Thursday, February 20, 2014

Designs by Ryn meets Chocolate Baroque

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.   We are still buried under mountains of snow, but the sun is getting higher in the sky and it's not as cold.   However it will be some time before we see the ground and plants blooming.   I was envious to see Crocus blooming in photos taken in Europe.

I have a design today using both Chocolate Baroque and Design by Ryn stamps.     As you must know, I love both of these company's designs and finally have combined them together on a card.


Stamps used:
Designs by Ryn - Raindrop Set
Chocolate Baroque - Eccentric Edwardian Set (the man with umbrella & background script) and Words of Inspiration.

TCW Stencil:  Time Travel

The background is Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed Distress Inks using an Acrylic block.    The colours blended creating the green.  I blended Salty Ocean Distress Ink with TCW Time Travel stencil and over stamped with the same ink using a script stamp from Chocolate Baroque's Eccentric Edwardian set.   The rest of the stamping was done with Black Archival ink and highlighted with a white Gellyroll pen.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day
Shirley

45 comments:

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, it's a neat change to see masculine stamps. Like how you combined them with Raindrop Set. You made the droplets look AMAZING!!! Thanks so much :)

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, great combination of stamps and also my favorite companies..LOL! Again made with your beautiful colours, a joy for the eye!xxMiranda

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, with spring like colours! I saw lots of blooming flowers today, sorry it is still so cold over there, wish I could send your some spring air and flowers! Hugs, Valerie

Amanda said...

shirley these stamps work so well together, love it!
Love
Amanda X

aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful card, colours are perfect, truly eye catching.

Pat said...

This is a great masculine card Shirley, the man with the umbrella works well with Ryn's lovely raindrops, and that lovely bright yellow layer sandwiched between the black tones in so beautifully. The stencil and the script stamp work perfectly too within the background, and the touches of white Gellyroll pen highlight so well. x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Really a wonderful combination o f your favorite stamps, love the colorful background. I wish you sonn a sunny milder weather, we habe already early spring weather here.
xox Anja

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

These two set were made for each other Shriley, they work so well together. I hope your snow starts melting soon.

Sue xx

Janny said...

This is a great masculine card and I love the combination of stamps. Janny

Gery said...

What a great colours!!! That's what I first noticed, when I saw your card. Then I read your explanation and yes, you realy made a beautiful and stunning combination of the stamps and the stencil. Love this card, Shirley.
This winter we didn't have any snow and a little bit of frost.
Maybe you can send half of what you had to Holland?? My yellow and purple crocusses are in bloom yet and also others springflowers are blooming already. As much as you long for the flowers, I longed for winter!!
Groetjes Gery

Antonia said...

Hi Shirley,
Your card is beautiful and the color combination is great. I find Mustard Seed a difficult color to combine. But you made a lovely combination with Salty Ocean. We have skipped the winter this year, spring just started. The Magnolia tree in the front of our house is already in bloom.
Hugs, Antonia

Gerrina said...

Looks almost as if old (man and parapluie) and new (so realistic drops) meet ! Great card! Have a creative day, Gerrina

aussie aNNie said...

Wow whee this is stunning with the fab image.
My dies are from cheery lynn....
$14.95 Lattice Heart & Vines - B368
Hearts 'n Gears (Set of 2) (Steampunk Series) - B378
and I am going to order this one...
Owls with Gears (Set of 2) (Steampunk Series) - B383
which would appeal to you....
the set of cogs I used I can't find the info on it but there are 6 different sizes in one die and they too are cheery Lynn.

I get all of mine here in Australia but you would be able to find one closer to home..xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Cheery Lynn Dies - Gears (Set of 9) - Size: 2 .75 x 4 .75 inch (70mm x 121mm)

Item No: b340this is the cogs one, I found the details and there are 9 on there not 6. cheers aNNie xx

Margik said...

A super work! Love the stamps.

Connie said...

This is gorgeous and you are the queen of paper crafting.
I am so impressed with your talent.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Cathy said...

