Thursday, March 13, 2014

Magical Landscape

Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well.  We got hit with another winter snow storm and will have to dig ourselves out again today.   I have daffodils from our garden on my blog header but it seems like it will be a long time before they actually bloom again.

I have another castle design to show today using Chocolate Baroque's beautiful new Magical Landscape set.


I created the background with watercolour paints (an inexpensive set) wet on wet.   I have a tutorial at this post using this technique if you are interested.   I sprinkled a little salt over the paint while it was wet which created small watermarks.

I stamped the images with Cobalt Archival ink.   The fairy from May Fairy was stamped on separate paper and decoupaged.   I coloured the castle with Prisma pencils as well as the fairy's dress and wings.  I added lots of glitter on the moon and water, but it's hard to see in the photo. The sentiment is from Fairyland Words.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

42 comments:

Greta said...

How beautiful! I love the colors you used for that wonderful background, Shirley!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley , what a wonderful creation, it looks like a dream , beautiful colours , beautiful sky and such a wonderful image!!!

Greetings
Maria

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful card, Shirley! The scene looks like..out of Movie :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, as a kid I always wanted to live in a place like that, and I think I would still enjoy it! Love the colours you have used. Valerie

Annemie said...

What a beautiful card you have made Shirley!
I love the view and the beautiful scenery.
I also have the Prisma pencils and love to color with them.
Here we have a beautiful sunny day...

Grtz, Annemie.

chrissies said...

A very beautiful card with just the right background for this stamp. Gorgeous colours you used as always.

Chrissie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Shirley, this is another beauty!!! I love those fabulous backgrounds of yours!! Stunning all round! Love how you decoupaged the fairy, it just gives it that extra bit of dimension!

So sorry you got hit again with more snow :o(

brenda said...

Wonderful work as always Shirley and loving the moody sky.

More snow is not so good though.

B x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

You really gave this card a magical look Shirley!!!

Crafting Queen said...

Another stunning creation, love the background you created. Makes me want to get messy and make some. :) Poor Archie, hope he feels better soon. Sending lots of hugs and purrs.

Donna Ellis said...

Magical is right! And a great combination of art mediums, Shirley. Is this what you meant when you said you thought you might have found your new house? (smile) - I did not want to jinx your hopeful statement, but only something this architecturally stimulating would be right for the two of you (LOL) - beautiful colors, Shirley! I especially like the sunshiny feel in your card AND on your blog! Very pretty! hugs, de

annekescardart said...

Really love your color combination. Love the way you did the sky.
Thanks for showing. Have a wonderful day Anneke.

aussie aNNie said...

wow this is just stunning...awesome all around.xxx

Patricia said...

WOW very magical card!!!!
Greetz Patricia

Pat said...

This is indeed a truly magical card Shirley. The background is just perfect, and the pretty turreted castle sits on it just perfectly. Love the colours you have used and those Prisma pencils keep their colour beautifully even over a coloured background. Love the bit of colour you have added to the silhouetted fairy. x

Shona said...

Your snowstorm was just rain when it got to us, I'd prefer the snow!
It looks like you are having a wonderful time with the Magical Landscape set, maybe mentally transporting yourself to someplace less snowy?
I love how you use the landscapes with the fairies, so dreamy!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow such a stunning card Shirley it has a very magical feel to it. I love the colors you've used and the wonderful background too. I can't believe you're still getting snow, I am glad to say that here it is at long last beginning to dry up. It might seem a long time coming to you this year, but when spring does reach you, just think how much you will appreciate it.

Sue xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Exquisite fairy tale design. Great technique and color.

Ellen Taylor said...

I am loving that magical background you created my artistically talented friend!!! Love the images and the overall surreal feel to it~So inspiring! Sorry to hear you got another dump of snow, we have had a few days of melting and the car wash is making a fortune. Have a fantastic day!!
Big hugs
Ellen

LonettA said...

Beautiful and magical card ... like a dream! Wonderful colours and nice details!

Petra Tillmann said...

Another magical card, Shirley! Love the colours!

Margik said...

Really is magical. You always come up with something awesome.

Paula (PEP) said...

The castle looks like it's floating in a magical cloudscape & I log the multicoloured sky you created. The hints of colour on the fairy's wings add lovely dimension & I particularly like the way the colour for those echoes the castle turrets - as if she belongs inside the castle for it's her home. I love the way your fairy is standing on the matting layer for the watercolour scene.
Hope you managed to get yourself dug out OK.
Take care
Paula (PEP)

Gerrina said...

I have been looking a few minutes at this card, because I like the colors on the images so much...What a super card! The glittering ads more depth used like this; this is a way of using them I really like, whilst I don;t like them most of the time.... Sunny greetings from overhere, Gerrina

Gery said...

Magnificant creation, Shirley and surely mystical and magical! I looked at your card over and over again and realy enjoyed it.
Love your new blogheader too. A girl can dream, can she? Spring will come, just be patience.
Cross my thumbs for you for a little bit of warmth. Unpack this comment and you will find it.
Groetjes Gery

Willy said...

What a beautiful magical card, love it!!

Saakje said...

Beautiful arrangement Shirley.
It seemes to be indeed a magical world.
You did a wonderful choice of colors. "lieve groetjes"" Saakje.

Karin said...

Wow a winterstorm, overhere it is 18 degrees, its like spring and thats strange too,haha.
Beautiful creation, love the magical feel of it!
have a great weekend!
Groetjes Karin x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful, so atmospheric! Have a great weekend! Xx

friemelchen said...

Was für eine märchenhafte Szene. Wunderschöne Farben und Stimmung, ich bin total begeistert!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

So beautiful laike a fairytale, love the friendly atmoshere. Have a wonderful weekend.
Big hugs Anja so unhappy with her stick:-(

Sandy said...

I love this Shirley - I love the colors and the mystery and most of all the fantasy. Your creation makes my heart swoon. Yes - I can see the glitter. Oh how I would love to go live there for a little while and eat Turkish Delights.
Sandy xx

Shirley said...

I'm normally not a fairy person, LOLOL, that sounds funny! But your card is wonderful. The palace looks like it's floating in the clouds waiting for her to visit!! Very pretty right down to that really gorgeous BG!! Off to see you tutorial too!~

MaryH said...

Oh my, I'll bet you folks are so very tired of snow! It must be so cheering to come to your blog and see these sunny daffodils, and think that one of these days, they'll be in your garden for real. As usual, another lovely watercolor from your artistic fingers. I'm really liking this new CB set. Have to agree with Shirley, don't think I own a single fairy, but I always love to see what magic you create with these sprites in your work. Great color for those onion domes on the castle, and like your silhouette with her shimmery wings. Thanks for providing the tutorial link. I'm off to read through it! TFS & Hugs. Happy wkend

sheila 77 said...

You've used the stamps and colours so beautifully, Shirley.
Sorry to hear you are getting so much snow.

Annie said...

This is certainly magical Shirley....fab colours and the stamped images are stunning. Have a great weekend

Hugs Annie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful and very magical scene. Love it.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

amazing- such a magical scene!

Jeannette said...

WOW,This Looks Amazing,such a magical scene,realy beautiful,love it to much.

Have a great week :-)

Greetings Jeannette

Bonnie said...

Magical is the perfect word for this!

linda said...

gorgeous, as always! i LOVE all the colours in the sky, very effective technique and the castle.

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