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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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

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  7. 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

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  8. Great design, beautiful!
    Groetjes Karin x

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  9. 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

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

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  11. 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)

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  12. 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

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

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

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  15. Graphically stunning Shirley and incredibly vibrant!
    Hugs and love
    Ellen

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

    B x

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  17. 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

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

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

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  20. 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

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

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

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

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  24. 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.

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

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  26. Gorgeous and your background is stunning! Janny

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

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  28. Great card, Shirley. Beautiful colours!

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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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  33. 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!

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

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  35. 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.

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

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  37. beautiful layout and colouring!

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  38. 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!!

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