Monday, April 21, 2014

Life is Beautiful

Hello everyone, I hope you had a wonderful Easter Weekend.   It's been a little cool but sunny so we managed to work outside, it felt great.

I have a card today featuring a beautiful Moth by Designs by Ryn.   All of Ryn's stamp designs are hand drawn, they are fantastic :)


The background is Cut Grass & Lemon Zest Dylusions inks.  I also used a few stencils with Distress Inks.   I stamped Lucine the Moth on separate water colour paper with Colbalt Archival ink and coloured with Tombow markers.  I decoupaged them over the background and added stickles.   I also edged the background with a blue glitter embossing powder.     The sentiment is from one of the Art Specially events in the Netherlands.


Thanks for you visit and have a great day,
Shirley

33 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is beautiful Shirley, love those acid colours. Hope it continues to warm up for you. Hugs, Valerie

chrissies said...

Fantastic colours and wonderful images.

Love Chrissie x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just AMAZING dear Shirley!

Crafting Queen said...

Happy Easter to you. Such a stunning card, love the bright colours. Hope Archie and Sheena are enjoying the weekend. :)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful color combination and composition, and moth stamps are awesome!

Wendy McCarthy said...

Love that sweet moth! Your background is perfect for the moth, yummy colour! Xx

sheila 77 said...

Oh, moths on a card, I haven't seen this before. Lovely stamping and I like the pale blue against the lime. I very much like your heading too, yes, Life is beautiful.

Patricia said...

WOWZERS this is realy GEORGEOUS!!!
Greetz Patricia

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

WOW what a bright ziggy background, it really makes those moths pop. I'm so glad the weather is improving for you at long last. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Sue xx

kaybee said...

Stunning colours, and that is one of my favourite Ryn stamps! Happy Easter.

Gerrina said...

Beautiful on that fibrant background! Happy Easter, Gerrina

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Shirley, love your background and the awesome colours used...as always you inspire me..xxx

Ryn Tanaka said...


Hey Shirley, I'm loving the vibrancy of the green in this card. It looks almost neon. Beautiful take on Lucine. I like the teal and yellow with the green background. Many thanks for this beauty :) I've got it scheduled for Facebook on Wednesday.

Margik said...

Wonderful card Shirley, the stamp is really beautifull.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

GORGEOUS, love the brilliant colors.

Sue said...

Oh my how vibrant is this Shirley!!! absolutely stunning huggles Sue xxxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Wonderfully vibrant and zesty and I like the depth you achieved on the background.
Fabulous!
Wishes
Lynne

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautifully done Shirley. Love the color choices and the stickles.

Annemie said...

A gorgeous card Shirley.
I love the brilliant colors and beautiful stamp.

Grtz, Annemie

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great Art work again dear Shirley I really love the way you use your colours its always so pretty and the stamps of Ryn are olso my favorite, she really has such pretty stamps, of course I love the CB stamps too!!

Greetings
Maria

LonettA said...

Wonderful card with these moths! Great fresh colours! The stamps of Ryn are really wonderful!
Greetings, LonettA

Pat said...

I love the yellows and green with this beautiful moth designed by Ryn. The background stencils look wonderful and that little touch of turquoise on the wings is just perfect. Glad you were able to get outside this weekend. x

Janny said...

You make again a beautiful card. Janny

Doreen said...

This is simply stunning,love the colours you have used and what a fabulous stamp.xxx

shirley-bee said...

Fab card - love how you've done the background.

Petra Tillmann said...

Great card with beautiful colours!

Jeannette said...

Wow,your card its amazing with the beautiful moth and georgus backround,looove it!!
Have a great week :-)

Greetings Jeannette

MaryH said...

Awesome...every thing about it! Love those moths, and the texture you have going with the stenciling too. Glad you had enough sunshine to get outside to enjoy your lawn & garden. TFS & Hugs

Shona said...

I love the glitter on the moths, beautiful and sparkly. The b'ground is, as always, just awesome!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a lovely combination of the stamps and the colours Shirley! Kind regards, Alie :-)

Miranda said...

Lovely vibrant greens on this one Shirley, beautiful card with the Lucine! xxMiranda

Greta said...

Beautiful! Love the glittery frame, Shirley! Just wish I could see your work in person--so inspiring!

Shirley said...

They are fantastic! I love the colors you chose for them and I recognized the wonderful stenciling in the BG too!