Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sunflowers with Colourful Inks

Hello everyone, I have two colourful Sunflower designs to show you today using beautiful Chapel Road stamps, a line available from Class Act Inc.    These flowers make me think of summer, I can't wait.  Actually I would be happy with Spring flowers :)


Stamps by Chapel Road - Large Sunflower Set and the background is Flower Words

To create the large background I used Vibrant Turquoise, Midnight and White Linen Dylusions Inks.   I stamped the Flower Words with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  

I used glossy paper and Sailboat Blue, Purple Twilight & Citrus Adirondack Alcohol inks to create the background behind the sunflower.   The Sunflower was stamped with Black Archival ink.  I added colour to the flower with Tom Marker #062.    I cut the main image out and attached to the larger background over ribbon.   The sentiment and whimsical border are also from the Large Sunflower Set.

And below is a 2nd card created using Sunflower Set.


The background was created with Cut Grass, Fresh Lime and Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Inks.  I sprayed over top with Gold Glimmermist and blotted with a paper towel which created the water marks.    I stamped the whimsical border with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.

The Sunflower was embossed with black and coloured with Tombow Markers #55, 158 & 993.  I cut around the image and popped over the background.


Thanks for your visit and have a fabulous day,
Shirley

37 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous cards colours and adorable stamps...love the sunflowers. I have candy if you want to join in.xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh Shirley-- amazing new pojects here.. I love them all.. it makes me happy to look at your unique and beautiful artwork... HAVE A FABULOUS DAY!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great cards dear Shirley I love the both!!!

Greetings
Maria

Patricia said...

Beautiful cards!
Greetz Patricia

Annemie said...

Two beautiful cards Shirley.
I love also the backgrounds, very beautiful colors.

Have a nice day, Annemie.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautifs, love the colours, and I am sure you are longing for spring, hope it comes soon. Hugs, Valerie

Gerrina said...

Love the cards! That sunflower is beautiful on the blue and green! They sell them overhere since a little while and this one is on my list... Hope you've planed a fun day, Gerrina

chrissies said...

A really beautiful stamp and you have displayed it so well Shirley. Wonderful inspiration as always

Love Chrissie x

Crafting Queen said...

Two stunning cards, love the colours of your amazing backgrounds. Sending purrs to Archie and Sheena.

Astrid Maclean said...

Two wonderful cards with that gorgeous stamp! Love how it extends just outside the frame. Great colours and beautiful backgrounds too!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

On both cards the colours look lovely Shirley...but my first choice would be the green and yellow card (oldfashioned choice :-)). The stamps are great!

sheila 77 said...

These are both delightful and so different, but using the same flower stamp. I like the little circular stamp you are using for the border.
I keep meaning to say how much I like your new header, and hope that your garden looks more like that soon.

Margik said...

Hi Shirley, both cards are really beautifull and the stamp is very very cute.

friemelchen said...

Wunderschöne Motive und fantastische Farben, großartig!

Shona said...

That is a fabulous stamp, but the way you used it made it even more special. The alcohol inked b'ground behind the first sunflower really grabbed my attention. The colours are so soft and pretty, and look amazing against the deeper, richer b'ground of the card. I love those colours!! The second card has a wonderful summer feel to it. These are both lovely!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow two stunning cards Shirley, I love the colours you've used. especially the green one.

Sue xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Ohh, that's fab idea, Shirley!
I like how you have created layers of background here.

Miranda said...

Lovely sunflower cards with vibrant colours! You know I love sunflowers........xx Miranda

Donna Ellis said...

wow! how beautiful! A magical night time version of the beautiful daylight version! Perfect for daylight savings LOL - wonderful brilliant colors, Shirley! and a gorgeously put-together card! hugs, de

Darnell J Knauss said...

So beautiful, Shirley, just breathtaking! Visiting you is like falling into the wonders of a kaleidoscope!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

So stunning Shirley whenever I visit your blog I smile at all the colours huggles Sue xx

MaryH said...

Shirley, you really must quit introducing me to these new stamp companies! Love both these cards - of course I do! The backgrounds are fab, as ever. But I really love that sunflower image and your tombow coloring is marvelous. Both these cards say "summer" with that wonderful sunflower taking center stage. Loved that tiny border stamping too. TFS & Hugs

Little Artbee said...

If green or blue, your cards look both very good with the lovely sunflower. Very good backgrounds.
Greetings
Sabine

aussie aNNie said...

Sorry for the mix up in the candies lol, I forgot to put the second picture up with details...yes the first has closed but I can include your name in it in the draw as the last entry....no probs.xxx

Greta said...

Love them both, Shirley! Neat to see how the same image can be used to make a totally different looking card. Your alcohol ink background is wonderful--something I don't seem to be able to do.

LonettA said...

Both are gorgeous! I love the sunflowers and the fresh colours. A touch of summer feeling!!

Janny said...

Wow both are beautiful. love the blue color. Janny

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

So beautiful dear Shirley. The spring is welcome also by you I think. We mist you so Shirley last Monday but I have heard great news for 2015. That"s good news, so Marlene told me. Big hug and love Marja

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, I just thought I'd stop by and see what you've been up to. I am dreaming of Spring too. It certainly doesn't look like it in Ontario today. Oh well, soon enough. These sunflower cards are gorgeous. I especially love the colours in the first and the background texture that you made with alcohol inks. Thanks for this little bit of sunshine today :)

Crafting Queen said...

Poor Archie, hope he feel better soon. Bet his little mess was fun to clean up. :) Our other cat (no longer with us) did that and then jumped on the bed, she did it for about a week! Sending hugs to Archie and Sheena. Skipper and Mummy

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful cards, love the fresh colors.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Surely I am wandering through Provence on a summer's day. Glorious creations.
Wishes
Lynne

kaybee said...

Fabulous sunflowers, loving the blue one! Roll on summer I say.

Pat said...

These are two absolutely gorgeous cards Shirley. I love them both but I guess if I had to choose one it would be the green background because it is so Spring-like. The Chapel Road Sunflower stamp is so stylish, I must look out for those on my travels. I love the Flower Words stamped in the background on the blue card, and that whimsical border on both cards is so pretty. x

Ellen Taylor said...

Both of these cards are stunning Shirley! You have inspired me once again my friend! Glad I got a chance to pop in and see these!
Big hugs!
ellen

Shirley said...

Wow, Shirley, both of these cards are really beautiful! Just the subtle change of colors makes such a difference! I agree with Ellen too!

Bonnie said...

This is such a pretty sunflower, Shirley! You've presented it in two very different ways and each is gorgeous!