Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Best Wishes

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have another design today that features a stamp from Chocolate Baroque's beautiful Mackintosh Windows A5 set.   


The background is Evergreen Bough Distress Ink using an Acrylic Block.  I over stamped using a fragment from Texture Fragments with the same ink.   The Mackintosh window was embossed with black and coloured with Picked Raspberry & Evergreen Distress Inks (using a craft mat, water & brush).

I cut thin strips of black card stock and placed them randomly behind the main image.  My original plan was to place them straight, but I bumped the card which caused them to move and I liked how they placed themselves :)   I popped up the window over top.  

'Best Wishes' is from Loving Sentiments.  Chocolate Baroque also offers their popular Mackintosh Sentiments clear set which compliments the new Mackintosh designs very well.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

39 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful amazing colours here and love these stamps...on my wish list.xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Stunning card, love the fruity colours and the the syle is fantastic! Hugs, Valerie

Patricia said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Greetz Patricia

Willy said...

Beautiful card, love the way the colors matching and the design!!

Wendy McCarthy said...

Wow, loving the green! The texture in the background is beautiful and the stamped image is gorgeous too, sigh! Wonderful work as always Shirley! :) xxx

chrissies said...

You always make the stamps the star in your creations Shirley and the background colour this time shows up the colour you have chosen for the flowers-wonderful

Love Chrissie x

Crafting Queen said...

Striking card, love your background. Great colours as well. Have a great day and hugs to Archie and Sheena. :)

Pat said...

This is lovely Shirley, pink and green are such lovely complementary colours, and I love the texture fragment which you have used on the background. The stripes give that Mackintosh feel but with a twist. x

Karin said...


Great design, beautiful!
Groetjes Karin x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card Shirley, I love the background you've made to go with the image and the randomness of black pieces of card.

Sue xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

accident brought lovely look for the card, Shirley! Initially I thought it is a diecut. pleasing colors on stamp image too!

Paula (PEP) said...

That texture fragment really highlights the dotty centres of the flowers ever so well & the colours are very striking with the black mat & strips.
Paula (PEP)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what an amazing colorcombination, really love it, and the stamps are beautiful too.
Big hugs from sunny warm germany, the weather is like a early spring.
Big hugs Anja

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

This is such a great work dear Shirley, and such a beautiful colors together. Beautiful stamp. Big hug xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh goodness how pretty is your card..love it Shirley!

Ellen Taylor said...

Graphically stunning Shirley and incredibly vibrant!
Hugs and love
Ellen

brenda said...

Lush, lush colours Shirley which really showcase the CB image.

B x

MaryH said...

Your colors are always amazing and the texture fragments is beautiful. Thought it was water droplets at first glance, so very pretty. Your black strips look great the way you've placed them, so a very happy accident of design. Made me think stained glass window, especially with this lovely CB stamp. So gorgeous, TFS & Hugs

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, this card is really amazing, Shirley. Wonderful colors and images

Joni nina Andaya said...

What Gorgeous card Shirley!!! Love all the colors <3

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, Happy to be here again, checking out your gorgeous creations :D This is a brilliant example, love it!!!!!
I hope the snow clears for you soon, it's not fun when you've had it too long, keep warm :D Hugs Gay xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning card! This mackintosh stamps make for such beautifully elegant creations! The colours are stunning too!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Like the criss cross effect with the ribbon in the background a lot. Nicely done Shirley :)

Gerrina said...

Beautiful colored image again! And I love the stripes; it gives "body" and depth in the card! Warm greetings, Gerrina

Greta said...

Your backgrounds are just the best, Shirley! Love the overstamping in the same color here. Beautifully watercolored images & the strips look fabulous! I recently bumped my card & how the panels landed were what I needed & hadn't been able to figure out.

LonettA said...

Gorgeous card! Wonderful composition with wonderful colours and contrast!
Have a nice day! Greetings, LonettA

Janny said...

Gorgeous and your background is stunning! Janny

Gibmiss said...

Hi Shirley
Fabulous card .... Love the colours... And the layout....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Petra Tillmann said...

Great card, Shirley. Beautiful colours!

linda said...

hi shirley, sorry i haven't been around. this is gorgeous! i love the colours and design.
linda

~*~Patty S said...

Perfectly lovely colors and designs you created for this pretty card dear Shirley!

What you create has such a finished and polished look to it...

oxo

Darnell J Knauss said...

I thinks it's so cool that you caught how the card wanted to be designed, Shirley! To me the angled lines, making this look like stained glass, are awesome features on this card! Of course I love that focal image and your brilliant coloring!! Hugs, Darnell

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley , you made again a beautiful creation of these beautifull stamps, Great design!!!I'm sorry that I didn't wrote to you earlier, but I have a problem with putting something on this kind of comment blogs, it takes me exactly 3 minutes before it opens, so somethimes I've not so much time to wait !!You know olways bussy with our ART!!!

Have a fine day!!!

Greetings
Maria

Alex said...

What a beautiful card, dear Shirley!
I love the stamp and the stripes did make a good job in placing themselves.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful raspberry and emerald tones! The main image, which reminds me of Mary Engelbreit flowers on stained glass (!), is so pretty.

sheila 77 said...

That's a nice touch of serendipity with the black stripes, it works well. I like how you've coloured the window and its black frame and I also like the black then deep pink outer border.

Shona said...

WOW ! I love the graphic look the black stripes give this. STUNNING!

linda said...

beautiful layout and colouring!

Shirley said...

Love how you did the BG, thanks for details! I like the way you did the black strips, and I really love the image, of course!!