Thursday, January 09, 2014

Texture and a Lotus Flower

Hello everyone, I hope 2014 is starting out wonderful for you.

I have another design today using images from Chocolate Baroque's beautiful Serenity and Tranquility A5 sets.


I started by creating texture using a fan design stencil (by Existencil - Expressions) with light molding paste.   After letting it dry I sprayed with Dylusions inks (Cut Grass, London Blue & Turquoise) and rubbed Inka Gold over parts of the raised areas.    I stamped the water Irises from Tranquility on the bottom RH side with Peacock Feathers DI and the vine also from Tranquility at the top LH side with Mowed Lawn DI. 

I stamped the  Lotus flower from Serenity with Cobalt Archival ink, sprayed again with Dylusions and then coloured with Prisma pencils.  I added a little glitter to the water and centers of the flowers.


Thanks for visiting and have a great day,
Shirley

36 comments:

Cathy said...

Happy New Year Shirley. This card is gorgeous, I love the rich colours and texture, Cathy x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow this looks gorgious , wonderful colours and great image,super Shirley!!

Greetings
Maria

Shirley Chillman said...

Serenity is such an apt name for these stamps Shirley they give such a feeling of peace when you look at them (must be your colouring) even with such a vibrant background. The texture you made with the stencil is amazing.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Elaine said...

A beautful card Shriley, some of my favourite colours. I love the way you have created the background, great texture and stamped highlights. The main panel is as always beautifully coloured and the addition of the lilac colour range is super. A bright and uplifting card for this dreary time of year. Elaine x

chrissies said...

The background you created is stunning and looks so good with the colours of the image.

Chrissie x

Willy said...

Beautiful card and I love the texture!!

Gerrina said...

I love fans so I think your texture- background is great! Love the card with all the fresh greens. Hope it will slowly get better; atleast less cold there... I send you some warmth from a grey, rainy and 12°C here...you never know if it helps... Hugs, Gerrina

Paula (PEP) said...

Your deckled edge for the image panel looks super & again I'm transfixed by your matting colours. The background panel highlighting of the fans echoes the striations of the conical flowers in your image panel & the addition of the subtle glitter really catches the eye. Your positioning of the image panel is beautifully effective with the stamping in the diagonally opposite corners & I particularly like the way you have gone from light (yellow-green) to the dark (blue-green) top to bottom on both the image panel & the background. Phew - there was more here than initially meets the eye…….
Paula (PEP)

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, love the colours, too. The stamp set is wonderful, too. Hugs, Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

Outstanding beauty here again Shirley,xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the textured background. Hope you and your furry ones are keeping warm and away from the cold white stuff. :)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Shirley
Fabulous card... Gorgeous colours.....
Happy New Year.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Pat said...

I love the blues and greens with the stencilled texture in the background, and the gilding wax and stamping just add layers of interest. I also like the way you have coloured the image panel with the yellowy green at the top and the bluey green at the bottom which echoes the background colouring. I adore the Lotus Flower image and the Prisma pencil colouring, and the
soft colour stamping behind and touches of glitter finish it beautifully. There is so much interest in this card, really lovely Shirley. x

Janny said...

the textured in the background is very good. Beuatiful card. Janny

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Shirley, I love the colours and the textured background. The flowers is such a pretty one, and looks great on the dylusions.

Hope you weather will soon be inproving, we had a couple of very cold days here in Florida. I had to go and buy a jacket as I had not bought one with me.

Sue xx

Sue said...

Another stunner Shirley! such vibrant colours I love your work huggles Sue xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great background with the stencil, molding paste and colours Shirley! Lovely in total

Lindeke said...

Oh I like this one!! It's so beautiful!! Love the colorcombination! Beautiful flowerstamp! Gr, Linda

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The fan design could not be a more perfect background for your focal stamp.
A stunning card.
Wishes
Lynne

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty fan design, love all the color combos...

Shona said...

I can't even imagine a more beautiful card. You always do the most amazing b'grounds, but this one is the best yet. Those fans are so beautiful as are the stamps you used. You really out did yourself on this one !!

Leigh Pogue said...

This card is absolutely stunning !!! Anyone would be happy to receive it and proudly display it as a work of art! Wow

Nan G said...

Gorgeous fan background. The water lilies are divine!

LonettA said...

Oh, this is a very gorgeous card! I love the bright blue and green colors and this wonderful background!

Patricia said...

Beautiful, it's like spring....
Greetz Patricia

Win Dinn said...

Mouth-watering colour, and I love the texture!

sheila 77 said...

This is so effective with the little framed rectangle on the larger card. I love your background and the water glittering and the way you use colour.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

So beautiful like a fairytale.
Big hugs Anja

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely.

Karin said...

Wow this is beautiful and the colors are gorgeous!
Have a lovely weekend!
groetjes Karin x

Astrid Maclean said...

Utterly stunning!!! Absolutely LOVE the colours you have used here, what a beauty!!

Ellen Taylor said...

Wow Shirley! I am in awe of this card!! Love the colors and texture~You have convinced me to try modelling paste. Hope all is well in your world!
Big Hugs
Ellen

Katie said...

Love what you did with the modeling paste on the background! Beautiful work, I love the different colors! And your main image with your pencil coloring is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Greta said...

Neat stencil & beautiful colors! Another fabulous creation!

Alex said...

This is such a beautiful card, Shirley! The colours are beautiful and the texture is stunning!

Donna Ellis said...

how delicate and beautiful! Wonderful Asian flair background, Shirley! xo