Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Springtime Edges by Chocolate Baroque

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well.  Spring sure has been taking it's time to arrive in our part of the world.    The ground is frozen and it's raining, so it's making a mess with the snow/ice that is melting.   We will be so happy when we have warm weather, dry ground & plants blooming.  

Chocolate Baroque also launched some fabulous new Edge stamp sets this month and today I have two designs using Springtime Edges.


The background on the card above was created with Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block technique.   I stamped the Springtime Edge with Ripe Persimmon DI at the top and bottom.  I had some wide canvas style material in my stash that complimented the colours but it's difficult to see the greens in the photo.   The Tulip from Spring is in the Air is coloured with Prisma Pencils.  I also did a little highlighting with a Gelly Roll pen.    


The background of the above card is a piece of designer paper from my stash (pale yellow with tiny green dots).    I used Olive Archival ink for all the stamping and coloured with Prisma pencils.     The bottom design is from Springtime Edges and the top is from Spring Foliage.     The sentiment is from Mackintosh Sentiments, another great set.   The decoupaged butterflies are from the Spring Fairy Collection.    I added glitter to the top foliage.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

46 comments:

aileen (mum) said...

Shirley, both cards are just perfect. Love the stamps, colouring, background, just one big yum.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your cards are just beautiful, as are the stamps you have used. Hope they manage to lure spring out of its iding place and get rid of the ice and snow! Hugs, Valerie

Patricia said...

Soo beautiful this two cards!!! And loveley cousins do you have!!! We had a lot of fun together!
Greetz Patricia

Annie said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Shirley. Love the colour combinations and stunning florals TFS

Best wishes
Annie x

LonettA said...

Wonderful spring cards! Especially I like the first card with these sunny coloures!
Best wishes, LonettA

chrissies said...

The stamps are all beautiful and the use of the fabric on the first card is stunning.

Love Chrissie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, both cards simply look amazing!! Such gorgeous looking stamps! I relly hope Spring will finally arrive in your part of the world, but meanwhile your cards really show what Spring should feel like, just beautiful!

Gery said...

These are two gorgeous cards, Shirley! As always when someone is showing twoo cards, the viewer has the possibility to pick a favorite. My favorite is the last one. Love the Spring Foliage at the top!!! But I also love the colours on the first card.
So, as I said, these two cards are both gorgeous!
Have a nice day. Groetjes Gery

froebelsternchen Susi said...

amazing and beautiful those spring pieces!!! GORGEOUS!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Shirley and gorgeous colours too. I've tried not to pick a favorite as I do love them both, but the bottom one just has the lead. It's so fresh and springlike and goes so well against the simple backing paper. Hope your weather is improving, it's warming up nicely here at the moment.

Sue xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Love both of these cards Shirley. Can't decide to like one over the other. Love the color usage in both. love the tulip in the one and the butterflies in the other. Nope! It's a draw.

Crafting Queen said...

Two stunning cards, I love your backgrounds. Love your colouring of the tulip. Hope your weather improves soon. Skipper sends purrs to Archie and Sheena.

Paula (PEP) said...

The green of the canvas material comes through beautifully subtly with your green matting & those pearls - your colouring of the tulip is quite exquisite, I particularly like the variegated backdrop you gave that panel with lovely hints of warm orange top right. However, the second is my favourite (wonder why my husband thinks I like green??). The way you have made that sentiment panel with the lovely white deckled border & then used the two butterflies to frame it with that lovely touch of orange in the larger one's wings is just wonderful.
Paula (PEP)

Petra Tillmann said...

Beautiful spring cards, Shirley!

Paula (PEP) said...

Forgot to say - the gold edging of the ribbon is picked out beautifully by your glittering.
PEP

Gerrina said...

Beautiful cards! Love the way you used the textiles to create depth! I think this is a good way to get to use a lot of my DP...! Warm greetings, Gerrina

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Gorgeous Springtime cards, Shirley

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards Shirley. The first wonderfully zingy with the green of the pearls canvas and green mat which go perfectly, and also that beautifully coloured tulip. The second much softer and calmer colours with lovely glittery catkins and those pretty daffodils. I like the way you have framed the sentiment with the butterflies, and finished with a lovely sheer ribbon. x

Annemie said...

Two gorgeous spring cards Shirley!
I love them both, the colors are amazing...
Last week we had in Belgium 19 degrees... (66 Fahrenheit)

Grtz, Annemie.