Stunning card Shirley, the colours are so striking. The raindrops look fantastic, perfect with your masculine image, Cathy x

Sandy said...

Hey Shirley! All of the stamps you used together are prefect with really wonderful colors. I do love those water droplets!!
sandy xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great result of meeting different firms , I love the raindrops of Ryn a lot, and your embrella man is so cute, love your colours it looks like rain in spring!!!

Greetings
Maria

LonettA said...

Wonderful card! Especially I like the background and the raindrops!

Annemie said...

Hello Shirley,
Using the stamps together is fabulous, the colours and raindrops
are so beautiful.
Here in Belgium we have no winter, unbelievable... rain, wind and
positive temperatures... sometimes the sun.

Grtz and have a nice weekend,
Annemie.

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful Shirley, love all the stencilling over that pretty green background and your umbrella man is fab! Ryn's raindrops look amazing as always too! Big hugs xxxx

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creation, love your background!!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Stunningly original. Love original thinking with cards. LOVE THE DETAILS.

Kristie Goulet said...

Love all the details on your card. I am now your 225th follower. :)

Paula (PEP) said...

That's a super creation using Ryn's raindrops for the umbrella man's rain. Your words are perfect & I rather like the yellow glow behind him: sunshine & showers. Actually that is exactly what we have here brilliant sun one moment & a downpour (hail or rain) the next! We do have crocus in bloom here & the tulips are already pushing their leaves through the soil. Take care midst your arctic conditions. The days are lengthening here too.
Paula (PEP)

Mau xx said...

Called by from Darnells blog Shirley, and i agree your creations are beautiful!!! I love the rich green of this and the image is Superb!
Hugs Mau xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is another card of yours that I will be bookmarking, Shirley! I have that droplet stamp, too, but haven't figured out a design for it ... this is PERFECTION!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Pia Rom said...

Lovely card...love the drops..they look so real :) and send you sun here from Germany ♥ Conny
Piaroms Art Journaling

friemelchen said...

Total schön!!!

Sue said...

Another stunning card Shirley!! We haven't had any snow so far this year and so glad just hoping we don't get it late lol huggles Sue xx

Karin said...

gorgeous Shirley, great colors and beautiful stamping!
have a great weekend!
Groetjes Karin

Little Artbee said...

A fantastic combination of these both stamp sets. I love your background colours too.
Dear Greetings and have a nice weekend.
Sabine

Joni nina Andaya said...

WOW!!! This is Amazing card Shirley! Ooh...so loving the bright color of green! Lovely!!!

linda said...

gorgeous card shirley! i love the green and yellow and how 3D the raindrops are.

Jeannette said...

WOW!!Love the stamps combination ,backruond and beautiful colors,amazing design,loove it to much!!!

Have a great weekend :-)

Greetings Jeannette

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card! Really like the colors!

MaryH said...

As always, another fantastic card. Love the way you've combined 2 great stamp companies...they really complement each other on this beauty. Love the waterdroplets with the umbrella man...too cool. The color scheme is awesome with the blending. You've done it once again...a true Shirley original! Love it! TFS & hope your snow starts to melt soon. You must be so very tired of white! Hugs.

Shirley said...

So pretty, Shirley, and I love your raindrops too! My stamps are here and will start tomorrow maybe!!

sandie said...

just saw Darnell's CASE of your card and thought I would pop by and check you out! I love the colours in your card and those raindrops look so real, have a fab weekend x

shirley-bee said...

Love the depth of colour you've achieved on the background, Shirley, and the touch of highlighting around the sentiment makes it really pop.

Donna Ellis said...

great steampunk image, Shirley! And magical colors! I could use a strong umbrella like that here during our rainy season! LOL - wonderful card! hugs, de

annekescardart said...

What a wonderful card . Love the color.
Love the bit of yellow you put in your project.
It makes it look so special. Thanks for showing Anneke.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Amazing Shirley!!!!

Greta said...

Brilliant design--fabulous card!