Saturday, February 01, 2014

Mackintosh Hearts

Happy Weekend everyone, I hope you are doing well.

Chocolate Baroque has launched gorgeous (I always say that but it's true) stamps this month.    They used Charles Rennie Mackintosh artwork as inspiration for two new A5 stamp sets -  Mackintosh Windows and Mackintosh Beauty along with a clear set - Mackintosh Sentiments.     And as always, the new sets are offered at an introductory price for the month of February.

I have two heart designs today using stamps from the Mackintosh Beauty set.


The background for the above card was created using Persimmon, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks with an Acrylic Block.   I stamped a couple of the roses from Mackintosh Windows with the same inks.  The main heart was stamped with Cobalt Archival ink and coloured with my Prisma pencils.  'With Love' is from the new Mackintosh Sentiments.

I used a Gelli Plate print for the background below:


I used black Archival ink for all the stamping and again coloured with my Prisma Pencils.   I cut the rose out and also cut around it on black cardstock to make it pop out from the background.   'With love' is again from Mackintosh Sentiments.

Here is a look at the Mackintosh Windows and Mackintosh Beauty A5 sets:



If you have a chance to visit Chocolate Baroque's Design Team Blog  my talented teammates have beautiful designs to show using the new stamps.   

Thanks for visiting and have a great day,
Shirley 

34 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

beautiful...love love theme :)

Karin said...

Fabulous cards, beautiful colors!
Have a great weekend!
Groetjes Karin x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow beautiful cards with beautiful Mackintosh windows stamps, I have ordered them all ready , I was in love with them the first time I saw them, and now hoping that I can do something with them (ha,ha) Thanks for inspire us!!!

Have a great weekend!!

Maria

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful stamps, I saw them on the news letter. Hope your weather is getting better, we've gpt rain today, so it will be wet walking here! Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

both are fantastic - but I am absolutely in love with the creation belw... wonderful ...and your pet is so cute!

chrissies said...

What beautiful cards you have created with these stamps Shirley. You are so inspiring. The colour combos are amazing

Love Chrissie x

Annemie said...

Very, very beautiful cards Shirley.I saw the stamps on the site of Chocolate Baroque and i find them gorgeous...

Have a nice weekend,
Annemie.

Willy said...

Beautiful stamps and what a great cards, I love the way you use the colors!!

aussie aNNie said...

OMGoodness, these are wow factor Shirley, love love that stamp.xx

Margik said...

What a beautiful cards and the stamps are very very fabulous!

LonettA said...

Wonderful cards! Especially I like the first one! Wonderful background with these filigree roses!
Wonderful weekend for you!!

Wendy McCarthy said...

I was waiting to see what you would create with these beautiful stamps Shirley... I'm not disappointed!! These are gorgeous cards! Looking forward to seeing more with these stamps..... Xxx

Pat said...

These are beautiful stamps, and two gorgeous cards Shirley. I love the cobalt blue with the orangy red of the first card with that flower heart in co-ordinating colours and the pretty white sheer ribbon which complements it perfectly. I like the way you have left the white space on that heart on the second card, and the background purply red is just so lush and rich, again with that white ribbon. I think the Mackintosh Beauty set, which you have mainly used here, would be my favourite. I have just
treated myself to several sets of CB stamps and I contemplated getting these but then decided on some others instead. Now seeing these gorgeous cards I 'm wishing I had included at least one of these sets! Oh well, I will have to start a new wishlist. Have a lovely weekend Shirley. x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Awesome what you composed with your new stamps, love them both.
Have a nice weekend,
big hugs Anja

Cole Meyer said...

Love the deep purples and pinks together. Masterpieces as always, Shirley!

Sue Marrazzo said...

LOVE the 1st one best!
YOU really did an awesome job...and the colors are perfect ( :

Shona said...

Both lovely(of course)! The second one is my FAV! Your Gelli plate b'ground is a visual feast, without detracting from the gorgeous heart centre.