Creations by Shirl said...

Stunning cards on both...love those images and color choices as always...

Willy said...

Beautiful spring cards!

Lindeke said...

Wow, 2 very beautiful cards Shirley! I like the colors very much!! Specially the orange one! beautiful stamps you used! Gr, Linda

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Spring is in the air...but you show it on your cards too Shirley...and in such a nice way....
Kind regards, Alie :-)

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! I love these cards, Shirley! Amazing details in the top card - especially those tiny little dots - and beautiful cards, both of them, my friend. Shirley, I just found a draft of an email to you in my folder. I need to re-read it now and send it off - I'm sorry. hugs, de

Ballie (Bennarda) said...
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Ballie (Bennarda) said...

wow what a beautiful cards, I like them, nice colors.
gr Ballie (Bennarda)

Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous cards Shirley, I love your bright colour choices :D I hope you get some warm weather soon, it's been great here for a change although it's not that warm yet :D x

Diane said...

Wow! I love these cards, Shirley what fabulous colors.

Hugs Diane

aussie aNNie said...

Sorry I have missed so many of your beautiful inspirational cards Shirley, I got so busy with DT cards, my dad and my dog had an operation so needed full care as well....BUT I am here and loving what I have seen...I have tried to get these stamps here in Australia but no success, do you know of outlets here at all...would love to buy some..xx

Nan G said...

Fantastic cards, Shirley!

Shona said...

I LOVE that tulip on your card, it reminds me that my tulip bulbs are starting to come up and I can't wait until they are in full bloom. Mud season is in full swing here, time for yard clean up. Wouldn't it be nice to have pretty yards and flowers without all the work?
Both your cards are lovely and the butterflies on the second cards are gorgeous.
Happy Spring!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Both cards are really amazing dear Shirley but the second one is the max!! The images are great and so are the colours!!

Greetings
Maria

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, bless you, Shirley! You are brilliantly designing spring works of art even though you can't actually see it outside your own window yet! Great attitude! It WILL thaw out soon!! These warm and beautiful floral cards can bring you loveliness until the real thing blossoms!! Hugs, Darnell

Elaine said...

Stunningly beautiful cards - love them both. Such depth of colour and use of the stamps!!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful springtime feeling, both are beautiful combined.
xox Anja

MaryH said...

You may not have Spring on the ground just yet, but you certainly do on these 2 beautiful cards. Love the persimmon colors in #1. That is beautiful ribbon and it did show as a very subtle green. Love the colors on your pretty flower, and the white pen sparkled those shades so prettily. #2 is another gorgeous one, with the soft greens & yellows. These 2 cards really showcased these new stamps beautifully. TFS & Hugs

Margik said...

Both cards are really beautiful , Shirley. Fantastic!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two fantastic cards in great colors. Cannot decide which I like best.

maz said...

Absolutely stunning cards, bot equally beautiful!

Little Artbee said...

Both cards are very beautiful and amazing. I love the way you coloured them and the decorating elements.
Dear Greetings
Sabine

Sue said...

How did I miss these???!!! absolute stunners Shirley I totally love your work huggles Sue xx

Shirley said...

Wow, I really love the colors on your first card! The vibrant orange/orange-red colors are gorgeous! The ribbon you used to show it all off is wonderful! The pearls are perfect with the whole design.

The second card is so beautiful too! The green and yellow images are beautiful against the DP. The butterflies and daffs with that great edge are really so pretty with the touch of deep yellow/orange. Another set I now want!

Hope you will join us for the blog hop on Monday. We are hoping to inspire people to send cards to a little 2 year old and her family. She is receiving chemo for Leukemia and being such a trooper too! Details at top of my blog! Hugs,

sheila 77 said...

These are both lovely with the different colour schemes, I especially like the tulip.
How awful about your weather still being awful, I'm sending heartfelt gardener's sympathies, and I don't expect your crafting assistants like it very much either.
Our garden is still pretty waterlogged and the earth is still very cold.

Cathy said...

2 stunners Shirley. I had to have a closer look at both, your colouring of the tulip is awesome, amazing colours. I love the detail in the 2nd card too. Cathy x

Greta said...

I'm always amazed when I visit your blog, Shirley--incredibly artistic cards! I especially love the tulip!

Janny said...

Amazing cards are this. Love the colours, Janny