Monday, June 23, 2014

Just a Note

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  

I have two more designs today using Chocolate Baroque's beautiful Harebell Butterfly and Briar Rose Butterfly sets.


I created the background by blending Distress Inks and then flicking a little water over top.   The image from Harebell Butterfly was stamped with Coffee Archival Ink and coloured with Prisma pencils.  I stamped it a second time and decoupaged the butterfly, added stickles and pop it up.  I also outlined the sun with a white pen.    The die cut frame is Spellbinder S5-090 Romantic Rectangles.


The above CAS style card was created by using a circle cut into cardstock and sponging Distress Inks over top.  I stamped with a fragment from Texture Fragments.   After removing the 'mask' I stamped the image from Briar Rose Butterfly with Cobalt Archival ink and coloured with Prisma Pencils.  The sentiment is from Mackintosh Sentiments.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

29 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Sorry about the above, pressed too soon....love the stunning cards Shirley as always they are stunningly gorgeous.xxx♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful cards, as always! Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Both are a delight Shirley and so difficult to choose a fav as I love the designs and colours of both.

B x

Astrid Maclean said...

You make the most amazing cards Shirley with those beautiful CB stamps, really stunning both of them!!!

Sophie said...

Oh, Shirley...
deine wunderschönen Karten sind wieder der reinste Augenschmaus.
Die Farben, wie ich sie liebe.
Die zarten Blumen hast du herrlich eingebettet. Auch die Idee bei der zweiten Karte mit dem runden Kreis ist genial.

Umarmung von Sophie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

These two are stunning Shirley (but then your cards always are), and I love the colours you've used. Hope you are enjoying your warmer weather now and that you are keeping well.

Sue xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful cards dear Shirley!
♥♥♥
Susi

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a nice framed card, with great stamps and colours...the second card is so sweet...
Greetings, Alie

Karin said...

Beautiful cards Shirley!
Have a lovely week!
Groetjes Karin x

Pat said...

Two really beautiful cards Shirley. I love that S/B die cut framing the harebells so prettily, and that 3D butterfly, whilst the second CAS card is so elegant, and the briar rose image in that deep pink contrasts perfectly with that gorgeous peacock blue. I must get those texture fragments as they are perfect for any background. Hope you had a good weekend. x

Annemie said...

Two beautiful cards Shirley!
The colours and the stamps are gorgeous.
The second card is so fine...

Have a nice week, Annemie.

Nan G said...

Fab cards, Shirley! My fave is the second one. Love that circle.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm catching up again, Shirley! We all seem to be chasing our tails a lot in the spring and summer when there is so much outdoor stuff calling out for attention - or just relaxation. (Ever heard of that? lol!) All your designs are superb and the backgrounds are eye-popping, but on these last cards, it's your butterflies that have stolen the show! They are exquisite!! Hope you take care! Hugs, Darnell

Gerrina said...

Two beautiful cards again! Love the sun and frame on the first and what a great background for the beautiful coloured flower on the second! Have a fun week, Gerrina

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Shirley really beautiful..we've had lots of sun in the passed few days so I'm playing catch up lol huggles Sue xxx

Irish Cherokee said...

Two wonderful cards Shirley. Both are outstanding creations.

Wendy McCarthy said...

Both very lovely Shirley! Love how you placed the flowers in front of the circle, looks beautiful! Xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two fantastic creations, love the colors.

snailzpace said...

hi shirley, thanks so much for taking the time to comment and for sharing about the loss of your son; always sad to hear about those loved ones we lost too soon so i'm sending hugs right back to you. your artistic creations are always amazing and these are just wow, gorgeous! i love the colour combos you've used and your soft blending.

hugs, linda

Shona said...

Hi Shirley ! I bet your gardens are looking gorgeous now. Our backyard looks like a rain forest on steroids.
My computer is throwing tantrums, and only randomly letting me leave comments, first Chrome stopped working, then my blogger reading list, and now the comment thing. AARRGG!!
I'm still looking and loving all your artistic creations, and these two are so beautiful. I love how the dark frame on the first one really makes it pop, and I love all your cards that you do with the circle. They are some of my all time favourites!

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful designs and colors on your pretty cards dear Shirley!
oxo

friemelchen said...

Traumhaft schön alle beide!
lg Uli

Annie said...

Stunning cards in the most wonderful colour combinations Shirley
TFS Annie x

Greta said...

So lovely, Shirley! That fancy frame is such a wonderful element--makes the card pop!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! These are right from your garden, correct? You've pressed these beauties for keepsakes LOL - seriously, magnificent colors and designs. I never think to do masking and ink backgrounds. They always look fabulous - and yours always inspire me, and then I lapse into the comfortable zone of doing nothing colorful again. I'll strive to make that change in coming months.
hugs,
de

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful summer creations, great coloring as always, dear Shirley.
I wish you a nice week,
big hugs Anja

Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful cards Shirley, I love the way you flood colour in , total magic!! All's fine here thank you, hope you are enjoying your busy time :D Hugs Gay x

MaryH said...

I'm playing catchup on your blog tnight, and catching my breath with each gorgeous card that I see. Each one seems to be more beautiful than the one I saw in the last look. You're just awesome. Off to see some more. Love that iridescent butterfly & the delicacy of the flower image too. TFS

Cathy said...

Stunning cards Shirley, beautifully coloured as always, Cathy x