Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Key to Change

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well.   Spring arrived here for about 5 days and now we are into hot Summer weather.   Southern Ontario's extreme weather, you 'gotta love it'.    It's actually too warm this afternoon to work outside as my blood is still thick from the very cold winter.

I'm concerned about some of our shrubs, they suffered with the extreme cold & ice and are struggling to 'come back'.   I'm giving them time to come to life,  as there are some leaves just not all over like they should be.

I'm still very busy and struggle to keep up but eventually life will calm down again.     I apologize that I've been slow visiting blogs.   I'm also not finding enough time for crafting.   There is a wonderful challenge blog that I like to participate in called  Art Journal Journey.  I love May's theme which is "circles".  I've started a page but May will be over before I get it finished it seems.

I have a card to show today that I created a little while ago using Design by Ryn stamps.   I like this quote, it's so true.  This is big a change from my greens, blues and yellows :).


I used red & orange Dylusions Inks in the background.   I stamped Ryn's Sea Bubbles with red and purple inks.   I also used bubble wrap with white acrylic paints for texture.  Next I splattered black Dylusions inks over the background.

The Spiral Shells were embossed with black, coloured with Dylusions Inks, and cut out to adhere to the background.    The quote is from Impression Obsession:  C13072 Key to Change.



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

36 comments:

Win Dinn said...

Well, isn't that just YUMMY! And the quote is right up my alley - love it all!

Willy said...

Beautiful card, love the background and bright colors!!

chrissies said...

Wonderful background Shirley and a brilliant quote.

Love Chrissie x

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautiful card , Shirley, I love your beautiful colours , great image as well!!! And Hurray your beautifull card did arrive this time, tanh you very much , I'm really happy that everything went alright this time!!!

Greetings and have a nice Spring time you diserve it, her it's raining all week, so great time to clean the house and do some stamping!!

Maria

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning card, just adore the background. Hope Archie and Sheena are both well. It's still raining here and going to rain for the rest of the week. Enjoy your sunshine. :)

Petra Tillmann said...

Beautiful, Shirley! Love the vibrant colours!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, and love the quote! Glad you are having some good weather, you deserve it after that winter! Hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning! Great to see you work in those beautiful reds and oranges, I can just about feel the heat! Stunning background and beautiful stamping, love it!!

Lindeke said...

Wow, I love the colors you used here Shirley! Beautiful card and quote!! Gr, Linda

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

So bright and sparkling, this card Shirley...lovely!
Hope your plants will recover soon!
All the best, Alie :-)

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Hot, sizzling colours and the white pops against the background so beautifully.
Sensational card.
Wishes
Lynne

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW I believe your weather must be very hot:-) Your beautiful card let me feel!

Here we have a lots of days with rain and dark sky like Halloween.
Have nice days not too hot!
Big hugs Anja

Gerrina said...

Love the sunny colour! It is a great card!
And It looks like I'm "stuck" into a circle-period....so I'll checkout the new challenge.
Glad that spring finnally got to your place and I hope the garden will make a good recovering! Here it has been raining all day, but they expect it to get better from thursday...so hoping to spent a lot of time outside again by the weekend... Warm hugs, Gerrina

Margik said...

Hi Shirley, I love the work you have done with these stamps and inks. This card looks fantastic!
Hugs, Mar

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the colours Shirley, and they seem to go with the type of weather you're having at the moment too. Super texture from the bubble wrap on this wonderful card.

Sue xx

Sue Marrazzo said...

Orange is so bold...I like what you did here!

Pat said...

The colours are so bold and beautiful Shirley, and yes a bit of a departure for you, but you always do colour so well. The idea of using bubble wrap with white acrylic paint adds such lovely texture, and Ryn's stamps always make a beautiful card. I'm glad your weather has at last sorted itself out, but when it heats up quite suddenly it is difficult for humans and plants alike. Hope you had a good weekend. x

Shona said...

Still waiting for Spring, think it got lost somewhere! Love your colours, made me feel warm even though it's cold and damp! Don't worry about visiting my blog, I know how hard it is to keep up with everyone! I always feel so guilty about missing my favourites when I'm sick, but sometimes it can't be helped!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card. Love this colour combination and wow your sentiment was meant for me....thanks...My big 'reach 550' candy is on...
Annie

Greta said...

Not your usual, but just as gorgeous! Love these rich colors & your perfect composition, Shirley!

Patricia said...

Beautiful!!!
Greetz Patricia

Janny said...

Georgeous card Shirley. I love the design and the colours Janny

~*~Patty S said...

Nice to hear your garden is producing...it can be a lot of work.
I am not a fan of hot and humid...we've had a few days of that after some really nice Spring weather.
You used those hot colors so beautifully Shirley...the quote is perfect and the swirly stamp is too!
I agree about AJJ ... so much inspiration and energy there each and every month.
oxo

Karin said...

Stunning card, love the warm colors! And the quote is beautiful!
Groetjes Karin x

Beth Norman said...

A very beautiful card. Love the colours.

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, I love that quote too. It's so hard to do sometimes. Beautiful fiery colours in this one. Love all of the textural elements you've combined too. Gorgeous card!!!

Ryn Tanaka said...

P.S. Will post tomorrow :)

friemelchen said...

WOW fantastisch Shirley!
lg Uli

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous card in my favorite color scheme :)

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful Shirley! Love the colours and the textures are fabulous! Xxx

thecobweboriumemporium said...

What a fabulous card. Love the detail and the uplifting, encouraging quote. Really well put together.

Cathy said...

These colours are beautiful Shirley, love all of the texture in your card too, Cathy x

Jeannette said...

fantastic page,love textures and colors,very beautiful.
have a great day :-)

XXX Jeannette

Sue said...

Oh my Shirley I run out of words to describe your stunning vibrant cards..stay well huggles Sue xxx

Barbara said...

Firstly, thanks for your comments on my blog......it means a lot, coming from the Queen of Inkyliciousness! I always love the colours you put together for backgrounds, they are so vivid and delicious. Thanks for the inspiration xx

Shirley said...

"All great mind". I was saying to self, "Different colors for Shirley", but beautiful as always! and so creative too! I love the mixed media look with the bubble wrap pieces and the splatter. It all works together like honey!!