Thursday, May 01, 2014

Make a Wish

Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well.  We've had some nasty weather, heavy rains & winds, the tail end of the terrible storms south of us.   I am so far behind in gardening, hopefully I will get caught up at some point.   We are also experiencing Internet troubles, it's not so easy to leave comments lately.   Life in general is quite busy as well, I'm sorry if I can't get around to your blogs as much as I would like to.  

Chocolate Baroque has launched more new gorgeous stamp sets.  One of them, Fabulous Flappers features beautiful ladies that I couldn't wait to try out.   I have two designs today in similar colours.


The background is Cut Grass Dylusions and Gold Glimmermist (hard to see the glimmer in the photo).    I used TCW Echoes stencil with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and stamped a rose from Mackintosh Windows with Olive Archival ink.  The beautiful sentiment is from Loving Sentiments.  I stamped the pretty lady from Fabulous Flappers on separate mixed media cardstock, coloured with Intense pencils and decoupaged over the background.  I tucked in a feather and added glitter.





The card above background was created with Mustard Seed Distress Ink using an acrylic block.  I added the feather design using TCW Peacock Feathers stencil with Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.   I used Black Archival ink for the stamping over the background.  The deco corner is from Steampunk Butterfly and the pretty lady from Fabulous Flappers was coloured with Prismas.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

33 comments:

Willy said...

Beautiful cards, I love the colors and stamps you used!

chrissies said...

Very beautiful cards and a wonderful sentiment.

Love Chrissie x

Valerie-Jael said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Valerie

Sophie said...

Oh, mein Gott, Shirley...
du bringst mich immer wieder zum Staunen über deine wundervollen Karten.
Diese satten Grüntöne sind so schön, und die Hintergründe fantastisch.
Ich liebe deine Kunst.
Umarmung von Sophie xx

Felicie said...

Wow Borh cards are so beautiful Shirley.I love them a lot.
Greetings
Felicie

friemelchen said...

Was für grandiose Ladys und so traumhaft in Szene gesetzt, die Karten sind fantastisch Shirley!
lg Uli

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Shirley. I love the backgrounds you've made for both of these gorgeous ladies, and the colours you've used. The sentiment is one of my favorites, it suits so many types of card. Hope your bad weather soon blows away.

Sue xx

LonettA said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous! Great compositions and lovely details!

Gerrina said...

Great cards again! Love the way she looks to step out of the background at the first and the corners at the second... Great quote... Hope you have a good day, Gerrina

Colleen Dietrich said...

WOW. Did you hear my chin hitting the keyboard? Thud! These are SO beautiful, Shirley. Well, everything you do is beautiful, but something about these turn-of-the-century ladies really grabs me. The feathers behind one lady are a fun touch!

Crafting Queen said...

Two stunning card, love the backgrounds. Hope the weather improves for you. Skipper sends purrs to Archie and Sheena. Thankfully she has not caught anything this week. :)

Janny said...

Shirley! Love the background, This is just amazing, also beautiful colors.I think they are both lovely . Janny

Sue said...

Amazing Shirley stunning background and gorgeous colours. Sorry you've been having bad weather hope it gets better soon lots of huggles Sue xx

Margik said...

Both cards are fabulous with beautifull background colors. The stamps are terrific.

Petra Tillmann said...

Beautiful elegant cards, Shirley!

Pat said...

I'm sorry your weather is so horrible at the moment Shirley and I hope it gets better soon. I too am experiencing problems at the moment, but I think mine may be blogger because other things are fine but when I try to look at blogs and comment it is always locking up and everything is taking forever to load up. It is so frustrating and takes twice as long to do anything. I am getting behind too. I am burning the midnight oil to catch up! It's a good job I am rather a night owl. x

Pat said...

So sorry Shirley, I was so caught up in the blogger problems that I forgot to comment on those two lovely cards. I love the colour of the dress in the first and that lovely Mowed Lawn stencilling and lovely feather headdress you have given her. The Peacock Feather blue ink looks so different in the second one when put over that vibrant Mustard Seed ink. I love that Peacock Feather stencilling and the sentiment works perfectly on both the cards. I apologise again Shirley, I think I need a head transplant how silly of me. x

Jeannette said...

WOwwww shirley,your both cards are amazing,beautiful ladys and awesome stenciling and backround,the colors too georgus, i love your art so much.
have a great sunny week :-)

Greetings Jeannette

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the feathers behind the image in the first, especially how the aqua picked out her dress & the tiny hair ornament. The echoes stencil is a perfect 'echo' of the roses on the dress, as are the stamped background Mackintosh roses. Again your use of the stencil in the background for the second is a lovely echo of the hat's ornamental flourish as well as the echoing the fan's shape; I love your use of those corners for framing.
Paula (PEP)

Lindeke said...

Wow, these are so beautiful Shirley!! Very beautiful colors and I love the feather behind the elegant lady on the first card! It makes her even more elegant!
Have a nice weekend! Gr, Linda

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful and elegant! Love the addition of the feather, so pretty! Have a lovely weekend Shirley! Xx

MaryH said...

Sorry to hear about the weather & internet aggravations. We all understand about the visiting woes too. (my lateness is due to ME, though, much as I'd like to blame the IP folks). Each one of these cards is more beautiful than the one before. What an enjoyable 'scroll down' as I'm viewing. I so love that rose motif going in #1. These ladies are so elegant & stylish, and love the way your pencils have emphasized all the great details. Backgrounds are beautiful, just as always. Take care, hope the weather improves for your weekend. Hugs & TFS

Ryn Tanaka said...

Lovely ladies and beautiful stencilled backgrounds! Really like the blue feather that you added to the first card. Nice touch! Wishing you a great weekend Shirley. Will be in touch when I get back to civilization. Hugs :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Shirley, your lush backgrounds are the absolute perfect settings for these flappers!! Phenomenal work!! I hope the weather has calmed down for you today, and over the weekend, so you can get in some gardening! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Oh wow Shirley, this is gorgeous, love the stamp...fantastic colours again.xx

Gay Peplow said...

Woah you're up to your old tricks again ...absolutely gorgeous backgrounds and beautifully coloured images, fab work Shirley! Hope you get some gardening time soon, Hugs Gay x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Gorgeous cards, love the colors.

Karin said...

Beautiful backgrounds for these elegant ladies, great cards!
Groetjes Karin x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Shirley
This is my favourite era in history for the art movement, fashion, etc, such interesting times and one I never lose fascination with.
What stands out is not only the beauty of each card, I absolutely love the daring manner in which you paired the Flappers with vibrant colours to such stunning effect.
Wishes to you
Lynne

Bonnie said...

These ladies are so amazing, Shirley! I especially love the first one with the pretty feather tucked behind her! What fun! Wonderful colors and combination of stenciling and stamping! I'm always wowed when I visit you!

Greta said...

Oh for crying out loud! I'm amazed every time I visit your blog, Shirley! The feather is such a fabulous touch & I totally adore the background & everything on the second one! I thought of you when I made my "outside the box" card--need to do it again & add some stamping or stenciling to my background piece. Thanks for always inspiring me!

sheila 77 said...

I'm loving your new ladies cards, Shirley, the garden's loss is our's and the art world's gain.

Shirley said...

Both are beautiful and I like how you stenciled the backgrounds and stamped the corners! Lovely cards!