Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pretty Flowers by Chocolate Baroque

Happy Weekend everyone, I hope you are doing well.   We've enjoyed a cool but sunny day today.  We've been working hard all week to catch up with the garden and lawn work.

I have a card to show this evening that I created a while ago featuring beautiful stamps from Chocolate Baroque.     


The background for the above card was created with Dylusions inks (Midnight, Teal & White)  All the stamping was done with black Archival ink.   I used a couple of stencils with Ocean Distress Ink over top.

I coloured the flower from Pretty Poppies with Prisma Pencils and highlighted with a white Gellyroll pen.    The top corners are from Poppy Meadow and the bottom from Fancy Flourishes.   The sentiment is from Mackintosh Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend,
Cheers, Shirley

32 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

A very bright card Shirley! Love the coloring on thee flowers.

Greta said...

Drop dead gorgeous card, Shirley! I do so love your work! Great new picture for your blog, too!

brenda said...

Love the new blog header Shirley - or have I just been unobservant recently ?

Blue and green looking fabulous on your card again.

B x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Ooh gorgeous Shirley! Love how the teal seems to be shining through like light in a woodland. Your flower is beautifully coloured too (as always!). Is that your garden in the header? Beautiful! Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, love the colour combo! Hugs, Valerie

chrissies said...

Wonderful card with a beautiful background. I have the teal and and the midnight but didn't realise there was a white as well-always something new to learn from you Shirley

Love Chrissie x

maria's knutselplezier said...

I love your image and your colors Shirley, it's a real Shirley card!!! great ART!!

Greetings
Maria

Sophie said...

Guten Morgen, Shirley...
Ein herrliches Garten-Foto hast du jetzt, das gefällt mir sehr, sehr gut.
Und deine neue Karte ist wieder ein Traum.
Deine Farben hauen mich jedesmal von Hocker.
Ein grandioses Werk, so ganz typisch : Shirley.

Umarmung und Grüße
Sophie xx

Anneke said...

Beautiful card. Great Colors. Love it all.
Thanks for showing Anneke.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

This card popped up in my sidebar...with the gorgeous bright blue colours and the lovely stamp Shirley.
Your header gives a great spring feel!!
Have a nice Sunday, Alie :-)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ahhhh, what a PRETTY background you created! Like being under water. :)

Hope you are well, Shirley!

Margik said...

I love this beautifull card and the cute stamps.

Rianne Timmers said...



Beautiful card. Great Colors. Love it all.
Thanks for showing
Liefs Rianne



Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful colours, great card. Love the backgrounds you make. :) Tell Archie stay safe and don't be a bad kitty like Skipper. :) Hi to Sheena as well.

Willy said...

What a beautiful card!!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous cards Shirley and so sorry for having missed these beauties...time spend at the Home with dad and most afternoons time is taken up....love to see what you have made.xxx

Gerrina said...

Great combination from a beautiful background and lovely colours for the flower! Hope you had a fun weekend and that it is going to be warmer... Hugs, Gerrina

Patricia said...

Georgeous!!!!
Greetz Patricia

Pat said...

This is beautiful Shirley and the colours are delicious! I have the Poppy Meadow stamps but haven't used them yet as I have been using my springtime flower stamps, but after seeing this gorgeous card I think they will be coming out to play shortly. x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! I know I've said it before, but I can't stop myself. I truly feel we are walking through your magical, mystical, fantastical garden when such colors and images are utilized with your creative fingers. Love these colors, and the image itself is REALLY fabulous. The colors look great! hugs, de

Darnell J Knauss said...

A simple beauty of an image that you have made vibrant by your genius coloring, Shirley! I'm glad you have had a period of lovely weather to get out and work in the gardens. You must be falling into bed pretty exhausted, but it's a good kind of exhaustion! Have another great week! Hugs, Darnell

Jeannette said...

Hi shirley,

fantastic card you maked,wonderful colors and backround,loove it,loove your green fishy card too,its are amazing.
your new blog header its beautiful,love the pink flowers.
have a great new week :-)

Greetings Jeannette

Saakje said...

Georgeous card Shirley. I love the design and the colours
.Also I love, love the header you put above . Very nice. " Lieve groetjes" xxx Saakje

friemelchen said...

Die Karte ist wunderschön! Mir gefällt das tolle Blau und der Hintergrund ganz besonders!
lg Uli

Janny said...

Lovely card. love the colours. Greetings Janny

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Once again a wonderful card, love hte fresh colors.

Shirley said...

Beautiful colors, Shirley, and I really how you painted your image! It almost looks like you masked it to do the other. Gorgeous!

Petra Tillmann said...

Super creation, Shirley! Great colours!

Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous Shirley, I always love your intense background colours and the flowers are beautiful. I'll bet your garden is looking fabulous ! :D xx

~*~Patty S said...

Pretty flowers indeed Shirley and especially lovely in your beautiful color palette.
Happy that you are enjoying spring...such a great time of year.
oxo

Shona said...

Those crewel style flowers are gorgeous, and every time you do a background with those Dylusions inks I get the urge to try it myself. (OOH, Scary!!)
My tulips are blooming and look beautiful, but I haven't planted anything yet, some nights are still very cold and we may have frost again. Crazy Spring!

Greta said...

Oh wow--I love this creation!