Donna Ellis said...

wow, Shirley! how ornate, intricate, and symbolic these images are! ABSOLUTELY gorgeous in every way. I love how you use the Chocolate Baroque stamps. I always feel "immersed" by your artwork with the amazing shapes, configurations, and flowing colors. thank you for sharing with me. Maybe this sounds corny, but I always feel like your soul is showing in your artwork. hugs, de

Jools said...

Beautiful cards Shirley, love the stamps. I always love all the different techniques you use.
Ps, fab header, but it looks a bit chilly. Love Jools. xx

Lindeke said...

Beautiful cards made with beautiful stamps Shirley!! Thanks for sharing this with us!! Gr, Linda

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely background Shirley and the new stamps are stunning again...You used them so well!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Roses draping over a heart on top of a dramatic and rich background makes an incredible set of cards, Shirley! You amaze me!! (And I say that every time, too!!) Hugs, Darnell

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

It's always a treat to see what you make with the new stamps every month, and you always create such stunners. This month is no exception these two are beautiful, the gelli background on the second card looks like roses have been etched into it. I love the new designs and ordered straight away, just got to cut them out now.

We have a lovely sunny day here today for a change, I'm sure it won't last.

Sue xx

Paula (PEP) said...

A lovely demonstration of two different ways of using the one stamp! The first is very effective because of the stamping in the Cobalt Blue & I wonder if my eyes are playing tricks or those three little pearls really are heart shaped. They certainly pick up the little dots below the 'o' of the sentiment. Your distressed edges safe so effective on the main panel with the way you have added blue ink to the edges to reflect the mat beneath. 
I had to smile with the second one for there your mats have smooth edges - the opposite of your first. Your black mat for the heart is very 'Mackintosh' too & I love the soft shading of that heart. Your two borders look super & I particularly like the way the bottom one is placed so as those two leaves just 'embrace' the tip of the heart whilst the top border hangs down into the dip of the heart!. Leaving the heart's centre white helps to really bring out the white tones in your gelli plate background - or perhaps that should be the other way around. A bit of an essay here…………
I hope you're managing to keep warm. We're still very wet!!

Paula (PEP)
PS - noticed a rather unfortunate spelling mistake so have deleted my original comment & replaced it with this!

~*~Patty S said...

Really lovely to see what you create Shirley...you give such professional touches to each piece...very inspiring!

Brilliant use of your gelli print and those stamps are WOW too!

oxo

Greta said...

My jaw is on the floor! I always know the colors are going to blow me away when I get to your blog, Shirley--absolutely stunning! The first card is going to the top of my favorites list--gotta try the acrylic block technique with those colors which I have--have never gotten such a wonderful result.

Sophie said...

Die Stempel sind wirklich wunderschön.
Und was du daraus gezaubert hast, ist einfach bezaubernd.
Ich liebe deine kräftigen harmonischen Farben, die Hintergründe und die Zusammenstellung der schönen Stempel.
Eignet sich perfekt für Valentin :-)

Liebe Grüße
Sophie

Gerrina said...

These stamps are great and how you made two cards with totally different "feel" about it is super! Hope you´ll have a good week and keep warm, Gerrina

Jeannette said...

Love them Both cards,very pretty heart and wonderful backrounds and colors,loove it so much.

Have a great week :-)

Greetings Jeannette

Shirley said...

This is just so beautiful, Shirley! I love the colors you used and how your mounted your main image and what you did with the ones on the BG too! I just found a store stateside. Wow, Shirley!!!

MaryH said...

Wonderful valentines as always. I'm awed by how you use these DI colors to achieve such a gorgeous background, and the CB stamps are beautiful against the bkgrnd. Love your gelli plate card as well...And big congratulations on your win at SnS! Just saw the announcement & thought it was you. Well DONE! Hope that your weather isn't as nasty as it is in the Northeast USA, but probably is worse. Stay warm, TFS & Big Hugs.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous creations, as always Shirley! Love the vibrant colours, and the geli plate background technique is so effective.

Hope your weather is improving -
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Alex said...

I love your beautiful Valentine's cards, Shirley!
And Archie is such a beauty!

Ellen Taylor said...

Both of these are real jaw droppers! Love the images and of course your stunning backgrounds!! Amazing valentines!!
hugs!!