Monday, March 31, 2014

Country Home

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

Chocolate Baroque has just launched a wonderful new whimsical stamp set, Patchwork Landscape.   We've had so much creating designs with these stamps, my card below features the lovely cottage from the set.



The background was created with Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block technique.     I stamped part of the flourish tree from Fantasy Woodland at the top and the flowers from Patchwork Landscape at the bottom.  The cottage was stamped with Olive Archival Ink and coloured with Prisma pencils.    I blended a little Distress Inks around the image.  Best Wishes is from Loving Sentiments.    I coloured the Crealie die cut flowers with Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.

Dies:  Crealies Flowers CL CF 25 and Marianne Design Flourish LR0150




Thanks for your visit and have a great day!
Shirley

33 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Shirley, gosh my mojo wants to come and do this kind of art my dylusion sprays sit in their box dying to get out...time...I need time...this is stunning and my eagerness is there until I get to the next blog to comment....lovely card and images used.xxx

Patricia said...

WOW beautiful card!!!
Greetz Patriciia

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful stamps which you have used for a spectacular card - you can see how much you are longing for green and spring! Hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Shirley, nobody does greens quite like you do... stunning card with those gorgeous stamps!!

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

WOW Shirley, this is so beautiful. Geat colors (others than you favs haha). I hope you get well? One week yet than I can enjoy the fantastic Event in Nijker. I think of you. Lovely greet and big hug Marja

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow what a stunning card Shirley, it would make a super New Home card. I love the colours, these two go so well together. I hope you had a great weekend.

Sue xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful card, Shirley!
Background looks fabulous with acrylic block technique coloring and stamping.
And the landscape scene is so pretty, you have colored it so well !

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love your background. Have a great week and Skipper sends purrs to Archie and Sheena. :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, great bright colors.

Gerrina said...

Woiw, a beautiful card again! Love the stamping on the background and the dark under the great flowers! A litle artwork this card! Have a good week, Gerrina

Annemie said...

A gorgeous card Shirley!
The background, the scenery and flowers are so beautiful...

Grtz, Annemie.

Sue said...

Fab card Shirley love it huggles Sue xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way you've picked out the cottage roof with the aqua & how you stamped a part of a few of the hollyhock flowers along the image panel's perimeter as well as along the edge of the background. The yellow in the flowers echoes the pale green of your bushes in the little scene & I love the accenting of dark green. Doesn't this just make you think of Spring?
Paula (PEP)

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Sirley what an amazing green card!!! I really love this stampingwork and the beautiful details around the house!!!

Greetings
Maria

Margik said...

Hi, Shirley. A fantastic card. The flowers are very fabulous. Everything you make is just so great!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley - this makes me think of your current home - so lovely, lush, and full of life. Greenery and magically beautiful! I hope to answer your beautiful email soon. Beautiful card, my beautiful friend. hugs, de

Sandy said...

Beautiful scene - my favorite parts are your blue roof and the flowers!
Sandy xx

Shona said...

Everytime I see one of your beautiful b'grounds, I want to try to do it too, and then I remember the mess I made and figure I should just leave this to the expert! Love your pretty card, the cottage is sweet!

Jeannette said...

Wonderful card,great colors and backround,love it.

Greetings Jeannette

LonettA said...

This card is beautiful and I love your green-blue background! Very lovely flowers in the foreground!

Miranda said...

'Home is where the heart is' and your heart is featuring your lovely green colours! Beautiful teamie, xxMiranda

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a gorgeous scenery Shirley...the new CB stamps look great the way you use them....
kind regards, Alie :-)

Pat said...

This is such a pretty card Shirley and in your trademark tones, but I love those colours too. The stamping in the background and the way you have allowed the stamping to creep on to the bottom of the topper which is an inspired touch, and you lined it all up beautifully. The irridescent ribbon and the flowers are great as finishing touches, and the image mat is lovely in the darker shade of green to match the foliage. x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

So beautiful Shirley!

sheila 77 said...

I do like how you've used the stamps. They look a bit like the embroidery designs that were done on traycloths and table cloths. I also like the way you put the house into the circle.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sensational design to showcase the new image, Shirley! Your colorful flowers look good enough to pick!! Hugs, Darnell

Shirley Ross said...

Love the acrylic block technique you used for your BG and the scene is beautiful! Your flowers really make it shine!

Wendy McCarthy said...

I love this Shirley! As usual your colours are wonderful and your design is perfect... I ordered this stamp set on Sunday and can't wait to have a play with it! Xxx

Karin said...

stunning card, just love the colors!
Groetjes Karin x

Gay Peplow said...

Stunning card Shirley, I love your use of colour, just beautiful :D Hugs Gay x

Gay Peplow said...

p.s I'm waiting for the trees in this new stamp set to arrive, exciting :D xx

Diane said...

Wonderful colors, with the cute image.

Hugs diane

Greta said...

This is beautiful, Shirley! Love your colors & how you stamped the background & those flowers are gorgeous!