape behind the Buddha is sponged Distress Inks using ripped paper and a circle cut-out.   The fantastic sentiment is from Words of Inspiration.

I cut the Buddha out (removed the structure she was in), coloured with Prisma Pencils and popped up her up.   I added some glitter to her lotus seat.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day,
Shirley

39 comments:

  1. Wow, what a beautiful creation Shirley! Great stamps too! Gorgeous!! Gr, Linda

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  2. Shirley...I love the blue/green!!!

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  3. Gorgeous, love it and gosh I wish I was so talented like you...this is awesome...xx

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  4. Beautiful work, love the colours. I did Buddha again as my theme today, too. Hope it is a bit warmer over there now, Hugs, Valerie

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  5. SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
    Greetz Patricia

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  6. This is stunning Shirley. The background is amazing and the colours you have used for the buddha are wonderful

    Love Chrissie x

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  7. Beautiful! I love the background you created for the Buddha. And the detail in the background panel is beautiful and so rich in detail! Love it! :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  8. Stunning!! Amazing stamps and you have used the to perfection! Gorgeous background and the Buddha looks so serene and beautiful, gorgeous card!

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  9. Another great card with the new stamps! Love the colours you used behind the Boeddha and the backgroundcard asweel! Those dots are great and "grounds" the whole card; clever idea! Have a creative day, Gerrina

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  10. You're in a great flow Shirley...wow this card is so gorgeous!!!

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  11. A gorgeous card Shirley... i love the look of peace.

    Greetz, Annemie.

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  12. The peaceful atmosphere of your card is awesome, I love the colors too.
    Big hugs Anja

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  13. Radiates serenity and beauty and Shirley, have to say Bravo in the way you coloured the image.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  14. Shirley, I truly do enjoy all your artwork, but this is a masterpiece requiring a frame - how gorgeous - really brings at the peaceful zen feeling, and the feel of satisfying mists in the background - like high up both in mind and body - and then the lush garden as a background - you have captured it all and I love it. hugs, de

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  15. I love how you us this colors. Beautiful stamps and card. Janny

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  16. So beautiful Shirley , I just bought one too , my interpretation will be on my blog very soon, the stamps are really amazing, and your ART is gorgeous!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  17. This is fabulous Shirley!! I sooooo love your work huggles Sue xx

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  18. That's some matching of the ribbon with the sun & the detail on the lotus seat & I love the way you used the bubble background from the Decorative Edges. The Wisteria Lane foliage provides a lovely backdrop & frame combined with the foliage from Tranquility & I particularly like the hazy effect you achieved with the overstamping of the lanterns & your Prisma Pencil highlighting. Her pale blue garments really stand out beautifully against all the other colours & I absolutely love whatever it is you have done with her hair.
    Paula (PEP)

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  19. What a beautiful card, love the colours and your colouring. Hope you are all keeping warm. Skipper said hello.

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  20. Oh wow! Shirley I love the turquoise background you created. All of the layers come together so beautifully. The middle one has an especially peaceful feel to it. A little work of art :)

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  21. There's only one thing I can say Shirley..... STUNNING!! Xxx

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  22. Dear Shirley, this is such a beautiful little artwork, I love it so much, because I love Buddha's in every kind. Even your background is very lovely . I like the way you create your objekts.
    Greetings
    Sabine

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  23. I love the peaceful image you have created from so many elements, and the colours add a lovely feeling of serenity.
    Thank you for your very nice, and much appreciated, comments on my blog.

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  24. Tranquility and serenity are two of the perfect words for what I see when I look at this card, the third is BEAUTY !

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  25. Love the calmness of your gorgeous piece here!! Just wonderful!
    ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  26. another beautiful creation! it's a very serene card, but you've made it even more so with the soft sponging on the background that looks like distant mountains in fog.

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  27. She is just so serene lovely! She needs to be framed! Love how you did your moon, clouds, hills!

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  28. This card looks fantastic! Love your color choices!

    Gaby

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  29. You have made her look so ethereal Shirley. Soft tranquil and serene all come to mind.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  30. wow this looks fabulous and the colors are great!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Groetjes karin x

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  31. This is a fantastic card! So peaceful and wonderful colours!

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  32. This card is a beauty, Shirley! I love its coulours, the stamping and last but definitely not least the words. Stunning!
    Have a beautiful Sunday and a nice new week!
    Alex

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  33. Joy may not be in things but it can be found in beautiful cards with such pretty colors. (and a few things in my stash)
    Sandy

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  34. WOW this is really gorgeous and speaks to me on many levels...
    I ♥ lotus blossoms very much!

    oxo

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  35. Always love to see your Dylusions backgrounds. I've given your link to some emails I've had asking about the inks. I tell them you are the Dylusions Queen! This one is no exception and was the perfect background for this serene figure. Your pencil shading is so smooth, and you've got those flesh tones just perfect. Loved the CB elements you stamped over the bkground too. TFS & Hugs

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  36. So lovely--should be framed!

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  37. This is an amazing card. You are a true artist. I'm so glad I found your blog.

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