Friday, February 14, 2014

Playing with Blue and Lilac

Happy Valentine's Day !  

I hope everyone is doing well.  I was away enjoying some time with family in warm sunshine and now back to the land of snow and cold.   I'm behind visiting in blog land but will try to catch up over the next few days.

When I had a look at the beautiful DT samples for the February's Blue or Lilac Challenge at Lavinia, I wanted to join in.   But I only own three of their lovely fairy stamps and nothing else to create a scene or to add other stamping.   So I came up with this design, I tried adding flowers but they were not working for me.

Lavinia stamp used:   Fleur Silhouette.
Dies:  Spellbinder - S4-383 Marvelous Squares
Stencils:  TCW - Circle Explosion and Star Fall

I stamped the fairy with black archival ink on glossy paper that I blended Blue & Lilac Alcohol inks over.   The two mats were created with After Midnight and Crushed Grape Dylusions inks.  I blended Shaded Lilac Distress Ink over the two stencils.   I added a little glitter to his wings.

Thanks for your visit and enjoy your day,
Shirley

33 comments:

  1. This is - as usual - gorgeous. Love the blues & lilacs with this sweet stamp, and your choice of dies really enhanced the look. Hope you had a great time in the warmth & sunshine. Hard, I'll bet, to go back to cold & snow. Happy V Day, and TFS. Hugs

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  2. Happy Valentines Day Shirley! The purples in this card are so vibrant. Very magical feel to it.

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  3. Wonderful colours and a wonderful stamp as well Shirley. This is a very striking card

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. So glad you got away to somewhere warm Shirley LOL the storms here are horrendous! but as usual your creations brighten my day as always this is another stunner..huggles Sue xxx

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  5. A lovely card Shirley, the colours are beautiful. Thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck! Kx DT member

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  6. What a beautiful stamp! And I love the colours you used! Hopefully you brought enough warmth with you to least the cold months... Warm greetings, Gerrina

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  7. Wow, you sure played with blue and Lilac, Shirley. What a vibrant colours!!!! You showed here, that even if you only have 1 stamp, you can create beautiful things (and you have three of them!)and take part in a challenge. This looks great.
    Groetjes Gery

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  8. Wow your favs colors (and mine haha) beautiful Shirley.
    have a nice weekend and take care in the snow.
    Lovely greet and big hug.
    Marja

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  9. Welcome back, Shirley!

    Oh, wow. I love your card just the way it is w/o the flowers! The purple-blue behind the silhouette against the darker blue background ... to me it looks like a night scene, with the fairy caught momentarily in the moonlight! Your beautiful scenes always tell a story which is why I think it's a shame you aren't an illustrator!

    Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Hi Shirley, hope your time away was good...love this card and also apologies if I have missed some.xxx

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  11. Stunning as always my Artistic friend!! had to pin this~I love the fairy! Happy heart day!!
    hugs
    Ellen

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  12. Great colours dear Shirley , I love blue , purple and rose together very much and your stamps is so gorgious I love this picture!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  13. It is sometimes more difficult to make a simple image look good. This is just lovely, I like the black frame, the organza(?) bow and as always your amazing backgrounds. You do use colours with delightful names.
    I hope your weather is not too awful and that you had a good time away and thanks for your recent visit to Orange E.

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  14. Yay! I knew you would produce something beautiful with your Lavinia stamp Shirley! Gorgeous colours and love how you framed the fairy. Thank you for joining us at the Lavinia challenge, good luck! xxxx

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  15. Your card is very beautiful Shirley!
    I love the colours.
    Here in Belgium we dont have winter this year, but we have every day rain and wind...

    Grtz, Annemie.

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  16. I love the colours and the circles and stars stenciled on the background Shirley, also the more pinky lilac in the foreground. The S/B die cut mats frame the silhouetted fairy beautifully. Altogether a beautiful card. x

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  17. Love your card, the backgrounds are wonderful. Hope you enjoyed your sunshine. Skipper sends purrs to Archie and Sheena

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  18. GREAT colours together, Beautiful card! Have a nice weekend!
    Greetz Patricia

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  19. Beautiful colours and theme, Shirley. Love it!
    Have a wonderful Sunday and a good start into the new week.

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  20. Hi Shirley, welcome back I hope you had a lovely time! Another fabulous card :D look at all the gorgeous colour....WOW Love it!!! Hugs Gay xx

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  21. Such a lovely card. I have this wonderful fairystamp too and love it so much. You made a wonderful card with this mystic blue and purple. Sooo nice!
    Greetings
    Sabine

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  22. wow those colours are beautiful, they are so strong and lovely! Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!! Melissa (DT)

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  23. A complete flying peek at all your gorgeous work that I have missed Shirley and everything is adorable especially this fun make which oozes so much colour. Love it.


    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  24. Wow, this is amazing, Shirley.

    Have a wonderful Sunday.

    Here in Germany - Lower Saxony it is always raining and stormy weather.

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  25. So lovely and amazing card! Very nicely done! Greetings, LonettA

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  26. A gorgeous card, with beautiful colors. I love the stamp.

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  27. Whooo shirley,amazing card you used,lovely colors and backround,and the fairy stamp its soo beautiful,looove it to much.

    Have a great week :-)

    Greetings Jeannette

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  28. Just stunning! Glad you got away from the cold & snow for a bit, Shirley.

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  29. Stunning. I love how alcohol inks don't react with dye inks. Great techniques, Shirley!

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  30. A lovely card Shirley, such vibrant colours with the alcohol inks and the layers compliments perfectly. Thank you for entering the Lavinia challenge and good luck.
    Karen (DT) xx

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  31. I don't know how I managed to miss this when you posted it earlier Shirley, I've just seen this on the Lavinia Challenge blog. I love it, the silhouette looks stunning against the Alcohol Inks.

    Sue xx

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