Friday, April 25, 2014

Patchwork Trees in Greens & Blues

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I back with another couple of designs using Chocolate Baroque's fabulous new whimsical Patchwork Landscape set.  I've been using this colour combo a lot recently, must be my desire for Spring and gardening :)

I used Cut Grass and Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Inks for both backgrounds above and below.   All Stamping was done with Cobalt Archival ink.   I coloured the top one with Gelly Roll pens and used a fragment from Textured Fragments on the smaller background (above).    I used TCW Circle Explosion stencil on the larger background and doodled highlights to compliment the design in the trees.


I coloured the flowers with Prisma pencils and again used a white Gellyroll pen to highlight.   The clouds are from Fantasy Castles.   The sentiment, flowers and tree are all from Patchwork Landscape.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

38 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful!
Happy weekend dear Shirley.. I love your cards!

chrissies said...

Vibrant colours and wonderful stamping Shirley

Love Chrissie x

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the cards, colours, and the stamps, you have created your own spring there! Hugs, Valerie

Crafting Queen said...

Two stunning creations. Love the backgrounds you created, wonderful. Will have to post a video of Skipper drinking. :) Hi to Archie and Sheena and hope you have sunshine. It's a bit wet here. :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful Shirley, I love how you mix your greens, it looks so gorgeous, both are lovely!!

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Shirley, the colours as always are stunning! Cathy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic spring feeling. Love the colors.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Shirley, I love how those two colours go together and they certainly make it feel very springlike. I have to agree with Valerie, if spring won't come to you, You've created your own. Hope you have a great weekend.

Sue xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Very pretty cards in your trade-mark gorgeous colours! Xxx

Creations by Shirl said...

They both are phenomenal Shirley.... Love your choices of soothing colors for both of them....

Paula (PEP) said...

With your long winter it's not surprising your yearning for Spring is translated into using these lovely greens. I love your classy layout in the first & how your cobalt stamping is echoed by the matting. Your use of Textured Fragments in the smaller background is accented perfectly by those pearls. In the second it's your buttons which echo the hollyhocks so perfectly that catch my attention & I do like the way you tree positively glows.
Paula (PEP)

Petra Tillmann said...

Beautiful cards, Shirley!

Margik said...

Two amazing creations. I like the lovely backgrounds and beautifull colors.

annekescardart said...

These two cards are pretty. Love the fresh green color.
I love the first card a little bit more. Like the background.
Have a wonderful weekend Anneke.

Gerrina said...

Beautiful cards! The different backgrounds on the first give great depth and I liove the colouring on both...think blue and purple look great on that fresh green! Hope you will have a fun and a little bit sunny weekend, Gerrina

Gery said...

When I see your backgrounds with the Dylussions, than I realize I have a lot of practising to do before they are as beautiful as yours, Shirley.
The stamps of the Patchwork Landscape are not my cup of tea and that doesn't matter at all, because you created very beautiful cards with them.
Heve a nice weekend. Groetjes Gery

Annemie said...

The two cards are gorgeous Shirley!
The colors are so beautiful.
I love the second card with the little purple flowers.

Have a nice weekend, Annemie.

Anneke said...

Beautiful cards, I'm very fond of the colors :)

Lindeke said...

Wow, beautiful cards Shirley! Love the green and purple combination!!
Have a nice weekend! Gr, Linda

Maria Vanderform said...

Love your card Shirley. It so reminds me of Spring which is so slow in coming this year. I can hardly wait to get outside and work but my hand needs to heal more. The surgery was successful though so I am happy. Have a wonderful weekend.

Janny said...

Wow The colors are beautiful en it is the color of spring. Love them. Janny7

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! Magical - yeppers - magical gardens. I especially LOVE the cross panels in the sketch for the top card - it's beautiful! Your second card reminds me of the lush Tree of Life with all the green - beautiful cards, Shirley! xo

aussie aNNie said...

As De above said, magical....love the gorgeous serene colour and stamps uised.xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great cards Shirley , I love your colours use, it's so great!!!

Greetings
Maria

sheila 77 said...

Beautiful cards, Shirley, I'm loving all the lime green.
I often wonder what happens to your cards, do they go to very grateful recipients, or do you frame them and hang them on the wall, they are such works of art.
Hope you are now managing to recover your garden from your long winter, here the plants in the past few days have been growing strongly.

Sophie said...

Traumhaft schön, Shirley...
ich kann mich garnicht satt sehen an diesen beiden herrlichen Karten.
Ich liebe deine grünen "Werke" sie machen mich fröhlich :-)

Sonnige Grüße von Sophie xx

Greta said...

Oh wow, Shirley--these are some of my favorites! Love the colors, the images, that circle stencil--everything!

Shona said...

Green trees. *Sigh* I wish. Normally by this time our pink Magnolia would be in bloom, not this year! I can't wait until things are as beautiful as your cards!

Sue said...

Your cards always brighten my day Shirley! such wonderful colours have a fab weekend huggles Sue xx

Pat said...

Both of these cards are just beautiful Shirley and in your trademark colour scheme too which I adore. I love the background fragment stamp and the stencilling all highlighted with the white Gelly Roll pen on the first card, and the second with the lovely pink flowers and the buttons which match it perfectly. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. x

Jeannette said...

Wow,love the green beautiful cards,the tress are awesome,and the backround so vibrant,loved so much.
have a great sunny sunday :-)

Greetings Jeannette

friemelchen said...

Wundervoll Shirley, ich liebe diese intensiven Farben und die bezaubernden Motive, Deine Karten sind großartig!
lg Uli

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Stunning cards, Shirley.
gelli roll pen swirls is an amazing idea, pearls, buttons looks great as embellishments

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Woderful again Shirley...the cards look awesome...thanks to your creativity and the nice stamps :-)

Asha said...

Absolutely magical, Shirley! LOVE the background. Must learn how to do that! enjoy the rest of the weekend, my friend!
hugs, Asha

MaryH said...

Once again, loving both of these beautiful green & blue cards. Can never have enough of this color combo in my opinion. It just says "summer cool". Amazed when reading you did the circles with stencil & highlighting. Thought at first it was one of the R. bubble stamps. Like the way you add the borders behind the fantastic image of the trees. A great CB release, and you are showcasing it so wonderfully well. TFS & Hugs. Happy Sunday.

Karin said...

beautiful green creations!
Groetjes Karin x

Shirley said...

I really love Zentangle and these remind me of that. Love how you did your BG's on both and the images are perfect as always. Lovely, Shirley! Hugs,