Saturday, March 08, 2014

Magical Spring Fairy

Hello Everyone, I hope you are doing well.    I'm dreaming of Spring......but we still have 2 to 4  feet of snow on the ground and it hasn't been mild enough to melt much of it.

Chocolate Baroque also launched their beautiful Spring Fairy Collection this month.    I have two cards using these stamps today, the first features one of the beautiful fairies.


The background was created with London Blue, Cut Grass and White Linen Dylusions inks.   To create the water marks, I sprinkled sea salt while it was still wet and when dry, brushed it off.    I stamped the fairy from March Fairy & beautiful sentiment from Fairyland Words with Deep Purple Archival ink (it looks blue in the photo).   I stamped the Winter Aconites from Spring is in the Air with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.   I coloured the images with my Prisma pencils.    I added glitter to the fairy wings and some tiny pearl flowers that I found in my stash.

I also have a CAS design that was quick to create.   


I cut a circle in card stock and used the negative for a mask.  I blended Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink inside the circle.  I stamped 'Spring' and the pretty little Robin and branch with Cobalt Archival Ink and coloured it with my Prisma pencils.  I also added some glitter to the foliage and bird. 

Here is a look at the Spring Fairy Collection, available individually or as a multi-buy. 


Thanks for your visit and have a great weekend,
Shirley

39 comments:

Amanda said...

2 beautiful cards Shirley I especially love the colours and stamping of the fairy one.
Love
Amanda x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley this is really my kind of thing, I love the image and the colours of course!!!It's great to make backgrounds with dylussion inks isn'tit, your cards are really amazing!!!

Greetings
Maria

Willy said...

Wow beautiful, love the colors and stamps!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful cards, and love the colours you have used. Hope spring soon comes to visit you! Hugs, Valerie

Karin said...

beautiful creations, great colors!
have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes Karin x

brenda said...

Both are lovely Shirley but it's the magical fee of the first that really has to be my favourite.

Have a good weekend.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

What can I say, this is stunning...am loving this for sure.xx

annekescardart said...

These two cards look wonderful. Love the look of your first card. Especially the little part of yellow on the left side. This makes it look so wonderful together. Love the background too. Greetings Anneke

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a stunning card Shirley. I love these fairies they look very grown up compared to some that are about. The colours you've used look amazing together, a definite feel of Spring.
Hope your snow starts to melt soon.

Sue xx

Pat said...

I love both these cards Shirley, and although fairies aren't really my thing they are extremely pretty. The colours you have used are gorgeous, and the sprinkled salt leaves a lovely pattern. I like the bird in the cut out and inked shape and the way the image and sentiment overlap the shape, so elegant. Have a lovely weekend and hope your snow soon starts to melt. x

Paula (PEP) said...

I do hope you have some raised temperatures soon. Your first card is a lovely magical scene - almost as if it is underwater but then it could be in a fantasy land - I love those tiny little floral embellishments & the way they highlight the colouring of her wings. Don't the bottom salt marks look like faded aconites?
The second is a gorgeous example of CAS - the way the background glows behind the bird & your positioning of the sentiment to lead the eye into the image. The stamping extending outside the circular panel adds such lovely interest too.
Paula (PEP)

Suzi B said...

I love these especially the Spring fairy.... just lovely
Suzi B x

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful creation, Shirley - I LOVE the images chosen in your top card - I feel as thought it is midnight, and I'm a little girl delighting in my view, as I hide, and watch the fairies do their magic. GLORIOUS background and wonderful the way the flowers are at her feet. Your birdie is sweet, too! A bright cheery card!

I'm sorry that winter is being mean to you still. It's not fair at all. Winter has been unrelenting and cruel for everyone in the northeast for sure, and the north midwest - it must be so difficult going this long blanketed in cold temperatures.

Shirley, your bright yellow blog certainly is cheerful! are your daffodils from your garden in Spring times gone by? They do not grow here, and they are one of my favorite flowers. Such a cool shape! My petunias are cascading beautifully, and the snap dragons are beautiful! Even the geraniums are either blooming, or COVERED with buds.

Heart to Heart, Shirley - I'm sending you Florida Sunshine and lots of warm hugs, xo

Patricia said...

WOW beautifull cards Shirley, and GREAT stamps!
Have a GREAT weekend!
Greetz Patricia

Win Dinn said...

Delightful cards, and, as always, delicious colour! Fingers crossed that your winter weather starts to move out soon...but not as fast as did ours! Sending you some sunshine from the Kootenays! :D

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty stamp and love those deep colors....

