Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Fantasy Castle with Blue and Green

Hello everyone, I hope all is well.

I have another design today using Chocolate Baroque's new beautiful Fantasy Castles set.   These castles have so much wonderful detail, they are great fun to colour with pencils.


The background behind the castle is Broken China and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks using an acrylic block and water.  I coloured the clouds from Magical Landscapes and castle from Fantasy Castles with Prisma pencils which I used Cobalt Archival ink to stamp.   I added glitter to the rain and water fall.

The larger background was created with Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks again with an acrylic block.   I stamped Wisteria from Wisteria Lane and the trees from Magical Landscape with Mowed Lawn DI ink.   I stamped the brick work using a fragment from Abstact Fragments with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day,
Shirley

38 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley another beauty!!! I love it I love your gorgious backgrond, your beautiful castle, if all looks fantastic!!!

Have a wonderfull day!!!

Greetings
Maria

Wendy McCarthy said...

Such a beautiful and tranquil scene Shirley! Xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, love the fresh colours, and design. Any chnage in the weather yet? Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Lush colours on a beautiful piece of artwork Shirley and that really is what I call a castle, guess where I am no off to ?

B x

LonettA said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Brilliant and very harmonious composition. Wonderful colours!

chrissies said...

Such an amazing background and beautiful colouring on the stamped image.

Love Chrissie x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

simply a dream - wonderful!

Crafting Queen said...

Such a stunning card. Love the background. You have so much detail and it works so well. Hope Archie is feeling better. Skipper has been sick the last couple of days. Sending purrs to Sheena as well. :)

Elaine said...

What a lovely card Shirley, such uplifting colours and great effect with the acrylic block. The use of the fragment stamp in the background, works really well and your colouring is gorgeous. I am sure the glitter adds a special little touch too. I do hope things are starting to warm up for you and there has been no more snow. Elaine x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Shirley, another totally stunning design! That green colour looks so magical and those stamps (and the way you manage to use them) look fantastic! Beautiful card!!!

Lindeke said...

Wow, I love the colors and those stamps are so beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous! So many beautiful details!!
Gr, Linda

Gerrina said...

Wow, just stunning! Looks like an illustration in a storybook! A world where I would walk around in for a while...Great how the background leds the castle shine! Have a creatuve day, Gerrina

Janny said...

Wow, beautiful card with this stamps I love the colors. Janny

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Another stunning card Shirley, with these beautiful stamps. I love the colours you've used for both the background and the main image. Hope the snow is beginning to melt for you.

Sue xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great fantasy world, magical colours all over Shirley...stunning card!

Paula (PEP) said...

I feel as if I'm looking at a scene where a little part of it has been enlarged to give a peek into a magical world hidden midst these rolling backs & trees, or perhaps there is a little door in that stone wall which when opened reveals the magical castle scene. The sunshine & showers effect you achieved is so effective & it really looks as if the castle is appearing in the midst of a waterfall with its own mini waterfall gushing out. The colours of the scene add so much dimension to the scenario. It really sent me off into a flight of fancy!
Paula (PEP)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Like a fairy dream so beautiful!

Margik said...

Another magical and fantastic landscape. The background is awesome.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful background and another magical looking card!

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning Shirley I'm sorry for not commenting but blogger has been a pain some it lets me some it doesn't so I have tried to do it lol lots of huggles Sue xx

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Ooooh, Shirley, this is a gorgeous creation.

Miranda said...

Love the fresh greens, the gorgeous 'Shirley'colours! Great work teamie, xxMiranda

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a breathtaking card, love the fresh green.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The magical scenes you create are astonishing. Adore this.
Wishes
Lynne

Gery said...

Shirley, I know I say it over and over again, but this work is realy gorgeous. What a fairy castle!
You completed it with beautiful colours. It's magical.
Groetjes Gery

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! Your fantasy castle is remarkable of course. But what I really REALLY love, is your background. I have fallen into the waterfall, and flowed into the incredible garden containing that castle. gorgeous, and such beautiful colors! hugs, de

linda said...

gorgeous card shirley! i love all the shades of green and the glitter. i also love the daffodils in our header - could spring really be coming soon?

aussie aNNie said...

Entering your blog is like entering a world of magical beauties...this is another stunning creation...xx

Annemie said...

Your card is gorgeous Shirley!
What a magical castle, with beautiful colors...
Real ART...

Grtz, Annemie.

Saakje said...

Shirley this is just amaaaazing. The castle with the lovely surrounding.
Such a nice design with beautiful colours. I do love, love it.
"lieve groetjes" xxx Saakje.

Karin said...

wow its a beauty, it looks like a little painting!
Groetjes Karin x

Pat said...

This is a real wow card Shirley, and everything about it is beautiful. The background with the Wisteria foliage framing the scene and the Abstract Fragment along the bottom half are inspired choices. The topper with that beautiful fantasy castle, which I think is my favourite one, has been beautifully coloured with the Prisma pencils and the glitter looks lovely on the water. The dark blue it is layered on to, and the little bit of dark ink around the edge, draws the eye in perfectly.

Sandy said...

Beautiful - looks like a dream castle where everything is wonderful and all wishes come true!
Very pretty card and I love the way you designed it! Bravo Shirley!!
Sandy xx

Ina said...

Beautiful just beautiful Shirley. Love it.

MaryH said...

Each one just gets more beautiful, Shirley. Loved the glittered rainfall - it really sparkles when the picture is enlarged. Great stamp set, and you've showed it magnificently. Hope some of your snow is melting today. TFS & Hugs

Greta said...

This should be framed--so lovely!

~*~Patty S said...

The onion dome castle stamps certainly are dreamy.
They speak to my Russian heritage from my mother's mother.
You have used them beautifully and the greens of this card really get me in the mood for spring...not much green here yet ;)
oxo

Shirley Ross said...

How very mystically lovely! Your vines and fields are the perfect backdrop for that wonderful palace in the sky! beautiful!!!