LonettA said...

Both are amazing and graceful! Wonderful colours, too!
Have a wonderful weekend and I wish Spring will come soon to you!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Shirley--these are 2 of my favorites! Love the look of those colors together--your blending is perfect & coloring with the pencils is amazing! That sentiment is wonderful & perfect for your card!

Annemie said...

Wow Shirley, your cards are gorgeous!
The fairy stamp is so beautiful, i love the colors...

Have a nice weekend and grtz,
Annemie.

Crafting Queen said...

Two amazing cards. I adore your background and the composition on the first card. The second is simply striking. Thank you, we are hoping these drops will work, not going to be an easy two week. :)

Felicie said...

Wow They are so so beautiful Shirley.I love them both a lot.
Greetings
Felicie

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

The cards are so different but both so charming Shirley! The first one is like a dream, love the mix of colours. The second one is so cute with the bird in the soft coloured circle.

Astrid Maclean said...

STUNNING!!! Totally love these cards Shirley, wow! They look like fantastic stamps, but what makes these cards is what you have done with them! The background in the first one is so beautiful and I love how you have coloured the images. Love the second one too, the placement of the stamps is perfection!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is magical. On viewing the card it is as though stepping into a magical land of fairies and nymphs.
Wishes
Lynne

Darnell J Knauss said...

So gorgeous, Shirley! Those colors just send me and your CAS card won my heart big time!! I adore it! I hope you are having a great weekend and that your snow starts to melt soon! (Seems like I've been saying that way too long this year!) Hugs, Darnell

Bonnie said...

What a pretty bird in that perfectly sponged circle! Love the touch of the rhinestones! I hope you're having a great weekend!

Gerrina said...

Such a great combination of stamps and colours on your first card; you can almost feel the spring from the colours! beautiful CaScard! Have a fun sunday, Gerrina

Margik said...

Both cards are beautiful but the card of fairy is really amazing.

sheila 77 said...

I really like your fairy card with all the complex stamping and colouring, it's very beautiful, but the card that captures my heart is the second one with the bird, it's delightful.

Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous colouring again Shirley, you never fail to amaze me with your beautiful cards, two real beauties here!! Hope your snow goes soon, you must be pretty fed up with it by now! Hugs Gay x

MaryH said...

Each card is such a tiny masterpiece! Love these CB stamps, and you showcase this set so magically. Love the colors you chose and the tiny flowers - even the detail of adding to her hair. Just magic. The CAS one grabbed my eye. That is simply stunning, and fairly glowed with the way you laid down the background color. Such a beautifully simple stamp image, but you rev'd it up the way you colored this little bird. Love 'em! TFS & hope the snow will soon be a memory. Hugs

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, Shirley...
deine Kreationen sind immer umwerfend.
Und dann wird man auf deinem Blog gleich mit herrlichen Osterglocken empfangen...
Ein Hochgenuss für die Augen und meine Seele <3

Liebe Grüße
Sophie xx

Claudia said...

Oh wow, your crads are beautiful, wonderful colours.

Shirley said...

Wow! You are the Queen of Lovey Backgrounds!! The whole card is so fantasia beautiful. Your second card is just so simply gorgeous!!

Petra Tillmann said...

Great cards, Shirley. The first one is my favorite! Great colours!

Shona said...

I love the otherworldly b'ground you created for the sweet fairy. It has a dreamy look to it, and those flowers are beautiful. The second card is fabulous!! Now I'm depressed, as I tried something like that for a challenge I'm entering, and mine just doesn't look that good! CAS cards are HARD, and I'm jealous that you made it look so easy.
I'll trade you some of our mud for your snow. I was doing agility performances with my dog club all weekend, and our dogs were getting filthy with muck as we left our cars to get into the building. When we perform for the public, we prefer to have clean dogs! My mostly white dog looked like she was wearing brown stockings! You can have Mud Season ! I'll skip it and go straight to Bug Season!

Ellen Taylor said...

Beautifully done! I looove fairies so you know all of your fairy cards are a huge hit with me!! Love the bird card are well! Fantastic and vibrant cards as always!
Hugs and love
Elllen

Sandy said...

Did I tell you that I believe in faeries? I know they live in the woods that surround my house and in the summer their little wings twinkle as they flit here and there. You always use the prettiest colors - beautifully made!
Sorry about all your snow but keep the faith - spring always comes again.
Sandy xx

Dutchie Vera said...

So beautifull, love the stunning colours of the fairy and the "simplicity" of the bird. Love Vera